7.7.2010 @ 4:23 pm UTC by lilah wild
A Miami Beach “fine art shoe store” that gives bright pop makeovers to footwear and handbags. Ballet flats, platform mules, and ankle-strapped pumps are meticulously handpainted with 80’s-style vamps reminiscent of Patrick Nagel and Roy Lichtenstein, and if you’ve got your eye on a clutch, grab it while you can because it looks like they sell out quickly. And if you’d rather display the ladies on your walls rather than your feet, they also do digital prints.
4.14.2010 @ 5:39 pm UTC by lilah wild
This site’s tagline reads: “the ever-expanding online gallery of surrealist, psychedelic, esoteric, outsider, fantastic, toy, lowbrow, comic, erotic and visionary artists.” And there is really not much more to add to that, other than this is an incredible place to kill an hour or two while browsing through their 500-and-growing roster of artists, their works available in art books and limited edition prints.
2.10.2010 @ 3:51 pm UTC by lilah wild
An impressive array of tikis in various forms: masks, statues, signs pointing the way to the nearest tropical bar, and a half-joking page of “tikis sold by the foot” for budget-constrained customers to get the biggest bang for the buck. Also bamboo lanterns, Easter Island lawn ornaments, and random kitschy nautical decor bits.
1.19.2010 @ 1:48 pm UTC by lilah wild
A Chicago brick-and-mortar that grew out of the Renegade Craft Fair and currently features over 300 artists. Clothes and accessories, jewelry, artwork, stationery, housewares, bath and body goods, stuffed animals, indie style in full swing through cute animals, vintage yearnings, cupcakes, and filthy-minded crossstitchery. Thanks, Miko!
1.11.2010 @ 1:02 pm UTC by lilah wild
A Des Moines art gallery specializing in the dark and morbid. Shameless pulp, unsettling black and white photography, surrealistic cartooning, the styles are diverse with a welcoming vibe towards outsider artists. Besides signed prints, they also showcase other horrific wares: monster masks, horror movie tees and toys, scream-filled pop art pendants, body jewelry that leans towards the demonic, evil dolls, and if you’re in the area, the in-person items include such delights as a “vintage case full of dead stuff.”
1.5.2010 @ 1:18 pm UTC by lilah wild
A tiny line of rockabilly tees and posters adorned with pinup chicks, sporting tattoos and up-to-no-good expressions. There’s also a little bit of rehabbed OOAK-wear and the jewelry page eschews any sparkle in favor of brass knuckles and assault weapons.
12.23.2009 @ 10:59 am UTC by lilah wild
Rayguns! With names like The Unnatural Selector, The Manmelter, and The Moon Hater Death Ray, they’re shiny articulated weapons of retro-futuristic design (one of them a Victorian pistol), made limited edition and arriving nestled within a velvet-lined case, accompanied by crafting tools and various implements. Ammo is sold separately and rather elusive.