Art

Prints by Lesley & Pea

Here’s two prints by Lesley and Pea to give you a gentle kick in the pants, if you need it.

Left: ‘Fail Better’ print, £25.00 (inspired by the words of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett.)
Right: Aardvark Manifesto, £25.00

Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Prints by Lesley & Pea here

Magnetic Future Map

This magnetic map uses “cylindrical equal area projection” which means countries are correct proportionally. Funny how this map looks a little different than the ones hanging in our elementary schools, isn’t it? Each size map features a different color palette; the larger size (shown above) is yellow/green while the smaller size is pink/green.

Stainless steel magnets included.
Designed by Marcus Kirby of Future Maps

Purchase Information:

Price: $382.50
Availability: Buy Magnetic Future Map here

Grow Frame

This is a pretty neat idea for a magnetic modular photo frame that is scaleable and adaptable to your use.

Check out the video of it in action here, and more pictures after the jump.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy Grow Frame here

Painted Wood Owl

Just came across these cute lil wooden owls by designer Matt Pugh. Perfect as a desk accessory, I’d say. Available in Oak or Walnut and a variety of colors.

Dimensions: 10cm x 5cm x 5cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Painted Wood Owl here

TakeBreak Wall Decal

If you’ve got an unsightly crack in your wall, you should fix it, of course. But, seeing as you might be short on time/money/motivation to spackle it properly, these wall stickers of branches and birds could be a temporary alternative. If you’re artistically inclined, you could draw/paint something similar, but then you’d have to paint over the entire area when you’re done, and let’s face it, the less work the better.

Price per sheet.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Available from: MollaSpace

Keep Calm and Snap On Print

Sure, the whole ‘keep calm and carry on’ thing is getting a bit overdone, but this is geared towards the photographer, so it’s permissible. Plus, it’s super cheap, so it might cheer up a bare bit of wall.

13 x 19″ matte archival stock

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Keep Calm and Snap On Print here

Tree Prints by Bryan Nash Gill

Woodcut prints will always fascinate me. The end results usually are impressive enough as it is, but knowing the time and patience to get there just adds to the appreciation. These tree prints by Bryan Nash Gill certainly offer a new kind of woodcut experience, by letting the trees speak for themselves.

Two prints are available, the Locust and the Hemlock, which are $800 and $4000 respectively.

Photo Credit: Ashes and Milk.

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Marquee Lights from UO

Sure, you can find marquee lights around and about at antique shops and such, but with these you can pick whatever letters you want and there’s an ‘@’ symbol too. Immediate gratification vs. original signage? Tough choice.

‘@’ Light, 17″w, 17″h, 4″d: $178.00, Available from UO
Alphabet Lights, 19″w, 4″d, 24″h – 27″w, 4″d, 24″h (varies per letter): $178.00, Available from UO

Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Places on Earth World Map

A large map on a wall always adds a certain kind of charm to a room, especially ones that show personalized marks of travels. Artist Oliver Jeffers provides a hand-drawn map for those looking for something a bit more offbeat than typical maps available to purchase. Comes with pins too, to “chart your path to total global domination.”

*Created exclusively for the You and Me, The Royal We by Oliver Jeffers
*Each print comes with 202 pins.
*Dimensions: 34.5″ x 26.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Gessato

New Blik Wall Graphics

Okay, so some of these aren’t ‘new’ as in brand-spanking-new, but seeing as we’ve only covered the Headboards by Mina Javid and some earlier wall graphics, it’s definitely time for some serious coverage. You know about Threadless teaming up with Blik, but did you know about Third Drawer Down jumping on the wagon too? This is where your heart goes pitter-pat at the thought of placing some odd-yet-wonderful graphics around your home. From very small Rub-Ons to large wall decals, there’s quite the collection to choose from.

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JUXTAPOSED: Power

Kris posted the JUXTAPOSED: Religion from Mike and Maaike back in October of ’07, and I can honestly say I’ve never stopped wanting it. And now, as if to torture us further, they’ve created a second series focused on “seven of the world’s most seminal texts on power” which is offered in a numbered, limited edition of 50.

“2,451 pages 2,390 years 2,251 wars 432 revolutions 90 empires 7 books 1 shelf.”

Approximately 60lbs.
36″ W x 5″ H x 8″ D

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,000.00
Availability: Buy JUXTAPOSED: Power here

Little Paper Planes

It’s never too late to start an art collection, and don’t you dare say you can’t afford it because there’s several sites out there that will prove you wrong. Maybe you can’t afford big-city-major-gallery-brand-name art (goodness knows most of us can’t), but there’s quite a bit of ‘budget’ art that runs around $20-$100 for smaller prints. I personally got lost on Little Paper Planes* the other day, and ended up buying three small prints for under $100, which is not bad at all. So, if you’ve got some blank walls begging for a lil’ bit of art, check it out.

shown above, left to right:

Sweet Like Harmony Print by Kelly Allen, $65.00
Christie Print by Alika Cooper, $50.00
Helen Ireland Print by Erin Gilkes, $20.00
Julia Rothman Letterpress Print by Julia Rothman, $25.00
Universe Kite Print by Brandi Strickland, $30.00

*and no, they didn’t pay us to plug their site, just in case you were feeling skeptical.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Little Paper Planes here

Fingers by Nik Ramage

You say whaaa? Well, it’s an eternally tapping copy of the artist’s (Nik Ramage) own hand. You simply flick a switch to start or stop the resin cast fingers tapping. You know, so you don’t have to do it yourself, which frees you up for other important matters. Well worth £480, right?… Er, if you’re swimming in cash, that is.

Materials: Cast resin, steel and motor.
Dimensions: Human hand.
Power: 2 x AA Batteries (included)
Edition: 10 artist’s proofs. (Only 1 remaining)
Colour: Masking Tape.

Purchase Information:

Price: £480.00
Availability: Buy Fingers by Nik Ramage here

Custom Nesting Dolls

I love, love, love these custom nesting dolls by Hally McGehean. There’s fashion mag pics and vintage photography to choose from, or whatever else if you go the custom route. You can even get a little racy with photos of yourself (in various undress) if you’ve the guts. Love it.

shown above: 5 EX BOYFRIENDS, nesting dolls
set of 5 wooden decoupaged nesting dolls, signed, dated, and numbered.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Custom Nesting Dolls here

Source: Incredible Things

FOOD Print by beauchamping

If you look closely at the top print, you can see the animals’ shadows make a sentence. I’d seen the ‘STATES UNITED’ print (bottom right) before somewhere, but looking at the whole collection of prints makes me appreciate each individual one even more.

*All prints are created using a xylene transfer process*. It’s like a screenprint, but without the screen, and the artwork is hand-transferred inch by inch over a long hour. Each xylene print is an original, slightly different from the last, all signed and numbered.

FOOD (2009), 30 × 22 inches, $75.00
ALPHABET (2009), 30 x 22 inches, $75.00
STATES UNITED (2009), 22 x 30 inches, $75.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy FOOD Print by beauchamping here