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 »
We know they all have extremely varied opinions and they’ve each had their favorite contestants throughout this exciting season of Fox’s Reality TV Hit, American Idol. So… this leads me to wonder: “What kind of art would the American Idol judges and host gravitate to?”
Over the past eight seasons (woah!) we’ve become familiar with these […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Inspiration, Pop Culture, TV, Trends on May 19th, 2009 | 1 Comment »
“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 »
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 »
Celebrate Earth Day by taking a virtual tour of the HGTV Green Home 2009 dedicated to eco-friendly design. Interior designer Linda Woodrum designed a green home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where nature is in the details, especially the art.
As people make lifestyle choices reflecting their commitment to sustainability, many wonder how to bring art into […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Events, Framing, Green, How To, Inspiration, Interiors, Nature, Photography, Style, TV, Trends on April 22nd, 2009 | 13 Comments »
Birds are perched everywhere this season – and I don’t just mean balancing in the trees persuading spring to come early with their sweet melodies. I’m talking about decorating with birds. Take a look at this article in the April issue of Traditional Home: (Note the lovebirds chair by Thomaspaul on the 4th pg!)
As with all things […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Trends on March 9th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
The Art was spectacularly contemporary, with several trends worth noting. Several elements were repeated throughout the show, which will set the tone of what becomes more accessible in the marketplace over the next 5 years, if not already available. Think runway shows in Paris and Milan. While you won’t see the designers’ intended full-on outfit on […]
Filed under: Art, Events, From the Road, Trends on December 9th, 2008 | No Comments »
Inspiration feeds our lives everyday, nourishing our desire for artful living. Not only do we have an innate need to continually source new ideas and inspiration, it actually fuels our own personal creativity within our homes and lives. The ongoing process of gathering ideas and designing for our spaces can oft times begin with visual […]
Filed under: Design, From the Road, Inspiration, Style, Trends on November 6th, 2008 | No Comments »