When people ask how I choose stuff for the shop or ask me to define uber cool, it can be tough to answer.
One word I frequently use is colourful. Whether it's art, or toys, or kitchen wares, I love to fill the shop with things that are bright and colourful. Take Lora Zombie's art for example:
Meow, by Lora Zombie
Even though she often incorporates dark or macabre elements, there's usually plenty of colour going around, too.
We just received a new shipment of art prints in the shop, and I noticed something interesting about the mix. Take a look and see.
Absentia, by Ruben Ireland
Monster, by Alex Cherry
Bobblehead, by Hidden Moves
Little Bird, by Alex Cherry
Little Red, by Manuel Rebello
Wow - That's a lot of black and white!
It wasn't even intentional. I guess if your space is dull, a pop of colour jumps out nicely. And maybe when your space is overflowing with colour, a little pop of non-colour can stand out, too!