When it comes to art I usually know from the off whether I like the piece or not – and the chances are if I’m sold on one piece from a collection then I will appreciate the rest, too. This was most certainly true when I discovered the these amazing works by Guy Yanai. Shown as part of his current exhibition, Lived & Laughed & Loved & Left at La Montagne Gallery in Boston, these pieces of art explore simple yet striking ways to combine blocks of colour to create individual stories. The first painting, Pink Sky at Night, evokes memories of sailing around Greek islands on summer holidays (plus, I love that preppy-inspired green stripe sail!); the Cafeteria reminds me of a deli in London’s Soho called Lina Stores (click here to see my Instagram of it); Lawn feels very fitting given Andy Murray’s historic win at Wimbledon over the weekend; and Shell takes me back to the long road trips through America last month while shooting for the Bright.Bazaar book. That’s the thing about art, it’s always the personal connections and memories that it evokes which make it so special, don’t you think? What do you think of Guy Yanai’s colourful art, friends?

// Art by Guy Yanai | Photograph of studio by Elad Sarig


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. OMG I love that Grass 2013!! His pieces just make me smile and now I am off to contact the gallery about that piece!


  2. FAB loving the studio and adoring the work of Guy. Brilliantly vibrant summer colours. 🙂
    Happy day sweet Will, hope the sun is shining on you too,

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.