home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]
This week we are focusing on our favourite independant brands and sharing what they do.
Right now we all need to support each other and this includes the small businesses that will no doubt be struggling. Any order, any size will go a long way.
Gayle Mansfield produces gorgeous graphic prints focusing on typography. They are bright and fun, and we love them. Each design has a choice of colours and sizes, and there is also a collection of personalised prints.
A Gayle Mansfield print is exactly what we all need right now. Whether it’s a positive uplifting message or a funny one, it will put a smile on our faces. It’s also a great excuse to refresh your walls for Spring.
Head to gaylemansfield.co.uk to see the full collection
home: event [ life drawing ]
We are constantly looking for new art prints, new artists, new designers, new print makers, new illustrators, new typographers and other creatives to admire and use their work to adorn our walls. We create gallery walls, look for originals in second shops and markets, read up on latest trends and often just fall in love with a piece and frame it.
Figurative work has long been popular but there are more modern styles of work emerging in the last few years and it’s strong trend being seen in the big name print houses and interiors stores. But how about having something more unique, getting creative yourself and trying your hand at a new skill.
Life drawing classes can be found in all the major cities and towns, in art schools, colleges, community centres, church halls… it’s always good to check local press for latest information
Explore life drawing and perhaps get to create your own art for your wall, discover a talent or just simply for fun and enjoyment and to then run off and buy somebody else’s work but appreciate even more the work and talent behind it.
Search the internet for classes in your area or work from home with photography and invest in a good tutorial book like Life Drawing or Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
home: event [ letter press workshop ]
If you are looking to get a but more creative this year and fancy making your own art work, have you considered letter press print?!
We have found a great beginners class in London, where you will be able to create your own piece of work from an idea you may already have. You will learn the skills and get step by step guidance throughout the 5 hr workshop.
Head to m.uk.funzing.com for more details and tickets
[ £90 ] various dates available
home: event [ art fair ]
Book in this date for the diary to get some great new art for the walls.
The friendly dealers and well-known gallerists are bringing together a wide range of early, modern and contemporary work from London and well beyond, and will showcase a dazzling array of schools and styles, media and type. The accent will be on quality and accessibility; organised by a co-operative of dealers, this Fair will ensure that there is every opportunity for the average collector to indulge their collecting whims, with something to suit most pockets.
From beautiful collectors prints to European Modern Masters, the latest up and coming contemporary, to the well-respected Modern British names of the 20th century, with a sprinkling of stylish retro Scandinavian as well.
Admission £10, free for Friends of the Mall Galleries
home: featured [ I LOVE MY TYPE ]
There’s no better place to find an assortment of incredible designs, artworks and illustrations to fill your walls, than at I LOVE MY TYPE.
The beautiful collection, with regular new designs, would suit many homes and also collate perfectly into a gallery wall.
There’s something for every room including gorgeous fun illustrated pieces for the children’s rooms.
Their statement– Typograhically designed posters with positive and life-affirming statements – for yourself or as a present for someone you love – is a true summing up of the range.
Offered in different sizes and with good prices, it would be easy to get carried away shopping!
home: trend [ abstract ]
Go bold with the modern abstract trend. Brands are filling the stores with strong, geometric and block colour prints and patterns to bring great design to the home.
Interiors can be clean, white and minimal and you can then introduce this trend in cushions, prints, rugs or bedding to make a statement.
Hunt out great indie designers on sites like Etsy and Trouva, to find unique pieces strong for this trend.
Wallpaper £36 MuralsWallpaper / Cushion £50 HuhStore / Cushion £45 Trouva
Bedding from £21 Dunelm / Rug £299 Made / Print (download) £5.21 CuratedPrints (Etsy)
Print from £11.95 Desenio / Print from £20 The Lovely Drawer / Bedding from £35 Dunelm
home: featured [ prints ]
It’s time to to adorn your walls with more great prints and we love the designs from Telegramme Paper Co. And until midnight there’s an extra good reason to shop with them – take advantage of their up-to-40% prints and fill your walls!
With a joint love of fine paper goods and the lost joy of sending and receiving post, Bobby & Kate Evans started the now award winning
Telegramme Paper Co. in London in 2014.
Now based out of their studio by the sea in Margate, they apply their unique illustration style to art prints, greetings cards, personalised gifts and stationery. As well as taking commissions from clients as varied as Penguin, Habitat, Random House, Vodafone, Warner music and Condé Nast.
They exhibit their artwork and products across Europe and the US, and are stocked in shops and galleries across the world, as well as selling from their own online store, Telegramme.co.uk