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Tuesday
Apr282015

Maria Brito and artwork

As I mentioned in my previous post, interior designer Maria Brito is an art aficionado who loves to decorate spaces with bold often photographic statement pieces. Which is why I am now her new biggest fan. :)

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Friday
Apr102015

Art in (a) flat

Milan-based web designer Franco Scarpino has a bolt hole in San Leonardo di Cutro, Calabria on the Ionian Sea. Here in his 40 sq m attic apartment he can throw open the windows and gaze out to see. But Franco seems to spend most of his time looking inside his flat.On the wall there are works of 15 different Italian artists. You see Franco is part of a home based gallery movement Art in Flat which brings artists and home owners together to exhibit art in one of its most natural habitats, the walls of a house. You could say this post is half reader's home half home exhibition. I think I need to get involved in something like this here in Australia. A very cool idea.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Display tips

Not sure how to create the perfect art wall? Start with a row where the bottom of the frames line up, and then add art above each print in that row. Easy peasy! Via Domus Nova

Do you have a tall hallway and lots of books, or movies, or any other collection you aren't sure what to do with? Add shelving along the top (so no one bonks their head). Voilà!

Wednesday
Feb182015

Gill Renlund spaces of note

I looooove this kitchen! The stainless cabinets with marble countertop is SO hot. I adore the vintage lights over the sink, and the beverage station with hanging wine glasses for easy access. I even dig the tree on the table - distracts you from the fact that there is no light over the table.

What a cool space - the random finishes on the ceiling and the peeling wall, together with the painted floor and chalky grey wall is all about subtle textures and sheens. And I may be nuts, but maybe a huge skull painted on the wall is not such a bad idea. :)

This photo makes me want to cry, the winter here has been so cold and snowy and BRUTAL. But I leave for Mexico in one week, so there's that. But right now I would love to be sitting on that porch with a glass of wine. 

From the portfolio of interior stylist Gill Renlund.

Thursday
Feb122015

Art, and how to display it

My favourite art medium is photography. One of my biggest pet peeves is how photography framed behind glass only seems to show really awful glares if there is a window in the room. The worst is trying to photograph this. Plus, framing costs a fortune. The photograph above is fantastic, and the simple way in which it is hung, without a frame and possibly laminated, is a great solution. I have a photo of my Himalayan fluffball Milo that I want to blow up and laminate (on a thin backing) like this, and I'm even more sure now that this is the way to go. 

Photo via Damien Langlois-Meurinne