Chisel & Mouse make plaster desktop-size models of iconic architecture from New York, London, Chicago & unique places like the Bauhaus Dessau building & LA’s Capitol Records Tower as well as 1:5000 scale cityscapes of these & other urban centers around the world. Another option is having them model your own home.
Designer Philippe Starck does things his way. The latest example is the SPEETBOX wood stove system that consists of modular cubes that can be stacked & arranged to best fit your space & style. Once you configure the fire & electronic module, the rest of the design is up to you & includes seating & storage. In addition to its good looks, it’s a highly efficient heating system.
Artist Matt Ferguson has created a series of officially licensed & limited edition Star Wars posters that are a cut above. His clean, high contrast designs capture key cinematic scenes from the original trilogy and are offered in full color, and gold-hued variants. All measure 12X24 inches.
Whether you attempt to consume all 99 of the carefully curated craft beers on this scratch-off chart or just hang it on the wall to admire your options, this hand-illustrated infographic print is a unique piece of functional art. Printed on high-quality 100lb. archival paper.
Created in Japan, the Air Bonsai is a plant-at-home kit that let’s you create your own floating bonsai. Comprised of a ceramic “energy base” and a magnetic plant holder or “little star” that makes your plant float 2 cms above the base, where it will grow naturally. Choose from a variety of plant types, ranging in age from 3 to 25 years old. Another funded Kickstarter.
Graphic designer Peter Majarich is obsessed with not just films but movie posters, too. For his self-motivated “A Movie Poster A Day” project he’s in the midst of creating 365 original movie posters. Now they’re for sale. Choose from The Dark Knight, Inception, Mad Max, The Shining, & 361 others.
Designed & built in the good ol’ USA, Grovemade’s Walnut Catch-All gives your phone, keys, wallet and other daily detritus a handsome new home. With an exterior of domestic walnut wood & an interior of wool felt it’ll keep everything in one place. Easy 2-screw wall mount.
Mr. Porter & Sonic Editions teamed up to curate a collection of iconic photo prints. These iconic images of sports superstars including MJ & Muhammad Ali are all numbered, framed & limited to a small release, making them true collector’s items.
Dutch design company IXXI has created a collection of officially-licensed Star Wars wall art in the form of mosaic-like prints featuring iconic characters from the movies. Only available in Europe at the moment.
Astronomy apps that use your phone’s GPS to automatically outline the constellations above you in the night sky are too easy. Work for it with Best Made’s Constellation Globe, a decorative and also functional globe that shows 70 constellations and 42 major stars for accurate, year-round stargazing. Includes a small red LED flashlight for reading it at night while out under the stars.