Art: Go Big with Minted

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:

White-Cabana-Minted-5Moth No. 2 by Peter Loves JaneWhite-Cabana-Minted-44 Robins by Kim JohnsonWhite-Cabana-Minted-3Quorum No. 3 by Stephanie NowotarskiWhite-Cabana-Minted-2Palm Trees in the Wind by Simone KleinWhite-Cabana-Minted-1Stepping 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.

Photography: Black & White Continued

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.

ferris-wheel-photography-Paris-2 ferris-wheel-photography-Paris-1Gorgeous, 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.


Art: Black & White

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 РTrattoria Le Pergola, Milano, $2000, via 1stDibs


Life РNatural 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).