Art

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

DIY Paper Guitar

Speaking from personal experience*, these paper puzzles are not for the faint of heart. They do require a bit more patience than the average puzzle, as there’s many complex parts. That said, this guitar (and violin) look amazing and could be a good gift for someone that has the willpower to finish it.

Detailed simulacrum of an actual guitar.
Instructions and display hook included.
Made in Japan.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Superstar Holiday Tree

If this particular concept seems familiar, you might be recalling the Christmas Tree by Buro North. This tree by Modernica is similar in that it’s made from wood (environmentally friendly) and can be flat packed for easy storage, yet it has the distinct advantage in having stars for branches.

Made from natural baltic birch and is available in a small (22 1/2″, $115.00) or large (69″, $240.00) version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00/240.00
Available from: Modernica

La Lune print

Man, I need to stay away from Svpply, there’s so many things that I’d love to buy, it’s downright dangerous. This print was inspired by old classroom wall charts and is printed with archival quality inks. The A4 size of this print has already sold out, so you better act quick if you want one of your own. There’s also an A1 (23.4 × 33.1 inches) size for €95.00.

Limited edition of 50.

Purchase Information:

Price: €50.00
Available from: Double Merrick

Source: Svpply

Fred Tomaselli Tree

I do hope you’re navigating Cyber Monday with aplomb. There are so many sales offering 15%-30% off it’s pretty much impossible to name them all, but I’m sure you’ve snapped up some bargains, or will have done so before the day is done.

As the holiday season is officially in full swing, might I direct your eyes to this self-adhesive tree wall sticker by Fred Tomaselli? Measuring in at 72″ high (6′) and 17″ wide, it’ll fit into any tight corner, and, with no annoying needles to sweep up and no ornaments to worry about, it’s just about the easiest tree to have.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Fred Tomaselli Tree here

Nativity by Valerie Atkisson

What’s this, you say? Well, it’s a nativity by Valerie Atkisson. Two flat pieces of steel connect in the middle to create the silhouette of the traditional story. Are you more excited about the fact that it is available in gold or that it stores flat? (Me: stores flat!)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00-280.00
Available from: Valerie Atkisson

Three “Vintage” Posters by Eva Juliet

So, I’m a sucker for for old-timey font combined with positive sayings. These three prints are from Eva Juliet’s originally designed “Vintage” collection and are surprisingly affordable when bought as a group. Individually they cost about $30 for a 13″x19″, which isn’t so bad either (see Everything is gonna be allright 13×19).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $66.00
Available from: Eva Juliet's Etsy Shop

Typographic Maps

From a distance or first glance you may notice something a bit funny about these maps. A closer inspection will reveal that the graphics are actually made entirely from type. It’s easy to assume that such a daunting task would have been delegated to a computer program, but you’d be quite wrong. Every word has been manually placed, a process that took hundreds of hours to complete. At the moment, Chicago and Boston boston are available. They are made and ordered to print through Zazzle, so prices start at $15 for a 11 x 16, all the way up to $195 for a monumental 52 x 78” poster.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Typographic Maps here

Themis Mobile from Artecnica

Mobiles aren’t just relegated for above a baby’s crib, you know. They’re a great way to add movement and energy to a dull corner/space, and this mobile by Clara von Zweigbergk has enough color to do that job in spades.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $27.00
Available from: emmo home

Source: Svpply

Framework print

Shane from EveryGuyed emailed us about Framework, a series of posters highlighting the most iconic men’s eyewear of the last 100 years. Personally, I like the ‘Framework’ print (shown above) more than the individual posters, but that’s just me.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Moxy Creative House