Hello! I have a new series for you today called The Cut, where I feature the most desirable items of home ware and lifestyle that I come across on my travels. Sure, it’s not a new concept, but I think you’ll really love my picks and maybe even find a little inspiration for your own home.
It’s that time of year again where we’re turning our thoughts to Christmas, compiling ideas and planning if we’re ahead of the game, panicking if not! Have you started yet? I most definitely haven’t, but I have at least done a little research to give me a head start. I find categorising gift guides to suit all types an impossible task, so this year I’ve focused only on decor for the home that I’d absolutely love to receive for mine.
My 6 must-have prints are, I believe, some of the most perfect examples of graphic art just begging to be framed and displayed in pride of place…
✚ Copenhagen based graphic designer Kristina Krogh’s 2015 Calendar is a brilliant combination of dark green typography and embossed copper foil. Useful and beautiful. Drawn to cold and warm raw materials, her work often features marble, plywood and cork to produce fascinating, textural art.
✚ I love the impact of geometric shapes within the home, particularly three-dimensional forms cast in marble and concrete; the hand-pulled Gold Octagon by Lane would compliment a grouping of these as a vignette leant on a shallow shelf, don’t you think?
✚ A popular design from my ‘Artful Walls’ Great.ly boutique is British designer Sketch .Inc’s ‘Ink’d Pink’, using a bleed of black ink as its focal point-perfect for my workspace to pick out the black accessories.
✚ Current key trend (not that I care to follow too much) copper is showing no signs of fading. I love what designers Kirsty and Pete of Tom Pigeon have created in their Anstruther print with the metallic foil circle, charcoal grey and spearmint colour combo. With the right balance of feminine and masculine elements, this is a his ‘n’ her’s pleaser for sure.
✚ Inspired by nature’s offerings at this time of year, I’m desperate for the rose pink and black pine cone designed by Form Us With Love, particularly as I’m starting to bring in touches of soft pink into our living space to warm it up a little. The photographic print of the fir tree by BastisRIKE would look wonderful styled as part of a minimal Christmas setting too; I’m even considering a “naked” tree this year, save for maybe the lights, although I’m not sure my son would be so impressed!
Keep your eyes peeled for my next instalment, I’m talking textiles! So tell me, which of these prints is calling out to you?