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