Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Lost Found Art is a design company that "...specializes in sculptural installations and assemblages using antique and vintage pieces." They have a wonderful eye for beauty in the most unexpected objects, and a quick browse through their website shows how even the most modest items can have a big impact when selected and displayed with care - a great lesson for any collector. Have a look at their work (and available collections) here.
More antiques inspiration can be found at the American Folk Art Museum website. Selected artwork from its collection is also available as reproductions, and can be ordered from the museum's Book and Gift Shop. Shown above is one of its most popular pieces, Girl in Red With Cat and Dog by Ammi Phillips, dating from the 19th century and available as a poster.
More interesting links:
Museum of International Folk Art
Mingei International Museum
Japan Folk Crafts Museum