Trendy Wall Tattoos

Are you looking for unique tattoo designs? Surfacecollective.com offers endless and unique tattoo designs…for your walls! These wall decals are most unique in artistic design and each piece was crafted by illustrators, artists, and creative directors. Surface Collective products easy to apply and remove and are available for your home or even your laptop.

In searching for the wall art or laptop decal you want the most, products can be filtered by various criteria: price range, gender and age, complexity or color arrangement of the piece, placement, theme, and designer. You can select more than one to view the options that best match your style. The cheapest wall products run about $30 to $45 before S&H. The laptop tattoos are no more than $40. Seattle is the only store retailer for Surface Collective in the United States, so online shopping is the best option.

Surface Collective is the ideal way to express yourself without the pain of ink and needle. Their products can compliment any style and go anywhere you want them. Whether you’re artistically inclined or challenged, Surface Collective wall tattoos add and accentuate chic flair in any room.

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A Whimsical Twist on Practical Houseware

Wolfum creator Annabel Inganni spent nine years in apparel design before her designs took an interesting turn in 2010. Inganni is now creating household items like linen napkins, bookends, and coasters, but her flair for the unique provides a whimsical and stylish twist to these seemingly traditional pieces.

Los Angeles based Wolfum makes simple, everyday products from organic cotton, recycled poly twill, and FSC certified walnut. Quality materials mean lasting items, and lasting items mean less replacement and waste. If that wasn’t enough, bold patterns and colors like sage, olive, and navy adorn each hand-made product.

Wolfum’s collection of unique linens have a timeless appearance, with patterns that could have easily been taken from a trunk of beloved vintage items or used to embellish a modern tabletop. Wolfum’s colorful animal bookends and wall hangers also add a fanciful feel the the collection. Tigers, rabbits, coyotes, and a slew of other creatures in a variety of delightful patterns and colors would be perfect for a child or adult.

Whether it’s a mix-and-match collection or a coordinated set, Wolfum products are Inganni’s answer to a boring room. U.S. made and built to last, Wolfum’s whimsical products can be purchased at California shops like ST&NDARD GOODS and La La Ling, as well as Wolfum’s website.

Not a Gallery: Twentieth Century Visual Art

What do you think of when the term “art” is mentioned? Do you think of famous works like the Mona Lisa, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, or Van Gogh’s Starry Night? Technology has evolved by leaps and bounds since the Renaissance period, and so has artistic style. Digital art has revolutionized aesthetic tastes, and one particular digital artist, Justin Belmont, is sharing his talent with art lovers everywhere.

Justin Belmont runs Notagallery.com, where he sells his work. His digital paintings are surfaced with handcrafted acrylic paint on two inch deep Birchwood frames. They’re created with 8-Color UltraChrome Ink, personally signed and ready to hang upon reception. His subjects are colorful and unique. His wall rounds are equally attention-drawing. While they have a heavy gauge texture, they’re easily repositionable sheets of wallpaper. The most unique of Belmont’s art is the Diamond Dust series, with which he uses eleven carats of crushed diamonds on pop icon subjects such as Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, and Audrey Hepburn.

The digital paintings and wall rounds are available in varying sizes and ships in two weeks’ time from the time of the purchase. The wall rounds and smaller digital paintings are least expensive, costing up to $300. The Diamond Dust works are one-of-a-kind and hence the most expensive, available only at $2700 and ship in three weeks’ time. Treat a fellow art collector to this new, iconic style by giving them a gift card to the site. Just as classical pieces like the Mona Lisa and Starry Night reflect the ideals and styles of their time; Belmont captures modern culture and accentuates it in very unique ways. Products from Not a Gallery will liven up any room with color, fun, and personality. There are art pieces that can fit any budget and compliment any style.

Greeting Cards with a Different Spin

Tis’ the  season to begin looking at greeting cards, and as always, we see the same round and frosty snowman or jolly Saint Nick with his reindeer and sleigh. Once in awhile we’ll see the serene nativity scene wishing us a merry holiday, but what if we want something a little less traditional and a little more creative?

Wrenay Gomez Charlton obviously saw the need for something new and provides a breath of fresh air to the greeting card world with her unique prints, cards, and calendars. Each one contains the silhouette of an animal, and within the animal is a road map from the state the animal is indigenous to. Maps have been used as décor for quite some time, but never before have they been displayed in such a way.  Each card is beautifully imaginative and would be a wonderful way to say Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday, or even to just let someone know you’re thinking of them. Just checkout the Wrenmade online shop for more information and inspiration!

AFAR Magazine

If you enjoy traveling the world, or even just dreaming about it, then AFAR is the magazine for you! This wonderful magazine was created for those who have always wanted to travel, and it provides great color photos of cultures from around the world. This is a great read and could possibly keep one entertained for an hour or so. The articles in the magazine are written by people who have actually been to the countries they are writing about and they are written about what the writer experienced first-hand.

It’s always great to explore unknown lands and learn new and exciting things about different countries and cultures, but sometimes you either can’t afford to do that or you aren’t able to, this is where AFAR Magazine comes into play, it allows you to venture to different areas of our exciting and magnificent world, get an engrossing first hand look at things you might have even missed had you taken the trip yourself, and do it all on your own time with their magazine! If you love travel, or simply dream of going somewhere different, then this magazine is no doubt for you.

The different aspects that play a major role in AFAR and their trending magazine are the images, sections, stories, and information that make you want to visit these places yourself. Don’t get me wrong, this is not an advertising brochure, it is an inside look into things you could only have dreamed of seeing before. You literally feel like you are a part of something much bigger when you read the adventurous pages of AFAR Magazine. To learn more or to subscribe to the magazine visit AFAR.

Thirst-Quenching Fun: Creature Cups

Imagine you’re drinking a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. You glance down into the cup and see an otter or an octopus! Either you’re sipping from a Sea World aquarium, or you’re enjoying your drink from a creature cup. These animalistic creations are designed by Yumi, an artist based out of Brooklyn, New York. They’re sold online at Creaturecups.com. You get a selection of either the octopus or the otter cup, or you could get both. If you are a store owner (or if you know someone who is interested), you can order these to sell in your place of retail. Read the “info” page for contact info.

Creature Cups are hand-made, dishwasher-safe and cost about fifteen dollars before shipping and handling. If you’re looking to buy one in the near future, they are unfortunately sold out at the moment. Yumi claims that they’ll be restocked next year, and there will even be more to choose from! If you’re still interested in what’s offered now, you can pre-order them.

Creature Cups are a delightful gift for the hot-beverage consumer you know! They’ll make coffee breaks more interesting and surprise those unfamiliar with the “hidden creatures in your cup”!

Nanoblock

Sometimes the older crowd misses the days when they were able to play with building blocks and get away with it. One company recognized that and decided to do something about it! We all used to love building crazy creations with blocks and wasting countless hours making intricate structures out of blocks to then just take it apart. Nanoblock is all about the building of smaller block creations only not to be taken apart afterwards but instead collected and displayed! Nanoblocks are the building blocks designed for those more skilled than the average child and more patient. These little blocks are really quite small and measure smaller than a coin. Patients and time is no doubt a factor required when building with Nanoblocks, but one that pays off in the end with an individual piece of collectable art!

It makes sense really, why spend time building something only to take it apart? You don’t have to with these tiny building blocks, in fact they come packaged to where you have enough blocks to build the specific design that you buy. It’s not hard to build with them, but it does take some time compared to throwing a few big toy blocks together. So if you fall into the category of those “too old” to play with blocks, then Nanoblock are most certainly for you! With plenty of designs to choose from and a continuously growing catalogue you are sure to be entertained with these little blocks for a big amount of time!