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With the advent of the interweb and the likes of, there is little excuse for giving boring, common gifts this holiday season. The fine folks at Candler Arts have a most unique selection of outsider/folk/self-taught artwork and artful objects that truly are one of a kind.

Painting of Payton Woodard at Pardeeville Pond, Wisc., 1900. Two small spots of paint loss in the sky. 21.6 inches by 17.6 inches. $800

A plastic lense that covered a light fixture at a dry cleaners.
Circa 1960s. Great display piece. 29.6 inches by 21 inches.

Philip Germann of Centerville, Iowa, made this drawing on paper on May 18, 1936.
The fanciful script is reminiscent of much older writing exercises. 10.25 inches by 7.25 inches.

Expertly made but never used, circa 1940, from New England.
Formerly owned by the author of a game board book. 23.75 inches diameter, 0.75 inches thick.

Owner Kevin Duffy, a former journalist and longtime seeker of idiosyncratic objects. His collection in his own words contains pieces that might be strange, offbeat, näive or all of the above. I couldn’t approve more.

To make an inquiry or a purchase, contact Kevin at or call 404-217-1150.
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If you were a child in the 70’s-80’s, you undoubtedly knew of Spencer’s Gift in your local mall. The place to get every kind of novelty from fake dog poo to adult board games. Fred Flare is the internet’s answer to such a place, albeit with a little better style. Me likes.

This bacon-printed wallet looks like it’s
delicious enough to eat, but it’s actually
a great accessory ready to stash all of
your cash! Includes 6 credit card slots,
3 small pockets, & 2 bill pockets. Faux
leather material. Approx. 4.25″ x 3.75″

We are mad for mustaches, espesh bright-eyed, smiley ones… Pleather coin purse with felt inset is super roomy and features a funny interior print. Loungefly. Item measures about 8″ across.

21″ x 17″
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 2″ border.

A Society6 member since January 2010, Pat Perry is an artist/illustrator from the US. His artworks are surreal, drawing inspiration from camping and the woods in his hometown of Michigan. His favorite media is pen & ink, and paint, with the occasional use of Photoshop to manipulate color. Purchase his prints on Society6.

Yo Man Hey Dude
17″ x 23″
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 2″ border.

— Anthony P. Munoz

Holstee, the NYC based eco-friendly design shop, have been at it again. They recently created a minimalist designed wallet ($25) that is not only perfect for carrying your essentials ; credit cards, cash, and sliding window for your ID or transit card, but also fits within their ethos of design with a conscience. Each wallet is constructed from recycled plastic bags and newspapers collected from the streets of Delhi. Each is a one-of-a-kind in its pattern and style. From colored ads, cartoons, headline news, and classifieds no two wallets are the same.



Working with a family-run non-profit based in India that works to collect and recycle litter off the streets of Delhi, Holstee was able to create the dream wallet. This vegan wallet is made primarily of plastic bags and newspapers, collected off the Streets of Delhi in India. Production of this wallet helps reduce waste in Delhi, provides fair wage employment and subsidizes healthcare and education for each employee’s family.


I’ll admit I’ve always had a fascination for nesting dolls. As a child I loved a set my grandparents had. It was certainly the combination of rarely getting to touch them and the inherent secretness of little people within people.

These examples designed by Sweden’s Ingela Arrhenius available from OMM Design, are amazing. I particularly like the amount of mustaches on the circus set.

Both can be yours for 21 EUR each.

— Anthony P. Munoz


Authors: Swoon
Imprint: Abrams Books
ISBN: 0-8109-8485-7
EAN: 9780810984851
Publishing Date: 5/1/2010
Trim Size: 10 1/2 x 8
Page Count: 192
Cover: Hardcover
Illustrations: 200 full-color illustrations


About the book
This first monograph on the street artist Swoon (aka Caledonia Curry) is a crash course on the incredible range of her diverse artistic practices. Filled with brilliant color photographs, the book brings reader to streets around the world to see her life-size prints and paper cutouts that transform as natural elements slowly erode and destroy them. It travels across the waters to include striking images from her most recent projects, Swimming Cities, which show a team of volunteer craftsmen scavenging junk to create makeshift steamships that are part floating artwork, part performance, and part experiments in communal living. And it brings readers inside her art collective, Toyshop, which orchestrates organic public theater that includes everything from street parties to public demonstrations. Woven together seamlessly, and accompanied by essays from fellow artists and famed gallery owner Jeffrey Deitch, this book showcases the work of one of the art world’s brightest stars.

About the author
SWOON has been creating street art in New York City since 1999. She studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and has traveled internationally to create exhibits and host workshops. Her work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Tate Modern, or on the streets of Brooklyn.

Jeffrey Deitch is the owner of Deitch Projects in Brooklyn.


Portland/Brooklyn’s Jackie Bos (illustrator, designer and painter) and Rochester, NY’s Rachael Hetzel (artist and printmaker) of etsy’s Pistachio Press, have teamed up to make this great print collection titled “Daylight Dreamers”.




The print is a 4-color letterpress print on a plush acid-free cotton paper.
Each print has 3 colored plates, and 1 imprint plate (top left)
They are also offering a teeny bonus print to go along with it.

They are hand numbered in a limited edition of 100.
The prints are available in both Jackie’s Etsy Shop and
the Pistachio Press Etsy Shop

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