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Balancing Blocks White

We’ve got a quick upate on the previously posted Balancing Blocks, which are now available in a more muted and understated white. Handemade from furniture scrap in Brooklyn, NY. Comes packaged in a screen printed cotton drawstring tote.

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

The Universe and The Galaxy

There’s nothing like a few space prints to make you look like a complete nerd smartypants, and I’d vote for these two by Mike Gottschalk. They’re inexpensive and impressive with just enough text to put things in perspective. (Pretty perfect for those of us not afraid of being nerds.) These prints are also available framed or on stretched canvases, fyi.

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Price: $18.00 each
Available from: society6

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Petri Dish with Dome Cloche

Oh, how to display your precious objects? Or tiny plants? Those special collectibles and/or living specimens can now live protected in a small glass petri dish under a similarly smallish glass dome. Fact: objects in glass domes make you look smart, unlike just petri dishes, which, if you left lying around, would make people think you’re really weird, or a scientist.

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Price: $45.00
Available from: Sprout Home

World Map (Black)

Sure, a world map is okay wall art, especially as you can try to absorb something while you’re staring off into space not working, but what about a black world map, that will look even better once you add your own scribbles and notes to it? That would be pretty cool, and a very excellent way to chart your travels around the world.

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Price: $13.90

“what i see when i run” posters

This is proof that botanicals are excellent as art. Francis Ooi started the “what i see when i run” photography project as a way to fill his blank walls, and now we can all benefit from his endeavor. The posters are affordable too- just $45. Also, check out/follow Francis Ooi’s tumblr for other impressive botanical photography.

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Price: $45.00
Available from: what i see when i run

Airport Runway Screenprints

Airports are essentially just another means of transportation, but the distance covered and time it takes to travel leaves deeper impressions on people than just a simple car or subway ride. We all have at least one airport that we hold dear to heart one way or another. Whether you have an emotional connection with one, or maybe you’ve got hometown pride for your favorite airport, these Airport Runway Screenprints by Nomo Design will beautifully adorn your wall. Each 18 x 24” print features an international airport’s floorplan screenprinted white on black French Paper Co. paper. Two dollars of every Runway Poster sold goes to the Challenge Air Program, a program that builds self-esteem and confidence of children and youth with specials needs, through the experience of flight.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: NOMO Shop

Source: Design Milk

World Map by Joff Casciani

If you like maps, you might just appreciate this world map with its simple graphics showing every country in the world, numbered in alphabetical order. Available unframed (£55) or framed (£109) in an aluminum matte black finish.

Size: 50cm x 70cm
Design: Joff Casciani

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Price: £55.00
Available from: Lane

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

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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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

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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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.

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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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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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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.

Purchase Information:

Price: €8.50
Available from: ITUNUBE

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