My gift guide- Had Matter Art

People who know me know that I spend roughly 4.5 hours each day looking for my keys. It’s true. If you know someone like that, may I suggest one of these assemblages from Had Matter Art

Erica is another Eastern Market artist (I spend a lot of time there, so yeah, many of my suggestions will be artists from Eastern Market!) who is not only an absolutely lovely person, but a fantastic artist. I love looking at her display every week and seeing her new creations. As someone who also works with found materials, I think it’s cool seeing how she combines elements to create clever mail holders and spice racks and kitchen clocks.

This is also a great way to start someones art collection. Or get them interested in starting an art collection. What better way than to introduce them to functional art for their home?

Who to buy this for: Your brother who already has everything, someone who needs a little art in their life, your friend who can never find their keys.

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My friends are superheros!

My friend Jon Wye gets more done in a day than a normal person can do in a week. It’s mostly because he’s crazy and doesn’t sleep (or eat, so if you’re ever in New York City, please stop by his store and bring him pizza or something)
He’s an inspiration, the amount of stuff this kid does on his own, including risking life and limb to hang his sign up. Lucky for you, he had someone video tape the whole thing. Watch it here: