Archive for October, 2007

doug boehm prints

i love this monster mash set of four prints from pennsylvania artist doug boehm, and not just because it’s halloween today! i think this set would be great in a media room (my media room). these images are prints of his original paintings. doug has a bfa from the tyler school of art, and also has an impressive list of clients including rolling stone, the philadelphia enquirer and seattle weekly. he has been recognized by american illustration and the society of illustrators for his talents. take a peek at his colorful, anthropomorphic, slightly askew creations.

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i love his lines and his strong-jawed characters, and feel their anxiety. is it sinister tension or a sad doomsday loss of control? i can’t tell.

i still think i like that mummy the best.

see his fantastic portfolio on his website, and purchase his prints at thumbtack press!


at the zoo

this photo taken by (self-described) nuclear taco chef and computer programmer david mcnett at the knoxville, tennessee zoo has brightened my morning.

 

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hahaha!

 

via the presurfer and macnugget

 


tazana foliage pendant lamp

inspired by nature, thai designer suppapong songsang has created this lovely little plastic foliage light in white and green for his company tazana. it takes up to a 60 watt bulb and is about 7″ x 7″ x 8 1/2″.

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i’d love to see eight or nine of these at different heights with low wattage bulbs in them, hanging together. what a lovely way to light up a corner with a quotidian promise of spring!

snatch ’em up at the missing pixel for $26 each.

via at home with kim vallee and betterlivingthroughdesign


amy burhoe glass designs

these beautiful nightlights that the swiss miss posted about look like jeweled nougat candy to me. now feast your eyes on some other vibrant nightlight styles and the fused glass and sterling silver jewelry that rhode island-based artist amy burhoe makes!

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yum.

fred flare has a limited amount of the first two nightlights pictured. for the rest of the collection, and to see a wonderful plethora of other color combinations, be sure to check out amy’s website!


contraforma mw cabinetry

when i first saw these beautiful dresser cabinets, i though they were from room and board. it turns out that these handsome powder coated steel furniture pieces, accented with natural antique wood fronts from old homes, are from lithuanian designer nauris kalinauskas for contraforma.

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i love the masculine simplicity of the materials used, as well as the design. it’s old and new.

purchase them (cabinet available with drawers and doors; frame available in black, white or champagne) at ona.

via betterlivingthroughdesign


maggie williams glass works

i’m gaga for these gorgeous mouth blown handmade glass pieces from award winning uk artist maggie williams. her studio and shop is located in the village of veryan in south cornwall. maggie is inspired by nature and tropical plants in particular. her pieces come in 30 eyepopping colors. i love her teatime series with life size cakes!

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view more work and make purchasing inquiries on her website.


boris bally recycled metal collection

look at this transit series accessory and furniture collection from rhode island-based artist boris bally. it’s bold, poppy and functional. boris carefully selects each salvaged sign from huge piles in scrap yards, and rivets them together to create his uniquely modern american work. for boris, this ironic collection makes a statement not only about recycling, but also represents our culture’s struggle for success, as well as bucking authority.

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boris’ work is in the permanent collection at the smithsonian, the cooper hewitt and the victoria and albert museums.

you can purchase his industrially stylish works at guild.


fun felt crafts from lupin

i like most everything that uk artist lupin makes, but i think these birds and mobiles are super sweet. i’m really responding to her well executed color combinations, especially now, since we slowly but surely will become devoid of them with the change of the seasons…

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i have had a fantasy (okay, so i daydream a bit) for a while about having a holiday tabletop tree and only placing bird ornaments on it, so these things are making me go slightly nutty. ooh! if i got a funky modern metal tree i could keep this up year round…

anyway, i digress. take a peek into her etsy shop to see her broad and lovely selection, and be sure to see her great blog too (where she uses great words like “chuffed” and “witter”)!


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