Category Archives: Art

A cornershop

I spotted this on sho & tell blog and had to share! Lucy Sparrow’s Cornershop resembles your average Spar shop or British news agent, but all the items are hand knitted! Take a look!

Lucy Sparrow's Cornershop

Lucy's cornershop

Lucy's cornershop

Lucy's cornershop

Whew! That’s a lot of knitting! Incredible! More on Lucy Sparrow at her website.

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A London sign

Pottery Barn London sign framed print

Looking for a way to add a little London to your home? Check out Pottery Barn’s London sign, now on sale for $509. It’s a framed giclée print that can be special ordered.

Art Everywhere

Art Everywhere

Art Everywhere, the U.K.’s biggest art exhibition runs through the end of this month. Where? Well, everywhere. Art Everywhere is showing up on more than 30,000 billboards across the country. Genius, right? Here are just a few examples.

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Book benches

Dr. Seuss

London’s benches are becoming open books this summer, thanks to Britain’s National Literacy Trust, which has brought 50 new sculptures into the city, with help from public art promoter Wild in Art. Each bench celebrates a different story, ranging from C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” to Julia Davidson’s “The Gruffalo,” Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” to J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan.”

Thanks, Ally, for the tip!
Sherlock Holmes

How to Train Your Dragon

Dinner doodles

Placemart art by Marion Deuchars

I love the idea of this book by the U.K.’s Marion Deuchars. “Let’s Make Some Great Placemat Art” is the perfect antidote for any child who’s bored sitting in a restaurant waiting for dinner to arrive (and a godsend to parents)!

London T-shirts by Lineposters

Fab.com is currently selling these London T-shirts by Lineposters. They’re $28.

London Tee Black Aqua

London T-Shirt Gray

They are also selling these stunning London screen prints, also by Lineposters, for $22 and $25 respectively.

London Screenprint 24x18

London Screenprint Gray

A cock(erel) in Trafalgar Square

A cockerel in Trafalgar Square

London mayor Boris Johnson and artist Katharina Fritsch with one big cock(erel). Credit: Ray Tang, Rex Features

What’s 14 feet high, ultramarine blue and standing on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square?

A giant cockerel, designed by German artist Katharina Fritsch!

The cock’s creator Katharina Fritsch told The Guardian newspaper: “I think the English have a great sense of humour. I know they like to play games with language. They like their double meanings. So I wanted to play around.”

I kind of like how blue and bright it is! What do you think?

Lovely London print

I love this silk screen print by Nicola Meiring (£60), which is the first of a series of European prints. So retro and sweet!

London in wood

I don’t know what I love more – the above London map done in wood by Neighborwoods or the tagline of Neighborwoods (“Your hood etched in wood.”) $64 for an 11 1/2″ by 14 1/4″ piece and they’re based in New York.

Banksy’s Olympics

The London Olympics are two days away now and British street artist Banksy is already working his magic. See his latest Olympics-themed art:

 

Thanks to TheFoxisBlack.com for posting about it.