Oo, oo, oo. You gotta love the possibilities opened by the battery operated LED tea light. Case in point: these photo lanterns from Ivy Kanaley from a A Field Journal.
- Store bought lanterns (glass votives are an alternative)
- Spray adhesive (suitable for paper and glass)
- Digital images
- Battery operated tea lights
- Scissors/Paper cutter
Walk through World Market on any given day and you'll undoubtedly see a few clever products. My worry here is that there are some little village women somewhere in a far corner of the world twisting and weaving these newspaper pig magnets for maybe five cents apiece. Danny Seo of DailyDanny.com went window shopping in Seattle last week. He posted some photos from his… Continue Reading
The website is called Image Revolver, and it's an outlet for artists to sell their work to the masses at very reasonable prices. The images themselves are high-resolution original works that you can print AT HOME. You choose from images sized small (8.5x11, 8 x 10), which cost 5 bucks, medium (11x14, 11x17), which will set you back $8 and, and large (13x19), which clocks in at a only $10.… Continue Reading
Photo from The Style Files
Lately I've noticed more than a few picture arrangements being hung curiously high on the wall. I'm not sure if this is due to a bona fide trend, or if individuals (close friends and relatives of mine) aren't aware that there are, in fact, some general rules to follow that bring cohesiveness and balance to an… Continue Reading
No, this isn't art made WITH crayons...it's art made OF crayons. "Artist Christian Faur uses wax crayons themselves as pixels to create imagery. The results are stunning, and I doubt I’d be able to resist the urge to touch these pieces in real life."
For my money, there is nothing better than an Eames fiberglass (now plastic) shell chair. Eiffel base, with/without arms... I'd take them all.
But, sometimes, vintage versions have seen better days. So rather than let these stained and worn masterpieces remain untouchable, artists and otherwise creative folk have transformed them into something new. Apartment Therapy has gathered a few:
Sometimes you fall in love with art that doesn't quite 'go' with your decor. No, we're not trying to match the sofa, but we are trying to find art that will complement a space that we also happen to love, which is the best kind of relationship. Freshome plays canvas wall-art-matchmaker in a recent article describing just what we should keep in mind as we search for or create the perfect image for our interior. Their hints… Continue Reading
Awhile ago I posted a photo of my friend's mosaic surfboard. Now she's gone and done a toaster and the piece of toast, to boot. She's revving up for a big mosaic workshop in San Francisco. Lucky!
I'm thinking she could try her hand at a Mosaic Sewing Machine.
To see more of her unconventional and… Continue Reading
I know this is weird, but when I was a kid, I longed to break my ankle or a foot so I could walk around on crutches. I know, I know, but the kids always got to leave class early, and everyone did all these nice things like carry their lunch tray....
Had I broken something, and were there a pair of 12-year-old crutches in my parents' basment, I'd probably make one of these: an easel. And even though I don't have a pair, the technique… Continue Reading