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The Inspiring Work of Erwin Olaf

6 Dec

We are getting to the stage in our home that I have dreamed of for so long, the decorating stage. To be  honest it’s almost overwhelming as I cant afford to get it wrong. I have a full house to do and I don’t know where to start!!!

So I decided to take a deep breath and let inspiration come to me – I figured that if I give it enough time ideas and pieces will appear and our home will develop its style organically. It doesn’t have to be perfect from day one.  The one thing I do know is that I want art, lots of art, and I want to own art that speaks to me.

I found this in the work of Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf today. I am stunned by his photographs – they are so evocative, moody and sensual whilst being incredibly restrained. I particularly love this  60’s style series. Part fashion, part social commentary, part painting – they are so beautifully composed.

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I would love to own one of these pieces for my home art collection!  You can check out more of his work here.

All images by Erwin Olaf.

I do believe its time for another adventure…..

27 Sep

If ever there were truer words…for this is exactly how I am feeling today!

Print by Designed Good.

 

Gold adorned skulls…

6 Sep

A while ago we were gifted this awesome replica animal skull for our front living room walls. I love it in its raw state and hadn’t thought of doing anything to enhance it till I saw this one on Etsy.

Cow skull with gold triangle

A few simple embellishments – the subtle rope at the horn’s base and the golden triangle have transformed this into an artwork statement.  What an easy way to take an already stunning natural piece and push the boundaries – I can see something similar happening to my skull very soon!!

Banksy showing his Olympic spirit

26 Jul

I’m a big Banksy fan so I was thrilled when these two new pieces showed up on his site.

A Banksy Olympian

 

Soft landing?

I guess someone isn’t really that into the idea of the Olympics??

 

 

 

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