Inspired by street art #5

Het is alweer even geleden dat ik een ‘Inspired by street art’ blogpost deelde, maar onlangs ontdekte ik nieuwe graffiti in Rotterdam. Het te gekke werk is van freelance illustrator Levi Jacobs voor Opperclaes en het Hip Hop Huis ter ere van het RotterdamBeats Festival. Een combinatie van verschillende figuren die Jacobs ook in zijn illustraties gebruikt. Apen, Aziatische dames, prehistorie meets exotic, dinosauriërs en een enkele breakdance move.

Naast de swatches en shopping match, deel ik enkele illustraties van deze Rotterdamse kunstenaar. Enjoy and be inspired!

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Inspired by street art #4

New month, new graffiti inspired by street art piece. This time one with my favorite colors: black, white and grey. This beautiful piece of artwork is situated near Rotterdam Central Station and just a 5 minute walk from my home. Like the previous ‘Inspired by’ post, this urban graffiti piece is also from a Brazilian street artist – they’ve got some great skills! Speto, a 40 years old graffiti pioneer, like to portray things in a simple and playful way – mostly in black and white. This – so far – untitled mural is also part of the Brazilian Urban Art festival in Rotterdam, 2009.

What I most like about Speto’s street art painting, are the modern abstract lines with an almost ‘Picasso’ drawn female figure. The dark strokes are a huge contrast with the white. The brown brick wall is part of the whole mural. Below the graffiti piece you’ll find some hip-hop inspired black and white photographs, which really fits the area because of the “Hip Hop House” near it. A playful picture perfect! All street art colors create a minimal and urban color scheme.

While searching for the right selection of interior accessories and furniture I immediately thought of the Cartoon Table by Seletti, the geometrical shaped Paper Vase by Pepe Heykoop and the playful porcelain ‘My Robot’ by Seletti. Seletti is known for his different look on interior design and ‘playful’ is the first thing that comes to mind.

Enjoy the minimal color palette and urban playful inspired by street art mood board selection!

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Inspired by street art #3

While walking home I pass by this beautiful piece of street art almost every day. A praying woman with an alter ego… a dark image but a bit playful due to the chicken on top. The colors urban, bohemian, natural and african. I selected some color matching interior decoration pieces from great brands like Piet Hein Eek, HK Living and SNURK. The street art is by Brazilian artist Dante Horoiwa. For the very first time I found a matching fashion brand which I added to the small selection. Get inspired by street art from Rotterdam and add some natural tones to your living and closet!

Cryptic Duality is the name of this beautiful piece of street art, which reflects the buildings goal: provide special education for children often with an autistic spectrum. The mural was part of a Brazilian festival in Rotterdam, 2009. If you wanna visit the mural by Horoiwa, it’s 20 meters by 14 meters so you can’t miss it if you walk between the David Lloyd gym and the ‘Hofplein’ fountain. Three of the selected decoration accessories are by Dutch brands which I personally admire. Their focus on structure and material use are knowable signatures. Combining materials with an ‘earthy’ tone is both luxury as modern – a combination very popular in homes right now!

Enjoy this third edition of “inspired by street art”!

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Inspired by Street Art #2

It’s almost like I’m in a blue mood but this piece of street art has been on my mind lately. Unfortunately I didn’t shoot this one by myself, but I love every detail about it. Ghostly shapes, grunge look-and-feel but so intriguing and yet inspiring. Looking at it reminds me a bit of the new Spring Collection by Ferm Living, but also works of the famous baroque and roll duo Jimmie Martin and – earlier mentioned – HK Living. I’ve been looking for a great art piece for months now but this piece of street art is something I would really love to have! Anyways I’ve created a color scheme and collected some brands which popped in my mind while looking at this urban street art. Get inspired by street art from Wide Open Walls in Gambia!

Have you seen the new collection of Danish brand Ferm Living? The new ‘Pen’ collection is where the pen is in charge of the print. This collection with tablecloth and napkins suits the best with this style of street art! See below if you haven’t seen the collection yet. Also from the color scheme I created I picked some grungy textiles from HK Living. A cushion with dripped shapes like the bottom of the street art, and a rug which contains the brightest blue in the whole picture. The Louis All Black by Jimmie Martin adds some class and ‘Fringe’ by Zuiver finish it all.

If you are looking for an edgy color palette, this collage is your cup of tea! Personally I really love it and recently ‘dipped’ my bedroom in this style. Ceiling lamp ‘Fringe’ is luckily on it’s way for my new blue bedroom 🙂

Enjoy this edgy collage inspired by some urban street art from Gambia!

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