Artist Spotlight: Agnes-Cecile

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There is something so appealing about the ethereal atheistic of watercolor portraits. A medium often introduced in elementary art classes, painting with watercolors is certainly not as easy as it looks. Italian painter Silvia Pelissero, better known as Agnes-Cecile deals in multiple mediums including watercolor, oil and acrylic, ink and varnish. After attending an art-centric high school, …

Paper Sculptures: Irving Harper

 Paper Sculptures: Irving Harper

I would bet almost everyone has attempted some form of paper sculpting before. Whether it was an amateurish origami swan or even those little paper fortune tellers, many of us have a great fascination with the ability to manipulate a flat sheet of paper into a delicate sculpture. This can certainly be said about industrial designer Irving Harper. Having created …

ART 101: Part 2

 ART 101: Part 2

Hanging art can be quite tricky. How high is too high? How low is too low? Designers used to abide by a fairly consistent set of rules when it comes to hanging art. In recent years, many of the traditional guidelines have been thrown out the window. I personally love this trend of “carefree” hanging …

ART 101: Part 1

 ART 101: Part 1

Without a doubt, the most common questions I get asked are about art. What size is best? How high should it be hung? How to make a gallery of frames?  Unfortunately, finding the right piece and hanging it the right way are often easier said than done. I wouldn’t go so far to say that a poorly placed …

Charming Illustrations by Gabriella Barouch

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Ever since my failed attempt at nurturing my inner artist in high school, I have long admired talented illustrators and painters. The ability to produce beautiful works of art is certainly a talent that one is born with. Sure, with practice you can become better at anything but natural artistic ability is a gift given …

Cartoloji: Abstract Maps

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Decorating with maps has been trending for a while now but I am loving the fresh abstract designs from Cartoloji. Started in 2011 by Indian artist Bhaval Shah Bell, Cartoloji offers a line of colorful prints and pillows of destinations around the globe. The best part about this burgeoning company is the ability to order custom …

Animal Blueprints

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Anyone who knows me even a tiny bit knows I love dogs. I grew up with a lab mix, a maltese, and even a beagle for a bit. In college, I was the first of my friend’s to get a dog and I now have two sweet little fur babies. Whenever I stumble upon artwork …

Fall Home Inspiration

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Have I mentioned how much I love fall yet? I. LOVE. FALL. Every year after Christmas, I start counting down the days until next fall. There’s just something about cooler weather, monthly holidays, and permission to live in boots and sweaters.
To me, the changing of seasons is not just a change in temperature,  it’s an …