posted by Dolly
on 2015.04.20, under Art
This weekend we attended the AIPAD 2015 show at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. We love all the art shows in New York, but this one strictly focuses on photography – both contemporary and classic, and we couldn’t get enough.
Sandy Skoglund’s trashy photos, like this Reflection in a Mobile, glorifies the Mobile Home and makes us want a wall-to-wall pink bathroom just like this one
Sandy Skoglund, Reflection in a Mobile Home
Get the look with this ombre pink shower curtain from Amazon.
This was the only Miles Aldridge photo spotted at the show, but its glorious colors and juicy texture were so satisfying that any more would be overkill.
Miles Aldridge, 3-D 2010
Get your fix with this Rizzoli book of his work. With 250+ pages of pop-off-the-page neon fashion photographs, your eyes will be recovering for days.
Flip Schulke’s “Ali In The Water” was one of our favorite photos at the show…
Flip Schulke, Ali in the Water
…and to our surprise, we found a poster version available on Amazon.
We spotted a healthy amount of old and new imagery produced by dying photographic processes, like tintypes, polaroids, and daguerrotypes…
Tom Bianchi, polaroid from Fire Island
“Trick” gelatin silver photograph, unknown photographer, early 1900s
Several of these are so rare and delicate that they can be priced in the tens of thousands, but you can get your fix with these gorgeous books instead…
posted by Harry
on 2015.02.03, under Art
Artwork can change the look of a room entirely. A series of prints hung above a bed or sofa completes a room. Large, bold posters bring a dull hallway to life. The internet has some excellent resources for finding one of a kind prints for any taste. Here are some go-to sources for insanely good deals.
Etsy is a great resource for handmade art. This selected artist offers unique prints on pages torn from a ‘turn of the century era Deutsch-English dictionary.’ Just see how good they look in these salvaged flea market frames. Check her store for literally hundreds to choose from.
Vintage Book Page Art Print from Dreamery Studio on Etsy, $8.50 for 1, $25.50 for set of 4
Posters today lack the appeal they had back in the day, the reason why a lot of great ones are so valuable and hard to find. Luckily, there are plenty of vintage reproductions that will give you the same look. Search vintage poster, and you’re bound to find something you love for as low as $5. FIVE DOLLARS!
There is a huge selection of vintage repro movie and travel posters, like this Rosemary’s Baby Polish cinema poster…
Rosemary’s Baby Vintage Repro Poster 13×19, $3.99
…or this London Underground advert, originally done in 1924.
Vintage Repro Poster “Brightest London” 18×24, $5.99
3. Society 6
The Society 6 Shop is loaded with insanely colorful prints made by uber-talented artists. Virtually anything you’ll find will make you wonder what drugs the artist was taking when creating these gorgeous works of art. Fund their habit by purchasing one of your faves, here are some of mine (bonus, prints can also be purchased as ipod/iphone/laptop skins, clothing, etc).
the cage by Cappellosenzatesta Art Print / SMALL – 17″ X 22″, $25
Darklands by Katty Bouthier Art Print / SMALL – 17″ X 22″, $26
flaminGOAT by Brian Cook Art Print / SMALL – 17″ X 20″, $33.28
20×200 is an affordable art site curated by Jen Bekman, an NYC-based gallerist who supports emerging artists. All prints are limited edition exclusives. I adore this photograph of a rare African parrot from a series by Luke Stephenson, The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds. The best prints from this series are selling out, so snag this one up fast if you dig it.
Lovebird #6 by Luke Stephenson edition of 200, 8×10 $20
Furnishing a space is always first priority, but choosing what artwork to display is equally important. Switching out your art is also one of the easiest ways to change the feel of a room. Sculpture takes that one step further, a bonus design element that adds another dimension to any space.
I must admit I thought I had enough with the taxidermy trend, but then I discovered the White Faux Taxidermy shop on Etsy. I could spend hours looking through their whimsical (and reasonably priced) designs. Unconventional animals in an endless array of colors make for the ultimate wall sculpture.
Hang this jackalope in white and gold over an entryway.
Jackalope with Gold Glitter Antlers, $65
Go nuts with this hot pink unicorn.
Magical Pink Unicorn Head, $100
Or go with the black resin faux bison head for a totally cool look.
Black Resin Buffalo/Bison Skull Head, $60
Your lonely desk is begging for this pair of sleek black onyx obelisk sculptures. They remind me of the object in Led Zeppelin’s Presence, if you’re into that sorta thing.
Handcrafted Onyx ‘Black Towers’ Obelisk Sculptures, $50
Some sculptures can also be hung from the ceiling, adding another layer to an often overlooked area. The Guggenheim museum shop carries a nice selection of mobiles, which remind me of Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures.
I’m partial to the Futura Mobile, designed by Ole Flenstead in 1970 to “resemble sick black planets in harmony with their smaller, orbiting red moons.”
Futura Mobile by Flensted @ GuggenheimStore, $75
The kid at heart will love the LED Prey Model construction toy. With 16 buildable bug models in one kit, have a blast rebuilding your light up sculpture whenever you feel like it. This thing looks like fun for all ages, but displays like a piece of art suitable for grownups.
LED Prey Model Kit, $40
If you have a sculpture you’re especially proud of, maybe it deserves its own pedestal. I like this Reflection Pedestal from ZGallerie (they also happen to have a nice selection of sculptural pieces). Place it in an empty corner for instant pizazz and an interior design-y feel.
Reflection Pedestal, $130
No matter your taste or style, there is a sculpture out there for you. Get creative, don’t be afraid to get a little weird, and most of all, have fun!
(and send me a pic when you hang your new Tiffany blue moose head)…
originally posted on ibby.com
When you think of art for your home, what comes to mind? Paintings? Photography? When it comes to art, try thinking of three dimensional options. Adding sculptures to your space is a great way to add dynamic artwork while keeping you walls uncluttered.
If the mention of porcelain makes you think of your grandmother’s collection of creepy dolls, it’s time to change your opinion with the ginger root sculpture from LEIF. It’s minimalistic look and pastel color scheme is a great way to add a feminine touch to your space. 55.00 at Leif.com
Ginger Root Sculpture
Another porcelain beauty is this silver Buddha head. Its shiny appearance adds some glam while Buddha helps bring peace and serenity. 39.99 at lampsplus.com
Silver Finish Large Buddha Head Sculpture
The design geek in all of you will appreciate these miniatures of iconic and influential furniture such as the Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe, the Panton chair by Verner Panton and the LCW chair by Charles Eames. 119.00 for a pack of 9 at Chiasso.com.
mod mini chair sculptures – set of 9
Currently typography is a huge trend with it comes to interiors. Molded sign language sculptures from Etsy take the trend one step farther. Available in an endless combination of colors. 73.00 for a set of 8.
Sign Language Sculptures
Collapsible stars from Design Within Reach not only a add a geometric element to the space, it also adds and interactive conversation piece. $55.25-$136.
Foldable Star Sculptures
posted by Dolly
on 2012.09.17, under Art
A recent feature of Eugenia Loli’s custom collages on Cool Hunting prompted a search for more great prints on Society6, where the artist sells her work. If you’re looking for fun, dirt cheap prints ranging from abstract to street-inspired, Society6 probably has something you might want. All prints come in several sizes to suit your needs. Here are our favorites.
This Eugenia Collage is a twisted mid-century modern delight.
Private Auction by Eugenia Loli, $12.99
BOX by Ali GULEC is perfect for the avant-garde apartment.
BOX by Ali GULEC, $18
Americana fans will appreciate this plaid flag by Nick Nelson.
Plaid Flag. by Nick Nelson, $18
I could see this abstract Half 2 by Rui Ribeiro hanging in a black and white themed apartment.
Half 2 by Rui Ribeiro, $15.60
Sci-Fi lovers will appreciate this colorful “Back To The I’m From The Future” by Rubbishmonkey.
Back To The I’m From The Future by Rubbishmonkey, $16
I’m willing to bet that this “Not My Cup of Tea” print is someone’s cup of tea. By Zina Nedelcheva.
Not my cup of tea by Zina Nedelcheva, $21.84
“There is another world, but it is in this one.” Nothing like a Yeats quote to blow your mind AND decorate your walls, daily. By Tina Crespo.
There Is Another World by Tina Crespo, $18.50