PRINTS CHARMING: WEAR YOUR ‘ART ON YOUR SLEEVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive on our social media pages is ‘Where is that artwork from?!’

It would appear that our inspired followers are on a mission to fill their hearts and homes with beautiful artwork. And we don’t blame them!

We are fortunate to have collaborated with some incredible artists such as Kerry Armstrong, Marisa Purcell and Antonia Perricone Mrljak, each of whom have not only made a long-lasting impression in the spaces that our clients inhabit, but have also left a mark of admiration firmly printed on our hearts.

We will always have our favourites, but with plenty of fish in the sea we’re constantly on the lookout for emerging artists and hidden gems that are ‘just right’ for our projects. So what better time of year – than the season of love itself – to open our little black book on the galleries and artwork suppliers where you can browse or buy some impressive pieces for someone you love (including yourself of course!).

Few gifts are more memorable, impactful, personal or as long-lasting as art, and taking the time to choose the perfect piece for your special someone is a superlative romantic gesture. So why not put your ‘art on your sleeve this Valentines’ Day?

‘Still Life #2’ by Ali McNabney-Stevens

‘Still Life #2’ by Ali McNabney-Stevens

STUDIO GALLERY MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE

Studio Gallery Melbourne works with a broad collective of artists from emerging through to advanced career stages, so not only do they have something for every taste, but also every price point.

For our Victorian followers, they have two beautiful spaces in Cheltenham and Armadale, as well as stocking a range of limited-edition prints that you can purchase (and frame) online.

We’re currently obsessing over the exuberant colours in this ‘Still Life #2’ print by Ali McNabney-Stevens, it would make a unique gift for any hard-to-shop for lover.

BECKER MINTY, SYDNEY

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from our Potts Point studio, you will often find us roaming around the Becker Minty store in search for treasures.

Handpicked by owner Jason Minty (a man with impeccable taste), the store’s collection of artwork features an impressive range of Australian and international artists, and a to-die-for collection of Vintage art too.

One such artist is Antonia Perricone Mrljak, whose abstract works we are loving and featured in our Hunters Hill House project.

Artwork by Antonia Perricone Mrljak from Becker Minty as seen in our    Hunters Hill House    project.

Artwork by Antonia Perricone Mrljak from Becker Minty as seen in our Hunters Hill House project.

ART2MUSE, SYDNEY

’Local Wetlands’ Peter Watts

’Local Wetlands’ Peter Watts

Another local favourite, Double Bay’s Art2Muse showcases a range of established artists at affordable prices.

If you’re looking to browse rather than buy, the gallery is hosting an exhibition of Australian landscape artist Peter Watt from 5 – 18 February 2019.

Watt’s theatrical cloud formations and depictions of moody sunsets will provide a romantic and intimate backdrop for your Valentine’s date.

OLSEN GALLERY

‘Post Truth’ by George Bryne

‘Post Truth’ by George Bryne

Olsen Gallery is a treasure trove for Aussie artists. Gallery founder and director Tim Olsen has cultivated a range of artists that present a comprehensive view of our home-grown talent.

Sydney artist George Bryne is exhibiting his L.A. series ‘Local Division’ at the gallery this Valentine’s season. Take a travel-obsessed lover to browse his vibrant and sun-drenched shots or make an impression with a bold and timeless gift.

Image 1 via Studio Gallery Melbourne / Image 2 via Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 3 via Art2Muse / Image 4 via Olsen Gallery

FRESHLY PICKED FOR YOUR VALENTINE

At AKD we believe there’s no reason not to indulge and treat your loved ones – or yourself for that matter – with a bouquet of beautiful blooms on this oh-so-sweet day of days!

Not only do we love flowers for their gorgeous aesthetic and their divine scents, they also make the perfect interior accessory or design prop when it comes to perfectly styling our project photoshoots.

Just as receiving a bouquet of flowers brightens up anyone’s day, adding a stylish layer of floral arrangements to one’s home always brightens up any space.

Whether you’re after a small bouquet or wanting to fill a room to the brim with blooms, Hermetica Flowers knows how to impress with a wide variety of florals, plants and stunning arrangements. The hardest part is choosing your approach . . .

Hermetica Flowers    237 Victoria Street Darlinghurst

Hermetica Flowers 237 Victoria Street Darlinghurst

With a little shop, just a stone’s throw from our studio, we find it impossible to not be caught drifting on the floral scent wafting down Macleay Street, leading us down the rabbit hole that is Poho Flowers.

We adore this enchanting feminine sanctuary in the middle of the bustling streets and apartment blocks with its beautifully vibrant colour-coded displays, eclectic textures and ready-potted fresh succulents wanting to be taken home!

Poho     Flowers    Shop 2, 117 Macleay Street Potts Point

Poho Flowers Shop 2, 117 Macleay Street Potts Point

It has been over 20 years since Saskia Havekes opened the doors to her now globally-renowned flower shop Grandiflora, but her creations are just as cutting-edge and sophisticated as ever.

Providing exquisitely dramatic arrangements that feel luxurious, rare and special – the perfect Valentine’s Day trio if you really want to make a very good first and lasting impression!

Grandiflora  Shop 1/12 Macleay Street Potts Point

Grandiflora Shop 1/12 Macleay Street Potts Point

And because it wouldn’t be very warm and fuzzy of us if we didn’t share a bit more love this Valentine’s Day, if the one that gets your heart skipping beats is a bit further afield then Little Flowers is the perfect pick for you!

Growing with each new season, they offer small but perfectly formed bunches of freshly cut blooms and deliver to most of Sydney’s inner-city areas.

Little Flowers Sydney  littleflowers.com.au

Little Flowers Sydney littleflowers.com.au

Fresh blooms create a crisp, alluring and inviting atmosphere – one that we absolutely adore and welcome with open arms on Valentine’s Day, or any day really . . .

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW, IS LOVE, SWEET LOVE

Love is in the air! These long, balmy summer nights call for heady romance. What’s not to love about a little romance this Valentine’s Day?

Whether you’re a believer in St Valentine or not, and the arguable excessive hype that surrounds the day coated in all things red and heart-shaped, why not allow yourself to be spoilt, or spoil someone you love, with one of our latest design crushes?

ALEX LOVES     Alex is lusting over the Kelly Wearstler Vanity Box that has been designed for  La Mer . Elegant, feminine and beautiful, the perfect romantic gift this Valentine's Day. 

ALEX LOVES

Alex is lusting over the Kelly Wearstler Vanity Box that has been designed for La Mer. Elegant, feminine and beautiful, the perfect romantic gift this Valentine's Day. 

STUART LOVES

Stuart believes that there is always room for another watch, even for the man who has everything. This year he has his eye on Georg Jensen

JESS LOVES

Jess knows there is nothing that says ‘Je t’aime’ quite like jewellery. It is a memory to be held for a lifetime, to be worn next to your skin, and to complement an outfit. Jewellery can tell a story. Will this piece be a part of your love story?

DEMI LOVES

Demi never strays too far from a bit of kitsch! The Dimore Studio’s Poltrona Armchair is a divine shade of rose and of course . . . fluffy! The perfect statement piece for frivolous lovers!

MADDIES LOVES

Maddie loves anything and everything brass and this Dot Wall Light by Lambert & Fils adds a touch of luxe to this super cute, simplistic light. Cue the mood lighting.

FINOLA LOVES

A picture tells a thousand words and nothing says 'I love you' quite like a new artwork for your walls. Finola is following the work of Sydney-based Genevieve Reynolds, whose geometric abstraction-turned-landscape paintings are simply stunning.