Abstract art, photography, prints, originals, album covers, objects, ceramics, textiles. I’ll have it all, please and thank you! But there is so much choice, isn’t there? And yes, that is a wonderful thing. But it’s also why I find myself with a first world conundrum all the time. The conundrum being that I have only so much space where I live (which is also a good thing, small space = less cleaning), and only so many walls where I can plaster my ideas. So this is my new living space extension, where I’m indulging all my visual daydreaming.
This week I’m curating by colour. Misty Blue. Here are my top four picks.
And yes, Etta James on Spotify, on repeat, all this week.
Artspace Warehouse LA, Crossover – Amber Goldhammer
I love original art. I love that it has its own story. But original art can be expensive, especially if you like your art to be of substantial size (I do). You can imagine how chuffed I was to discover Artspace Warehouse in LA, which showcases art that is original AND affordable. This piece by Amber Goldhammer totally and utterly had my attention once I saw it. I’m calling that my visual intuition, which conveniently lets me justify all my choices! This piece is a winner.
Enrou, Horizon Pillow – Pacific Blue (Also available in Atlantic Grey)
There are some very smart people doing some very clever things in the tech start-up space in LA. Enrou are part of that world. Ann Wang and Jessica Willison bring beautiful handcrafted products from developing communities around the world right to your doorstep. You are getting a gorgeous product when you shop with Enrou, and know that it comes with a socially responsible tag. Check them out. Quickly! (And while you’re there you might also want to have a look at this fabulous leather basket.) My second pick is this Horizon Pillow in Pacific Blue from Enrou. I gave it a home this week.
Crate & Barrel, Marin Blue Serving Bowl
Salads, or any sharing dishes look so much more appetizing when they’re delivered to the table in gorgeous serving dishes. Crate & Barrel is a great go-to for all things dining and entertaining. This simple Marin Blue serving bowl has gorgeous subtle colour and shape, just enough to show off your extraordinary gourmet talents. Or, if you don’t have extraordinary gourmet talents, then it disguises that fact nicely. Deviating slightly from my misty blues, I’m complimenting this with a fabulous marble platter, also from Crate & Barrel. Because. It. Works.
Artspace Warehouse LA, Silver & Blue Contemplation – Hilary Bond
My final pick is another piece from Artspace Warehouse in LA. Hilary Bond’s work is very cool. She’s made me think about Pop Art in a completely different light, and like me, she has a thing for Kate Moss. Enough said. Check her out! There were lots of pieces in Hilary’s collection that I absolutely loved, and most of them were already sold. Keep an eye on this lady, it’s obviously not just me that has a serious art-crush on her work!
Have you suggestions for where to find more abstract art, textiles and ceramics? Well I would love to hear from you. I’m LA based, Irish born and raised, and internet addicted. So you can direct me to locations in LA and absolutely ANYWHERE on the internet for daily indulgence, and locations in Ireland for home visit indulgence. Just pop your suggestions in the comment section and I’m there!