Art

Owly Shadow Puppets Valentines

What an appropriate valentine, eh? I ran across the work of Andrea Everman the other day, and man-oh-man, are there some gems. Namely, her shadow puppets (shadow puppets!) but also her valentines and a little nightlight that says ‘love you’. Cute, cute, cute. See below for pics and prices.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00 and up
Available from: Owly Shadow Puppets

Source: Svpply

Nearest is Dearest Picture Frame Set

If you’re still searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, listen up. Unless you have the time to make something thoughtful (like your own valentine notebook), do not, I repeat, do not, resort to a heart shaped box of chocolates or fluffy teddy bear. It lacks all kinds of imagination and is just plain wrong. You can do better. Perhaps pick out a picture frame, or two, such as this Nearest is Dearest Picture Frame Set, and choose a few special photos of you and your sweetheart together. Print them out (high quality setting, mind you), write a heartfelt note and call it a day. Unless you’ve a high maintenance significant other, you’re off the hook until next year.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

Mozart Wooden Musical Sphere

This is a must have for a Mozart fan. It’s a handcrafted wooden musical box (sphere) that plays “Voi Che Sapete” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. The sphere makes it special, of course, but please don’t just put in on a shelf to look at; occasionally turn the key to hear the 18-note chime play the music, because that is its function, after all.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Available from: Nova 68

Richard Tipping Signs

Designed by Richard Tipping, these signs play with familiar images and text that will have you looking twice.

Open/Closed Sign, $18.00, from Design Warehouse Sante Fe
‘Come in we’re Closed’ or ‘Sorry We’re Open’. Either way just isn’t right for most folks. Durable plastic. 8″ H | 12″ D

One Day Sign, $16.00, from Design Warehouse Sante Fe
Defeatist and yet optimistic, this sign might get you going in the right direction if you remember to look for it. Pressed aluminum. 2″ H | 6″ W

Also, the Tate Online Shop has a couple of Richard Tipping Signs too (for example: Wrong Day, £12.50).

Originally posted Oct 19, 2009.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Available from: Design Warehouse Sante Fe

Geometric Animals

Whoa. If you’re not a fan of the taxidermy trend, have I got something to share with you. Bend Seating has trophy heads made of metal. And they’re geometric, engineered from a mathematical formula. And this makes them awesome. Wall art? Heck yeah. Coat hook? Yes please.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 and up
Available from: Bend Seating

Source: Elle Decor

Voice Art Gallery

A big thanks goes out to our newest sponsor, Voice Art Gallery.

Voice Art™ is high quality giclee art that is created from the sound of your voice. Yes, from your voice! Voice Art™ bridges the gap between sentiment and design. Since your voice is like a fingerprint each design is 100% unique and personalized. Voice Art Gallery’s groundbreaking technology makes it easy to create beautiful artwork that can motivate and inspire. Stay up to date with Voice Art Gallery’s exciting new products by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

Prices begin at $75 for an 8″x 10″.

This post is sponsored by Voice Art Gallery.

Voice Art Gallery

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Voice Art Gallery

Fracture Glass Photo Prints

Your photos are meant to be shared and displayed, not stuck on your computer. If you’re having trouble deciding on how to print and frame your photos, Fracture has you covered by combining both processes. A ‘Fracture‘ is a digitally photograph printed directly to glass, providing an archival quality print as well creating a display frame. Upload your photo via the Fracture website and in 48 hours you’ll have a print on your door step, with all hardware included to hang it. Prices range from $8 for a 4 x 6” to  $35 for a 14 x 10”. I’d say that’s a pretty decent price for what you’re getting. Also, you can contact Fracture for custom sizes. I bet a wide panoramic landscape would look killer in this format. The prints are shatter-resistant (they’ll even replace it if it breaks!) and because the artwork is printed beneath the glass, it will never scratch. Visit Fracture for more information.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: Fracture

Eye Sea Posters

There’s a great selection of vintage movie posters from around the world over at Eye Sea. All of the ones shown here are Polish (from the 60’s and 70’s), and they’re all original, so expect a little wear and tear.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Available from: Eye Sea Posters

Fresh Flowers

Give the gift of flowers, freshly printed flowers, that is. Designed by Sandra Bautista, Fresh Flowers is a 32 page newspaper with flowers replacing headlines. It would be a good gift for someone who has an appreciation for art and design, and definitely less tacky than plastic flowers. I personally would forgo the vase and dedicate a place on the wall for these and rotate in a new print every few weeks.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €8.50
Available from: ITUNUBE

Source: foundbyjames

Ixxi Wall Art

If you’re looking for some art —okay not just any art, but big, large-scale art—to put up in a room, this may be your answer. Ixxi is a modular connecting system to piece together printed panels that make up a larger picture. Simply upload your image to their website, choose your final output size, and Ixxi will determine how many panels and “x” and “i” connectors are needed for the artwork. Ixxi is printed on Synaps synethetic paper, a material that is moisture resistant and tear-proof, so rest assured your investment should last you for many years to come. It takes about a minute to load, but it’s well worth it to check out Ixxi’s inspiration gallery. Every other image I saw in there I caught myself saying, “ohh i want that.”
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More information:

View Ixxi Wall Art here

Source: Decor8

Paper Jam Press Posters

Inexpensive black and white text posters for your walls with a little lyrical inspiration to boot… Paper Jam Press has you covered. There’s quite a few to choose from, and if you have an idea for a poster, let them know because they might just print it for you.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Available from: Paper Jam Press

No Whining Art Print

No frowny faces allowed in the proximity of this print. It’s small, so you could fit it just about anywhere, and it would remind you to grow the heck up when you’re tempted to complain about something (anything).

Letterpress printed on heavy, recycled black paper.
Size: 8.00″ × 10.00″

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Hammerpress

20×200 at West Elm

20×200 has recently collaborated with West Elm, which is happy news for those of us fond of filling walls with art. My favorite two are the ny.10.#28 by Jennifer Sanchez and upstairs by Joe Kievitt, both shown below.
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More information:

View 20×200 at West Elm here

the beholder marketplace

I’ve had this site bookmarked for a while now, and finally got a chance to go through it semi-thoroughly. If you’ve an empty spot for a piece of artwork, there’s a few gems that might fit. Here are a few random favorites.
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Masterpieces Pattern Sheet

Oh, here’s another overseas item that’s just too interesting to pass up. No worries, though as it is available to buy (also through PayPal, if you like). What is it exactly? A pattern sheet, obviously, that you can use to hammer out a pattern in nails on your wall. Connect the dots with string and remove pattern to see an altogether different “Masterpiece”.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €9.90
Available from: mijnwebwinkel.nl