Tuesday 30 November 2010

Poetry Tile by Iris Millward

Do you love poetry enough to liberate it from the bookshelf and bring it into your everyday life? Iris Millward creates beautiful and highly unique tiles, using clay as a medium to carry poetry. Featuring your own choice of text, each tile is completely unique and bespoke. Most of the tiles are inlaid (the pattern is carved into the clay while it is still wet) a technique that has been used since Roman times. Stunning!

Monday 29 November 2010

Vintage Illustrative Garland by KristinaMarie

A beautiful garland, repurposed from black and white periodical illustrations from the late 1800's. Materials: Recycled periodicals, cotton thread. Length: 10 feet. Circle sizes: 1.5", 1" and 5/8" in diameter. There are loads of other styles and colours also available in KristinaMarie's shop, click through to see more!

Sunday 28 November 2010

Sea Defence Table in Oak by Andy Murray Design

Sea Defence is a beautiful and functional collection of furniture bringing together the sculptural, strong and iconic nature of sea defences, creating elegant, usable functional pieces of furniture in a collection of coffee tables, wall mounted shelves and lights. The collection is made up from the simple shape inspired by Sea Defences, that line the coasts of Britain. The table is hand crafted in Scotland from carefully selected materials. Layerd birch ply with a hand polished finish and oak veneer. Constructed from 3 "rings" each one is 45cm high, 15cm wide and 1.1m long, making a 45cm wide table.

Saturday 27 November 2010

USB Flash Drive by Cina

Designed as a way to express the intricacy and beautiful potential of 3D laser printing. The Cina 4GB USB Flash Drive has a unique, delicate, and  fragile look, but is made from a very hard-wearing nylon material. Beautiful.

Friday 26 November 2010

Dueling Bears by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty

The sweet sound of harmony – a strummy duet of guitar-playing bears – is portrayed in this woodsy art print. Tra la la! Signed edition of a museum quality reproduction from the "Musical Chairs" series of paintings by Susie Ghahremani. Printed with archival inks on 320 gsm acid-free Hahnemuhle 100% cotton paper. Final print size including border is approx. 5 x 7".

Thursday 25 November 2010

Racoon Brooch by Minifelts

This cute little raccoon brooch is completely hand sewn, made from high quality red brown felt, and 100% polyester stuffing. It has a brooch pin securely attached to the back. It measures approx. 6.5 x 4.5 cm. Perfect for brightening up a bag or coat, pinning to a jumper, or as a gift for someone special.

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Union Personalised Heart by Sew You Handmade

So we all know those lovely, quirky, cool couples who've maybe lived together a while and have everything already…right? Well they are missing this…A 100% handmade Union Jack heart with their new married name machine embroidered on the front in lovely blue. Standard colours are 'muted' reds and blues but can request any colours you like…The Union Jack is made from a mixture of vintage, up-cycled and designer fabrics trimmed off with satin ribbons. It's decorated with Mother of Pearl and/or vintage buttons that match. Guaranteed to Top Trump other wedding presents!

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Pi Cuff Bracelet by Karla Wheeler Design

This cuff bracelet has the first 480 numbers of Pi photo etched onto copper. Blackened with liver of sulphur, sanded for contrast and protected with Renaissance Wax. This will bring out the geek in anyone! Total length of copper is 6 inches, measured from widest points is 2.5 inches (standard cuff size). Metal was left with some give so it is easy to get on and off, but work hardened so it will retain its shape.

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Monday 22 November 2010

The Lady and The Wolf by strawberryluna

A hand screenprinted art print showing that Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up, but in no less danger. Here's Allison at strawberryluna, "I've been fascinated and in love with folk and fairy tales my entire life. These days, many people know them best as tales for children, however many of our most loved fairy tales have much more brutal original tellings than you might imagine something fit for little kids. I read folk and fairy tales obsessively, the darker the roots of the tale, the more I love it. It's super interesting how the same stories appear in similar versions and places for both children and (especially originally) for adults as well. This is the first print in an on-going series of my interpretations of the folk and fairy tales I grew up reading, but for grown ups working with themes of sex, death and the supernatural."

The Lady & The Wolf is a two colour, all hand screen printed art print with scarlet blood red and semi-transparent midnight black hand mixed and non-toxic water based inks. Edition of 75. Size: 16 x22 inches. Beautiful!

Sunday 21 November 2010

Kooky Bat Brooch by Tailor-made

This handmade kooky bat brooch has been created using natural calico and reycled materials. Stitched together using raw edge appliqué techniques and filled with wadding. Looks great attached to fabric shopping bags and equally gorgeous on clothing (especially denim!) 8.5 cm width (3.2 ") x 6.5 cm (2.2 ") length. This item is completely unique due to the recycled fabric and buttons used. Fantastic!

Saturday 20 November 2010

Caravan of Love Lampshade by House of Chintz

Inspired by a light hearted look at the suburban landscape of Middle-England. This design is a combination of photographic imagery with scans of floral fabric from the 70’s and 80's. Printed with fade resistant inks on a high quality tear-proof paper which allows light to filter through beautifully. Finished with a protective polymer lacquer to deter dust and allow gentle sponge cleaning and topped of with a velvet trim. 30cm in diameter. 

Friday 19 November 2010

Kai, Limited Edition Print by Windy Lane Studio

A fantastic self portrait by the incredibly talented Kai Samuels-Davis, available as a limited edition print, signed and numbered by the artist. 8.5" x 11". Printed on heavyweight matte photo paper with archival inks.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Mint Green Bird Nest Hanging Clock by Joom

More tweeties today! Dress up your walls in style with this happy bird nest wall clock. A perfect addition to brighten your home! Size approximately : 8"H x 9.5"W. 1/16" thick laser cut acrylic. Available in 4 colors: White, Red, Orange and Mint Green.

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Daisy Bird Cushion in Teal by Roddy & Ginger

Beautiful scandinavian inspired bird with a daisy pattern reverse hand screen printed onto crisp white linen. Handmade in Roddy & Ginger's London studio with a neat zip closure. Colours are teal and turquoise with a zingy lemony lime reverse. Size 40x40cm.

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

Glass Bottles by Chris Comins

Incredibly beautiful glass bottles from Chris Comins. Chris is a glassmaker who lives in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. He makes a selection of stunning blown glass including perfume bottles and vases and has also recently begun to work with enamel on copper to produce jewellery. Each of his bottles is unique. Fantastic!

Monday 15 November 2010

Extra Large Bird House by Elizabeth & Stevens

Wow! I wish my garden was big enough for this beauty! A stunning handmade bird house made from recycled wood with a wonderful hand cut wood shingle roof. Needs to be wall mounted or placed on a secure pedestal. 150cms tall x 128cms wide x 34cms deep.

Sunday 14 November 2010

Your Chromosomes Have Combined Beautifully by 9SpotMonk

You've got to love the simple design, the 100% recycled stock, the massive leap forward in congratulating the arrival of a new child. A fantastic letterpress card from 9MonkPress. Love it!

Saturday 13 November 2010

Tranquil Morning by Theater Clouds

Many thanks to Megan at Studio M.M.E. for alerting me to this lovely work. Tranquil Morning is a signed archival print by the very talented Elly MacKay. Elly's prints are photographs of cut paper, set in miniature theatres. Made from inked yupo paper  that has been cut into layers and assembled, Elly plays with lights and filters to create her beautiful atmospheric scenes. Stunning!

Friday 12 November 2010

Batman Necklace by Spinthread

Stunning necklace, hand embroidered and sewn, just for you! 100% cotton. Gold plated chain. 11"x3.5". Edges and back are sealed and lined with lace. Wow!

Thursday 11 November 2010

Poppies by Zebedee

Another beautiful print from Zoe Badger, and very fitting for today. A gorgeous little print of poppies in a cornfield. An original hand printed lino cut print in five colours. Printed on Tosa Sui paper. H12xW12cm.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Necklace by Quench Metalworks

More buttons today…Set in fine silver and sterling bezels, 9 antique and vintage buttons have found new purpose. The middle column of buttons are all carved mother of pearl beauties. The flanking columns are vintage mother of pearl dress or boot buttons. The patchwork bails are handmade loops accented with 18k gold dots. In each button hole are varied material: sterling rivets, sterling wire, 18k gold wire…but the very best addition is a 22k gold bezel set cognac diamond. The chain is a hand constructed bar and link chain in oxidized sterling with a hand constructed hook and eye clasp. Patchwork width: 1.5" or 37mm. Chain length: 20" or 51mm.

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Tuesday 9 November 2010

Running With Roses by John Murphy

I love this beautifully simple stag collage. Running With Roses is a fabulous 8 x 10" archival print from John Murphy. Printed on Epson enhanced matt paper in an edition of just 100. Click through for lots more of John's fantastic prints!

Monday 8 November 2010

Ceramic Buttons by Artspace Scotland

These lovingly made large handmade ceramic buttons are inspired by nature and the artist had a real eye for detail. Fired to 1200C, hand glazed and refired they are a joy to behold! 2 inches in diameter. Artspace Scotland is an artist run charitable enterprise which donates all profits from handmade goods to providing art education for people in need. All goods are handmade in the studio by artists. You can read more at www.handmadeartspace.com

Sunday 7 November 2010

Moore Street Substation, Sheffield by We Live Here

Run by Jonathan Wilkinson, Sheffield based We Live Here create art prints of buildings and places that people love about where they live. This print features Moore Street Substation in Sheffield and is part of the Brute Concrete range. A high quality digital print on sturdy silk stock. 42cm x 59cm. I'm going to go listen to some Cabaret Voltaire and dream about my favourite multi-storey. Fantastic!

Saturday 6 November 2010

Berlin Mapcut by studiokmo

Wow! Wow! Wow! City mapcuts always fascinate me. They look so fragile. I absolutely love this one of Berlin from studiokmo – so detailed. Handcut 30" x 22" on white. Click through for some beautiful detailed close up shots.

Friday 5 November 2010

The Middletons Plate Set by Marco Cibola @ Poketo

Based on the idea that melamine plates can have personalities too. The artist calls this set, The Middletons and names each individually – Janet & Claire.Take a good look at the family and discover the subtleties in the hues and textures of their overall character. Let them into your home and get to know them. Full color, 2 × 10 inch melamine plates. Design by Marco Cibola.

Thursday 4 November 2010

Pulling The Plug by Georgia Shearman

Pulling The Plug, 2010. Built in red earthenware clay, with Georgia's drawing made into an enamel transfer and fired onto white glaze. 14 inches high. Beautiful! I found Georgia's work through www.studiopottery.co.uk, developed and run by collectors, this fantastic resource aims to promote a wider interest in studio ceramics by providing up to date, easy access information and also provides those all too valuable links between potters, galleries and collectors. Well worth a visit – I've already spotted lots of pieces that I'd love to feature.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Knitted Bear A3 Print by Julia Pott Illustration

This is an A3 Print (16.54 in by 11.69 in) of a lady bear who has dressed herself up in little knitted sleeves to keep herself warm and cosy. It is full colour and printed on 192 gsm archival matte paper. It is signed and dated on the back. Great for framing or giving as a gift.

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Vintage Camper Birdhouse by Strictly for the Birds

This birdhouse is inspired by the Shasta campers of the 1950's. The color scheme is white over olive green with a black stripe. The aluminum door is both a design accent and a deterrent to squirrels, while the curved awning is just pure style. Features a slide out bottom for easy cleaning, durable and stable marine grade plywood construction, brass fasteners and one and one half inch entry hole. 11"L X 7"H X 6"W. "Mutts" character not included!

Monday 1 November 2010

Pigeons and Jelly Cushion by Thornback & Peel

Pigeons and raspberry jelly. It shouldn't really work, but it looks fantastic. This cream 100% cotton canvas is beautifully hand screenprinted in grey and raspberry pink. 45cm x 45cm with duck feather pad.