Welcome to the Kitchenisms Holiday Gift Guide 2009, a week-long extravaganza of cool present ideas for the holiday season. Each day has a different theme, and I try to include both stocking stuffers and big-ticket items. You’ll find a mix of new finds and favourites from the archives here, all stuff I’d love to find under the tree on the 25th!
Happy Monday, everyone! Today kicks off my first annual Holiday Gift Guide, so without further ado, I’ll introduce today’s theme: Art! Regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of art in the kitchen (or any room for that matter), and if it’s foodie-themed, all the better. Read on for my top present picks for the food-and-art-lover in your life.
As we all know, Etsy is a great source for art. I’ve featured some work from LuckyBluebird before, but there’s a lot here for foodies. I love her Birds in the Kitchen series, especially in this gorgeous sage green:
While it’s not strictly kitchen-themed, I’m digging the colours in her Love Life print, too. The background is sort of tablecloth-like, anyway:
Maybe you can’t spring for a custrom retro-modern kitchen (yet), but you can probably manage this adorable Kitchen illustration by el tenderete, complete with stylish pendant lights and a Smeg fridge:
If you’re looking to splash out on some fine art, look no further than juliebcreative. I love her acrylic-on-canvas still life MidWest Memory, of a vintage Mason jar:
I love the prints sold by the London-based Keep Calm Gallery, and their “for the kitchen“ collection has some great stuff. I like this Wake Up & Smell the Coffee print, with its retro typographic charm:
I completely agree with the message contained in the famous Tea Revives You print, here in an extra-large size:
Completely different in style but utterly original, Gavin Harrison’s Food for Thought print was inspired by 1930′s/1940′s recipe books: