Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Lovable Curmudgeon

Gifts for the bad mood and negative vibe experts

The holiday season is all about good will and cheer and festivities, but for some, it’s just a pain. Why not celebrate the cranky character in your life by buying them a lovably sarcastic present this year? From a sweater emblazoned with “Go Away” to a pennant saying “Fuck It,” our guide to buying for grumps is playful, funny and at times a little bit …

Lynne Golob Gelfman + Wallpaper Projects

Striking abstract paintings become home decor in this joint venture

Working with Brooklyn-based Wallpaper Projects, abstract painter Lynne Golob Gelfman has created a collection of wallpapers—available in cotton and silk—derived from her stunning, textured paintings. The endeavor was conceived last year with Wallpaper Project founders Amanda Dandeneau and David Jimenez, and the result is 13 different multidimensional designs that transform the surrounding space. “In 2014, I met Amanda and David at their Design Miami booth,” …

Nick Barclay’s Abstract Movie Posters

The graphic designer breaks down classic movies into simple circles

Sydney-based art director Nick Barclay branches outside his traditional covers and spreads for international magazines and political campaigns for something a little more playful. In his latest endeavor, the designer has re-imagined classic film posters, applying an interesting circular twist on regular artistry. The collection contains pieces—or perhaps better described as abstract representations—for films from “Reservoir Dogs” to “The Matrix” to “Pulp Fiction” and “Trainspotting” …