Let’s agree on this: visiting a gift shop is a wholesome experience in itself that exceeds the mere act of gift buying.
It’s like stepping into a world where gifts aren’t just objects, they are stories woven with care and creativity. And when driven by the enthusiasm of those who wish to help artists, it gives off a refreshingly genuine air of individualization, love, and encouragement – just like the unique art stores Ugly Baby and Monster.
Douglas and Rosalie Gale, two artists from Seattle, set up these art emporiums to sell novelty art by them and other independent artists. They have carved out a special place for themselves in the competitive world of wholesale by blending professionalism and friendship with a healthy dose of levity and warmth.
On top of their enthralling art pieces, stand out their whimsical and unique item, Shower Art. Made out of rubber, glitter and a fair amount of sarcasm, these waterproof wall-decorators are something that can fill your shower time with a decent amount of fun. It’s no surprise that this shower art quickly gained its own fan base due to its distinct appeal and style.
Apart from their own art, the creative duo curates collections made up of work by other independent artists. They purchase pieces from local artists and showcase them at the shop. This gives their customers access to unique and one-of-a-kind items and also provides independent artists with a market for their wares. Some of their favorites include: delicate jewelry inspired by the sea from Foamy Wader, craft kids for kids by Tomato Tomato, crocheted art pieces by World of Whimm and tshirts by Factory 43, RetroPop Namu, Blackbird Supply Co & Supermaggie.
Rosalie and Douglas stand as independent artists, radiating their genuine appreciation and support for fellow creators navigating similar artistic waters. They share a commitment to assisting others and brightening the world with a touch of whimsy and humor, whether that be through their whimsical products or a few shared laughs.