We’re in luv with San Francisco illustrator Lisa Congdon‘s work. Especially her Photography-inspired journal that was recently released by Compendium for a cool $6.95. It’s a charming little 5″x8″ journal with 128 hand-lined pages interspersed with cool hand-drawn photography quotes from the masters and Lisa’s cool vintage camera paintings and line drawings.
Here’s a sampling of some of the interior images that are available to preview online:
We’ve gotta have it so get yours today too!
All these beautiful drawings and paintings © 2013 Lisa Congdon
Italian artist Andre Petrachi (a.k.a. Himatic) makes cool sculptures from vintage camera gear and items most people would throw away like old electronics, light bulbs and toys. Andre sees his work is a symbol of our cultures out-of-control desire to buy things … yeah like sculptures made of cameras!
Photos by Giuseppe Fogarizzu
If you could never find a Lomo camera that fit your style, you no longer have an excuse. Lomography’s newly released La Sardina DIY Edition camera is ready for you to paint them, tag them, sticker them, customize them with photos or even take them apart. The world is your oyster … err Sardine.
Kirsty grew up in the “Garden of England” with a love for art history, photography, fine art, film and theatre … a product of her loving and nurturing mother’s support and fantastical stories. Tragically, in 2008, a brain tumor took her mother’s life and Kirsty lost herself for a while in street photography, unable to express her feelings—capturing people who seemed to feel the way she did.
A few months later, she turned the camera inward and photography became an overwhelming passion as she tried to create the beautiful and imaginative images that her mother instilled in her dreams as a child. What she thought would only be a small project, has become an engulfing three year Wonderland journey that is finally near completion this summer. With the help of loving friends and volunteers and countless hours of work she’s created a beautiful and amazing tribute to her mother that has be seen to believed.
All images © 2012 Kirsty Mitchell Photography
PART 4 of our Holiday Gift Guide is a collection of cool gifts you can use or display in your home, office or studio. Pillows, Posters, Polaroids and pretty much everything else. Enjoy!
Here’s another one of those I wish we had made those products, the Shutter pillows ($48) from Inhabit, available now on Fab.com. (If you’re not signed up for Fab, you need to to get a cool curation of killer designery products everyday for good prices.)
The Poladarium 2012 tear off Calendar ($34) is a really cool gift for the instant photo lover in your life. It features 366 photos in a collectors box, one for each day and 1 extra to get you into 2013. Not only are you getting tons of variety in the images, you get to learn about the photographer and a brief story about the image on the back of each one. Such a cool idea. (It’s coming from overseas, so order now!)
Accessorize your desk in style with some of these fun camera-infused products.
The Say Cheese Camera Tape Dispenser ($21.99) | Retro Camera Pencil Sharpener ($14.99) | Photo Fanatic Key Cover ($11.99) | Snapshot Pencil Case ($15.99) | Camera Pencil Sharpener ($19) | Camera Stamps ($9)
Got some fun photographs or art to display Creative Walls ($29.99) will lead and inspire you.
You have to hold your cards somehow, why not with this Camera Card Stand ($9.99).
Know someone who’d likes to send pretty pictures in the post? Grab a box of 20 different Pretty Polaroids Notes ($10).
This 2012 Polaroid Calendar by @xo_azuree ($20) is a fun 5.5″ x 5.5″ calendar for that instant lover who has everything else.
Shiny aluminum camera of yesteryear ($49.95) Need I say more? It’s not small, with measurements of 11.5″ x 8.5″ x 3.5″ available exclusively at Zgallerie.
1. Starmite on Red – 16″x16″ on canvas ($200) | 2. Icons 101 – 8″x8″ print ($18) | 3. Hawkeye in Red – 4″x6″ framed print ($25) | 4. Smile Yellow on A3 paper ($34) | 5. What Pictures are Made of -12″x12″ on wood ($200) | 6. Photographic Memory – 8″x10″ print ($28) | 7. Stay Focused – 8″x8″ on wood ($100) | 8. Old Camera – 11″x14″ ($50 – Unframed) | 9. Hawkeye on Yellow – 12″x12″ on canvas ($150) | 10. Cameras – 7″x10″ print ($15) | 11. Glitch Part 2 – 13″x13″ print ($36) | 12. Photographer’s Dilema – 11″x14″ print ($50) | 13. 8 1/2 – 11″x17″ poster ($35) | 14. Vintage Camera Hasselblad – 8″x10″ Print ($15) | 15. 28 Camera Drawings – 11″x14″ ($50 – unframed) | 16. Starbright, Starmite – 5″x7″ framed print ($35)
Know of additional camera-infused products you’d want for your home or office? Let us know by commenting below. If you want to see more from the 2011 Gift Guide, check out Part 1: cool cameras under $400, Part 2: Cool Camera, iphone and computer accessories, Part 3: Cool Camera and photography infused Wearables like shirts, bags and more.