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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 Salivating for a feast of design? The tables are set and the pillows are plumped for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012, opening this weekend.

More than 30 talented West Coast designers have breathtakingly transformed the historic and stately mansion at 2020 Jackson Street, for this 35th annual Showcase—a benefit for San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program.

I was privy to a peek the other [...] Read more »

Contemporary Crewel Embroidery

Contemporary Crewel Embroidery A traditional handicraft can add warmth and character to a space. A graphic Amish quilt suspended as a headboard, a braided rag rug anchoring the coffee table, Grandma’s crocheted, zig-zag throw draped over the arm of a club chair.

Or colorful, textural crewel embroidery.

As a young girl, I spent many an evening cranking out chain and satin stitches, and flocks of french knots. [...] Read more »

How to Find Art for Your Home

How to Find Art for Your Home Right In Your Own Backyard

by Mari Robeson

Let’s hit the design road again with Mari Robeson, as she helps a client find the right artwork for her decor. Mari—Interior Design expert and Contributor—takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.

 

I love fall, not only because it’s a beautiful weather time on the Central Coast, [...] Read more »

Amy’s Annual FOBOTS Sale Monday

Amy’s Annual FOBOTS Sale Monday A Quick Announcement:

I just heard from our friend and Senior Fobotologist, Amy Flynn, about her

Annual Year-End FOBOT Sale, happening:

This Monday, November 1

Starting at Noon Eastern Time

At ifobot.com

You’ll recall Amy’s fun and funky FOBOTS (Found Object Robots) from our Artist Profile back in May.

Amy will be uploading about 50+ new bots for sale Monday at ifobot.com. Rumors are, you should be speedy if you want [...] Read more »

Beauty in the Disposable

Beauty in the Disposable Artist Profile — Virginia Fleck

I promised you another master of recycled art, and that Virginia Fleck is. Through her artist’s eye and craftperson’s hands, the commonplace and oft-discarded becomes mesmerizing and kaleidoscopic. Visit with Virginia, and I know you’ll be inspired.

Click on images to see more detail.

All images used with permission of, and Copyright Virginia Fleck.

 

HomeWorkshop (HW): Was art important to you when you were [...] Read more »

Recycled Art and Cubism

Recycled Art and Cubism Artist Profile — Enno de Kroon

The next two artists you’ll meet here at HomeWorkshop.com, transform recycled materials into stellar artwork.

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All images used with permission of, and Copyright Enno de Kroon.

Today, it’s artist Enno de Kroon from The Netherlands, whose Eggcubism is—in a word—brilliant. By painting on the challenging canvas of recycled egg crates, he plays with perspective, and forces [...] Read more »

To Excite and Soothe

To Excite and Soothe Artist Profile — Sharon Cummings

The moment I spied artist Sharon Cummings paintings, I needed to know her philosophy about color.

“Colors are never bold enough for me…never bright enough…and there aren’t enough of them,” she said. “I go for ‘impact’. I use color to draw attention and create a ‘feeling’.”

I was captivated by the lively works in her mosaic, Labor of Love series, [...] Read more »

A Second Life

A Second Life Artist Profile — Evan Brennan

Sometimes getting off the main road can lead you to a new calling.

That’s how it was for photographer Evan Brennan. A former sales rep for an eyewear company, Evan racked up the mileage trekking throughout North and South Carolina.

“I always hated taking the interstates so I would routinely take alternate roads, those roads that used to connect towns before the [...] Read more »

Fall Colors Decor Roundup

Fall Colors Decor Roundup There is a welcome chill in the air today; it’s time to freshen up our decor for the coming autumn. Enjoy clicking around these rich-toned items – offered by retailers and

talented artists.

Get a print made to order, of Jonathan Harris’s luscious painting, Aspen Nightfall.

Create a display of color and light with these Polymer Clay and Glass Candleholders

from Etsy Artist ArzuMusa.

What a deal for this [...] Read more »

All the Pieces

All the Pieces Artist Profile — Craig Anczelowitz

I just met an artist who has it all. Creative vision, practical knowhow, business-sense,

and moxie.

Craig’s IKAT Blue Mix Ceramics. (All photos copyright Craig Anczelowitz.)

 

And Bronx native Craig Anczelowitz’s resume is like a how-to for the successful, self-sufficient artist/designer:

M.F.A.: Check.

Work your way up in a specialty New York boutique: Check.

Traverse the globe, buy and design for retail tastemakers: Check. Check.

Leave it [...] Read more »

Beautiful Book Covers

Beautiful Book Covers We’ve had some heated discussion here lately about books, and about book covers, as elements in one’s home decor.

So when I found these new cover designs for classic F. Scott Fitzgerald books, from Senior Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith at Penguin Books, I just had to share.

Penguin plans to release the books on November 4th.

Now that’s marketing I can get behind. (via Notcot.)

 

Fess up: Do [...] Read more »

No Ugly Colors

No Ugly Colors Artist Profile — Anne Lullie

Sometimes to find your true creative calling, it takes bumping into kindred spirits.

Anne Lullie could draw an apple better than most five-year-olds, and decided right then that she would be an artist.

Colorplay I

“I learned to sew and embroider by hand as a child,” said Anne. And with her treadle machine, she was stitching together clothes by age twelve.

She went on [...] Read more »

Havens of Simplicity

Havens of Simplicity Artist Profile — Vicki Hartman

The concept of a home has a simple beauty, and I find myself attracted to objects depicting that. it’s what caught my eye about the art of Rochester, New York ceramicist Vicki Hartman; and I thought you’d enjoy visiting with her, and learning about her work.

HomeWorkshop (HW): Have you always been an artistic person, and when did you realize you could [...] Read more »

An Artist’s Environment

An Artist’s Environment Tahoe ARTour 2010

I find it fascinating to see an artist in his own environment. What colors and forms surround him? What view does he soak in, over his morning coffee?

How does the place an artist calls home, influence his work?

Come on along and hit the road with me, as we drop in on a few of Lake Tahoe’s gifted artists. I was lucky enough [...] Read more »

CB2 and Creativity Explored Artists

CB2 and Creativity Explored Artists Years back, I attended a San Francisco art sale at the most fantastic place. Creativity Explored is nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art.

Color and smiles were free-flowing, and I came away with a half dozen of the most uninhibited and visually striking drawings.

I was thrilled to learn from my best friend, that CB2 is featuring [...] Read more »

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