Furniture Made from Reindeer Parts (apologies to Rudolph).

reindeer benches

The “A Part from Reindeer” collection by Thailand’s Anon Pairot Design Studio are unique furniture designs which incorporate the body parts from reindeer. Read more

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Nick Gentry Puts Obsolete Technology, Floppies, To Good – And Artistic – Use.

above: Next Generation by Nick Gentry (detail), floppy disks, acrylic paint, mixed media mounted on wood.

Nick Gentry is a British artist from London whose majority of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artifacts and materials.

above: Contemporary artist Nicholas James Gentry (image courtesy of Miami New Times)

He states that through this process “contributor, artist and viewer come closer together.” His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology and cyber culture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.

above: Constructed MemoryScape (full and detail), 2011, Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood, 84cm x 90cm

Best known for his floppy disk paintings, which combine the now obsolete tech storage with acrylic paints, metallic leaf and mixed media mounted on wood, Nick places an emphasis on recycling and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.

Life Story:

below: Life Story (detail)


Elements of Existence:

Profile Number2:


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Next Generation:

The following 2011 works by Nick Gentry are available at the Robert Fontaine Gallery:

Nick’s recent solo show at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami (which ran from August 25th through September 2, 2011) included the first pieces of the Invicta Watches Artist Series which featured Nick’s “The Secret Key”:

Nicholas James Gentry is a graduate of Central St. Martins in London. Notable exhibition venues include Art Paris, Verge Art Fair (Miami) and appearances at Bonham’s and Dreweatt’s Urban Art Auctions in London. International press for Gentry has included the Mirror, the Huffington Post, La Repubblica, Juxtapoz Magazine, Wired Magazine and the Wooster Collective. Gentry’s work was a part of the inaugural Artist Series from the Invicta Watch Group, presented by Ocean Drive Magazine in Miami. Gentry lives and works in London.

Nick has tons more of his work available to view on his Flickr photostream.

images and info from Nick Gentry’s site, flickr account and Robert Fontaine Gallery

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Pin-Up Lamps by Designer Richard Hutten for Brand Van Egmond.

Pin-Up is Richard Hutten’s newest lamp for Brand Van Egmond. Guest designer Richard Hutten created this fun and sexy iron lighting sculpture, inspired by people. According to BVE, Richard has always been fascinated by people, especially by people having fun.

This suspension lamp shows its soft sides with its round shapes and female silhouettes and it’s fun side with it’s glittering interior.

Available in four sizes, three external finishes; black, bronze or white, and your choice of a gold leaf or silver leaf interior.




interior finishes:

pin-up 40: Ø15.8” x 7.9”h – uses a 1 x E26
pin-up 50: Ø19.7” x 9.8”h – uses a 1 x E26
pin-up 60: Ø23.6” x 11.8”h – uses a 1 x E26
pin-up 70: Ø27.6” x 13.8”h – uses a 1 x E26

pin-up is available in the following finishes:
bronze with goldleaf inside
bronze with silverleaf inside
black matte
black matte with goldleaf inside
black matte with silverleaf inside
white matte
white matte with goldleaf inside
white matte with silverleaf inside

Buy them here at Unica Home

Richard Hutten:

Brand van Egmond

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Two New Modern Architecturally Inspired Dollhouses, The Dylan and the Edward.

architecturally inspired dollhouses

Just in time for the holidays when a new dollhouse makes a wonderful gift for children and adults alike, brinca dada, manufacturers and designers of some of the most beautiful modern dollhouses have released two new products. Read more

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Nail Lacquers Inspired By Everything from Bruises To Dickens, STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™

strangebeautiful nail lacquers

This sophisticated line of nail polishes is the brainchild of Jane Schub, an illustrator turned cosmetics designer. Sold in color “libraries”, the individual polishes are nameless and instead grouped as collections of color inspired by various and sometimes, disturbing, things. Each bottle in the 10 piece libraries is 0.5 fluid ounces. Read more

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Luxury Custom Leather Goods & Luggage That Won’t Fit In The Overhead Bin.


Sarah Jane Williams creates custom crafted luggage, trunks and cases in incredibly unusual shapes and designs under the name Williams British Handmade. Made with elegant bridle leather and hand-forged metal work by Joe Macneil of Macneil Metalcraft, these bespoke pieces from Sarah Williams are both unusual and beautiful. Read more

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Four Fun and Fabulous Finds For The Family This Holiday Season.

Fabulous Finds For The Family

A selection of new items that would make great gifts for everyone in the family, even the pet. Cigar ashtrays, pet bowls, glasses holders and a very cool ride on toy for the toddler. Read more

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Light Emitting Doors for Your Home by Marisa Richter Turn Utility into Design.

Doors & Style is a young label from Cologne headed up by designer Marisa Richter. They focus on designing unique stylistic doors as their work. Rather than looking at a door as something to open or close, they look at ‘connecting’ two rooms as their focus.

With minimal modifications of a typical door, Doors & Style adds new functionality to the ordinary door and transforms it from a piece of utility to a piece of design.

The Full-size Scape Door:

Full-size Scape Door connects two rooms without limiting the actual function. Depending on the time of day the door senses whether a light source has, or has not, been turned on in another room.The monotony of an ordinary door is replaced by the incisions in the customized door. You can admittedly not recognize what is concealed behind the door, but the imaginative images trigger positive emotions for that which lies behind. The door is made of solid wood in RAL 9016 with cut out decorative images and double-sided laminated foils. It is suitable for an interior space and available as flush edge or with an angular frame. On request they can also deliver the door frame.

At the moment two different designs are available (Birdie’s and Forest) but they are also able to manufacture your own design or integrate your corporate logo. Depending on the number of units and after clarification of all details, delivery time is between six and eight weeks. They reserve the right to make technical modifications, namely alterations, to the design template.

Fittings (exclusive door handle) are supplied and incorporated in the price.

The Down-Scape Door:

If light falls onto the Scape Door from behind a totally unique interplay of light and shadow appears on the floor. With a small alteration the ordinary door acquires a greater prominence. It is more than an opener: a piece of jewelry as well as a source of light.

The filigreed door slot creates better ventilation and can be used as a substitute for doors that have a ventilation grille – for example bathrooms – or for ‘Passive’ houses. The down Scape Door is available in RAL 9016 colours and special colours are available on request.

With this door you create a landscape in a dark room. It’s an interior wooden door with a chipboard core and is available as a door with flushed edge or with an angular frame.

At present there are two different designs available (Landscape and Skyscape) but they are also able to manufacture your design or to incorporate a logo. Depending on the number of units and after clarification of all details, delivery time is between six and eight weeks. They reserve the right to make technical modifications, namely alterations, to the design template. Fittings are supplied and incorporated in the price. They can also deliver the door frame on request.

“There are many things in our daily life we never think about. But in some special moments we recognize things which are around us.”- Maris Richter

Doors & Style
Creative Director Marisa Richter
+49 173 521 42 96
+49 180 355 185 07 49

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Nonpareil Pet Portrait. One Sweet Beagle Made of 221,184 Colored Sprinkles.

Nonpareil Pet Portrait

What began as a university fine arts project on Pointillism and Georges Seurat by student Joel Brochu, evolved into a remarkable artistic idea. Read more

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