I’m also saying this from the perspective of someone who works as a medical doctor in an NHS A+E department.
I’ve always been an advocate of decorating light and colourful, and it is even more important now. As we spend more time at home, the feel of optimism is ever more pertinent for our mental wellbeing.
I’ve put some of favourite, new unique finds from all over the world together. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 pieces of decor items that I have chosen. This gorgeous Planet lamp, designed by Mette Schelde is from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED. It is made up of a thin black metal frame with three powder coated metal discs that resemble planets. You can move the magnetic discs along the metal frame to form different configurations. When lit the discs reflect light and casts shadows.
I must admit that I’ve had this lamp for quite a while and have only just got round to putting up.
As I said, we need to see the light at the end of this Coronavirus tunnel right? Sitting adjacent to my wall lamp, is this wonderful Wes Anderson Isle of Dogs art print created by Yara Ruby.
When I spotted the print on instagram, I instantly fell in love with it. It had already sold out, but Yara had kindly offered to reprint one for me. I think she now has a few on her web shop, so grab yours quickly before it goes.
I haven’t seen the film yet, but to me this print signifies ‘Hope’. Rising above all the darkness, there is light and positivity. Sitting on my shelving unit, and having travelled all the way from Australia, is this pair of colourful resin budgies by the multi talented Pete Cromer.
I have long admired Pete Cromer’s work, and already possess a few of his illustrated mugs.
I just feel so happy when I see these budgies. Uncaged, they represent freedom to me, as we emerge from the Pandemic. Last but not least, this print says it all right? We should absolutely Find the positive.
Despite the dark fog that is the Coronavirus pandemic, I’m always of the mindset that we should find the positive. I have certainly found that with the camaraderie in the NHS, and the clapping for Carers every Thursday.
The art print is by Seb and Charlie. I’m excited to announce that £5 will be donated to the Alzheimer’s society for each print sold. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the pieces that have brought light at the end of the Pandemic tunnel in my home.
Wishing you a wonderful day ahead. x
( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).