home: made [ wall art ]
We love having wall art in our homes, creating focal points and bringing colour and pattern into a room.
If you are feeling creative and want to save a few pounds then why not try making your own.
Burkatron.com has a fab tutorial showing you how to do just that, using a handful of items. Make your modern art as simple or complex as you like, and use the colours you love.
Head to burkatron.com for all the details.
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 [ 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: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]
Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?
Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE
Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.
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 [ West Elm sale ]
Definitely one of the best Christmas events to head towards – the winter sale at West Elm.
Get up to 60% off across all departments and get some bargain furniture and homewares for your home for the new year.
home: featured [ Copper Blush ]
We love what they do at Copper Blush – simple and beautiful text signs, hand crafted for your home from wire, in a choice of fonts.
Have a fun slogan, poignant quote or meaningful words or personalised babe option. Choose what suits you, the room or location of your sign
Head to their Etsy store to find out more.