Trendy Brooklyn-based homeware chain West Elm has plucked from a pool of works by independent designers for its new line of framed wall prints, reaffirming that there is a community-minded sensibility behind all those woven baskets, brass light fixtures and pricey reclaimed wood coffee tables.
From delicate watercolor prints to striking black and white photography, each piece feels special with a distinct point of view, like something you might find at a neighborhood flea market.
For the collection the retailer partnered with Minted, the San Francisco-based design marketplace and community for independent artists, on an “art challenge” in which designers of all skill-levels could submit their work. Now you can shop from the 100 winning pieces for your own home by shopping online or in stores at West Elm, with commission going straight to the artists. Plus, for those who just can’t get enough: 400 more entries from the contest are available on Minted too.