HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AIPAD PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2015, AND HOW TO GET YOUR PHOTO FIX

posted by on 2015.04.20, under Art
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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

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

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…

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Daguerrotypes

Tom Bianchi, polaroid from Fire Island

Tom Bianchi, polaroid from Fire Island

 

"Trick" gelatin silver photograph, unknown photographer, early 1900s

“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…

SCULPTUREIFFIC

posted by on 2014.02.27, under Accessorizing, Art
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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.

Gold Glitter Antlers

Jackalope with Gold Glitter Antlers, $65

 

Go nuts with this hot pink unicorn.

Magical Pink Unicorn Head

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

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE IN 3D

posted by on 2012.10.09, under Accessorizing, Art
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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

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

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

CHEAP ART: THE BEST OF SOCIETY6

posted by on 2012.09.17, under Art
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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

QUICK N’ EASY WALL DECOR

posted by on 2012.07.10, under Accessorizing, Art, Shopping Guide
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Let’s face it. Apartment walls tend to be a little boring and lackluster, especially if you have a less than awesome landlord who refuses to let you do anything to them.  Here are a few easy, low-commitment ideas to take your walls from sad to fab.

 

Wall decals are perfect for those who want to avoid any wall damage. These vinyl stickers are easy to put on and just peel right off. Offered in a number of fun colors, this bold print is bound to add some flare to your space. $38 from Abby’s Vinyl Wall Art at Etsy.

Chevron Vinyl Wall Decals


 

Does your window provide a less than spectacular view? Fake it ’til ya make it with a decal of NYC’s skyline. $78.54 at Gali-art.com.

New York City Wall Decal


 

These 3D flowers look darling arranged in a cluster or willy-nilly. $20 for a pack of 20 at Umbra.com.

Wallflowers


 

Stay chic and eco-friendly with a set of handmade reclaimed wood wall accessories. Perfect for all you stylish treehuggers out there. From Earth Art by Wendy at Etsy, $70.

Eco Friendly Wall Art made from Reclaimed White Birch Wood

 

Add a little glamour with these mirrored decals from Acte-deco.com for $83.78.

Bulles Effet miroir


 

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