Artist Michael West of Nashville, Tennessee offers custom made wonderfully worn, rusted, unique goods for hearth and home — coined “Farm Punk” by West — through his West Vintage Trading Company.
Electric light fixture arrow, handmade by West from wood and metal. $125
Electric Letter / Initial, styled after typography found in Love Park, Philadelphia. They are 24 inches by 18 inches wide, custom made with rusty sheet metal over wood, with a switch in the wire for ease of use. $110. Custom sizing available.
Metal pipework shelf, custom made of wood wrapped in the signature metal used by West. The shelf is a soft cool silver color is sealed with a flat polyurethane to protect and stop the aging process off the treatment of the metal. This size is 5 foot x 12 inches by 2 inches, $230. Custom sizes available.
…beneath a tattered coat. — Caecilius Statius (220 BC - 168 BC)
a lovely delight for a midsummer night
Hustle thee over to Onegarnetgirl’s ETSY shop for this pretty bauble to adorn your fingers. Aquamarine cushion cut rose gold ring, custom made in your size, $570.00
And in this economic maelstrom, what is a goblin to do for pretties? Steal and upcycle of course. These charming kitchen chandeliers from Decor Hacks will sparkle just fine.
Board your hovercraft in style as you swoop through the heavens in these Cydwoq
“Gemini” boots. Aviatrix, Adventuress, Style Maven. What’s a mere $479.00??
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
These Winged Bicycle Reflector Pant Clips are called Windrider and are sold in a set of 2 Pant Reflector Clips. Ride fast but safely and clear of getting your pant leg caught in the chain. With these reflective wings around your ankle, ride like the wind or some modern mythical character of your choosing. Made of silver reflective PVC. $25 from Fitzsu
About the Artist:
Gregory Bonasera is a ceramicist with an in depth understanding of the processes utilised in the production of ceramics; a methodical thinker who works more like an industrial designer than a potter to realise his creations and to advise and collaborate with other designers. Gregory sells his functional production works and feature lighting Australia wide & in the UK. He actively exhibits his work internationally and has contributed works to exhibitions in Paris, London, Germany, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Tokyo and Australia.
About the Lights:
Electric Mavis Luminare
single pendent maximum length 2000mm
triple pendant (as shown) maximum length 2000mm
Recycled fine porcelain and bone china tea cups & saucers
Made from recycled pre loved tea cups and saucers
Electric Mavis is a cheeky take on discarded domestic crockery. With minimal modification, these fine porcelain objects are transformed from op shop clutter or potential landfill into chic contemporary light fittings using one low voltage halogen bulb. Electric Mavis is stylish, feminine and the bloom is definitely not off her rose.
We are sisters. We are artists. We are frustrated servants in Twin Towers of Babel where the need for peace, quiet and respite is constant, but seldom possible.
So here, we will build one to escape to, during the day.
Welcome to our curated blog of pretty little things, needful things, things which we have the utmost faith would make a more beautiful life.
We’ll be curating and sharing both our own works of art as well as enviable works and elements of design by talented artists for the body, hearth and home, and travel.
Call it a blog, call it a wish list, call it an envy list — call us goblins.
Nymph, nymph, what are your beads?
Green glass, goblin. Why do you stare at them?
Give them me.
Give them me. Give them me.
Then I will howl all night in the reeds, Lie in the mud and howl for them.
Goblin, why do you love them so?
They are better than stars or water, Better than voices of winds that sing, Better than any man’s fair daughter, Your green glass beads on a silver ring.
Hush, I stole them out of the moon.
Give me your beads, I want them.
I will howl in the deep lagoon For your green glass beads, I love them so.
Give them me. Give them.
Overheard on a Salt Marsh by Harold Monro (1879-1932)
K. and K.