One of the perils of browsing Pinterest 24/7 is discovering that you actually have zero interior designs skills and may as well be living in a cave. I’m dreaming of the day I can have a “gallery wall” filled up with lots of mismatched vintage frames and an assortment of prints, paintings and photographs all wonderfully laid out in a perfectly-planned haphazard pattern. SIGH. I’m technically not supposed to put up any frames (or posters, but I completely ignored that rule) in my rented flat, but I might have to start making an exception so my Pinterest dreams can come true.
I’ve always been a fan of Etsy so when I was recently invited to join their affiliate programme, I took it as the perfect excuse for even more hours of browsing through the site and making lots of virtual wishlists (and perhaps a cheeky little purchase here and there!). Every few weeks I’ll bring you some of my top picks, and this time it’s all about prints and posters to satisfy my gallery wall cravings. First up is a minimalist Say Anything Movie Poster – if you haven’t seen the film this probably won’t make a lot of sense so I suggest you go watch it now because it’s one of my favourite films ever. “I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen”; swoooooon, late-80s John Cusack, SWOON. Another pop culture reference, and one which you’re probably all familiar with, is the Ugh! As If! Cher from Clueless Watercolour Print. I love pretty much everything in oh gosh, Cindy!’s shop – lots of awesome illustrations of some of my faves including Ron Swanson, Dwight Schrute, Buffy, Jesse Pinkman and lots more. Speaking of Breaking Bad, I am super in love with this Hank Schrader Print featuring one of my favourite quotes from the series – JESUS, MARIE! teehee. Again, Pop Art Press have hundreds of movie and TV inspired posters and I WANT THEM ALL.
I’ve also come across a few more arty prints which I love too, the first of which is a lovely candy coloured White Swan Poster from Seal Design Studio. Everything in their shop is bright and bold and a wee bit whimsical without being too cutesy. I’ve seen quite a few variations of the “print/quote on an old book page” but this Winged Queen Butterflies Repurposed Book Print really caught my eye. I also love the bold monochrome Best of Edinburgh Screenprint and I think it would be the perfect addition to the walls of my old tenement flat. Lucy Loves This also has prints of lots of other cities and a whole series of London ones so never fear if you’re not an Edinburgh lover (although, you most definitely should be!).
What’s your favourite Etsy shop for prints and artwork?