home: favourite thing [ postcode prints ]
New, to the already super range of prints available from Gayle Mansfield Designs, is the postcode-prints. Get any postcode created into one of these cool typography designs, in a tonely perfect choice of colours.
The perfect print to adorn a wall in your home, to personalise it to your town, village or borough.
It would make a perfect house warming gift too!
Available in sizes A4 (£13.50) all the way up to 61x91cm £45) and in a choice of 10 perfectly thought out colourways.
home: event [ Parallax Art Fair ]
Get along to Europe’s biggest Art & Design fair over the next two weekends. Held in Kensington and Chelsea the Parallax Art Fair has over 200 creatives from around the world showcasing their products, including painting, sculpture, textiles and crafts.
It’s free to get in and prices are kept low on items, so you have every opportunity to find something special for your home.
Sat/ Sun 16-17 Feb – Kensington Town Hall.
Sat/ Sun 23-24 Feb – Chelsea Town Hall.
To get tickets head to parallaxaf.co
home: event [ Lee Krasner exhibition ]
Seeing art exhibitions can be uplifting and inspiring. Visit the Lee Krasner exhibition, at the Barbican, and get colour inspiration and a pattern feast for the eyes!
30 May – 1 September
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.
home: found this [ art ]
The easiest way to update your home for the New Year is too use art, bringing colour and pattern in a subtle way.
Urban Outfitters currently have a fab range of new art prints featuring retro images and strong graphic styles.
Starting from £29 these framed prints are worth checking out.
home: trend [ wall decor ]
Continuing in 2019, is the love for alternative wall art.
Not framed work, not prints, not original paintings – but creative visual pieces with colour and texture and a unique feeling that you might have picked it up at a craft fair, a market whilst travelling the world or been handed it down through the family.
Shop at Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters for a gorgeous range of options but also online small designer market places like Trouva and Etsy.
Keep eyes pealed at car boot sales, charity shops and vintage markets as this is where the real gems can be found with the most appealing prices.
Top row picture guide
Embroidery hoop, £54.99 Wayfair
‘Zaoma’ wall hanging, £16.75 Maison Du Monde
‘Workshop SY1’ hanging, £55 Trouva
Lower row picture guide
‘Ferm Living’ wall blanket, £124 Trouva
‘Cleo’ wall hanging, £598 Anthropologie
‘Kaleidoscope’ wall decor, £121.99 Wayfair
home: event [ printing workshop ]
Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.
‘We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!‘
Next workshop Jan 5th [ £45 ]
Visit hatopress.net for tickets
home: featured [ Map Stores ]
Explore beautiful lifestyle and homeware shop Map Stores, and discover perfect gifts for Christmas, wonderful homewares for the home and a collection of products that all work very well together!
Stocking products from great brands including Bloomingville and House Doctor, there’s plenty to choose from, even gorgeous original art work.
Last orders for Christmas on 21st December.