Is there anything more dull than a bare wall?
These print makers are here to decorate your place and brighten up your living space(s).
Mornington Peninsula-based artist, Emma Morgan, has combined a love of animals and a talent for figure drawing to create an adorable collection of prints.The Monash University visual arts graduate uses her predominantly pigment ink-pen drawings to explore our relationship with the creatures around us. You’ll find most of Emma’s drawings in black and white, with the occasional splash of watercolour to add a burst of brightness. Emma’s drawings aren’t just for your walls. You can order her prints on tote bags, cards, cushions and kitchenware. Though it’s cute and all, you’re also supporting Emma’s plan to help endangered wildlife in the future.
Mary & Sally
Long-time besties, Mary and Sally, are proving nothing but good can come out of a strong friendship. The Sydney-based duo creates greeting cards and prints to suit every occasion, from life’s grand celebrations to its little achievements.The designs don’t feature quotes you see everywhere: they’re a little more personal and a whole lot of special.Mixing typography, hand lettering and illustrations, they look just as pretty framed on a mantelpiece as they do for a birthday gift. With words of encouragement and inspiration, your desk/bedroom/kitchen update is sorted.
Deb and Dave are great friends and even greater interior photographers and stylists. Together, they have turned their longstanding passion into a business: Marvelle. The brand combines the duo’s original prints and styling prowess to create beautiful, bespoke, harmonious spaces to live and work in. Each image is printed on archival cotton and professionally framed in Melbourne. Images are nostalgic and calming – think tonal landscapes and animals – with custom works available for individuals, stylists and businesses. Marvelle will be at The Finders Keepers and The Big Design Markets with 50% off floor stock, meaning you can score a massive 1000mm x 1000mm framed print for a tiny $480. Winning.
With the help of United Interiors, we can now buy designer artwork without even leaving the couch. Having re-launched its website, the retailer stocks four leading interior brands online, and at its Melbourne gallery and showroom. Think premium art pieces from the likes of Art Luxe and The Canvas Workshop. You’ll also find a superior selection of hand paintings, rugs, décor, ottomans, cushions, throws and furniture, with in-store consultants to help make your home just as fashionable as you. Find the United Interiors Showroom and Art Gallery at 253 Wickham Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189.
Art Club Concept
It’s pretty hard not to obsess over prints, and Art Club Concept’s super luscious SS16 drop isn’t making it any easier. Elysian is the title of the collection,and it encompasses a luxurious range of wall art – as well as printed cushions and clocks – that we’re ready to introduce to every room. Pieces showcase what we love about the label’s aesthetic: think modern, abstract designs and luxe finishes. There are tones of grey, navy and splashes of soft pink throughout,so don’t say we didn’t warn you.These will be hard to resist.
Prints by Soulmade look as beautiful as you’d expect something made from the soul to look. Based in Sydney, they specialise in cheerful prints and pay close attention to detail, with each print individually handcrafted using high-quality 300gsm paper. Ranging from cute words to inspirational quotes, all prints are hand-foiled in gold, pink and blue. And if you’re looking for something a little more personal, customisable date prints are their forte. Whether it’s for a newborn or an anniversary, Soulmade prints are a perfect, unique gift to mark the special occasion.
This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 160. You can read it here.