Museum-style prints featuring the work of famous painters are trending right now! Choosing an iconic art print for your hallway, reading corner or living room is sure to brighten up the home and score you some cultural points. Desenio has some great options. If you want to tap into this new interior trend but you’re not sure which famous artist’s work to choose, here are some great options Desenio offers!
Pioneering Abstract Art by Hilma Af Klint
Hilma Af Klint was a true pioneer of abstract art and succeeded in developing symbolic imagery before any other known artist. Bring femininity, bold colors, and intrigue to your walls with her abstract works.
Impressionist Paintings by Monet
Claude Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting. Impressionism is an art movement considered to be very romantic due to the artists’ focus on using soft brush strokes to express the softness of the light. Prints featuring Monet are the perfect choice if you want to bring a sense of calm to your space.
Woodblock Prints by Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai, known as Hokusai, is best-known for his woodblock print entitled The Great Wave off Kanagawa, or simply, The Wave. This work is iconic because Hokusai effectively communicates the size of the cresting wave by placing Mount Fuji as a relatively small landmark in the background.
Like many people, Anna Phillips is a dreamer and starts off each year with a new list of personal and professional goals and dreams. However, people soon get distracted with school, work, family, or other life responsibilities, and lose sight of what they hoped to achieve in the year ahead.
One year, Anna received a Dreame phone cover as a gift. “I was matched with an artist from Ireland, who took all of my goals and placed them in picture form on the back of a phone cover. Every time I looked at my phone, I was looking at my goals for the year, which kept me on track. Among the things I was able to accomplish that year were taking a vacation with my dad, enrolling in a salsa dancing class, and even planning a kick-ass birthday party for myself.”
Dreame (pronounced Dreamy) is a collective of artists, dreamers, and co-creators from around the world. Sharonna Karni Cohen co-founded Dreame after envisioning a world in which anyone can express themselves through their imagination, achieve their goals, and feel like creators–without necessarily having any artistic talent.
“I started Dreame after I would endlessly scroll through newsfeeds, slowly losing myself to the lives of others,” said Sharonna Karni Cohen, co-founder of Dreame. “I felt I had lost an understanding of why I am special–each of us are unique, especially when it comes to our own imaginations and ability to create. I never succeeded in art class, but I always fascinated others with my stories and imagination. There is a strong connection between the dreamers without artistic skills and the artists around the world seeking new opportunities.”
By creating an artistic vision board–including choosing a style and colors, uploading photos, and most importantly, sharing their dreams–anyone can turn their dreams into a unique piece of artwork, just like Anna did through the Dreamlist. One of 500 well-respected artists from around the world will then take this information to create a personalized art piece that will be framed and shipped to their home within two weeks of placing the order. This art can also be framed or placed on a variety of items that people use every day. It can also be included on items such as journals, yoga mats, phone cases, or prints.
Dreame also offers the opportunity for dreamers to pick their own artist from its Artist Collective. Dreamers can write their story, upload a photo, and then see their own story turned into a unique piece of art.
Seeing success in helping people visualize their personal dreams, stories, and ideas, Sharonna brought Dreame into the office and started The Dreame Workshop. This is a team bonding exercise that uses art and creative discussion to help employees visualize their company’s values and future direction while also manifesting their personal and professional goals.
The empowering and imaginative workshop opens up employees’ creative side, answers questions they haven’t considered before, and brings everyone together to discuss their personal dreams as well as dreams related to the future of the company they work for. Following the workshop, employees will have a clearer vision for the future of their company, the culture, and their own role in building this future. There is also an option to turn everyone’s collective goals into a unique piece of artwork, which can be hung in the office or placed on a variety of everyday items. The unique artwork created at previous Dreame Workshops has served as a visual asset for corporate materials. Additionally, these artworks have served as office art installations and swag for companies like Google, PayPal, IBM, UBS, Amdocs, WSC Sports, and more.
The Big Dream envisions the future of countries around the world and is inspired by hundreds of personal dreams. All of these inspirations that have been turned into different pieces of art are then puzzled together to form a collective dream. It began in 2017 when Dreame began creating works of art based on dreams from individuals in schools, cities and associations in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. This artwork was digitally scanned and sliced, and then printed onto 1,500 yoga mats, which were then puzzled together in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. A video of the 2017 Big Dream is available here.
This year, Dreame has partnered with other organizations and companies, including The Ramon Foundation, and The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation for The Big Dream. This will allow people to share their personal dreams and then see them projected around the world through the creation of a unique piece of artwork. On Tuesday, September 21, which is International Peace Day, this piece of artwork will be projected at locations such as the Peres Center; the Old Royal Naval College in London; the Tower of David in Jerusalem; the Leopold Museum in Vienna; and the ZAZ10TS gallery in Times Square in New York City. The final destination will be aboard a flight to the International Space Station as part of the ‘Sky’ mission with the second Israeli astronaut in space, Eytan Stibbe. The Big Dream has the capacity to encapsulate more than 100,000 dreams. Everyone is encouraged to share their dreams on this website, and can then standby and watch their dreams projected around the world.
A few years after she had her dreams included on her phone cover, Anna Phillips continued to dream big. Originally from San Diego, she worked and traveled around the world. She was now living in Israel, while Nir, her Israeli boyfriend, lived in New York City. Nir shared a dream he had of one day camping together with their children and looking at the stars together.
Anna worked with a Dreame artist from China to turn this dream into a painting, which hung in Nir’s home for a couple of years. “This became an important part of our relationship and was a foreshadowing of what was to come.” Soon after that, Anna worked with the same Chinese artist to create another unique piece of artwork. This time, it was a signal to Nir that Anna was ready to take the next step in their relationship and tie the knot. Today, Anna, Nir, and their daughter Liviyah are all dreaming together.
*The featured image is from the Monday compilation. Working with employees at Monday, these images came from a Dreame Workshop and were included in employee’s journals and more.
Anna Phillips Proposal– A painting of Anna and Nir under a chuppah.
Anna Phillips Under the Stars– Anna worked with an artist in China to capture her boyfriend’s dream of camping under the stars with their family.
Anna Phillips and her phone– Anna’s annual goals were placed in picture form on her phone.
PUMA and creative artist collective KidSuper Studios are back for another football-inspired, co-branded collection, which is infused with boundless imagination and continues to explore KidSuper’s artistic and experimental way of thinking.
The PUMA x KidSuper Studioscollab boasts mix-and-match design elements and fun prints, and challenges the conventional look of a sneaker. Hook and loop closures, decorative zig-zag stitching, and embroidered branding are complemented by raw edges for a purposefully unfinished look. Inspired by founder and designer Colm Dillane’s unbridled love of football, the campaign images were shot with his favorite team–recent Copa Libertadores champions–Brazil’s Palmeiras. PUMA sponsored athletes Willian, Gabriel Veron, Weverton and Renan serve as the models for the collection.
Classic PUMA footwear styles are practically unrecognizable with the transformations in this collection. The RS-2K Slip-on is the standout piece, featuring the same camo inspired face print as the fleece top and pants, with a quilted upper. The Mirage Mox and Trailfox Boot get colorful transformations and feature unique aspects like stitched leather pieces on the collar to hold a pencil on the Trailfox, and tie dye laces on the Mirage Mox. The Ralph Sampson 70 offers a more subtle option, with a white leather upper and semi-translucent rubber overlay on the heel, KidSuper Studios embroidery on hook and loop straps, and an exposed foam edge on the formstrip and tongue.
Outfit yourself in a work of art when the PUMA x KidSuper collection drops on PUMA’s website, the PUMA NYC Flagship store and select retailers on March 20. Prices range from $60 to $160 for collection items.
Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino and Jun Takahashi of Undercover discuss how the reopening of the Valentino flagship store in Ginza, Japan brought the two designers together to create diverse and inclusive collections like never seen before.
-Piccioli on collaborating with Takahashi: “The thing that interests me the most about collaborating with a designer like Jun is not the technical creative process in itself but the human exchange and, in our case, the cultural dialogue. That’s how you continuously learn and teach.”
-Takahashi on his inclusion of roses in the women’s collection: “Roses are beautiful, but they also have thorns. I am always attracted to this kind of duality, and this is at least why I chose them.”