THE POSTER CLUB is a Copenhagen-based online store offering an unique curated selection of high quality posters and art prints from both upcoming and established artists. Their inspiration mainly comes from the trends in Scandinavian lifestyle, fashion and interior design. In THE POSTER CLUB store you can find anything from black and white drawings, to abstract art prints and edgy photo art. I especially like the Hepworth collection created by Atelier by Mintstudio. These limited edition of art prints were inspired by the British artist and sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, who became a world-recognized sculptor in a period where female artists were rare. She is especially know for her organic, simple shapes and her refined sense of texture and colours.
I LOVE this art collection gallery wall in designer Julie Leach (owner of clothing line Chance) stunning Venice Beach home. The art works are beautiful and I love how the frames are arrangement. To create a similar gallery wall it is best to think about how to arrange the frames before putting any nails in your wall. First collect the frames you want to use, then trace the shapes on paper and cut these out, lay the paper pieces on the floor and decide on an arrangement, then tape the paper pieces on the wall and if you are happy with the arrangement you can start putting nails in the wall and hang the frames on you wall. It is not that difficult you see!
Sprawling over 500 hectares of beautiful woodland, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, Villa Lena in Tuscany, Italy, is much more than just a traditional Tuscan retreat. It is set up as an artist residency and a hotel where art and culture are the heart of the project. This creatively inspiring and serene place, suitable both for individuals and families, offers multiple places to stay and multiple places to rest and enjoy a break. In addition, they run an active program of workshops, lectures and entertainment formed on the basis of the ideas by artists in residence. Guests can stay in apartments or houses which are spread over the estate. Rooms are designed with an emphasis on easy chic, spaces are filled with vintage pieces, recycled furniture and art produced at the residency. For more information you can visit Villa Lena’s website.
STUDIO OINK is responsible for the look of this modern apartment. This design studio, based in Germany, is specialized in creating customized concepts for high quality interior design, set design and styling for film and photo productions and for digital and print magazines. Apart from customized interior design the Studio also helps with choosing good and suitable art and design objects for your home by constantly keeping an eye on the art scene, the market and new design trends. I do love the art work in this apartment, the style and colors work really well with the space and decor.
These beautiful butterflies are made by Australian artist Catherine Swan. Hand cut from vintage magazines, Catherine’s paper butterflies appear to be specimens from a nostalgic technicolour world perpetually fluttering between the 50s and 60s. Featuring powdery lilacs, candy pinks, baby blues and the same shade of orange you’d normally find in soft centre chocolates, these Papillons de Papier are meticulously cut from the articles and advertising found in dusty old Esquires and Playboys. You can visit Catherine’s store here.
Good news: Polaroid is not completely gone! Urban Outfitters has partnered with The Impossible Project to support their mission to restart and reinvent instant film photography. When Polaroid ended production of Instant Film in 2008, The Impossible Project bought all the machinery and equipment at Polaroid’s Dutch factory where the instant films were made. They aim to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010.
This year, Urban Outfitters will present a limited edition of 700 hand-numbered deadstock Polaroid camera kits. This edition will include one pack of deadstock Polaroid Instant Film and one of the most sought after analog instant cameras: the Polaroid One600 classic, the last Polaroid camera ever produced. Urban Outfitters will also offer additional deadstock original Polaroid Type 779 Instant Film saved from the last production runs made at the last Polaroid factory in Enschede, The Netherlands. (Film will retail at $24 per pack and camera kits at $180 each.)