”My inspiration for art doesn’t really come from the history of painting. It comes from the community of art as it is now, and also popular culture, like movies and music and books and fashion, especially street fashion, not high fashion” – Mary Heilmann.
It has got to the time of year when the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, proving that sometimes the best way to spend an evening is a classic ‘Big Night In!’ Whether you are curling up in front of a movie, or catching up with the latest reality TV series, a good sofa is an integral feature to enjoy your ‘night in’ to the max.
I believe we are all fans of travel and adventure, the idea of something new is something that is forever exciting. When visiting other countries not only do you learn and discover new cultures but it also changes your taste and style.
Every year the Turner Prize instills anticipation and expectation from the art world. The jury look for artworks that are innovative, revolutionary and can push boundaries. This is exactly what Assemble, the 2015 winners of the Turner prize, have accomplished.
A new season is upon us and we can’t help but look forward to the New Year and wonder what the new trends and styles will be. New Year is the perfect opportunity to refresh our interiors with new fabrics, shapes and of course colours!
The start of a new year is a time to begin again. New Year’s resolutions allow you the opportunity to move on from the old and begin something new. Whether that be a new fitness regime or a new healthy eating plan, if you have one New Year’s resolution this year make it comfort, treat yourself to a deep luxurious sofa.
With Christmas fast approaching we begin to think of how to decorate fairly lights, tinsel and glitter spring to mind. This year why not take Christmas to a minimal place?
It’s nearly that time of the year again! CHRISTMAS! Presents, cliché Christmas movies, family time and most importantly FOOD. Christmas is a time where everybody gets together and celebrates.
Earlier this month you may have read our blog on the Riba House of the year award finalists, in which we compiled a list of the 20 shortlisted houses that had been nominated for the award. It has been revealed that the winner of the prestigious award this year is Flint House.
The festive period is now in full force, it is time to climb into the attic and reach for the decorations. As we begin our descent into the festive period we start to see our interiors and exteriors become both brighter.
The prices of houses are due to increase by 5% over a short periods of time. This is due to shortage of property and land that can be built on. Developers have found a solution to this issue, however it does come with a compromise.
‘My work is a game, a very serious game.’ M.C. Escher
M.C. Escher is famous for his mathematical precision and surrealist patterns, propelling him into becoming one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century.
High celings are a wonderful feature in many period properties but unfortuntely with new builds they often lack the space.
The trick to combat this is to camouflge, draw the eye away from focusing on it. A great way to do this is with furniture but you don’t need to go miniture, the trick is to go lower.
Exposed brick is so 90’s it’s all about the raw industrial finishes, concrete creates a modern sophistication whilst keeping the interior warm and inviting. We aren’t all lucky enough to live in an industrial converted warehouse but there are certain ways to give your home that sought after urban feel.