18
Nov
08

VISA Goth: The Art of Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping suggestions to make you look all hip with the kids, and feed the occasional starving artist while you’re at it.

Kathy Olivas/ My Plastic Heart

– Xmas just isn’t Xmas without toys. If you don’t feel like fighting the lines at Kid Robot, My Plastic Heart is an art gallery/toy store that offers a great selection of vinyl figures, mini figures, and plush toys, along with magazines, prints and original art. I also love that many of the figurines also come “DIY” style- unpainted, so you can customize them yourself- and so can some fabulous artists! Here is one by Kathy Olivas that makes me giggle.

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The Tea Party, by Julie West
“The Tea Party”, by Julie West

Sickly Sweet: for the teacup and cupcake crowd.

Julie West has some great stuff on her site! With Giclee prints at $125 and Gocco prints at $25, there is also a nice range of prices.

To please the same demographic on less cash, check out CuteAbility‘s etsy shop for tea- and cupcake-themed jewelry.

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Summer scents, Noferin, $30

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Also on the cute and artsy front, Noferin has some small, affordable limited-edition Giclee prints on their website. “Scents of Summer”, $30.

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Bird on a Branch
“Bird on a Branch”, $11.90

Stickers for your Toilet. It’s a weird idea, but the vinyl stickers from this cute couple from Tel Aviv really perk up a commode! With vector art inspired designs plus octopus, unicorn, and panda patterns, this is hipster homemaking at it’s best. They also make laptop decals. But that’s not nearly as awesome.

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Brian Despain iPod skin
Brian Despain iPod skin

Gele-skins makes iPod covers with a wide selection of great contemporary and lowbrow art. (Note to parents: Skip the Escher and HR Geiger covers and give your little Gothling the Travis Louie skin for extra cool points.)

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Etsy is awesome for holiday cards and ornaments that don’t suck. (Click picture for link)

Christmas Dearie Card, 10 pack, $40
“Christmas Dearie” Card, 10 pack, $44
Zombie christmas Cards, 20 pack, $22
Zombie Christmas Cards, 20 pack, $22
Christmas in Black Ornament, $10
“Christmas in Black” Ornament, $10
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2 Responses to “VISA Goth: The Art of Holiday Shopping”


  1. 2 Nathan lofties
    November 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    The toilet graphics are neat. Thanks!


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