The most amazing sculptural contemporary basket work from Joe Hogan. Like some giant beautiful horse chestnut made from Irish Willow. Joe has been a basket maker for 30 years, but for the past 10 has been increasingly interested in making non-functional baskets, such as this one, which incorporates a found piece of wood. Stunning!
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
A fantastic hand screen printed 'feel better bottle' to help send good thoughts to those on the road to recovery. The inside reads ‘hoping you’re on the mend’. Printed on 100% recycled paper and comes with a colourful envelope.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
This substantial doorstop in solid oak will hold any door. It measures approximately 13cm x 13cm x 14cm and weighs about 3 kg. Fitted with a galvanised steel marine eye plate and ring for ease of lifting. If you’re in the market for an unusual but useful gift for the person who has everything, you can do no better than this timeless beauty. The Doorstops are made of ‘green oak’, the same grade that is used to build timber framed buildings. Green oak is not completely seasoned, and therefore some splits will occur over time, which adds to the character of the piece. This is similar to that of the ageing process of oak beams and is part of the woods natural beauty. It should not affect the function of the products, and the handles will stay secure. Finished in a dark wax enhancing the beautiful grain and protection from knocks and bumps. Visit Panga Design
Monday, 28 March 2011
This beautiful ring is made from an antique silver plated spoon (Danish Princess pattern from 1929). Custom sized and made to order, you can be sure that no-one else will have one quite the same! Revisions is a multidisciplinary design studio based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Their objective is to create everyday pieces of functional art, and everything is handcrafted in limited production batches in house. Fantastic!
Sunday, 27 March 2011
A beautiful and unique necklace from MarKhed's series of pinup girls and swinging sexy 1940s visions! This intricate piece is hand cut from sterling silver and attached to an oxidized sterling chain. Fantastic stuff!
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Currently gracing Folksy's front page, this quartz movement wall clock has been handmade in Norfolk from reclaimed wood. The face of the clock has a green distressed paint effect. The numerals have been hand painted in Iridescent Gold acrylic, to catch the light. This would make a great addition to your home/beach hut or make a truly unique gift for someone special. 25.5cm diameter x 2.5cm deep.
Friday, 25 March 2011
Celebrate the gastronomic you! This 9"x12" handprinted letterpress poster is perfect for a kitchen or restaurant. This poster features an original Roll&Tumble illustration inspired by So Cal tattoos and woodblock – hand cut, then printed in black onto French, recycled 80# cover in 'Kraft' . These were handcranked one at time on a Vandercook proofing press. Beautiful!
Thursday, 24 March 2011
The Bonnie Satchel is made of a beautiful Organic and Fair Trade Canvas in antique grey with a luxurious crinkled texture. The lining is made of Organic and Fair Trade hand-loomed fabric in green. Inside has spacious pockets to keep things organized. Dimensions: W13.5" x H11" x D3.5" W34cm x H28cm x D9cm. When you by a Bonnie Satchel you will not buy just another bag but you will contribute to keep the waters clean from pollutants. For the families in developing countries that means to save their lives and to reap the rewards of their hard work following Fair Trade policies.
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Ne sois pas triste – Do not be sad. Text and image hand-painted in black in on a beautiful, heavy, off-white porcelain mug. Measures 2.5" high, 3.5" across lip. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Simple, striking, sterling silver circles. With an imperfect, organic nature, three of the seven circles have been oxidized for contrast and illusion of weight. Perfect lightweight earrings at approx. 2.25" in length. Each piece is made to order and is absolutely unique.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Unused and pristine 1930's English pinstripe suit material. This classic tailors material has been fashioned into laptop sleeve designs from a very limited supply. The wool blend is incredibly tactile – it's the antidote to functional Macbook sleeves. Be an original and own a little piece of history. Designed and hand made in England to a professional standard with high quality linen and designer fabrics. Each sleeve is lined with a layer of professional grade interfacing and water repellent soft fleece to protect your Macbook from spills, scratches and light knocks. The Macbook is fastened snugly and securely within the sleeve by a Velcro® fastening offering protection on its own or carried in a bag without adding bulk.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Beautiful flowers made with translucent porcelain clay, the white on white clustered flower buds look delicate and soft. Each is made by hand and attached to a clay box. 7 magnolia blossoms with 4 buds tucked under the petals. Each magnolia box is handmade so differs slightly. A touch of clear glaze on the tips of the petals add a bit of gloss and sparkle.
Saturday, 19 March 2011
A fantastic folk art A6 greetings card from one of Laura Clark's original drawings. Drawn with pen and coloured digitally. Professionally printed on thick FSC certified card. The outside has a light satin coating and the inside is left untreated, so that it’s easy to write on. It’s blank, so you can choose what to write, too.
Friday, 18 March 2011
Here there be dragons. And trees. And branches. And red leaves littering the forest floor. And magic. Beautiful 20"×20" print on Kodak Endura Metallic paper, signed on the back by the artist.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
A fine art giclée print of an original oil painting. 11.5" x 15.5" with a white border. Printed using Epson Ultrachrome archival inks on heavyweight matte fine art paper. Signed and dated in pencil on the front by the artist.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
This 6" tall rabbit can be used as a pitcher or a vase or just a nice companion. They are handmade in Brooklyn, New York at the Perch! studio and come in Turquoise, Green, Light Orange or Yellow. What better way to welcome in the Spring!
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
OK, not exactly handmade today, but way too good to pass on…Mini Moderns create beautiful wallpaper and homeware for design conscious families. Based in London, everything is designed and produced by design and branding agency, Absolute Zero Degrees. This chalkboard and gold C-60 cassette tape wallpaper is my current favourite. Printed in the UK with waterbased inks on paper from sustained forests. Lovely stuff!
Monday, 14 March 2011
These beautiful fine silver earrings feature a teeny stars and stripes design. They've been given a light patina to enhance the textures and have then been threaded on to sterling silver sleepers - making some cute, funky earrings. Dimensions: Discs 1.8cm. Sleepers 1.8cm
Sunday, 13 March 2011
A beautiful pillow covered with an antique kilim (a kind of a rug). It's made of 100% wool. Colored with natural dyes. It has Anatolian and Middle Eastern patterns. Approx. Dimensions: 16” / 40 cm.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Using knotting techniques learned while travelling and living in South America, artist Amira Mednick, has created a line of wearable art that is like nothing you've ever seen before! These beautiful, lightweight handmade macrame geometric cuff bracelets have adjustable slipknot closures to fit most wrists. This bracelet can be created in many different colour combinations, all you have to do is click through and contact Amira :)
Friday, 11 March 2011
A dose of bold vintage glam to liven up your dining table. These fantastic napkins feature original pen & ink illustration screen printed onto a fine cotton & linen blend. Very sophisticated, incredibly quirky! Charcoal on natural base. 43 × 43 cm.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
There's a starman waiting in the sky…this is a print of a beautiful original illustration called "Starman". It's a digital print on archival matte paper, signed and dated by the artist. The paper size is A4 8.2 in x 11.6 in (210 x 297mm), with a white border around the image for easy framing. I love Zara's muted colours and the worn retro feel of her work. Lovely stuff!
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
This is a tea towel with a print of Leah's "hello" drawing. The fabric is lightweight 100% organic fair trade absorbent cotton. These are big and measure about 18" x 30" to allow for shrinkage when you wash and dry them – and they get softer with use! These are great as a gift, to use in your kitchen, or to simply hang up to decorate your walls.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
A large but light, hollow translucent pale teal bead with numerous white, blue and teal tiny smooth pimples. Approx 2mm size hole. Entirely handmade from molten glass. A beautiful and tactile bead to make your own piece of jewellery.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Unique oceanic contempory mobile in blue and white. Inspired by the coast. Marine reflects the contrasting forms of glossy seaweed, sea sponges, weathered shells and coral. Size: 350mm x 550mm long, or 13 x 22 inches approximately, with 2 'strands' of hanging shapes. Colours: blue, translucent blue, white and translucent turquoise. The colours contrast over one another adding great texture to any room. Materials: The unique shapes are made of non toxic and 100% recyclable polypropylene, and high quality stainless steel wire. The mobile could be hung anywhere, in an office, bedroom, nursery, living room, it looks great suspended under a light or near a window. Beautiful!
Sunday, 6 March 2011
lightly thicker than 'regular' earrings, but should be comfortable for anyone who wears earrings regularly. These have been hand forged by the artist and hang approximately 2 inches long, and are made from 1mm/18 gauge wire.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Featured on Folksy's front page today, this stunning photograph of ponies playing in a field in Wales, UK. A beautiful 7" x 5" black and white gicleé print on Hahnemuhle Photorag heavy art paper. The perfect image for animal lovers. Larger versions are also available on request.
Friday, 4 March 2011
Two large, delicate and airy prints on vellum. Each print is approximately 36" x 48". Printed and signed by artist. Edition of 30. Beautiful!
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Lovely soft snuggly BFL Aran yarn, hand painted with pale and deep blues, pine greens and soft browns. Perfect for baby or adult knitting or crochet projects. Approx 165m per 100g. Cool handwash.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Original hand-printed linoleum block print by artist Kira Yustak. Black printing ink on white, acid-free, archival, ph neutral paper. Image size is 5 x 7" and centered on a sheet with an extra wide border for framing creatively. The print is signed and numbered by the artist in the bottom corners. This is a limited edition print of 100.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
This pendant is formed from an intricate organic, yet industrial, hexagonal mesh. The small size accentuates the delicacy of the design. The pendant is etched from a sheet of stainless steel and hangs from an 18" long sterling silver chain. Also available in gold plated. 1.8" x 1.9" x 0.015". Beautiful!