Friday, April 30, 2010

for the ex pat...

an ex pat asked me what they could to do add a subtle touch of ireland in their home without being cheesey or too derivative...

i thought that a print of an old irish stamp would be a lovely feature on a wall or a sideboard...a nice understated touch...

surely they available as a print somewhere...


what do you think of that idea...?

9 comments:

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Like it - xx

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Like it x2!

jaboopee said...

kilmeaden cheesy as opposed to calvita cheesy but still a little too cheesy methinks, I'd suggest perhaps an original artwork from a living irish artist

custardbydesign said...

sarah and DT...glad you like it...

jaboopee...do you not like that idea...

when yout hink of a living irish artist who springs to mind...

i like john b vallely but thats cos i grew up surrounded by his works in armagh...i would love one of his pieces...

and i would also love a print from will st leger...one extreme to the other...

jaboopee said...

I'm sorry to have to say it mr. custard but i don't.
There's just something about the map and or flag of ireland that is just so cliched when used as 'decoration' . Maybe if the image which i admit is iconic ,was taken a bit further .....

re living artist ..... me of course !!!!

custardbydesign said...

ooops...

when we get sorted in our house after our wedding we may have a wee chat with you about a wee feature panel...

i see what you mean about the iconic overuse of the map and the flag...

twa have a range of vintage posters for 'visit ireland' but i thought that was cheesey...

i was watching the kentucky derby on saturday while i saw your cheesey comment and i thought to myself 'horses for courses'...

do you like will st leger's 'ameireica' print...

jaboopee said...

just checked out will st ledgers work , that is really clever...love his banana boat...eireica is a bit good but theres just something about orange and green together that just doesn't do it for me. love his cross eyed elizabeth taylor soooohhh much .

i hope you won some money on them horses

custardbydesign said...

aha - will st ledger is very tongue in cheek...

i think my favourite image has to be michael collins carrying the dior / gucci bags...

i wanted to gt a print from him but he says on his website that he doesn't mind if you download and print for your own use...

thats very nice of him isn't it...

Mrs C said...

following the thread here and just checked out Will St Leger, love his style...I'm a fan of the Michael Collins, but the Free Tibet also had me smiling!

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