hang it. series three.

I love filling my walls with affordable art and (in my opinion) have grown a nice collection. There is always room for more, but here’s what I have so far… or at least what I can source for you online. Some of these have stories, and if it is not too evident from below, a lot were collected while travelling, as it is a nice reminder of places we’ve been and memories made.

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A. A free download – I downloaded it and sent it to a photo lab. It looks lovely in the bathroom
B. A trip to the Art Deco store in Miami Beach, and I came home with this poster – still waiting to be framed
C. A poster of the Grand Canyon straight from the gift shop – still waiting to be hung
D. Three Wind Toys, 1962 by Wayne Thiebaud came from the SFMOMA museum store
E. Found this by Flag Tag Prints and loved the Montreal and France references – still waiting to be hung
F. When designing my kitchen, I had this piece titled Cincinnati No. 5006, from Pancake & Franks in mind. It found a perfect home above the dining table
G. I love these maps by Ork Posters! The Ratified Green Print of Philadelphia reminds me of my first marathon
H. The Mostly Sunny Screenprint of San Francisco map by Ork Posters! reminds me of our first big trip with David, he was 7 months old
I. The Numbers Poster by Binth Studio was purchased for David’s room
J. Jim Datz City Series – Manhattan from Three Potato Four was a gift from my sister – we’ve been there twice together
K. The Alphabet Poster by Binth was purchased for David’s room – I saw it in a store in Hong Kong before he was born and did a lot of Googling to source it online.*
L. The Boston Blue Screenprint by Ork Posters! reminds me of a trip with Mike before we got married
M. Bought when I purchased Golden, it was nice to have three animal prints for the hallway plus, proceeds from this one went to polar bear preservation
N. Another long Googling journey – I saw Golden by Eleanor once and a year or so later I tried to find it again – typing “Golden + Print + Screen print” brought on many many images of people’s dogs.
O. Bought when I purchased Golden, it was nice to have three plus the title was Nova Scotia… how random, the artist is from the states!
P. How many alphabet prints is too much? I have three! This is Olunda from IKEA

Museum gift shops are great places to find affordable art and you can usually score a tube to roll stuff up in. I often travel with one in my suitcase just in case I find a gem.


*Note: when shopping abroad and you see something you like, take a picture of it! It will make sourcing it a lot easier when you get home!

hang it. series two.

It’s the I WANT. I NEED. instalment of the hang it series.

Back in 2011, I’d surf the internet and bookmark a link of something I saw and liked. Then, a few weeks or months later, I’d look at 500 bookmarks and have no clue where any of them linked to unless I clicked on each one. Or even worse, I’d save an image to my desktop titled ‘83756.jpg’ and never be able to source it again.

One time, when in Hong Kong, I saw an alphabet poster – I had to have it but knew I had no way of getting it home. It took me many hours of Googling to source it six months later with only a vague memory of what it looked like and now it happily hangs on David’s wall.

But then came Pinterest. Hallelujah! “A tool for collecting and organizing things you love.”

So long bookmarks… Goodbye desktop inspiration folders… Hello beautiful.

One of my first and favourite boards is titled hang it, where I collect prints I have and want. Here are the top WANTs:

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A. Sink in, float by Samatha French / B. Cow no. 2 from the Animal Print Shop / C. Rising of the Setting Sun by Wayne Pate / D. Question Mark from Odd Hero / E. A Dozen Eggs Print by Jack Summerford / F. For Like Ever by Super Rural / G. Shut the front door wooden sign from OhDierLiving / H. Talum by Max Wanger / I. La Mela modern poster by  Enzo Mari / J. Rain Drops from I Need Nice Things / K. Minimalist Art Print of Mountains from Evesand.

Hopefully some of these will make it to the own it instalment but until then, happy pinning and hanging. xomeg