magical, collectible, original art for a delightful home

5x5 art block collection

Collectible 5×5 Art Blocks

We believe in original art. We believe in handcrafted high quality. We believe in sustainability. We believe your walls should be delightful and full of whimsy. We believe in magic.

Our creations tell a story on all sides: the front is original artwork by Michelle. The sides and backs are covered in salvaged library book pages. The wood itself? It’s salvaged too, so every piece is beautiful for your walls and beautiful for the earth.

Start a collection for your walls or for someone you love today!

Featured Products

  • Hummingbird Art Block

    Hummingbird Art Block

  • Libra Zodiac Art Block

    Libra Zodiac Art Block

  • New Winter Notecard Set

    Winter Scenes Notecard Set + Envelopes

  • 2024 Art Calendar

    2024 Art Calendar


Inside the Studio

Our hands touch each piece we make countless times: we take pride in the handmade process and our exquisite attention to detail. We use only the highest quality archival prints, non-toxic sealant, and durable salvaged wood, so each piece is (hand)made to last.

mkc photography is an eco-friendly, hand-made gift & home decor company that creates gorgeous art and wares using salvaged wood, paper from damaged library books, and original art by Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes. Customers love to purchase our artwork both for themselves and for gifts because they know each piece gives new life to otherwise discarded materials. We’ve been making beautiful things by hand in our Philadelphia-area studio since 2009.

MKC Photography studio

MKC Photography Events

Sept. 26-Oct. 1st, 2023: Dressage at Devon

  We're so excited to be a part of the Dressage at Devon event for 2023! Come visit us at our pop-up store at the Fall Festival shopping area from Tuesday, September 26th through Sunday, October 1st. We will have so many wonderful things in our store, and we look...

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Oct 8, 2023: Bryn Mawr Clover Market

We’ll be seeing you in person again at the Bryn Mawr Clover Market this fall! Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: 7 N Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Additional details available at www.theclovermarket.com.

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Oct. 12th, 2023: The Giving Tree Ladies’ Night

We are looking forward to joining The Giving Tree for their annual Ladies Night shopping event! Thursday, October 12th Cedarbrook Country Club, 180 Penllyn Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 7:00 – 10:00 PM click here to register and support this wonderful...

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