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annika reed
Maximise your Interiors with Art. The Nudes & the Operating Table

Maximise your Interiors with Art. The Nudes & the Operating Table

The Nudes & the Operating Table If I set out to sculpt a standing man and it becomes a lying woman, I know I am making art Henry Moore Operating Table is a collection of etching and studies I made after being in hospital a few years ago. The time in hospital changed my perception of the human body, specifically the female form. The vulnerability of the body on the operating table - at that moment reduced to its (questionable) functionality - made me consider what it meant to be naked vs nude, and the reduction of the body to...

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annika reed
Interior Trends 2020

Interior Trends 2020

As we roar into the ’20s a new decade comes new interior trends, pattern is IN which makes a pattern designer very happy! At the end of last year, I started to redecorate my home, I’ve lived here for nearly 4 years and it needed a bit of a revamp. I hung the Chattering of Choughs wallpaper in Deco Blue in the bedroom and the Climbing Vine in Beryl and Porcelain in the living room. This month I am adding the finishing touches such as changing the lighting and painting the interior doors to match the wallpaper, all will be...

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Why Wallpaper is Good for Children's Mental Health

Why Wallpaper is Good for Children's Mental Health

There are lots of websites promoting mental health ‘wallpapers’ for phones & computers. Whilst this might be useful on one hand, it seems slightly counterintuitive on the other, given it’s widely accepted that the proliferation of digital screens and over-stimulation in our lives has contributed greatly to an increase in mental health problems, including in children. So perhaps a better angle is to move beyond the screen entirely and to consider the effect of interiors and real-life wallpaper on mental health and wellbeing. This is not a new area of research, our environment and its effect on wellbeing has always...

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Annika Reed
William Blake The Tyger inspired wallpaper

William Blake The Tyger inspired wallpaper

How the wallpaper Tyger Tyger was inspired by the poem by William Blake.

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