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Wallpaper: The Easy Game-Changer

Give your home, library, kitchen, or bedroom a total makeover. You’d be surprised how wallpaper can transform your life. Here’s a few gems we spotted on eBay available this week:

Clockwise from Top Left: 1. Mandarin Wallpaper (found here) 2. Blue Birdcage (found here) 3. Map Wallpaper (found here) 4. Antique Bird (found here)

 

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Artist Alert: Paul Thurlby
Informed by the retro aesthetic of the midcentury, London-based illustrator Paul Thurlby excels in simple, uncomplicated graphics that really hit the sweet spot. We especially love his “Number Series,” featuring the flamingos seen here. To see more of this creative gent’s work, click here.
(Graphic courtesy of Paul Thurlby. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Artist Alert: Paul Thurlby

Informed by the retro aesthetic of the midcentury, London-based illustrator Paul Thurlby excels in simple, uncomplicated graphics that really hit the sweet spot. We especially love his “Number Series,” featuring the flamingos seen here. To see more of this creative gent’s work, click here.

(Graphic courtesy of Paul Thurlby. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Artist Alert: Andrea Ferrari 

In the artist’s latest photographic work, “Wild Window,” Andrea Ferrari paints taxidermied in a new light, breathing life into them all over again. A “meditation on the natural world,” as his gallery puts it, “Wild Window” attempts to freeze the beauty of nature a second time so that it may be put on display forever. As if taxidermy wasn’t permanent enough… 

(Images courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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The King of Creep 
On the eve of Halloween, who better to celebrate with than Alfred Hitchcock, the undisputed master of suspense and psychological thrillers. The man’s films have inspired many a Halloween costume over the years — The Birds and Psycho winning top honors in this category. Wanting to refresh yourself with his work? eBay has countless DVDs for you to geek out on.
(Photo courtesy of Philippe Halsman. Text by Jenny Bahn)

The King of Creep 

On the eve of Halloween, who better to celebrate with than Alfred Hitchcock, the undisputed master of suspense and psychological thrillers. The man’s films have inspired many a Halloween costume over the years — The Birds and Psycho winning top honors in this category. Wanting to refresh yourself with his work? eBay has countless DVDs for you to geek out on.

(Photo courtesy of Philippe Halsman. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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If Birds Had Mirrors 
Photographer Rene Mesman takes owls, crows, and falcons to another level. This series of bird photos was aided by a hairstylist for Volkskrant Magazine, and crafted by the minds at Souverein. To bring home your own wildlife, check out eBay’s bounty of taxidermy options. 
(Image: Courtesy of DavidSketchBook. Texy by Jauretsi)

If Birds Had Mirrors 

Photographer Rene Mesman takes owls, crows, and falcons to another level. This series of bird photos was aided by a hairstylist for Volkskrant Magazine, and crafted by the minds at Souverein. To bring home your own wildlife, check out eBay’s bounty of taxidermy options

(Image: Courtesy of DavidSketchBook. Texy by Jauretsi)

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For the Birds
Artist Pablo Piatti first got his start in the fashion industry, gradually expanding his horizons to encapsulate more fields, including, in this case, wallpaper design. His painterly work has an amazing depth of feel to it, pushing the limits of two-dimensional space with his intelligent use of color against black, white, and gray. Seen here with a wooden table and chair set by Spacecutter along with a few hanging trees, this is as stunningly subtropical as a dining room can get. 
(Photo courtesy of Evan Joseph. Text by Jenny Bahn)

For the Birds

Artist Pablo Piatti first got his start in the fashion industry, gradually expanding his horizons to encapsulate more fields, including, in this case, wallpaper design. His painterly work has an amazing depth of feel to it, pushing the limits of two-dimensional space with his intelligent use of color against black, white, and gray. Seen here with a wooden table and chair set by Spacecutter along with a few hanging trees, this is as stunningly subtropical as a dining room can get. 

(Photo courtesy of Evan Joseph. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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For the Birds
By Jenny Bahn
Luke Stephenson is a British portrait photographer whose work often focuses on human quirks and oddities — be it the people themselves or the things they own — captured with a loving eye and a good sense of humor. His work is at times awkward, but always playful and incredibly charming. 
Recently, he has moved his efforts into the avian realm, photographing birds for a series titled “The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds.” What started as a very simple idea expanded once Luke discovered the true passion for birds some individuals possessed. The result is a beautiful, 80-page book of beautiful birds, their colorful plumage contrasting deliberately each backdrop, proving nature is truly the best artist. The book is now available for pre-order.
(Photo: Courtesy of Luke Stephenson)

For the Birds

By Jenny Bahn

Luke Stephenson is a British portrait photographer whose work often focuses on human quirks and oddities — be it the people themselves or the things they own — captured with a loving eye and a good sense of humor. His work is at times awkward, but always playful and incredibly charming. 

Recently, he has moved his efforts into the avian realm, photographing birds for a series titled “The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds.” What started as a very simple idea expanded once Luke discovered the true passion for birds some individuals possessed. The result is a beautiful, 80-page book of beautiful birds, their colorful plumage contrasting deliberately each backdrop, proving nature is truly the best artist. The book is now available for pre-order.

(Photo: Courtesy of Luke Stephenson)