Recently I was looking for ideas for the perfect gift, something I could craft myself and tap into my creative spirit! I came across this Country Living feature about a centuries old technique making quite a comeback with creative designers using silhouettes in today’s home decor and fashionable accessories. What a way to for me […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Design, Framing, Holiday, Inspiration, Style, Trends on August 21st, 2009 | No Comments »
“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 »
Each year Southern Living magazine sponsors Idea Houses in 2-3 U.S. towns. My wife and I always go to those near us to see the latest trends in home-building and decorating. This year the Atlanta area Idea House is in the Achasta developement just minutes from historic Dahlonega, GA. Dahlonega is in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, so […]
Filed under: Arrangements, Art, Artaissance, Design on July 15th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
I had a fun surprise the other day when I was in Seattle. While wondering around downtown, a huge pig came driving down the street. I had to blink and look twice to make sure I saw what I saw. It was still morning and I had not imbided in anything stronger than orange juice so I […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Design, Green, Inspiration, Style, Travel on June 22nd, 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:
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Inspiration, Interiors, Publications, Style on June 15th, 2009 | No Comments »
The popularity of giclee prints has been growing with art lovers and appreciators. Reputable companies, such as Artaissance, offer high quality giclee prints. I’d like to address how you can frame them.
There are nearly endless design choices. It is up to you, with the help of your custom framer, to figure out the best look for your specific art, your personal style, and the decor […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Framing, How To on June 8th, 2009 | 2 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 »
Sonu Mathew, Senior Interior Designer for Benjamin Moore, started a new blog: Living in Color with Sonu, where she discusses anything and everything related to color and how it affects life and design. Color? Art? Can’t have one without the other.
Recently, Sonu attended the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City. While there, she ran in to […]
Filed under: Artaissance, Blogs, Design, Events, Style on May 29th, 2009 | 3 Comments »
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 »
Created by J.J. Abrams, and the rest of the team behind “Star Trek,” Fox’s hit sci-fi series, “Fringe” explores the blurred line between the possible and impossible. The show just ended it’s second season with a finale that leaves many unanswered questions and audiences counting down the days until next season – coming this fall.
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Floral, TV on May 14th, 2009 | No Comments »