Just In, a fresh round of Hugo Guinness linoleum cut prints were picked up from our framer on the island the other day. There are some new images as well as some tried & true. A few of these are much larger than we have had in the past, so they can stand alone and make quite a stylish statement. Hugo’s iconic work is collected around the globe–it is always fun to see one here & there when pursuing design magazines, making it an extra special treat when we get a good variety in at one time. Please call or e-mail if one strikes your fancy.
Summer is such a busy bustling season for us at the shops. So many folks in from all parts of the globe, which makes each day incredibly interesting & full. Box after box arrives each day keeping our shelves nice and full. A quick walk around, I snapped away some of my favorite things of the moment to enjoy on this Sunday.
We are very fortunate & pleased as Punch to be in possession of an assortment of really lovely Hugo Guinness original portraits at Watson Kennedy. Hugo’s work becomes more sought after each passing year, and original works even more so. I love having them lined up on the back of the bench at the Home store having them looking over things while they await their permanent home. If one speaks to you, give us a ring at the shop or shoot me an e-mail. We are always happy to wrap things up and ship to wherever you may be.
Cheers to the start of an awesome week!
This just in, Sketches From A Google Safari by Hugo Guinness. Just the coolest little book filled with drawings by Hugo. A perfect gift for any Hugo fan on your list. A lovely addition and conversation piece to any cocktail or coffee table. Hugo’s style has become known around the globe, so I am honored to be one of a handful of places where you can find this. There was a limited run of the book, which makes owning one even more special.
Happy Monday all and a grand start to our Thanksgiving week!
Happy Friday all!
On this first day of Spring, I thought a little Hugo Guinness artwork would be a nice way to kick off the start of the season. The parrot tulips in a vase that we have hanging in our living room is still one of my favorite pieces of artwork in our collection. I love walking past it each day, glimpsing at the dancing tulips.
These look great singly or massed together. We have a good variety of other images as well. Check out the Watson Kennedy website for more options.
A happy Spring to you!
Interesting how as you get older/wiser your priorities on gifts change. One of our Christmas gifts to one another was a “refresh & new paint job” of our bathroom in town. Now this certainly is not a spiffy new pair of shoes or some other ‘can’t wait to have cooking gadget’ but it something we both thought we would derive a tremendous amount of pleasure from. So while we enjoyed our week out on the island, our city bathroom was getting bit of a re-do.
We had wanted to have the bathroom painted with a high gloss black paint for quite some time. I thought it would add real interest to the room. We could not have been happier when we arrived back in town the other day to see the end result. The black just made the room so cozy and cocoon-like. The black playing off of the original black band of tile swimmingly. We were so excited to start hanging artwork and put the room back together.
The tile is original from when The Gainsborough was built in 1929. We adore the tile work, so we just wanted to play off of that, and have all the tile super cleaned, have the grout redone, and just make the original tile sing.
The work on the original floor tile just brought them back to life. The hand-painted shower curtain by local artisan Janell pulls out all the green from the floor. The pattern in the Yves Delorme towels playing off the pattern of the shower curtain. The green and white adding light to the dark black.
These 2 pieces are by Hugo Guinness, which were a gift from the artist, become a sort of window in the room. The creamy white background again adding a bit of light against the black wall. The flowers in the piece just make me happy being in the room.
We just filled the walls with some of our favorite pieces. I think artwork really belongs in every room of a home. The high gloss black working nicely as a background for the various pieces of art to be enjoyed each and every day. No wrapping needed.
Just picked up from our framer extraordinaire, another awesome round of Hugo Guinness linoleum cut prints. There is just something about his work in a vintage frame that just bumps up the specialness quality to the entire piece. The crusty, chipped gorgeous silver frame above really is just brought back to extraordinary life which in a word is, beautiful.
We have a few more rounds being delivered after they are finished at the framer, so much more to come. These will be added to the Watson Kennedy website in the next week, but if one speaks to you before then, just shoot me an e-mail. They become a one-of-a-kind piece when housed in a vintage frame, which makes me dig them even more. Just a perfect addition to any home.
A happy, happy Thursday to you all!
A new crop of Hugo Guinness linoleum cut prints have returned from our framer, and I am really loving the images. The eggs would be so fun in a kitchen or a restaurant. Hugo’s singular image work is so whimsical & stylish all rolled into one cool piece. Here is a look at some of my other favorites.
In addition to the lovely photography by Grant K. Gibson that is new for us at Watson Kennedy, many other new things have been added to our art wall in the past weeks. Here is just a small glimpse of what caught my eye the other day.
You might remember a few of these from a post I did about some of the fun stuff I found in New York on our last visit. These pieces are taken from very old images which are then painstakingly hand-painted and colored by Italian artisans. I am quite happy with the simple, yet elegant gold frame we chose for these. I think these would look great singly, or make a huge visual statement grouped together.