Saturday, February 25, 2012

Original Folk Art Reycled Metal Banks by Aaron Voigt

Aaron Voigt started working in his father's home shop at an early age. By his teenage years he was making furniture and elaborate art pieces. Since then he has graduated to creating his own unique designs. In Aaron's own words:
I find my current materials of choice in a city full of industrial, electronic and military manufacturing history. With items sourced from such diverse products as old manufacturing machines, aircraft, cars, household fixtures and who knows what, my robots come alive with the history of the donor machine parts. ... My parts are found hiding out in junk yards, old business, yard sales, friends garages and swap meets. The endless hunt for these parts brings me to some very interesting places full of even more interesting people all the time.

We have some of Voigt's folk art metal banks. Wonderful. Whimsical. A perfect place for all those coins you get in change.

These banks are available in our online shop and in our Los Gatos shop as well. The small size that we have in stock is $115.00 each.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Makin' Time Computer Art Clocks

These High-Tech Computer Art Clocks are individually handcrafted timepieces. Many of these one-of-a-kind clocks incorporate a hard drive platter, a CD or a DVD as the clock face and an embellished circuit board as the background. Other models are crafted from pocket or mini-CDs, floppy disks, drive housings, video laser disks or main frame drive platters. Each clock offers a whimsical view of our rapidly changing technological world, preserving it as art rather than sending it to a landfill. In addition to their functionality, they help contribute to the overall recycling effort by utilizing obsolete, discarded or surplus computer components.

Carol Baum has been creating computer art clocks for many years. The first one was a going away gift for a retiring chief engineer at a video production studio. At the urging of friends, she started Makin’ Time Computer Art Clocks in Boulder, Colorado. Baum is self taught, dabbling in mixed media art since childhood. Her outside-the-box creativity and personal values help care for the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling made Makin’ Time a perfect venture.

Computer Art Clock with Built-in Stand priced at $49.95
At Vintages we now have these folk art clocks in stock and ready for you online or in the shop. Prices range from $39.95 to $66.95, depending on the complexity of the clock design.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Card Holders & Thank You Cards from Ian Nicholas

Ian Nicholas, a designer and artist from Atlanta, Georgia, has a wonderful line of fantasy-inspired cards and accessories. We are offering his card holders - perfect for business cards, driver's licenses or credit cards - and some wonderful bird "thank you" notes. Check these out!
Card holders ($4.95 each)

Thank You note cards ($6.95 for 6 cards)
A companion piece to the card holders are these luggage tags with vintage images made by Susan. 
Luggage Tags ($5.00 each)
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