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Personalised wall art


We all know the feeling. You come back from that amazing holiday, or just had the best party EVER, or managed to capture your pet’s best portrait on your digital camera or iPhone. But then what? Most pictures these days don’t make it further then a Facebook post or a tweet. And after your phone stops allowing you to pick up calls because it is maxed out with data, the picture folder eventually needs to be emptied further limiting the life span of those pictures. It might be worth saving some and printing them on canvas or acrylic as wall art.

Create your own personalised wall art

Try going for a bit more quality then you get at your average copy shop or photo booth. A great site to check out is www.fotoviva.co.uk. I did a search online and they are one of very few that deliver worldwide. Plus they print on gallery quality canvas and acrylic, which makes the result look a lot better. They also have a pretty cool online gallery with stock images, both photographs and art, to choose from if your own pictures are not cutting it. Acrylics start at £60 and canvases start at £35.

An example of the stock images at http://www.fotoviva.co.uk

Try mixing your own personalised wall art with existing images or prints you have, and frame those in different frames to create a unique collage. If you paint the wall in a contrasting colour, it’ll make the wall stand out!

Not all pictures and wall art need to be framed. The Ikea portrait of Audrey Hepburn in this example could be replaced with a canvas of your own pictures.

Instead of hanging the wall art on the wall, create ledges, to allow for regular changes to your collage. In this case, a black and white themed wall art collage creates a sleek and retro feel.

Instead of hanging the wall art on the wall, create ledges, to allow for regular changes to your collage. In this case, a black and white themed wall art collage creates a sleek and retro feel.

You’ll find that a wall with custom art will get the attention of both you, and your friends and family. You can even theme your wall according to the occasion or holidays.

Another example from the stock gallery at Fotoviva. This image would work great in both a modern, and retro interior. The colours even work in a classic style home. Especially when printed on high gloss acrylic!

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Book review: Prefab Houses


As you might know, I have a thing with prefab homes. Always have. I love the idea of a cleverly designed home, fit for a contemporary lifestyle, put up in a matter of weeks, sometimes even days. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I got this marvellous Taschen Book ‘Prefab Homes’ as a gift from friends. I am helping them with a design and install for a new bathroom and I recently had my birthday but still out of the blue they surprised me with this marvellous gift.The book is written by Arnt Cobbers and Oliver Jahn, two well-known architecture and design authors. I can highly recommend it. It’s the perfect coffee table book, with tons and tons of inspiring pictures and stories about various prefab home designs and their designers.

Prefab Houses Taschen

Prefab Home

Another page spread from the book Prefab Houses by Taschen

The book is also available in the Homevoyeurs webshop for $47,38. You might be eligible for free shipping!

Prefab Houses Taschen book

Prefab Houses Taschen book

An early example of a prefab home in the book