This necklace depicts a whale chasing a fish! The whale is cut from copper sheet and oxidised to give him an antique feel. The fish is made from oxidised sterling silver. Whale length 3cm, height 5cm. The necklace length is approximately 17 inches in total, but as this necklace is made to order it can be made shorter or longer if required.
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
The quintessential British summer seaside treat…the 99. A crunchy wafer cone stamped with panels of waffle pattern holding a swirl of soft vanilla ice cream with a chocolate flake stuck into the side. No-one really knows where the name "99" comes from...there are many theories out there! Made from felt and stuffed with polyfil. Completely hand sewn, quilted, embroidered and stuffed. Each 99 is hand cut, sewn and embroidered, the ice ream swirl, cornet waffle pattern and flake are completely unique on each 99. 9 inches or 23 cms long x 2.5 inches or 7 cms diameter at the ice cream's top.
Friday, 29 July 2011
What is there not to love about this piece? This berry basket/punnet was slip cast and finished by hand. The inside is lined with a translucent icy blue glaze. Made by artist Kristen Wicklund @ forest clearing. 1.5"h x 4"w x 4"d. Beautiful!
Thursday, 28 July 2011
This is a remarkable piece of furniture. The concept being to design an environment in which to read and contemplate. Like the hull of a boat, the underside is curved, allowing steady gentle rocking, controlled by the occupant, as you would on a tree swing or an old rocking chair. This library can hold up to 400 books of varying shapes and sizes, and/or several hundred CD's, DVD's, or indeed nothing at all, it is entirely up to you. Oh, and no, it won't roll off, or tip over! The first two box sections adjacent to the base unit are flat bottomed - it would require a superhuman effort to even push it that far, after which there would be absolutely nowhere else for it to go. The movement is actually incredibly gentle and relaxing, especially as the ceiling remains static whilst you and the apex of the circles move together harmoniously. A wonderful sensation!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Folklands is run by Sydney based artist John-Michael Papagianopoulos. Folklands t-shirts start off as blank canvases, just waiting to have their tribal inspired designs hand drawn onto them. Given the nature of the medium, these shirts are by no means perfect machine-made specimens; in fact they are quite the opposite. Rather than a mass produced product, each design is limited to an edition of just 111. The end creation is a unique garment, never truly identical to the others.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Designed by Paulo Pivato, this paper circus is supplied flat for you to cut out and construct. Digitally printed onto 200g Debra paper, your circus will comprise the Sword Swallower, Bearded Lady and the Strongest Man in the World. Fantastic!
Monday, 25 July 2011
This delightfully organic looking sterling silver ring is handmade by Rachel Pfeffer. The band is created from silver wire and then oxidized to a beautiful matte black. The tops of the wires are polished to create contrasting highlights. A tiny brass heart sits on top of the band for a subtle zap of romance! Each ring is custom made to order, so no two are alike.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
You may already know that I have a thing for quirky ninja, these little fellas are no exception and really caught my eye! Just 2" tall, all hand painted and varnished with non-toxic materials. These three have mad skills…beware!
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Beautiful colours! This fantastic dreamy photograph shows all the colours of spring and early summer. It's printed on fine art paper with a metallic finish and is signed by the artist.
Friday, 22 July 2011
One seriously fantastic painting of New York, from many on Daniel's website. It was truly hard to pick a favourite, but this one captures the height and light perfectly. Amazing work.
Thursday, 21 July 2011
A brand new online design fair launched today, Retro Roost is 'bringing back old school crafting techniques with a contemporary flare' and only features 99 designers and makers at any one time. I've been browsing today and this bookend by MijMoj caught my eye. Made from Oak, this cantilever bookend also has a built-in stem vase! These are the perfect accessory to place on your bookshelf and keep your books vertical whilst adding a little floral colour to your room! Handmade from solid oak with a glass stem vase and black metal base. Fantastic!
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
A different dish each day to explore new textures and ways of working. Find more work in progress pictures and information on Lisa's flickr stream http://www.flickr.com/photos/c-urchin/ This small flat-bottomed dish has an impressed pattern of individually textured circles…a faux mosaic. The texture has been coloured with a chocolate brown underglaze and each 'tile' has been painted a bright candy colour. This piece is subtly stamped with the artist's initials, 87-365 05.10.10 on the outside. The piece is 4 inches/10cm across and 3/4inch/2cm high. Beautiful!
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
This delicious looking fruit has been handmade from felted wool. The fruit can be used simply for decoration (it would look great in a fruit bowl) or it can even be used as a pincushion for someone who likes things just that bit different! Ingredients: Merino wool and sewing thread.
Monday, 18 July 2011
Two fabulous tree bark rings for your special day. These are hand carved in wax by Beth, and each one is unique. They are cast in 14k palladium white gold. The man's band is 6mm wide and the woman's is 4mm wide. Sterling silver and 14k yellow gold versions are also available.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
This is a large-format print from an original pen, ink and marker drawing. Printed on archival, high quality heavy-weight art paper with archival inks. The colors are rich and vibrant, and it looks even better in person! Each print is signed by the artist. This print is also featured on the set of ABC's Modern Family!
Saturday, 16 July 2011
100% handmade miniature Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings! Beautifully made by Allie using polymer clay. All that's missing is a big glass of milk! Celebrate your love for the cookie with this 0 calorie treat! Truly good enough to eat!
Friday, 15 July 2011
Wow! These beautiful organic tabletop ceramics are handmade by Michele Michael. As a home design editor and prop stylist, Michele's search for beautiful items in particular shapes and colours, resulted in her creating her own. These pieces in rich shades of peacock and ocean are my favourites. Absolutely stunning! New pieces will be for sale in Michele's online shop next week.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
This sweet little blue tit stands at 11cm tall. He is made entirely by hand, by Abigail Brown, from both new and reused materials, carefully selected to replicate the colours and markings of the Blue Tit. He is both machine and hand embroidered, with immense detailing. A truly beautiful little piece to delight any home or display space. Your Blue Tit will be made to order and no two will ever be the same. Beautiful!
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Little Bennie is a 10 inch (25.4cm) tall hand-crafted art doll. His clothing is all hand-stitched. He wears a blue knit turtleneck, wool cropped pants, and little hand-made suspenders. His body is a stuffed fabric base covered with paperclay. His head, arms, and legs are all paperclay. His arms and legs are jointed and movable. As always, lots of love and detailing goes into Murmur Fremo's art dolls. Bennie will carry that happiness to his new home!
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
6.3 cm long.
Monday, 11 July 2011
Show everyone you mean “business” with this hot tie. Sterling silver hand cut tie necklace with a shiny finish. Approx 2.5 inches long and .75 inches at the widest point on a 16 inch chain.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
This charming sculpture of a little bow is handmade from white birch veneer. It measures roughly 5" x 6" x 4" (about the size of a large bow you might affix to a gift). Turn anything in your home into a present simply by placing this small sculpture on it! It would look fantastic nestled amongst books and treasures or on it's own on the mantle!
Saturday, 9 July 2011
A classic design to celebrate the love of two people, and an ideal gift for a first anniversary (traditionally made from paper)! Each piece is individually hand-cut to order by Joe Bagley, from acid-free archival black paper (designed specifically for silhouette artists) and will last for generations. This piece is 8x4 inches and is mounted to an 8x10 inch white illustration board. Stunning!
Friday, 8 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
This lovely print is an original hand-carved, inked, and printed linocut piece. It was printed with orange ink on 110lb acid free 100% recycled paper; the acid free process guarantees long-lasting archival quality. Since each piece is created by hand each print is unique. Paper size: 8 x 10 inches. Image print size: 3.5 x 9 inches.
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Since 1999, Egg Press has been industriously creating original, fresh, inspiring, handcrafted letterpress greeting cards and lifestyle products that connect and enrich people’s lives. This beautiful baby tee is silkscreen printed in two colours on organic, unbleached cotton. Available in 6-12 and 18-24 months. Click through to check out Egg Press' other baby tee's and fantastic letterpress stationery.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
This beautiful print is taken from one of Jon Carling's original pen and ink drawings. A fantastic high quality print on 12 mil. matte paper. Signed by the artist. 8"x10". This Etsy print also comes with 'mystery extras'…how fantastic!
Monday, 4 July 2011
There's something so very wrong about this mug, and I absolutely love it! An exclusive design for Howkapow by award-winning Scottish illustrator Eleanor Meredith. This fine bone china mug, manufactured and produced in Stoke-on-Trent, is for someone who lurves their tea! Ellie’s slinky, bikini-clad Tea Tiger wraps her way seductively around this mug, eyeing up her own tasty cuppa on the side. Lush!
Sunday, 3 July 2011
This is a original illustration in pencils by the artist Rebecca Holder, featuring a stern geisha-esque lady with flowers in her hair. It has been signed by the artist. Spray fixed to prevent smudging, it's 14cm by 21cm. Love it!
Saturday, 2 July 2011
From a beautiful polymer clay set of brooch, ring and pendant, this illustration forms part of the 'Neurons' series. Each piece is handmade, so the shape and illustration will vary slightly to create a completely one of a kind and unique piece.
Friday, 1 July 2011
Designed by Jason Sho Green, made by Jessi Frenkel from Vesper Jewelery. Cubot is made of sterling silver. His legs are made of chain and are fully flexible for dangling wherever their whimsy might take them. 1.5" × 1.5"(including legs), with a sterling silver rollo chain.
Oh! I almost forgot…today is our 2nd birthday too! Happy Birthday to us! :)