The story of Artehouse — today, the largest publisher of vintage posters and wall art in the world — begins with a simple act of generosity. In 2000, company cofounder Richard Weedn gave his friend, Terence Flynn, a rare motorcycle poster as a gift. The exchange prompted a series of conversations that eventually led the two men to open a poster business — and so Artehouse was born. The company's extensive collection of giclée prints includes designs inspired by the beach, transit signage, favorite inspirational sayings, antique café and restaurant marquees, even street signs — all hand-numbered and sold in limited-edition runs. Forget about run-of-the-mill canvas art: Artehouse makes vintage-style wood signs set on slightly antiqued planked wood, bamboo, or reclaimed wood, representing the ultimate in stylish and inspirational wall art.
If you think wood furnishings are a mark of traditionalism, think again — in this case, at least. From knotty-based lighting to splashy art on reclaimed-wood canvases, the designs in this sale are bold takes on nature inspiration.
These works of art have a beautifully time-worn feel, yet they will fit beautifully into a modern room. Set a scientific tone with anatomic posters from Artwork Enclosed, or Soicher Marin’s framed astronomical charts and celestial maps; lend a globetrotting feel with Artehouse’s wood transit signs from cities around the world; or be cartographically chic courtesy of Avant Art’s framed diagram of Paris or map of the Alps.
Perfect for the office, these art pieces are bold and cheeky, and some have more than a little quirk. Choose from road signs, vintage-feeling prints of old cameras and typewriters, or prints with sayings you just might adapt as your mantra (like Winston Churchill’s “We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glow-worm”).
Your dog called to let us know he’s tired of his lackluster leash, pedestrian water bowl, and uninspired bed. Give him the style makeover he so desires with these beds, bowls, toys, and even crate covers in bold colors and eye-pleasing prints. (We’ve got cool cat stuff, too.)