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Grove and Ceremony Giveaway

Grove and Ceremony is a seller of limited-edition fine art prints for emerging collectors. Their goal is to offer reasonably priced, beautiful, and conceptually rigorous artwork.  Each edition includes a letter of authenticity signed by the artist and is printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 archival paper with ultrachrome ink. That’s some highly technical speak, but basically translates to a vibrant, quality piece. The paper above is actually the top choice by photographers and has smooth, (some would say sensual) surface texture.

Andrew Zarou Giveaway with Grove and Ceremony X The WalkupImages of past collages by the Andrew Zarou, and photographs of his studio

The online gallery is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Andrew Douglas Underwood and Tama Underwood. Andrew has helped professional artists production of prints for more than 15 years. He has co-curated exhibitions and produced artwork for museums and galleries around the country. Tama is a professional magazine editor with more than eight years of journalism, editing, and digital publishing experience.

Andrew Zarou StudioPhotography by Heidi Zarou, March, 2012 of Andrew Zarou's Studio

Last week, Grove and Ceremony introduced a new print by Brooklyn, New York-based artist Andrew Zarou who has a degree in studio arts from Hampshire College. His work has been exhibited in New York, and Reykjavik, Iceland. Zarou’s work is most often in the form of collage, sculpture, or photography—though he calls himself a painter who doesn’t paint.  In fact, much of his work looks as though it’s been preserved through a Ziploc bag.

Alternate view of Zarou's studio, windowsillAlternate view of Zarou's studio, windowsill

In Zarou’s “sibelius tree,” geometry plays against soft, organic shapes in a confusing mosaic. Like an unfinished puzzle, the purchase of this edition includes a downloadable companion print by Zarou, titled shapes, with a bag you can use to “complete” the work.  This concept, of art from rubish is exactly what Zarou endorses. He states, “Very rarely do I find the materials I need in an art-supply store, my materials come from people’s recycling piles, used bookstores, or just random things on the street.”

Andrew Zarou and th Sibelus Tree(Image Left) Andrew Zarou, "sibelius tree", 
(Image Right) The artist in his studio by Tanja Alexia Hollander.

Grove and Ceremony in collaboration with The Walkup is offering you the chance to win a free, signed 10″ x 8″ Andrew Zarou print (retail $50) and digital download for the companion piece! Love the print above on the left? Definitely enter the contest so this can hang in your bedroom, kitchen, office or sauna.

The incredible artwork can be organized, rearranged, and played with several times by toying with the companion piece. In this way, you have an ever evolving art collection from just one print! Check it out:

 


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Modern Flower Child Giveaway

Meet Sarah of Modern Flower Child boutique on Etsy. She creates handmade, real flower resin jewelry. She work with resin and nature to make unique flower bangles that mimic the style of the early 1970’s.

Modern Flower Child Resin Jewelry via The Walkup

In the Pacific Northwest, USA, where Sarah’s shop is based, every bit of any flower or foliage, leaf, grasses or twig that is picked is used and not wasted. Every ant or bug that accidentally comes with her flowers is saved. Even the jewelry that does not meet the criteria to be in her shop is given away as charity.

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Sarah is the daughter of two hippie parents and had access to many pieces of vintage jewelry as she grew up. Inspired by her mother’s handful of flower lucite bangles from the 50’s, she began experimenting with her own creations. Each bangle at Modern Flower Child is made by hand and not a machine so tiny bubbles, bumps and slight imperfections are part of the unique characteristics of the jewelry. Don’t these golden rule inspired treats look simultaneously modern and ethereal?

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Jewelry in her shop pays homage to the vast and infinite qualities of nature. No two leaves are identical, no two plants are the same, the world is unique. She uses green Cedar, purple Lilac flowers, peach Rose petals, fern, pod seeds, dried moss, tree bark, and tropical stems. The variations in hues, textures and earth-tones are stunning!

Modern Flower Child Resin Jewelry via The Walkup

NOW A RESIN BRACELET CAN BE YOURS!

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Chairish Giveaway

Chairish should be your first click and one-stop-shop for all things vintage and pre-loved.  The site is an online consignment marketplace that makes it a breeze for design lovers to buy and sell pre-owned decor to one another.  The person-to-person shop features exclusively curator-approved treasures.

New York Chairish Collection from The Walkup

And for those fellow Manhattanites, Brooklynites and New York City area friends, Chairish even features the latest local finds from nearby sellers for convenient pickup.

Job changes, moves, renovations, style changes – there are many people who have exquisite home furnishings to sell that are perfectly lovely, but just don’t work in their homes aesthetic anymore. Until now, we thought our consignment shopping was pretty much relegated to clothing (vintage Ferragamo capes, anyone?) and accessories. Enter Chairish.

Chairish and The Walkup inspired by Moonrise Kingdom Set Still by Wes AndersonThe Walkup’s collection at Chairish is inspired by set stills from Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson. Plaid stairs, a rose patterned rug, a french horn case, striped sofa and midcentury meets Victorian details. 

Ever love a chair so much that you’ve come to cherish it? Chairish’s mission is to make the world more beautiful, one room at a time and to help design aficionados to save people money in the process.  Who doesn’t love  a good pun concept?

Chairish and The Walkup Giveaway

Like a patchwork quilt, these seemingly disparate items from various genres and years all work together.
 
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Chairish is generously hosting a giveaway to introduce The Walkup readers to their site — a $100 gift card towards any purchase at Chairish. Perhaps treat yourself to items from my Wes Anderson inspired collection or anything at all that strikes your fancy from an inventory of pre-owned, unique pieces!
Here’s how to win… 
  1. Visit the giveaway page and enter your email address.
  2. Go to the Chairish site and take a look around! Might I recommend my Wes Anderson inspired collection?
  3. Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite item.
One (1) winner will be chosen on January 10 at 11:59 ET. Open to US readers only. This post in partnership with Chairish, all opinions are my own.
 
Did you know that you can also shop vintage easily, and on the go, using the Chairish iPhone App found here?