Saturday 31 July 2010

Black Bird Droplet Earrings by handmadecharlie

These little birds are set beneath a bubble of clear glossy resin. The sweet graphics sit in a metal surround. Case and hooks are made from Sterling Silver. Dainty hooks carry the 10mm or 3/8" diameter bubbles. Height including earring hooks is a total of 23mm or 7/8". All handmadecharlie items are boxed and beautiful, ready for giving.

Friday 30 July 2010

Harley Softail Chopper Sculpture by Brown Dog Welding

This bike was created for Josh, the artist's, Year of the Chopper project. Every week for one year he's building and selling a motorcycle chopper, with ALL proceeds going to two non-profit organizations: Lifebuilders Detroit and Home Fur-ever. For more information, check out my blog: This Harley is a tig welded sculpture made from nuts, bolts, screws, and other scraps of forgotten metal. After welding, it was cleaned and painted black, then clear coated. A great gift for the motorcycle enthusiast on your shopping list! This Softail is the 105th bike sculpture overall that Josh has built, and it's the 15th Year of the Chopper sculpture. Each and every piece is unique and comes with a signed and numbered certificate. This particular piece is 6 1/2" long, 2 1/2" tall, and 2 3/8" wide at the handlebars.

Thursday 29 July 2010

The Fireflies Keeper by Corcoise

Beautiful artwork created using bleach on dark green paper. Yes, bleach! 29 x 21 cm. Stunning!

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Wednesday 28 July 2010

Thunder Rumble Tugs Our Ears by Callie Helen

This is a bright, saturated, energetic little painting, and now a limited-edition print. Originally painted with sumi-e ink, India ink, watercolor, paint pen, pencil and ink brush pens on watercolor paper. Now reproduced with archival Ultrachrome inks on thick, matte, archival Epson paper. The inks are pigment-based and are rated to last at least 100 years. Image size 8 x 10 inches. Signed and numbered on the back.

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Tuesday 27 July 2010

Decorative Papercut Initial by Suzy Taylor

This delicate and lacy hand-cut initial would look beautiful in a simple frame and would make a special personalized gift for someone. Each initial takes several hours to handcut and is a unique work of art. No two are ever the same. Any letter can be created just contact Suzy with your requirements. The initials measure 14cm tall and are mounted on white acid-free mountboard. Fantastic!

Monday 26 July 2010

Vintage Typewriter Keys Necklace by Zanne Avenue

A one of a kind necklace. Extracted from a vintage typewriter, this piece embodies upcycling at its finest. At 18" the necklace rests at the collarbone level and would be an incredible accessory for an evening out. The necklace transitions from two to one black round leather cord and has a silver hook clasp that features a vintage "Set" typewriter button which hangs two inches down the back neckline. The little bolt, screw and spring accents on the cord are also from the typewriter.

Sunday 25 July 2010

Petal Teapot by Roseberry-Winn

Serve your favorite tea in style with this beautiful relief patterned porcelain teapot. Shown here in a mint glaze, the teapot is also available in sapphire. 8.5 x 4 x 5 inches. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Roseberry-Winn is a collaboration between artists Michael Roseberry and Bruce Winn.

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Saturday 24 July 2010

Design Life T-Shirt by Chop Shop

Here's a little something to put hairs on your chest. This t-shirt made me laugh out loud, very, very good. Men's shirt printed with black ink on Sand or Asphalt available from Chop Shop in New York.

Friday 23 July 2010

Teacake Cushion by Gillian Kyle

A sturdy natural cotton duck cushion, hand screen-printed on one side with Gillian's iconic Teacake design in bright red ink and hand-finished in Scotland to the highest standard with a strong zip fastening. Measures 42 x 42 cm. Fantastic! If you don't know what a Teacake is, you don't know what you're missing!

Thursday 22 July 2010

Brushed Aluminum and Sterling Earrings by splurge

This modern earring design is inspired by nature yet can be interpreted in many ways. The earwires are sterling silver and the 'leaves' are brushed aluminum. The design allows the earrings to move freely when they are worn and the gentle crease in each leaf reflects light softly. Comfortable to wear – the use of aluminum allows the earrings to be durable yet lightweight. These earrings are just under 1 3/4" (43mm) long from the curve of the earwire to the end of the earring.

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Fish and Boat Hand Crank Automata by Cartoon Monster

Crank the handle on the front of this box and watch the fish bob up and down under the waves, while the sailboat rides on top.The box was purchased at a thrift store and still has some of its original label…but all other automation, carving, etc is original and unique. Measures approximately 5" high.

Tuesday 20 July 2010

Ruby Red Luminaries by PrudenceOctavia

The most beautiful, romantic luminaries, each so intricate, and all individual: no two are the same. The effect when lit is just magical. Each traditional paper cut is cut by hand, then mounted onto a heavy vellum sleeve, which sits over your votive or tea light. These are absolutely stunning as dinner party table decoration, or just clustered around your home. Each one has its own character and style, and they look even better grouped together. They come flat packed with double sided tape already applied, so all you need to do is peel and stick them neatly.

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Monday 19 July 2010

Pink Deer Cushion by Pookie Su

Taking inspiration from British heritage designs, herringbone tweed is the basis for this hand-made cushion. 100% Wool, British Herringbone Tweed front. Wool-mix felt animal silhouette, illustrated and cut out by hand. Reverse is a choice of either Magenta or Indigo 100% cotton heavyweight fabric. Plump feather inner pad. Measures 40cm x 40cm.

Sunday 18 July 2010

Chicken of Doom by Sarah Bays

I love this! I bought one last week and the image really doesn't do it justice! A fantastic 5cm x 7.5cm drypoint print featuring the Chicken of Doom! If you don't know what drypoint is, Sarah has a guide on her website which you can read here. Love it!

Saturday 17 July 2010

Silver Leaf Imprint Dog Tag by All Those Threes

Stunningly simple eco-friendly tag, handcrafted with recycled, fine silver (99.9% pure silver – more pure than sterling!) Your tag is like no other, made specifically for you when you order, it is completely unique because each one is individually imprinted with a real leaf texture. Each tag is then oxidised and selectively polished to enhance the imprint.

Friday 16 July 2010

Untitled by CDeK

CDeK create art from materials that are often discarded or considered waste. This beautiful organically shaped wall sculpture is created from a collection of approx. 2,600 segments of Choke Cherry branches. Wow!

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Thursday 15 July 2010

Double Decker Bus by Music Philosophy

Here's something for all The Smiths fans out there…Double Decker Bus silkscreen limited series poster. Hand printed in single colour (with waterbased silkscreen ink) on B2 (505mm x 700mm) 250gms paper.

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Football by Anastassia Elias

So, so amazing, you've probably seen this already, but I couldn't resist. Here's what Anastassia says about her work, "I cut the small paper shapes that I stick inside the toilet paper rolls. I use tweezers to manipulate the paper shapes. I select the paper of the same color as the roll. It gives the illusion that the paper figures make part of the roll. I need few hours to make one piece." Click through to Anastassia's website for loads more fantastic images.

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Fox Cub Necklace by Joanna Rutter

This incredible baby fox necklace is hand fabricated from sterling silver. He's small and charming, measuring approx. .7 x .6" (1.8 x 1.6cm) and is available on a variety of chain lengths. Beautiful!

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Monday 12 July 2010

DoppleRooster by Consumer Revolt

Beautiful limited edition two colour screenprint. Hand printed from an original drawing. Every print is signed and numbered. Due to nature of hand screenprinting, all prints are unique. Edition of 20. 210mm x 300mm.

Sunday 11 July 2010

Queen Elizabeth by emmamount

Oil painting of Liz Taylor from the film Cleopatra. A tribute to the film that is infamous for nearly bankrupting 20th C Fox. The second most expensive film produced in the United States after Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. This canvas is very unusual and looks great on the wall because it is round (24" diameter) and the sides are painted black, so the painting is all ready to hang as is.

Saturday 10 July 2010

Type Coasters by acd

Protect your coffee tables in (typographic) style with bamboo Type Coasters, each is four inches in diameter and set in Baskerville semibold. Comes in a set of four coasters. Fantastic!

Friday 9 July 2010

Green Tenby Street Pendant by Becca Williams

"Highly desirable silver sea front properties with coloured resin additions. Displaying attractive individual features these charming beach houses are just the thing for reminding you of bright summer days." Beautiful handmade pendant in silver  and resin with an 18" snake chain.

Thursday 8 July 2010

Shifty Cat by Moonkooki

This is Shifty Cat! He's a cheeky little cat, always up to some form of mischief! The look on his face and glint in his eyes can't hide the shiftiness in him! He's everyone's friend though, a caring and funny cat…but just keep a close eye on him because you never know what he's going to do next! Shifty Cat has been hand sewn using lovely soft felt. He is stuffed with super soft toy filling. He measures approx (H)12cm x (W)11cm. 

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Thimble Cups Set by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Set of 4 unglazed porcelain thimble cups. These beautiful understated vessels are ideal for holding sauces or maybe even airplants. Approx. 1.25" high x 2" wide. Every piece is hand-thrown on the wheel, with love and concentration in Pigeon Toe Ceramics’ Portland studio.

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Camera Badges by Cut Copy Create

Cut Copy Create is run by an Art and Design student obsessed with drawing and photography who creates fun, quirky and affordable retro art. This pack of four 25mm badges features original retro camera illustrations: the Kodak Brownie, Lomo Diana, 70's Polaroid and an Olympus! Pin them on your tees, purse or even your camera bag!  Fantastic!

Monday 5 July 2010

Sow by Swallowfield

This is a signed, open edition matte archival print of a collage made for the Enormous Tiny Art Show 5 at Nahcotta Gallery. The work was created with drawing, bits of gocco prints, cuts, art papers and vintage ephemera. Printed with archival inks on smooth, ultra-premium matte cardstock. Image size  7.5" x 7.5" . Paper size 8.5" x 11".

Sunday 4 July 2010

Cashmere Scarf by Amanda Sainsbury

A soft 100% cashmere scarf knitted in a delicate lupin purple, with a splash of teal and a touch of fawn. There's only one of these – so grab it while you can! Measurements: 67" (1m 70cm) x 9.5" (24cm).

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Saturday 3 July 2010

Elephant by Sarah Young

It was great to see UK illustrator Sarah Young mentioned on Design Sponge today. I bought a couple of Sarah's prints many years ago from a tiny gallery in Huddersfield (sadly no longer there). I was pleased to see that she is still selling one of my favourites, Elephant, a very beautiful linocut that's printed in black on Bhutanese handmade paper. Click on the link below to see more of Sarah's fantastic print work.

Friday 2 July 2010

Bouquet of Needles by kctrommer

Beautiful archival quality photo print of a collage by New York City-based poet and collage artist KC Trommer. Dimensions: 11" x 14". I know nothing about this print – just that I love it!

Thursday 1 July 2010

Happy Birthday I Love Handmade!

Happy Birthday To Us! We are one whole year old today! A massive, massive thank you to everyone who has followed, commented, supported and allowed us to feature their beautiful work this past year. Without you we are nothing. Thank you x

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