Category Archives: art

moon diamond

Bling for your wall: this is a photographic print of an image of the moon that was sliced up and reassembled to form a diamond.

Created by The Best Part, a one-man operation consisting of Orlando artist and designer Jason Dean. Available for $50 from his online shop.

Detail:

red bear

Saw this amazing print in a children’s store in Victoria, BC  a few weeks ago and have been thinking about it ever since.  I love bears, and I especially love this bear, with his shy backwards glance.

Available at Banquet’s etsy shop.

places on earth

I’ve seen (and coveted) this map before, but was reminded today by bltd.

How I love technical drawings – maps, schematics, diagrams, you name it.  I have long wanted a map to track places been and plot the next jump.  And here is one created expressly for this purpose, and which is rather charming besides.  By Oliver Jeffers for You and Me, the Royal We.

source: bombast furniture

Finally went to check out Bombast last weekend and got my socks knocked off.  They’re a small shop (owners are one ex-fashion designer and one former sculptor) selling carefully selected, collector quality mid-century furnishings and art.  The products shown on their website seem to be exclusively from their own line, which is designed and built in Vancouver.  It’s gorgeous stuff, particularly the sofas, but the real gems are the original mid-century designer pieces in the shop.  Clicking the showroom link will give you a general idea; a first-hand look is enthusiastically recommended.  It’s terrible to be poor.

Right next to the Ming Wo in Chinatown, at 27 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC.

antony micallef

Antony Micallef is a british artist whose works are darkly beautiful and dynamic.  It seems obligatory to describe him as Bacon-esque, so there you are.

Works available for purchase can be found at the London anti-gallery Lazarides, which sells “outsider art”.  If you’re an ignoramus like me, check out their site to see what that means.  Or read this page on Raw Vision’s website.

The Lieberman Gallery, also in London, sells prints from many of the same artists, including Micallef.  They still cost a fortune.