home: follow friday [ Gayle

home: follow friday [ Gayle

For our Friday follow we can’t help but want to shout about one of our favourite print designers – Gayle Mansfield Designs

They say ;

Between us, we design wall art, planners and seasonal ranges, always with simplicity, humour and a bit of word play at the heart of our work.

95% of the design ideas come from my head and start their lives sketched out in a notebook, and the other 5% come from Steve’s head. The ideas are then worked up and brought to life by Steve.

home: follow friday [ The Little House Shop ]

home: follow friday [ The Little House Shop ]

Charming homeware and gifts, a carefully curated range by The Little House Shop – This online store always has the perfect something to fulfill your interior needs… the perfect soap dish, fine details for the kids room, a print to finish a room, something to suit your outdoor seating needs and even beautiful organic toiletries that make wonderful gifts.

They say;

We are an independent online store, stocking a variety of stylish homewares and gifts. These include House Doctor, Meraki, Garden Trading and IB Laursen. We don’t really follow trends we just buy products we love that are both practical and beautiful.

home: featured [ Rose & Grey ]

home: featured [ Rose & Grey ]

Always plenty to love at Rose and Grey. We’ve picked our current favourites from the new arrivals and across the site.

From a mix of midcentury styles, rattan to adore, hints of pinks to bring warmth to home and rugs to create a feature for any room in the house.

home: featured [ Cup + Cloth ]

home: featured [ Cup + Cloth ]

Perfect for small homewares, unique sourced and found pieces that sit so well together to create organic, personal interiors.

Explore the Cup + Cloth store for beautiful additions to your home or to find great gifts for others.

In their words, Crafted + Collected Design Led Goods

home: favourite thing [ print ]

home: favourite thing [ print ]

Find a way to help, to learn, to listen, to understand, to donate, to help, to keep the movement going.

We all need to ask more questions of ourselves, our family, our community, industry and structural systems. Proceeds from the sale of this prints will be donated to The Black Curriculum who teach Black British History to young people around the UK all year round.

This print from Anthony Burrill says it all.

home: featured [ oak gallery ]

home: featured [ oak gallery ]

Ever seeking smaller independent art and design creatives, we came across Oak Gallery and fell in love with their simple, organic limited edition prints (originals coming soon)

They are still trading and with just a 10 day turn around, it won’t be long to wait to get your hands on one of their beautiful prints.

Find something in their collection to adorn your wall. Currently with a sale running there is many beautiful pieces at very affordable pricing.

They say;

Oak Gallery is a french studio of art prints in limited edition founded by Marine Echavidre.
The visuals are born from graphic and plastic experiments created thanks to a combination of mediums such as ink, watercolor, acrylic, collage or monotype process.
Each collection is mainly defined at first place by a natural color palette (as terracota, ochres, clay, quartz…)
The next part is dedicated to the exploration of textures and transparencies through colors and shapes.

Beyond the subject, the interest of her work is primarily focused on the composition, the unexpected associations that can appear between forms, colors and textures revealing a kind of abstact, lunar, sometimes unworldly landscapes without a specific attachment with space or time.

home: featured [ Matt Healy ]

home: featured [ Matt Healy ]

Living on the English coast we love the works of the talented Matt Healy.

With pieces from £60, his works could bring a focal point to a room. Own a piece of unique art and support talented independent artist.

About;

Born and raised in the North London Edgelands, an early fascination with the English Romantic poets and artists shaped these landscapes into realms of almost religious significance.

Employing materials and symbols found in these spaces I aim to create a space for the viewer to project upon, reflect within and create a personal cosmology.

Through repetition and distortions in context words and images are allowed room to be re investigated and re invested with personal meanings from each individual interpretation.

Primarily a painter, I have been researching and experimenting with walking and land art.

home: featured [ Antipodream ]

home: featured [ Antipodream ]

It’s impossible not to love to bright colour, pattern and happiness that Antipodream homewares can bring to a home. The brightness and colour work although eclectic and clashing – so many of the products work so well layered up together – throws, cushions, prints…

This exciting store curates a strong and vibrant mix of designers, artists and brands from Australia and New Zealand. It’s great that all these are now available in the UK.

They say;

We love bright colours and bold prints. Preferably together! Bringing you the very best of Australian and New Zealand design.

home: event [ life drawing ]

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

https://www.royaldrawingschool.org/courses/public-courses/

https://www.londonartclasses.com/life-drawing-classes/