Angie Pearson, decor8 reader on the west coast, wrote to me about one of her favorites called Serious Gnome, based in Vancouver, Canada. I've heard about them before since I spotted them on the Rare Device website, but after checking out the Serious Gnome link, I realized that I really should feature them here because I'm sure some of my readers have no clue who they are. Let's change that.
First of all, Serious Gnome creates a seriously fun range of wall placques that add a personalized touch to your space. My suggestion is to arrange them around mirrors or artwork, salon style, and by all means, purchase several! I don't suggest hanging them all over your home, I think smaller items like these placques should be grouped together in a collection of sorts to avoid a cluttered space. Because they only weigh 3 pounds, they can easily be installed with a single nail. Each placque is made by hand, painted, and glazed for a lovely sheen.
Psst: They were featured in today's Daily Candy Everywhere - congrats Gnomers!
(images from serious gnome and richard winchell)