We want to kick-off the holiday season with a gift guide! And we wouldn’t be Arttenders if this guide wasn’t specifically for the art lovers among us. We have selected a few of our favorite books, webshops and artists for you to browse.
We’re presenting a variety of gifts for both big and small wallets. Is there a better way to support the arts than by showering your loved ones with these beautiful presents? We don’t think so! Happy holidays everyone.
De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2018 is a must-have! This 6-pound (!) calendar shows work by both established makers as well as up-and-coming talent. Both due to its size and the fact that every day features another artist makes it an eye-catcher in your interior. Get the calendar here!
Ian Kirckpatrick is a Canadian artist and graphic designer based in Leeds, UK. He designs and builds his own packaging from cardboard, plastics and Styrofoam. Ian creates intricate scultural forms that explore contemporary culture. We especially love his monster cubes! Buy them here.
Also at KOPshop: the ‘My Superhero’ vase by Jasmin Djerzic.
Oh! And while you’re at it, treat yourself to the ‘Rising Balance’ candleholder by Laurabin.
Test your memory with this mesmerizing Memory Game. The graphic patterns are designed by Sigrid Calon. This stylish memory game packed in a cube is a beautiful design gift and art object in one. Also, don’t forget to browse Sigrid’s personal webshop!
Heden.nl specializes in art rental, but also has a beautiful webshop that offers a wide range of gifts, such as these Dragons of Ming bij Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk or these Sustained Napkins by Sara Vrugt.
The book ‘Big art for small professionals’ is a wonderful book for little artlovers. It tells the story of 30 world famous paintings. It’s a lighthearted way to explore history by way of art, together with a blue beetle that hides in every illustration. (Psst! Part 1 is available here)
Studio Ruwedata (Thijs Kelder) is an artist who works at the intersection of design, typography and visual art. In collaboration with Enfant Terrible he is opening Bric-à-Brac: a collection of artworks, small (affordable) prints and other artsy trinkets you didn’t know you had to have. Find them on Facebook here.
These beetles were part of an exhibition called SCHWARM by the artist duo Reinheimer and Rehm (RaR). The artists decided to manufacture with nature as the principal. Each beetle is made from porcelain and glazed with various aesthetic techniques, which makes a collection as diverse as nature itself. Each one of these beautiful beetles can be used as a wall-vase. Get yourself a beetle here!
Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through painting, performance, film and fashion. Explore his colorful webshop here, for both small and bigger gifts.
Toyqube offers a selection of limited edition art toys, art prints and designer toys. We are in love with this beautiful figurine of Wonder Woman by the New York artist Tara Mcpherson. For art lovers and comic fanatics alike!
Foekje Fleur makes functional objects. Her attractive and colourful designs seem playful at first sight, but are often inspired by more serious topics like environmental pollution. These bottle vases are for example inspired by plastic trash from the river Maas in Rotterdam. By creating durable porcelain copies of the material she finds, Foekje Fleur is spreading awareness about this growing problem. Go to her webshop for a dazzling variety of colours and shapes.
Camille Walala is influenced by the Memphis Movement, the Ndebele tribe and Optical Art master Vasarely, alongside a simpe desire to put a smile on people’s faces. Her signature style presents a boundless energy. Go to her webshop for bright, colourful and somewhat affordable prints for your home interior.
Miffy at the museum is a go-to read for all toddlers and their parents who want to prepare for a trip to the museum.