Print Pairs: Bold and beautiful

Autumn is fast approaching (and the leaves are a- falling), and with change of season comes a change in trends. Before we head into winter we thought it was time to throw some colour into the mix and give black and white a wee rest. Below are a collection of bold and strikingly colourful interiors and as usual, some fab prints to go with!

Seahorsing around art print livingroom

image: amazinginteriordesign.com

Ohhh my, this is one stunning living room. A mish- mash of vintage, retro, bohemian and scandi styles keep it fun and personal. Not to mention the cute, simple hanging system for tea towels or art prints; hunt down some coloured push- pins that match or contrast the artwork.

The Seahorsing Around art print by MakusArt would slot in anywhere amongst all the little treasures in this living room.

Do I spy two Swiden cushions on the couch? You can also snatch these designs up in print form here if the plush version isn’t for you.

Laura O'Connor Emerald art print office

image: domainehome.com

This refurbished office space looks more like a cosy lounge room to us. Who wouldn’t want to do business here?

Liven up your own workspace with miss-match frames and lush velvety textures to make your clients feel at ease; these elements give the room a more informal, cruisy vibe yet still feel classy and classic.

Laura O’Connor‘s Emerald art print combines all of these elements and adds some edge to the space.

Mexico art print by Keryn Sweeney boho livingroom

image: 79ideas.org

The clever display of artwork really stands out in this chilled, bohemian space. Coloured and bejewelled frames don’t have to look so 90′s; group heaps of smaller pictures together in colourful frames to create one large artwork. Perfect for collections of travel photos and polaroids.

Haven’t been anywhere cool lately? Photographer Keryn Sweeney has, and we’ve chosen her Mexico print to match the worldly feel of this room.

Check out the way they’ve utilised the empty fireplace to display a print. Cute!

Want to find some prints that match your own space? Visit us online at endemicworld.com or in store at 62 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.

 

 

Meet the Artists – Jeremy Senior

Award-winning Auckland-based photographer Jeremy Senior captures NZ nature and landscapes in a way few others would ever think to – his work has a dream-like, almost meditative quality to it; a sense of timelessness and spaciousness. Using long exposure techniques, and presenting his subjects in characteristic black & white or beautifully muted colours, Jeremy creates minimalist fine art prints that add a sophisticated, calming aesthetic to any space.  

Jeremy Senior NZ Photographer

NZ photographer Jeremy Senior

Is photography full-time job for you? If so, what was your journey to becoming a professional photographer / or if not – what is your ‘day job’?
My photography is heading towards being full-time. I’ve always had other work to support my photography passion, but in the last year I’ve been able to spend more time in photography which is great! It takes a while and a lot of hard work to get established. I’ve always been creative and hands on when it comes to work that I’m good at and enjoy, so my ‘other day job’ has been in the construction industry as a contract fencer for new housing subdivisions. I love being outside!

Jeremy Senior photographing water

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Jeremy at work in his ‘outdoor office’!

Tell us about a few creatives/designer you are personally inspired by? Who would you love to work with?
There are a lot of photographers that I admire. I love to look online at sites like flickr and I’m always coming across people and work that I would’ve never know about unless I looked! There are two photographers that really inspire me that I have followed for a long time, two guys from Canada, Michael Levin and David Burdeney. They have both become very successful at what they do and I’m always inspired by any new work they do. Both produce beautiful work and are masters of using light in a very soft way.

What are you working on right now?
When I started my landscape/seascape photography my focus was on black and white and most of my images in my portfolio are in this style. After 3 years of working like this I have decided to look at colour. My latest work has been exploring colour, some images are new and other images have come from shots taken over the last couple of years. I always keep every shot I have taken and once in a while I like to look back over my archive and revisit shots that might not have grabbed my attention initially. I have found that a lot of images suit colour rather than black and white.

Jeremy Senior photographic print on computer

Jeremy Senior art print

Jeremy re-touching his work; the almost meditative Cathedral Cove print

What are some of the fave things you have on your own walls at home?
My wife is my biggest fan and she likes to have my work on our walls! I’m not going to blow my trumpet but we do have some large framed prints of my up and they do look great! We lived overseas for 4 years and we travelled a lot and brought back a few artworks which we love. One is a water colour of a Paris cafe scene and another print we love is a black and white etching of a village in the Cinque Terre, Italy.

Jemery Senior framed print on wall

One of Jeremy’s dream-like photographic prints on a wall in his home

What would be a dream collab/project you’d love to do?
A dream project for me which I always think about is to publish my work. I would love to one day have my work printed in a beautiful high quality book.

When are you at your most creative?
I would say I’m at my most creative when I’m outside amongst nature. I love to think and process things and I find that when I’m outside in a quiet place looking at nature, especially scenes that I want to photograph, I get excited and thats when my creative juices start to flow.

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Clockwise from top left: Lion Rock photographic print; Cloud City (Auckland skyline) framed print; Watch Tower print; Cathedral Cove photographic art print.

See all photographic art prints by Jeremy Senior here

 

 

 

Free Printable Endemicworld Designs

The stormy weather this week has prompted us to brighten your day, so we’ve designed some FREE downloadable art prints for y’all. Go forth and do with them what you will!

Click on the links below each design to download the corresponding image.

Free Endemicworld Art Prints insitu

Potted plants by our friends at Bioattic.

Modernist free art print 1

Throw Back to the Eighties! Download me here.

Modernist art print 2

Totes geometric. Download me here.

To view all of our art prints online, visit our website.

 

 

Geometric art prints by Yhodesign

Yhodesign is the creative brand of graphic designer and cool- guy, Yhodie Hendra Zaldi. We spotted Yhodie’s work when he started using our artist services, and couldn’t resist working with him and his prints.

Born in Indonesia and recently graduating from Yoobee School of Design, Yhodie now lives and works here in Auckland, NZ.

Yhodie’s approach to design is bold and graphic, colour and geometric shape are cleverly used to create the animal forms in his designs.

Pair any Yhodesign art print with with sharp black accessories and loud blocks of colour to complete the look. Perfect for the living room or entrance way.

Yhodesign Tiger Art Print

Tiger framed art print by Yhodesign

Yhodesign finch art print

Gouldian Finch art print by Yhodesign

 Auckland yhodesign art print

Auckland art print by Yhodesign

Yhodesign Pukekohe art print

Pukekohe art print by Yhodesign

View all Yhodesign geometric art prints. They are available in 3 sizes, framed or unframed.

 

 

Meet the Artists – Natasha Vermeulen

We’ve had a soft spot for the beautiful Natasha Vermeulen ever since we were lucky enough to work in the same studio space as her. This modest master of illustration is now back in NZ after living abroad, working as a freelance designer and – lucky for us –  creating art prints for endemicworld. With techniques to burn, Nat’s style  - from feminine sketches, to stylised typographic prints, to bold cartoon-style illos – is as varied as her skill.

NZ Print Artist_Natasha Vermeulen

NZ designer and illustrator Natasha Vermeulen

Is your art a full-time job for you now, or if not – what is your ‘day job’?
Personal illustration and art projects are definitely part time at the moment.
I work as graphic designer and illustrator by day, with my own clients or contracting to studios in Auckland.

You’re drawing and you’re totally in the flow – Where are you? Who is with you? What are you listening to, what are you sipping/nibbling on?
If I’m in a conceptual phase: A favourite cafe; alone; cafe noises; coffee.
Or if it’s late at night: Home studio; alone; listening to Spotify (some indie station no doubt) or a movie/audiobook; eating candy.
It’s definitely easier for me to get into the zone by not talking to anyone when I’m drawing, but I do love to hear a good story at the same time.

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Nat sketching at one of her fave Auckland city coffee spots 

Tell us about a few creatives/designer you are personally inspired by?
At the moment I seem to have a thing for monochromatic, tactile design. Loving the work of tattoo artist Victor Webster, and the jewellery and brand of Walter Crow. Also, the hand painted letters and icons by BMD Design in France is amazing. I’m also a bit obsessed with the awkward cartoons of Oohlala, a Korean Stationery brand.

Artist Studio_Natasha Vermeulen

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Scenes from Natasha’s home and cool home-studio; the cat king himself (cat company is the best kind).


What’s the most exciting/inspiring project you’ve ever worked on?

A while back I got to work on a video interviewing the guys from Cut Collective. Getting to visit their studio and see the guys working on personal and commercial art, and in a style they enjoy, set a good precedent for how I wanted to move forward in my work. It was also the first time I worked in a video medium with a delicious camera lens, which opened up a whole new world to me.


Beside art/illustration, what else do you love to do?
I don’t think I could be happy without music. The happiest moments for me are drawing or being at a gig. Perhaps it’s because they both require me to be completely present, so I get to really enjoy being in the moment and not thinking about anything else. I also quite like cycling and rock climbing, and will hopefully get back into both this year (recovering from a bad back injury).

NZ Artist Studio_Natasha Vermeulen

Art supplies

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Supplies and creative eye-candy; a work-in-progress

What words of advice would you give to someone wanting to make art their career?
Haha I’m not quite there yet, so that’s difficult to say. I’m still enjoying graphic design projects and working with clients, so perhaps I’m not quite willing to give that up completely to pursue a life of art.

Art and illustration projects on the side do tend to influence my design work, so in that sense I would say keep doing what you love and putting it out there.

Also, one of the benefits of NZ being so small is that it’s quite easy to meet people and find work in our creative communities. Go to gallery shows, join creative groups, volunteer for charity art projects and you never know what kind of work could follow.

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SOS shark Art Print - by Natasha Vermeulen

Special edition art print Natasha created to fundraise for a campaign against shark finning (more info and purchase here)

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Top row: Endless Summer - huge A0 print on wood, They See Me Rollin’ art print; Purple Bike art print
Bottom row: Schutzengraben art print; Bear and Beer art print; the popular Ka Pai art print

Shop our selection of Natasha Vermeulen art prints available over at endemicworld…

 

 

 

Print Pairs: Bright and White

Sigh, the modern life is a hectic beast. It can therefore be helpful if our home and workspaces are places of clarity.

Clear out the clutter, strip back the surfaces and make a statement with a crisp white interior (our favourite tool in giving art the spotlight it deserves here at endemicworld). This week we’ve chosen 3 different spaces where white makes an impact, and as always, charming art prints to go with them.

Living room and hare art print

A bit of country charm never goes astray, and it’s safe to say that with stores such as Father Rabbit making it all too easy, we have no excuse but to pull off the style perfectly. This room could easily translate into a Villa or any older home with character.

A signed and numbered Clive limited edition art print by Margaret Petchell is also seriously made for this kinda thing… ‘hop’ to it!

Image: banjosandbibles.tumblr.com

kate hursthouse alphabet art print and interior

Kate Hursthouse is one our newest local artists creating stunning calligraphy and typographic work. Her Calligraphy Alphabet art print could work at any size as a statement or detail piece, but we’ve imagined it could sit in this space as a smaller A4 size print.

No need for hanging, just get the art print framed in a thick box frame and stand it up in amongst your other belongings on a shelf or window sill.

With her background in architecture and love of words, the precise nature of Kate’s work would compliment a simple and clean display such as this one.

Image: myparadissi.com

Geroge Sand Studio philodendron living room pair

Loving this couch(I distinctly remember seeing one very similar in Bo Concept Store…). Again, white and grey are the perfect platform for giving your artwork space to breathe and make an impact.

The Philodendron Art Print by Carmel at George Sand Studio would lift the mood of this room. You don’t even have to have a green thumb to have leaves in your home!

Image: myparadissi.com

 

Bespoke Framing: Make Your Art Prints Pop

Custom or bespoke framing is something that is often overlooked for being too expensive, too difficult, or something we just never get around to. However, there are loads of benefits to getting your art framed the right way!

Framing your pieces professionally protects your art, making it last longer by keeping it dry and dust free. We use archival glues and backing boards so there is no acid to eat away at the artwork. You even get the option of choosing a UV protective glass.

Framing adds value to the work! The right frame can add context and style to an artwork and also increase its perceived size on the wall.

Finally, custom framing makes your art prints look AWESOME. Pop in to see us at endemicworld (62 Ponsonby Road, Auckland) to discuss colours, matting and floating techniques, and types of frames. We can easily find something that makes your art print stand out as well as match your living or work space.

Camer Poster Antony Nobilo
‘Contax Camera’ Poster by Antony Nobilo
Black Box frame, set back and glued down for a super crisp modern style, $295 framed ($95 unframed)

Photographic Art Print by Georgie Malyon
‘Splatter Skulls’ Photographic Art Print by Georgie Malyon
White Box frame, cream mat, $450 framed, $195 unframed.

Photographic Art print by Jenna Smith

‘Sanctury’ Photographic Art Print by Jenna Smith
Raw Oak frame, set back and glued down for a natural feel, $320 framed, $150 unframed.

 

 

Meet The Artists: Swiden

Endemicworld’s online gallery is primarily stocked with art prints by New Zealand artists and designers, but every now and then we come across an international artist whose work we’ve just gotta have. Swiden is one of those brands that had us in love at first sight. And behind the contemporary, pastel-coloured prints we’re obsessed with is designer Charlotte Swiden, a Swedish national who now calls Melbourne home. Let’s have a chat, shall we?

Artist Swiden

 

What was the journey to creating the Swiden brand – were you working a regular day job at the time?
I was working full time as a senior graphic designer at Swedish stationery brand kikki.K here in Melbourne. It was a dream job, I had creative freedom and was designing over 300 products a year.

After three years at kikki.K I felt that it was time to do something of my own and slow down a bit. I always dreamt about designing homeware and doing more experimental designs, so I went home to Sweden for a couple of months, made my first products and set up shop. Also managed to have a summer holiday and get my inspiration fix.

The brand has grown and developed ‘organically’ over the years and I’m now a mother so balancing two passions can be tricky at times.

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What are you working on at the moment (new prints, other projects)?
I’m part of a couple of group exhibitions this year in Melbourne which I need to start planning for.
As far as prints and products go, at the moment I’m immersed in the fun phase where I just experiment and play, throwing around colour and materials. So nothing finalised as yet, but something new is on its way.

Tell us about a few creatives/designer you are personally inspired by?
Tove Jansson, mostly famous for her children’s books. I love her illustrations and story telling.
Karin Larsson, the wife of painter Carl Larsson. She was a great designer but I don’t think she has been acknowledged as much as she should have.

Swiden Art Print and colour swatches
Your prints make walls 250% more awesome – what’s one of your favourite things on the walls of your own home?
I’ve got an old String book shelf which was the first thing I bought for myself when I left home back in Sweden.
Reading is one of my favourite pass times and it makes me really happy just seeing my overcrowded shelf holding all these amazing stories.

Beside art/illustration, what else do you love to do?
I love the beach and the sea. The ocean clears my mind and resets everything. Unfortunately we live a bit too far away from the coast at the moment to get a daily fix but I go to our local pool a lot, it’s a good substitute. I think I was a fish in a former life, I need to be submerged in water on a regular basis.

Swiden art prints and paints

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What words of advice would you have for anyone wanting to make their art their career?
Stick to your own style and keep at it. Get better at doing what you do best.

Check out all Swiden art prints here