There’s probably a small part in each and every one of us that wishes we could live by the sea. Fantasies of walking the dog along the sand, having breakfast on the sea-facing balcony and popping out for an afternoon dip in cool waters float to mind whenever the sun begins to shine.
Events and Exhibitions
If you’re out and about in London this weekend, Pick Me Up – the UK’s original graphic arts festival – is definitely worth a visit. Currently in its fourth year and held once again at Somerset House, Pick Me Up focuses on graphic art, design and illustration. We paid a visit to the festival earlier this week to see what was on offer, here are our highlights.
A brilliant collection of Damien Florébert Cuypers’ crayon illustrations, featuring the likes of Kanye West and Anna Wintour at Paris Fashion Week are on display. You can also book a slot to have your very own one-minute portrait done by the famed artist.
Events and Exhibitions
From the latest fashions to the lines of a building, stripes have a place in our everyday lives. This month sees the celebration of all things stripey come to London, courtesy of the pattern loving duo that make up Patternity. Anna Murray, Art Director and Grace Winteringham, Surface Textiles Designer created Patternity – an award winning creative organisation – to push forward the awareness and understanding of pattern.
Colour is back with a vengeance. From fashion to interiors, colour is here to remind us that it is the top tool for transforming our homes, our outfits and the way we feel. Loud and proud tones add an instant injection of energy to a room by making unapologetic, bold visual statements.
Colours can pop in all shades and tones; it’s the intensity which gives them their super popping power. In a time of uncertain seasons and flippant temperatures these confident hues stand up to be counted and make a definite mark. We’ve put together a collection of bright prints, here are a few of our favourites.
Marylin, 1947 (on blue ground) – Andy Warhol
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You may not have known this, but floral still lives are most definitely your friend. I know what you’re thinking. “That’s so dated.”… Wrong! Floral canvases are tres cool and I can prove it. Observe and admire the above room, which incorporates two simple floral canvas prints to add a delicate and very elegant touch. Canvas prints are an affordable option for ready-to-hang art, so I’m a major fan.