Categories / Design and Interiors, Film and TV

Icon blackboards from Ghost Furniture

We've previously featured the vintage blackboards of Ghost Furniture. They've given a twist to their designs with this new range of Icon blackboards.

The blackboards are each decorated with the silhouette of an iconic star. So you've got Twiggy sat in the corner of the frame that's pictured above, or you could pick Marilyn with skirt blowing up taken from The Seven Year Itch. Other designs feature Madonna, Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel, surely meaning there is one for any preference of style. 

Each blackboard is a unique piece, so prices vary. As an indication the Twiggy blackboard is being sold for £125. 

See them online

Categories / Design and Interiors, Film and TV

Visage wallpaper featuring Marilyn Monroe

Visage wallpaper
She's one of the most iconic of Hollywood stars – and now thanks, to this Visage wallpaper, you can have Marilyn Monroe in your home whenever and wherever you want her.

Part of the Albany catwalk range that also features retro clocks that we showed you last week, this wallpaper design reproduces the image of a youthful looking Marilyn, alongside some almost indecipherable text reading 'strike a pose'. There's a choice of two colourways available, both of which nod to the glamour of the big screen. Take your pick from black and grey with metallic inks, or chocolate and gold.  

The paper costs £19.99. 

Order it online

Categories / Art and Photography

Marilyn limited edition silkscreen print by Richard Duardo


He's perhaps best known as a printer, working with the likes of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, David Hockney and Keith Haring in the past. But Richard Duardo is also an artist in his own right – and this Marilyn limited edition silkscreen print is one of his pieces.

The work of the 'West-Coast Warhol' (as he's known) are colourful pop art-style prints of pop culture icons – and they don't get much more iconic than Marilyn Monroe. The print is from a signed limited edition of 100, sized at 37x 24 inches, available framed or unframed.

If you want the unframed version, it sells for £320.

Find out more at the Art Republic website

Categories / Art and Photography

More than Words Limited Edition Marilyn Print

Images of Marilyn Monroe are so recognisable that they have gone beyond iconic and become rather clichéd. However, More than Words has given a new twist to the familiar by recreating the image using typography.

The limited edition Marilyn print is made up of one of her famous quotations, “"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I'm out of control and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” The print is limited to 250 copies, but is available in a choice of sizes (30cm, 40cm or 70cm square). Prices start from £85 for the smallest framed print.

Buy online from More than Words.

Categories / Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

Warhol-style 15 Minutes silkscreen mirror by Imbue


Yes, you too can have your 15 minutes of fame as a pop art icon, courtesy of this 15 Minutes silkscreen mirror by Imbue.

Brighton-based artist Imbue is best known for images that take familiar everyday logos and imagery and manipulate them to them a new twist – which is certainly the case here. Taking Andy Warhol's Marilyn image as the basis, this is a three-colour screenprint that's been printed onto perspex, which means you can hang it and see yourself in the centre. What could be better than that?

Sized at 20 x 20 inches, signed by the artist and limited to just 10, you can secure one online for £200.

Find out more at the Art Republic website

Categories / Books

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe by Andrew O’Hagan – watch the animated trailer

Looking for something quirky and retro to read? How about The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe by Andrew O'Hagan. Just out in paperback, the novel is narrated by a dog – Marilyn Monroe's dog (given to her by Frank Sinatra) – talking us through the final years of her life and the world she lived in and left behind in the early 60s.

Rather than more explanation, check out the quirky 60s-style trailer for the book below, the work of Robin Davey and if you like what you see, you can pick up a copy at Amazon right now, heavily discounted to £6.50.