Mad about the '60s
Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand flair of a retro-looking alarm with a black or red, metal or plastic case on legs -- sometimes, a pedestal. Today, the style is called midcentury modern. Wall ...
April 11, 2015
Willard Clock Museum highlights 100 years of clock-making in Grafton
Grafton – At the Willard House and Clock Museum, clocks of every shape and size, sitting squarely amidst other artifacts and art, highlight the importance of the Willard family's inventions and their prolific work. In fact, Thomas Jefferson ...
March 26, 2015
What do you listen to when you're working?
So when I do need something with which to flood my ear channels, I go for black metal. That may seem counterintuitive, looking to loud music as a substitute for total quiet, but something about the wall-of-sound created by, say, Blut Aus Nord works ...
March 13, 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
Reflections on Walter Benjamin 5.
At the end of a lifetime of studying how images are configured and constellated in art, astrological charts, architecture, public processions, the formulae for evoking pathos, Warburg had begun to construct a vast picture atlas. Images . Warburg ...
March 17, 2015
Accessorise your home with rural Indian handicrafts
What would just be made as paintings or murals before, these ancient art forms are now adapted to form various art works like wall hangings, porcelain plates, pots, lamp shades, as well as table runners and coasters. Terracotta A large variety of ...
March 21, 2015
Take a seat: the latest in furniture design for bars
“A colour palette of fresh greens, pastels, and neutral tones will create a fresh, bright and airy atmosphere, and introducing pops of colour like striking flowers or bright floral fabrics can add a modern twist.” Large tables with benches, perhaps ...
March 31, 2015
The couple who lived here before us kept everything in great condition, but their style was definitely very country, while I like a cottage meets farmhouse meets slightly modern feel. I struggled for a while because, you know, to some people painting perfectly good wood is ridiculous. Then I struggled because everyone in the world paints their cabinets themselves, but I read a million different tutorials and was scared of messing up, cause to me cabinets are a big deal (and I also dreaded the several weeks of chaotic kitchen... ) Although painting the cabinets was my top priority, different lighting was Shaun's, so we did that first. We chose the light fixtures ourselves and a good friend of ours who is a construction genius put in recessed lighting and changed out our fixtures for us in October. First I painted the walls gray, and then we booked Wagner Painting for the end of the month. (If you don't count the fact that depending on how long we live here I'd love to add a white subway tile backsplash, change the perimeter counters to black soap stone and install a thick butcher block counter top on the island. but dreaming and having a vision are just as much fun as the finished product, and if you know me you know I'm always dreaming.
It doesn’t have to be all Italian style with marble cherubs and grand tables, instead you could opt for some subtler accessories which are marble effect. Move over Marsala, step aside Copper Blush… we think blue is going to shine this year and are going to be the perfect pairing for this years interiors trends. Take marble for instance – marble set against a Napoleonic blue will look rich and royal, or perhaps with our tag-along buddy. copper, where a cobalt blue will go along way to make that metallic shine.
I haven't done a ' My Dream Home ' post in a while and I thought I would revisit the series in full force: with my dream kitchen. I really enjoy cooking and, while I love our NYC apartment, the vision of cooking in a kitchen someday that isn't approximately the size of a postage stamp sends thrills of pleasure down my spine. Here is a round up some kitchen ideas I would love to incorporate into my 'someday' home. I also LOVE the idea of running white tile (subway tile is awesome, of course. Given all these preferences, I think I have discovered a happy (though unsurprising) medium: adding pops of color/graphic black and white to otherwise (mostly) white spaces. I am especially enamored with the last kitchen, with the round cabinet knobs and the primary color combos of casserole dishes and hand towels.
The New Whitney Marks a Change in Museum Design
From one of the dozen metal anchors embedded in the facade, she will dangle a 30-foot-tall pink vinyl panel against the museum’s northern wall. (Each anchor ... the creative ambitions of contemporary artists. “Taking art out of the frame,” she ...
April 8, 2015
Gallery Sketches: Five New Shows and Art Events in Denver for the Weekend of April 10-12
Here’s a selection of galleries where you can jump on the big-art bandwagon or just have a ... and an old-school blacksmith working in a modern world, applies mettle to the metal to create snakey, iron-wall sculptures with an undulating life of their ...
April 10, 2015
Well, not a chance in Hell concerning any holiday meing more important than Christmas, but I’ll go ahead and celebrate Piano Day (landing on the 88th day of the calendar year), and I’ll consider “Wall ... Bolt’s “The Metal East” entered ...
April 10, 2015
Great Wall Guangdong : Groom yourself happy with 11th-century literature
Founded in 2005, Slavs and Tatars work in cycles, focusing on a region east of the former Berlin Wall ... Art Gallery) The conception of Mirrors for Prices as self-help books led the artists to create a series of works equating grooming -- the contemporary ...
April 10, 2015
A panoramic shot of Arab art
A dramatic reaction to a photograph, maybe, but one that suggests “View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media Art” is managing to reach ... a man with a green tarpaulin and metal scaffolding rungs trying to set up a shelter ...
April 10, 2015
Modern home in Lutherville is classic fit for these architects
A flat roof and a horizontal line of narrow windows directly below the roof mark the Lutherville home as decidedly midcentury modern ... is oriented to the wall of windows. Stark white walls are canvases for brightly colored artwork, and blond wood ...
April 9, 2015
Visual art events in Southwest Florida
From a homeless teenager working in a factory by night and studying by day on prestigious art scholarships, to becoming a celebrated contemporary artist proclaiming ... wearable and sculptural handcrafted metal and glass works t created by open flame ...
April 9, 2015