Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Design Porn: Amanda White's Writers' House Cards


I think Amanda White can see into my brain. I have a bit of a thing about writers and their houses (you couldn't tell from the literary hotel feature?) I spent this Sunday hanging out at William Morris' house reading books in his garden. Writers and houses rock my socks.


I spotted White's range of writers' house cards on Life.Style.Etc late last night and now I'm smitten with her gorgeous paper cut collages. The sheep outside Woodworth's house are cute.


This is Derek Jarman's house in Dungeness. I love the yellow frames.


This is an imagined collage of Austen's Steventon Rectory. The house was demolished but she spent 25 years of her life in the home.


Howarth Parsonage! With the Bronte sisters and their pet geese Victoria and Adelaide. I like this one. Amazingly, the prints cost £45 but the greetings cards are the best bargain - they're just £2.50 from The Shop Floor Project.


This print is a little dark. It's of Warnham - Shelley's birthplace in Sussex. But the text and swirls and boats? All depicting his demise. He drowned at sea thirty years later.


Actually, as much as I love the writers' houses, Amanda's 36 Craven House print is my favourite. It's now the Benjamin Franklin museum just by London's Charing Cross.

Which writer's house would you like to see Amanda White do next?

7 comments:

  1. Has to be Charleston - home to Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set. So, so gorgeous, and would look amazing in illustration.

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    1. Oh yes, that would be fabulous. And Morris's Red House too. These are all so gorgeous.

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    2. I love that there are different scenes in winter and summer. It's such a beautiful range.

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  2. Hallo and thank you so much for featuring my house portraits!
    And the lovely comments
    I have in fact done Charleston Farmhouse which can be seen on my website
    www.amandawhite-contempirarynaiveart.com
    in the Writers' Houses section. And am pleased to say that by coincidence today I received an enquiry from Charleston itself about stocking all my Bloomsbury designs.
    Very exciting!
    xx

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    1. Hi Amanda,

      Thanks so much for swinging by! That's really exciting news about Charleston House! Where are you hoping to design next?

      Sian
      x

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    2. Lovely site, glad to have discovered it!
      I am currently doing 3 new images for a naives exhibition in Yorkshire in August: Haworth Parsonage (again!), Mrs Gaskell's House in Manchester and Brantwood, Ruskin's house in the Lake District. One down, two to go!

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  3. My mistake!
    that's http://www.amandawhite-contemporarynaiveart.com/

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