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Daily Archives: November 3, 2010

White Background

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
White Background

In an essay titled ”Borrowed Dogs”, Richard Avedon, an acclaimed photographer (1923-2004) talks about the first white background that is used for portraits in paintings made by Egon Schiele. Most importantly, in the same essay “what does the white background mean for the “performance” of a portraiture ” is explained — Continue reading

Jill Sykes Among The Sycamores

Categories: Art + Graphics
photo:  Jill Sykes

The swaying of a Sycamore branch as it gently plays in the breeze makes music almost like a lullaby soothing ones emotions into a meditative peace is what I see when I look at the work of artist Jill Sykes’ latest creations.  Jill Sykes explores color, shape, movement and mood — Continue reading

Color Inspiration….

Categories: Art + Graphics, Uncategorized
Color Inspiration….

by artist Dale Frank.  WOW! ~thanx joy

Featured Craftsperson: The Weld House

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: The Weld House

It’s hard to find craftspeople making truly unique furniture and home items these days, but we think we’ve done it with the folks from the Dallas, Texas-based design company Weld House. What makes their work so unique? This metal fabrication shop creates one-of-a-kind furniture pieces out of old and rusted — Continue reading

Name that Mid-Century Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Mid-Century Designer

It’s not uncommon to come across husband and wife Mid-Century Modern designing duos. Luckily for us, sometimes the love affairs of some led to fabulous collaborations that we’ve all been able to enjoy. Did I just give away the first hint? Yes, I think I did. Today’s Mid-Century Designer isn’t — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Jacob Marks of Skram

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: Jacob Marks of Skram

Sleek lines, honest materials and—dare we say it—sexy curves, abound in the designs of today’s exclusive interview subject’s work. We sit down with the founder and lead designer of Skram Furniture, Jacob Marks, who talks with us about what inspires him, how he got into the furniture making business and — Continue reading

Why Art Mattters

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
Why Art Mattters

As the winner of the Why Arts Matter video contest, Starting Artists’ video will appear in Times Square on MTV’s 44.5 HD big screen, October 25-31. Video by Marisa Catalina Casey and her students at www.startingartists.org WATCH:  Why Art Matters We need to work hard to educate people on what we do — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Narrow Houses

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Book Corner: Narrow Houses

Small home design has been quite the rage for a few years now. Not only a necessity in large cities where space is a premium, it’s become a popular topic all over the world where economies have slowed and people have been learning to live with less. There are all — Continue reading