home: event [ art fair ]

home: event [ art fair ]

Book in this date for the diary to get some great new art for the walls.

Visit Connect: London’s Independent Art Fair 2020 at Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1Y London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

They say;

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 ]

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!

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home: featured [ On A Sixpence ]

home: featured [ On A Sixpence ]

If you need something original, unique and personal graphic design print then the incredible works of On A Sixpence might be just the perfect thing.

Browse the online store for the range of designed prints relating to sport, literature and music.

They say;

I love sport, films, numbers and good design. 

This is my first attempt to consolidate my interests.  I complete all the research and design the prints. It’s a labour of love.

Each image is finished as a beautiful Giclee print on heavy weight Hahnemühle fine art paper to the size noted.

And each print can be customised to the buyer’s wishes.  

home: found this [ Red Faces Prints ]

home: found this [ Red Faces Prints ]

Trawling through the creative world of Instagram we discover a beautiful find. The talented unique prints of Red Faces Prints are unique limited edition screen prints of beautiful, popular, much loved places across London and beyond.

Find your special place amongst the range in their Etsy shop and have an original creative work of art on your wall.

These would make perfect gifts so this could be Christmas sorted for someone special!

home: trend [ slogan homeware ]

home: trend [ slogan ]

State your thoughts through your homeware with the power of words on your homewares.

Choose special words or phrases and pop them around the home to highlight important statements about you and your beliefs.

Slogans pop onto so many homewares; vases, prints, ceramics, cushions, tea towels or even just as moulded words in wood, plastic or metal to put on a mantle piece or shelf.

Top row

Never Forget, Amazon £8.99 / Hell Yeah, Above & Beyond £12.50 / Love, Connox £33

Middle row

Laugh, Bombay Duck £9.50 / WTF, Amazon £25.50 / Lazy Days, Next £14

Lower row

Big Spoon, NOTH £19.95 / Dream, Amazon £27.22 / This Must, Trouva £70

home: featured [ artist ]

home: featured [ artist ]

We are always looking to discover artists that’s work we admire and we’d love to adorn our walls. The work of Philip O’Dwyer is no exception.

Gorgeous architectural and often brutalist inspiration fills his ink and acrylic pieces.

See more of his work on his website or on his Instagram feed

Bio:

Philip O’Dwyer is a designer and visual artist. Born in 1974 in Dublin, he lives and works in London.

‘My practice uses drawing and painting to explore personal preoccupations with the built human environment. I’m interested in the interaction between an imaginary world of building codes, patterns, and perfect industrial objects and the real world of decay, repair and individual self-expression’.

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.

There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.

To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.

Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.

You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.

Main Picture guide

Upper

Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20

Middle

Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50

Lower

Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36