A Lifestyle Shop For The Modern Art Collector

It's no big secret that we're huge fans of design objects that fit within the parameters of a normal person's habitat — especially the parts that involve drinking and eating — which is why we're obsessed with the collection of merchandise on Grey Area's website right now.

Founded on the notion that art and function are one in the same, the New York City–based exhibition space and showroom's e-commerce site features an awesome copia of work by powerhouse artists such as Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith and Julian Schnabel, and plenty of up-and-comers you should be taking note of. But best of all, everything's available for purchase, so you can literally put this functional art to use for yourself.

Pick up artistic dinnerware, a hand-painted one-of-a-kind necktie, or, if you've got $15,000 to invest, a dining table resembling an ice cap from the Arctic Circle (note: it's not made of actual glacier). There's also a section devoted to items priced at $200 dollars and less. The selection ranges from the modern to cheeky to otherwordly—but everything makes a statement.

Check out five of our favorite picks below.

Fake silicone rolexes from Shelter Serra.[/caption]
Ceramic dinnerware from Ana De La Cueva.[/caption]
Hand-painted tie by Naomi Clark[/caption]
"Lip Service,"featuring 13 Hollywood icons. [/caption]
Slab table by Snarkitecture.[/caption]