Art

Trapezoid Geo by Lourdes Sanchez

Textile designer Lourdes Sanchez recently collaborated with WestElm and turned some of her textile designs into wall art. I would ordinarily not recommend purchasing artwork from a mass retailer because I usually I believe that art should have some meaning when you choose to purchase it and put it in your home…but I’m a sucker for geometrics and Lourdes is a real artist so I’m going against my better judgement.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Available from: WestElm

Chase October 2007 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Just saw this over at Poketo!: In October of 2004, Kate Bingaman-Burt began drawing her credit card statements each month with the goal of doing so until they were all paid off. Now, imagine all that work, and think, if you did the same, would it affect your credit card balance? She has since paid off the original debt.

Letterpress Print edition of 100 8”x 10”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Poketo!

World Ocean Floor Map

If recent events have prompted you to understand what’s happening with the earth’s lithosphere, you might appreciate this map as a visual aid. It provides an accurate visual detail of the ocean floor and is available in two sizes, with or without a frame.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Availability: Buy World Ocean Floor Map here

Gaps and Kites WallArt

Wall tiles had a big heyday a few years ago, and some of these designs by the Dutch company WallArt remind me why. All of their wall tiles are made out of the fibrous residu of sugarcane, making them 100% recycled and compostable/biodegradable. My standout favorites are the Gaps and Kites, but there’s ten other patterns to choose from if you’re interested.
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Shinjuku, 6:43

If you haven’t donated to the relief efforts in Japan yet, please consider taking a few moments to do so. Whether you donate directly to American Red Cross or buy one of the many posters/prints/goods whose proceeds will go directly to aid efforts, every little bit helps.

Shown above: Shinjuku, 6:43 by Joseph O. Holmes from 20×200. All of the proceeds from the sale of this print benefits Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Shinjuku, 6:43 here

Help Japan Poster

Make a donation of at least $25 towards the relief efforts in Japan and you’ll receive this print from W+K Studio. 100% of the profits goes to the relief fund.

Help Japan Poster

40″ x 26″ 1-color screenprint on Neenah Environment Ultra Bright White 80# Cover.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00 donation
Availability: Buy Help Japan Poster here

Three Potato Four Chalkboard

If you’ve never heard of Three Potato Four, and you like antiques and flea market finds, you’re in for a treat. Besides having their own brick and mortar store located in Philadelphia, PA, they’ve now teamed up with Urban Outfitters to design 3-P4, an eight-piece home collection inspired by the items from their shop. Stu Eli, who owns and runs the store with his wife Janet Morales, says their aim was to create items “manufactured for everyday use”.

Shown above: Three Potato Four Chalkboard, $39.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Three Potato Four Chalkboard here

Fortune Posters, Set of 8

Just ran across these Fortune Posters from The Best Part. Each print uses phrases from real fortune cookies collected over the course of the artist’s life. Available individually for $10 or as a set of 8 for $50… not bad for art on a budget.

12″ x 18″ prints.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: The Best Part

20×200: Favorites

Here’s a selection prints from 20×200 for your viewing pleasure. Most prints are available in different sizes, and prices range from $20 for an 8″x10″ up to $2000 for 30″x40″.

Note: Most images are cropped to fit our slideshow format, fyi. Also, sometimes the slideshows load slowly, so patience might be needed.

More information:

View 20×200: Favorites here

What Wood You Say

Do you remember the ITS OK Edition that we posted way back in ’08? Well, Sighn is still going strong, and is now offering custom cut letters to spell out whatever your heart desires.

Pricing is $5 a character, 50 character max.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00 per character
Available from: Multi Polar Projects

Face Object Frames

Face Object Frames are geometric, sculptural frames that beg to be handled and shared, rather than statically sitting on a mantle or hanging on a wall. Each frame provides space to combine your photograph with memorabilia, adding another dimension to the photograph’s story.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $21.50
Availability: Buy Face Object Frames here

Source: The Awesomer

ScratchMap

This is a fun sort of way to keep track of your travels. You scratch off the areas/countries you’ve been to, thereby revealing the colors and facts underneath. It would certainly put into perspective how much of the world you’ve seen, wouldn’t it?

Update: The ScratchMap is back-ordered, but it’s expected to ship end of February.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Astrology Art Portrait

Now, I’m not one for paying attention to planets and stars for any fortune-like telling, but I sure do like the looks of these custom prints. Your own unique astrological birth chart is represented around the circular design, which makes for an altogether interesting visual. Not sure if there’s any deciphering to be done, or what it really all means (nor do I particularly care), but if you’ve got some blank walls it’s something to consider.

Aspect Modern One, starting at $279
Aspect Modern Two, Starting at $279

Astrology Art Portrait

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Available from: StarArc

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and yours this season! We’ll return with our usual postings on Tuesday, December 28th.

Pictured above: Filigrantrae Wooden Holiday Tree by Trine and Peter Find, $275.00 from A+R Store

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View Happy Holidays! here

Tatebanko Paper Diorama Kits

From our archives (originally published May 22, 2008), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

Incredibly affordable, these diorama kits will give enjoyment long after assembly.

‘Tatebanko is the forgotten Japanese art of creating amazing dioramas and scenic perspectives from paper. Tatebanko was popular and widely admired from the 17th century (Edo period) to the early 20th century. Then it all but disappeared. “It’s a Beautiful Day” has now revived and reinterpreted this simple and elegant Japanese art with two new paper craft kits. This kit features Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Beautifully designed and printed in Japan with elegant metallic accents, the kits are nicely packaged A4 size and make a diorama that is 7 1/2” W x 3 1/2” D x 4 7/8” H.’

Hokusai (left): $9.95, Buy it here.
Hiroshige: $9.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Available from: Brooklyn5and10