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“One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you…”  The artful rug on the floor that is!
Art is no longer found adorning just walls, it’s making an impression everywhere and inspiring product designers to creatively weave their visions into beautiful flooring collections.  As Interior Design magazine puts it, “sometimes canvases aren’t big enough […]

Filed under: Design, Inspiration, Interiors, Publications, Style, Trends on August 4th, 2009 | No Comments »

I received a fabulous book, A Child’s Book of Art, at one of my baby showers before my daughter was born, almost 2 years ago. It’s a big beautiful picture book that unfortunately didn’t fit upright in the bookcase in the nursery. So it sat…flat and forgotten…under a basket filled with wooden rattles, shape sorters […]

Filed under: Art, Masters, Publications on July 31st, 2009 | 1 Comment »

If walls could talk…what’s your story? Get inspired with Better Homes and Gardens  July edition featuring style made simple in a Picture Show produced by designer John Loecke. As he says, “Good taste need not be expensive, but it should be expressive!” Many question how to add some personality to living rooms with above-the-sofa-art arrangements. Here, 3 stylishly […]

Filed under: Arrangements, Art, Artaissance, How To, Publications on July 24th, 2009 | No Comments »

I love it when great marketing makes me smile; even better when it’s cheeky! Ethan Allen’s edgy new campaign mixes authoritative design with witty insight that really hits “home”. Their spring magazine features this fun list for decorating therapy: Top 10 Signs You Need A Design Pro.

Top 10 Signs You Need A Design Pro:
1.       […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Inspiration, Interiors, Publications, Style on June 15th, 2009 | No Comments »

Graffitti…storytelling…painting…graphic design…photography…and the art of being a model…all rolled into something incredible.
On the cover of the July issue of Esquire, a small-town girl from Israel, Bar Refaeli, becomes a live canvas. Getting inked by a “short-story-body-application-professional” (what career path does one have to take to earn this title?) is all in a day’s work for her. To promote […]

Filed under: Art, Photography, Pop Culture, Publications on June 4th, 2009 | No Comments »

I love to see designers who step out side of the box in new and creative ways with framed art placement. Traditional Home features Chicago based Designer Tom Stringer whose inspirational global travels and love of contemporary furniture, French antiques and African art shaped the renovation and design of the Lakeview townhouse he and his […]

Filed under: Arrangements, Art, Design, Framing, Inspiration, Interiors, Photography, Publications, Style on June 2nd, 2009 | 1 Comment »

I love all things modern! The clean lines and creative process whether art, architecture, design or literature of modernism always thrill me. Last Sunday was no exception, when I went on the Modern Atlanta Home Tour.
Modern Atlanta is an organization that each year takes a week and organizes a series of events to celebrate all that is modern […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, Design, Events, Publications, Style on May 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

“The Opportunist’s Guide to a Cut-Rate Market – Where the Deals are in Real Estate, Art & Stocks”.

This cover story in the May 4 issue of New York Magazine made me take a second look. I know that real estate and stocks are probably the most talked about topics when discussing the economy, but I was surprised to see “art” so […]

Filed under: Art, Publications, Trends on May 12th, 2009 | No Comments »

Check out the May/June issue of New York Spaces magazine for a full-page spread featuring the Biltmore art collection from Artaissance, and frame collection from parent company, Larson-Juhl.
Since I work in Public Relations for Artaissance & Larson-Juhl, I’m on the front line of the development of stories that feature our products in magazines – and on TV shows like Donald Trump’s Celebrity […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Framing, Inspiration, Publications on May 7th, 2009 | No Comments »

Knowing how much I love unexpected art sightings, a colleague of mine left this torn out article on the chair in my office. It’s from the April 2009 issue of Midwest Living. What I appreciate most about this being brought to my attention, is not just that Ally thought of me when she saw it, or […]

Filed under: Art, Publications, Trends on April 30th, 2009 | No Comments »