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Craveworthy: Frazier & Wing Mobiles

Craveworthy: Frazier & Wing Mobiles

Maybe it's the bright, primary colors, or maybe it's the mobile's ability to transport even the most jaded home design enthusiast back to childhood whimsy. Whatever the reason, I am absolutely smitten with Frazier and Wing's gorgeous mobiles.

These lovely home accessories are actually upcycle projects, since they are constructed from old magazines.


Each mobile features hundreds of carefully selected magazine pages. This two-sided visual element is hand cut and strung with monofilament. Designer Heather Frazier then hangs four strands of the magazine elements from a thin plexiglass disc.

Frazier, who says she is inspired by the installation work of Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger as well as artists Kiki Smith and Yoshitomo Nara, notes that each mobile is a handmade labor of love taking up to eight hours to construct, and lend a colorful and happy mood to modern interiors.

Sandy15226618 Sandy15226618 3 years
The value in this mobile is it's interplay of elements collected from many different sources (and especially since they are recycled, saving things from filling up our landfills/not purchased at an expensive craft store like scrapbook paper). Made from scrapbook paper they would really be predictably trite looking. Adults who can appreciate things like this in the colors and the spirit of fun will never grow old! To all of us, kudos to this artist! Keep up the good work.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
I'm sorry but I just see it as another thing to collect dust.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
ye u cld totally do this yrself, love it tho- gorgeous!
veside veside 10 years
Well, I love the look, and idea behind the "upcycle" as well as her inspirations (Yoshitomo Nara is awesome). I have done loads of things with old magazines myself; and there's great ideas out there such as a DOOR (!) made out of compacted old magazines! I agree that the price is a bit high but it's the idea that counts--and who had it first. Plus it does take time to fashion the mobile.
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
ugh! give me $25 dollars for postcards and orgiami paper and some ultra thin fishing line and i'll give you something worth $175 bucks. unbelievable but it is interesting
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
very cute - lots of fun!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
im sorry i was too busy drooling over the chairs to pay much attention to the mobile oh wait i'll scroll back up *pause* ok i'm back that's cute too!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Mmmeeehhhh I dunno if they really strike me as something that I would want in my house...
lil-l lil-l 10 years
I agree, these are cute. I think if I use my scrapbook paper I might be able to make one!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
It's cute, but that's somethign that I could easily do myself with some old gift wrapping paper, magazine, etc. lying around, some thread and a needle. . They are cute though
number6_ed number6_ed 10 years
I agree with daisyeater. Why spend $200 on something made out of old magazines. It would be a fun project that would be a conversation piece.
mfern64 mfern64 10 years
This would look cute in a corner. Much cuter than a fake ficus tree!
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 10 years
it looks really nice but im sure you could easily make one yourself?
Home Home 10 years
valova82, just click on the Frazier and Wing link and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Prices and styles are listed there. Enjoy!
MsWalton MsWalton 10 years
I love it!! How do I get one?
holysnap holysnap 10 years
Cute, that room looks like an elementary classroom.:star:
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