Categories / Design and Interiors

Surrealist-style vases by Catherine Gray

Catherine Gray

These vases made by Catherine Gray are a contemporary design but have something of a surrealist look. 

Each yellow, orange or deep red coloured vase is printed with a digital photograph. In the spirit of the Surrealist movement, the images are the cropped faces of a 1920s-style girl whose eyes peer out at you across the room.

Unsettling or arty? You can decide. It's something of an investment piece though as each vase costs £195.

Buy them from Pedlars

Categories / Art and Photography

Hi Art twentieth-century art icon patches


Want a quick, potted history of some key twentieth-century art pieces and movements? Sounds pretty serious but doesn't have to be, especially with this unusual idea, courtesy of Hi Art: patches. 

Yes, you can patch (or should that be Pop?) up an old pair of jeans with a Warhol alike soup can, as shown above, or take your pick from seven other designs. 

The patches also include a test screen design to represent video art and an iconic Magritte-style pipe to represent Surrealism. 

You can get the Dada patch (Duchamp's urinal) at the Tate online shop for £4.50 but the full range only seems to be on sale through Australian company Third Drawer Down where they cost AUS$7 each. Best to check out the shipping fees before ordering though. 

Buy them online