After a very busy week away, I’m back home, and I’m back to blogging! I have so many things to share. Get ready for a few fun weeks ahead.
I’m currently planning a couple of projects with one of my all-time favourite online shops – Minted. I’ve used Minted many times in the past for Christmas cards, party supplies, and small pieces of art for my gallery wall. Today, though, is all about big art! Move over gallery walls – big art is coming through.
I’ve been looking for a piece for my basement lounge. A few months ago, I painted the bed (made from two Ikea twin frames that came with my house) high gloss black and the walls white (shout out to CIL). I threw on every black and white pillow that I had lying around and called it a day. The blank wall above the daybed is definitely in need of something beautiful and this is an easy fix thanks to Minted.
Here’s the starting point:
Minted has a huge selection of art by artists from around the world. I love that you can customize each piece in terms of size and framing. It makes is super easy to find a piece that is exactly right for your space.
Here are some prints that made my favourite list for my basement:
Moth No. 2 by Peter Loves Jane4 Robins by Kim JohnsonQuorum No. 3 by Stephanie NowotarskiPalm Trees in the Wind by Simone KleinStepping Stones by Little Bird Paperie
They’re big, graphic, and black and white – my favourite combo! That said, I think many of you might end up being surprised by my final choice. I’m so excited for my new print to arrive. Now I get to keep you all in suspense!
Thanks to Minted for sponsoring this post.
After I¬†featured these black and white photographs, my friend Kathlyn sent me over these photos of one of the¬†bathrooms in her new home.
Gorgeous, right? The wallpaper is¬†so dramatic, and I love the black-framed mirror. What’s¬†even more special about¬†this space (for me, anyway) is that the¬†black and white photos of the ferris wheel are mine. I took them years ago in Paris and Kathlyn blew them up and framed them.¬†I had¬†completely forgotten about the photographs, so to see them now in a new space is awesome.
Hard to go through a week without sharing some beautiful art.
Frida Kahlo at the Picasso exhibition, Mexico City, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, $12, 500, at The Line
Ballerina I, Vanessa Paxton, $120, at Citizen Atelier
Window, Angela Grauerholz, $15,000, Caviar20
I currently have two large canvases leaning against my office wall waiting for me to¬†paint. My parents commissioned me. (Can I pretend it’s a real art gig?). While¬†I’m not quite ready to paint them (lack of free time as of late), I am ready to share some of the interesting pieces¬†art I’ve been eyeing lately.
Jenny Andrews Anderson – Moontower, $625, via Citizen Atelier
Jenny Andrews Anderson – Pearlseed, $625, via Citizen Atelier
Robert Mapplethorpe – Bike Couriers, $4500, via Caviar20
Jenny Holzer – Top Secret, $3500, via Caviar20
Joseph Albers – I-S VV 1, $4000, via Caviar20
Berenice Abbott –¬†Sumner Healy Antique Shop, New York, 1936, via 1stDibs
Keith Carter – Boy with Bee, $1600, via 1st Dibs
Mario de Biasi – Trattoria Le¬†Pergola, Milano, $2000, via 1stDibs
Life – Natural¬†Curiosities, $1988, via Domino
There’s more black than white in most of these pieces,¬†and¬†I love how different they are from one another. The “top secret” piece is so amusing (to me, anyway).
While Danielle Kroll‘s illustration below is full of images, it’s still quite a simple design because of her uncluttered black and white line drawings and repetitive shapes. I love it even more because it’s inspired by Danielle’s grandmothers’ houses. What a way to save some memories.
ordinary home by Danielle Kroll