I first saw these on a trip to Santa Cruz hanging on the wall of a local gallery and fell in love. The playful subjects and creative visualizations of these already strange looking sea creatures gives a unique perspective, almost child-like. Broken down to the simplest elements, and then reconstructed with lines and 60’s style shapes, his talent is obvious. Just as at home on a nursery wall as a living room or office, the prints inspire the imagination and delight the observer. [ad name=”STIL-Medrec”] Upon visiting the Doug Ross website, I see that his works are wide ranging, but still employ a similar illustration style. Bikes, birds and sea-life seem to be the focus of much of his fine-art
A big fan of the unique finishes of steel, especially when paired with other modern amenities in the home, so I couldn’t pass these up. Clean cutouts of different continents allow you to pair them and create your own geographical map. James Kennedy Bio Born in Quebec City, James Kennedy inherited his passion for art from his mother. Later touring with Cirque du Soleil for three years, his artistic influences matured. He then formed K-One, a design and production company ultimately creating the wall sculptures you see here. Unique techniques of transferring photographs onto steel allows for a subtle geographic continent cutout. The one of a kind oxidized steel piece has a unique finish applied to each piece of steel.
Is it a candle, a mini fireplace, a huge lighter, a flaming art piece? It could be all of the above. Nu-Flame combines glass, wood, steel and fire to create these tabletop fireplaces that burn clean bio-ethanol fuel. This means a clean, smokeless flame in unique patterns to create dazzling ambiance. Place it on your desk, inside or outdoors, even mount it on your wall for a modern take on a medieval lighting feature. Find their whole line at Nu-Flame or get a great deal from Touch of Modern. [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”] Cero, Irradia and Caldo Fireplaces by Nu-Flame from $89
Spruce up your living room with some Spruce, or reclaimed Douglas Fir. Parvez Taj is an artist putting great and unique art in the reach of those who can really appreciate it without breaking the bank. With prints made on aluminum, bamboo, mirrors, lamp shades, reclaimed wood along with the more traditional canvas, these brightly colored UV cured inks stay bright and is even eco-friendly. I was sucked in by his rendition of the California flag (my home state) on top of reclaimed wood that made an appearance on Gilt. The sheer size, bright colors and texture of the wood captured me and the price was more than appealing. Check out his website for all of the different mediums and
Granted, I am writing on a WordPress platform currently, I have been blown away by SquareSpace 6, the new version of a very powerful website creation platform. I am lucky to be one of the chosen few to beta this new platform, and wow, is it cool! Build a custom website in no time, all through drag and drop- no coding, fuss or muss. If you are an artist looking to show some of your best works and want to avoid the hassle of designing and coding your own (or hiring someone to do it for you), you really should look into Squarespace. It works exceptionally well to show off photos, artwork, and portfolios, and makes it so easy to
A great addition to your mahogany desk would be a pewter predator-head to rip staples out of whatever paper documents may cross your desk. With wicked sharp canines, you can choose from several staple-hungry heads of the animal kingdom. $55 by Jac Zagoory
A long time favorite of mine, Billy Blob has been on my radar for about 9 years now- still making great art. You can find everything from paintings, flash cartoons and t-shirts featuring some of his most famous characters like Karma Ghost, Dirty Birdy, Bumble Beeing and Bug Lover. BillyBlob.com