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The American Fine Craft Show comes to the XL Center in Hartford April 24 through 26. The show will feature handmade furniture, ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry, wearable and decorative art from more than 135 jury-selected American crafts artists from ...
April 9, 2015
Oracle art on display
You will find paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, encaustic and pastels, sculpture in steel, found objects and clay, functional and art pottery, custom wood furniture, landscape photographs, handmade books and botanical papers. There is jewelry with ...
April 8, 2015
House and Garden Tour celebrates history of Bryan
The home is almost 4,000 square feet and has a natural feel with a primarily brick exterior and wood shingle roof. Inside the home, there are pieces meaningful to the family, including a painting, a French server and a clock that all belonged to Grant ...
April 7, 2015
11 cool things we found at the Punk Rock Flea Market in Trenton
TRENTON — The snaking line of punk rock enthusiasts, collectors, bargain hunters and crafters outside the Roebling Machine Shop in Trenton reflected the eclectic items to be found at Sunday's Punk Rock Flea Market. The Punk Rock Flea Market, which is ...
March 29, 2015
Things to Do in Connecticut, March 29 to April 4, 2015
RIDGEFIELD Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum “Afternoon Studios: Wooden Wares,” art-making activities. March 31, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Aldrich . NEW BRITAIN Hole in the Wall Theater “Fat Men in Skirts,” comedy by Nicky Silver. Through April 18. $15 and ...
March 27, 2015
Resetting the Clock
With the freshly lit aroma of handmade cigars rising into the air, the shop owners began to patrol the aisles in search of the next great smoke to add to their humidors. It was 2011, and as with every Next to the classy, inviting wood-paneled ...
March 19, 2015
The Lebanese designers now gaining global recognition
“I think the design scene in Lebanon is fabulous and the country is culturally stimulating,” says Beirut-based architect and designer Annabel Karim Kassar, who has just launched a line of furniture and lighting, including teardrop-shaped steel wall ...
March 13, 2015
We love our room for all its bright white-ness. We spent ages picking the right shade, and as it turned out, for this north facing room, a slight purple toned white brought warmth. It therefore seemed a no-brainer when choosing a colour that we should choose purple tones. I knew that by bringing more of our personal items into the room might ‘look’ good, but I hadn’t realised how much more lovely it ‘feels’. Likewise, by using such a beautiful pop of colour from such an ethically sound paint company, there were no nasty smells, the finish is perfect and it just feels better. *Earthborn paints provided us with complimentary paint for this post.
Did you know that for several months of their young lives, babies do not know that they are separate beings from their mothers. And finally, did you know that in most cultures worldwide, the practice of co-sleeping is considered the norm. Co-sleeping and bedsharing mean sharing sleep with your child. While often used to denote the same thing, some people use bedsharing to mean literally sharing the bed with your infant, while co-sleeping can mean sleeping in the same room, with baby in arms’ reach. But whatever you want to call it, I believe that snuggled up next to mama is exactly where baby should be (in most circumstances — I will share information on how to co-sleep safely at the end of this post). Perhaps I’m writing about this now because last night, for the first time, our three-and-a-half year-old daughter slept in her own big-girl room, in her own big-girl bed. She slept in our bed from when she was a newborn to about three-years-old, and then we moved her into her own bed that was right next to ours (literally right next to, with no gap. It was our bed, her bed, wall). I made it clear that she is still welcome to sleep with mommy and daddy whenever she feels the need to, and can always crawl into our bed for cuddles.
Just lately, amidst the weird and whacky chaos of real life here, I've been trying very hard to get stuck into some serious creating for the forthcoming Thame Dolls House & Miniatures Fair - being held on Saturday 21st February. As usual I'll put up a Thame Fair Stock Page on KT Miniatures website a few days before the event, which will include both my handmade items as well as antique/vintage dolls house items that will be available to purchase from me on the day. The stunning wallpaper used is antique and I currently do still have a little available to purchase on KT Miniatures - it' really is so pretty. The centre piece is the beautiful bisque doll, probably early 1900s and German, she has such an enchanting face. The other dolls are mostly antique and vintage, including the slightly odd Caco boy in a beret and the 1950s celluloid cook (who has mislaid his hat). I tried to create a magical illusion that the dolls are actually alive and having a jolly good time when us humans aren't looking. After muttering all sorts of lovely comments she finally concluded that the dolls almost seemed to be alive. I used a precious scrap of some early 1900s wallpaper to line the back wall - the patina of this old wallpaper is simply gorgeous. Tucked away in the corners of the encasement are more bits and bobs, including a blackboard, KT Miniatures vintage style books, antique lace etc.
Office Space Is Hard to Find for Silicon Valley Newcomers
installing a wooden phone booth, hanging buoys on the wall, and setting up a Ping-Pong table, Boatbound had a comfortable space for its 14 employees. “People hang out here until 10 o’clock at night,” Mr. Hall said. But this year, after Boatbound adds ...
April 1, 2015