French Toast Loves - Ancient Art

Let’s be honest, we all have our crazy obsessions. Eating peanutbutter sandwiches for weeks in a row till you can’t see any brown liquids anymore, listening to your favorite song on repeat till you are seriously suffering from a chronic earwurm or spending hours on instagram to stalk this cute actor you are heavily crushing on. Sounds familiar?

We often have these strange fascinations we’re going nuts with for a certain amount of time. Most of the times, these fascinations have something to do with pretty colors, interesting shapes, inspiring design movements or just are cool from an artistic point of view. To give you guys a little insight to our world of obsessions we decided to write a little story on this blog every month. So come surf with us on our pastel colored brainwaves!

This month we love: Ancient sculpture. We hear you thinking: ‘what on earth makes us gonna cheer for dusty old stones ‘ ?! 
Well, let us explain!
To our opinion, the whole Ancient Greek and Roman vibes trend took a big leap after the release of the incredibly popular movie ‘call me by your name’ (2017). The movie, taking part in sunny Italy, details the love story of a seventeen year-old boy and an older man hired as his father's research assistant. During the movie there are lots of references made to Ancient Roman sculpture by using imagery of male statues to symbolise the desire between two men.

Call Me By Your Name, 2017

Call Me By Your Name, 2017

Booming artist Luke Edward Hall, well-known for being gay, also makes this reference to Greek and Roman times with his drawings of exclusively male bodies and sculpture. However, with his colorful and playful style, he is taking the Classics to a whole new level! Bringing in a fresh perspective, juxtaposing the traditional greek and roman scenery with a more modern reference. Not surprising indeed, that he teamed up with Hotel Le Sirenuse Positano, to create ‘Call me by your name’ inspired tableware and a clothing collection.

https://www.vogue.com/article/le-sirenuse-positano-call-me-by-your-name-inspired-tableware-and-clothing

Luke Edward Hall and Hotel Le Sirenuse Positano collaboration

Luke Edward Hall and Hotel Le Sirenuse Positano collaboration

Moving forward to the interior and fashion scene, we see more and more designers and stylists deriving inspiration from the Ancient times. With their fine proportions and luxe materials, it’s no wonder we’re still hooked on the Classics nowadays. There’s just something so classy about those chalky white pillars and perfectly structured head sculptures. When used, these elements undoubtedly complement a modern interior! The white marble combined with soft colors, gives a space a serene vibe and timeless elegance.

Paloma Wool

Paloma Wool

Some fashion and lifestyle brands are also noticing the trend. Take for example beauty label ‘GLOSSIER’, who uses Ancient sculpture as props in their New York Showroom or clothing brand ‘WEEKDAY’, who made a photo print out of ancient statues. Fashion designer Paloma Wool was clearly inspired by Greek myths and uses ancient elements in her photoshoots.

Weekday

Weekday

Glossier Showroom

Glossier Showroom

Lately, we see the trend slowly being picked up by fashion influencers as well:

Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams

Maria Bernard

Maria Bernard

Audrey Rivet

Audrey Rivet

Did we convince you enough of the coolness of these ‘dusty old stones’? Lucky you! We have designed four limited prints inspired by ancient art, that will only be available for purchase this month! Our take on ancient art, to give it a little bit of a spotlight and to brighten up your home with an exclusive print design! 

Love, Nienke & Amanda

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