home: favourite thing [ printable art ] 

home: favourite thing [ printable art ] 

The power and impact of large scale art in a room is great. Make a statement or bring a strong colour or theme to a room with a huge print. It’s generally a fairly expensive thing to aquire but US online store, Sycamore Street Press, amongst the range of other fab paper goods and homeware, have the super idea of offering downloadable digital PDFs of brilliant photographic prints that can be printed yourself at your local printers to whatever size (up to 48” x 36” – which is huge) 

We absolutely love this way of bringing the outdoors in, with their print range of cactus photographs. Fresh natural images taken from the cactus garden in Huntingdon, Pasedena (California) which create a airy feel and evoke the feeling of the outdoors  – allowing the natural world inside and are almost window-like when hung. Either frame, stick or use hanging bars for these huge pieces of art. 

Brilliant art at only $9 per download from the Sycamore Street Press. 

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home: trend [ Words & Pictures ] 

home: trend [ Words & Pictures ]  

We encouraged, we embraced and we excitedly bought the latest in technology. We made our lives easier with computers and emails, no longer needed seperate devices for photography, work, writing and tv (now all in the palm of our hand). We created minimal homes with hidden features and buttons to evolve and improve our habitat. 

Now we remember the joy of hand writing, handling printed matter, the emotion of an actual photograph in the hand, or on the wall, and the memory it evokes. We look to books and script, appreciating the written form and the ink from real letterpress printing. 

Bring this emotion and tactile quality back into the home with words and pictures. Use initials, words, quotes and poetry to demonstrate the household characters, lifestyle and personalise your home. In prints on the wall, home accessories, fabric design and even use greys and inky blues synonymous with print and type as the colour palette. 

   

1 Using initials in a wall display / where fonts become art 

2 Letter Ornament / George at Asda £10 

3 Create a gallery wall of artistic, eclectic, quirky family photography. Print your photos with Photobox 

4 Visit a professional photographer* for a family photo shoot. Make your family into a piece of photographic art [ photo  credit www.kristendukephotography.com

5 DIY typography cork board using paint and stencils 

6 Printed typographic fabric / Green Olive

7 Farrow & Ball No 253 Drawing Room Blue / from £39.50 

8 Superize a letter for a strong, bold statement look / contact a local carpenter for wood-cutting quotes and then finish and paint yourself 

9 Words make pictures in this 2012 film poster for Words starting Bradley Cooper / £8.99 Amazon 

*for great modern photography, we love RosewarneCox Photography based in Buckinghamshire, UK