You say moh-buhl, I say moh-beel – on some things we disagree. But when it comes to the aesthetic beauty a mobile can add to any nursery or kids’ room, we all agree that Frazier & Wing’s Recycled Magazine Mobiles are a great, green, gorgeous option.
The Frazier & Wing mobiles that incorporate a wide spectrum of colors and complimentary shapes are cut from magazines and then strung into fluffy cascades. Heather Frazier – the Portland, Oregon based artist behind Frazier & Wing, “creates decorative art and design objects for modern interiors and environments.”
That said, the only thing left to disagree on is whether or not Frazier & Wing’s mobiles are worth the asking price (the mobiles range from $85 to $250).
For those of us who view each mobile as a unique work of art that utilizes the dynamic sculptural properties of Alexander Calder, the collage craft of Romare Bearden and takes “up to eight hours to construct”, the price is a steal. While for those of us whose nagging DIY sensibilities prevent us from making a purchase before scrutinizing every stage of the production process, $85 serves as a high hurdle.
For the former, a few minutes in the Frazier & Wing online store is all it takes to procure your very own one- of-a-kind creation. For the latter, blogger Kati over at the Tagurity website has step-by-step instructions detailing how she created her own Frazieresque piece.