Weathered from years of sun, storms and seawater, these Helm Vintage Nautical Flags gave vessels a way to communicate navigation and safety messages with each other. Each flag represents a letter or number defined by the International Code of Signals. Available in stores only.
Framed Vintage Hmong Textiles
Made by the Hmong people of Laos, these fabrics showcase the fine artistry and craft passed down through generations of women. Originally used to make skirts, the textiles were hand-woven from hemp yarns and batik dyed with indigo. Brightly colored patterns were then hand-appliquéd and embroidered to represent cultural beliefs and a strong respect for the natural world. These textiles are carefully preserved and custom framed with archival-quality materials by a family-run company in Ohio. Available in stores only.
Draft Foundry Wall Panels
Part of America’s industrial history, these unique wall panels were originally used as molds to produce parts for a range of machines. The molds were made of wood to be lightweight enough for foundry workers to move around easily and sections of the mold were painted to protect the wood during repeated use. Handwritten notations are visible, which were used to indicate the pattern number, storage location and more. We’re proud to give these molds a second life as wall art with a story. Each one has a wire on the back for hanging. Available in store at Culver City, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Edina locations only.
Take a trip back in time with U.S. postcards from the middle of the last century. We discovered these pieces that made us nostalgic for road trips and cross-country travel. The images showcase classic scenes, from buildings and monuments to parks and beaches. A family-run company in Ohio custom frames and mounts the postcards. Available in stores only.
The American Flora Botanicals
This unique print is from The American Flora, a four-volume series published in the mid-1800s. Used as a reference book for botanists, physicians and students, it was written by physician A. B. Strong and many of the plant descriptions refer to medicinal uses. The engravings were drawn by noted illustrators Edwin Whitefield and D.W. Moody. The print is custom framed and protected behind plexiglass. Available in store at Chelsea, Seattle, Chicago, Edina and San Francisco locations only.
Vintage Textile Printing Blocks with Stands
Originally used to print fabrics, these wood blocks feature intricate designs hand-carved in India. The artisan’s care and considerable skill is apparent in every block. A natural steel stand can also be purchased to display these objects. Available in store at Culver City, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Oak Brook, Skokie, Boston, Edina, Chelsea, Seattle and Washington, D.C. locations only.