A small investment in a piece of antique goodness pays off in the long run. Check out our latest finds from 1stdibs.com.
The dealer of this Soviet Television has quite a few in stock, all dubiously brand new, yet in non-working condition. Don’t question the Russians and get one or more for an art piece.
Vintage Soviet Television, $95
At $50 a piece these school chairs are a steal. Would be great as a side table to stack your books on.
Vintage School Chairs, $50
Looking to furnish your new bar or dining room? At $425 for the set, these midcentiry barstools come out to only $70 each. Sell the ones you don’t need on Craigslist.
6 industrial barstools with swivel seats, $425
At $125, this one of a kind 1940s McCarthur Folding Chair won’t disappoint.
McCarthur Folding Chairs, $125
This rare, never used late 60s molded acrylic serving piece makes a great gift for any newlyweds with taste.
Raymor Modernist Acrylic Double Serving Piece, $150
posted by Dolly
on 2022.06.03, 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
posted by Dolly
on 2019.04.20, under Art
This weekend we attended the AIPAD 2019 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…