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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

  • Whale's Tale art block

    Whale’s Tale Art Block

  • Leo Zodiac Art Block

    Leo Zodiac Art Block

  • Wildest Dreams Art Block

    Wildest Dreams Art Block

  • Leo Zodiac Keychain

    Leo Zodiac Keychain


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

MKC Photography Studio on Vacation August 6 – 12, 2022

MKC Photography Studio on Vacation Just a little note to let everyone know we're taking a much-needed break from the studio between August 6th and August 12th, 2022! Any orders placed from our store during this time will ship the week our doors re-open for business...

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