Archive for the ‘Wall Art’ Category

Spring Flowers Home Accents

Spring Flowers Home Accents My snowshoe hike through the woods yesterday showcased winter’s beauty. Frosted pines and cedars dwarfed me as I earned my dinner tromping through nature’s fresh-powder Stairmaster. In the solitude of the forest, only a few speedy squirrels’ tracks crossed mine. Back at the house, as the oxygen returned to my brain it hit me—Hey it’s spring! And while enveloped in all that white—however scenic—I thought […] Read more »

Her Favorite Places

Her Favorite Places Great ideas can come even out of the most difficult periods in life. Listen to the story Mark McGrath recently told me about an inspiration sparked during precious time spent with his mother, Rose Marie. “In early 2004, my Mom was fighting cancer,” said Mark. “The hospital had done all they could for her and she was moved to a care facility in San Mateo, […] Read more »

The Colors of Canada’s Passion

The Colors of Canada’s Passion Artist Profile — Carole Spandau Sparks fly from the keyboard when two of my interests intersect. It’s happening today as I write about art and ice hockey. Yup — this lover of art and design teared up Friday when Bobby Orr carried the Olympic flag, and has been known to wake her babies when Joe Thornton scores a goal. With the Olympics in Canada, I […] Read more »

Rugs That Grandma Would Love

Rugs That Grandma Would Love There’s a trend afoot: Rugs that celebrate the handmade are making a comeback. Like lovingly pieced patchwork quilts, traditionally crafted carpets bring nostalgia and comfort to uncertain times. Hand-hooked wool, raggy braids, and woven recycled textiles—rugs your grandma would love—add a party of saturated color, and the warmth of nubby texture to your space. It’s an Etsy shopping day today—enjoy our handcrafted rug finds from […] Read more »

Making Contemporary Art Work

Making Contemporary Art Work by Cristie Schlosser Today we are treated with a Guest Post by designer Cristie Schlosser, ASID of Dallas, Texas. — Color catches the eye and moves you visually through space. It’s a great accent and can be used with neutrals to make a splash. There are several ways to introduce color; one of these is with artwork and saturated colors used in unexpected areas. My […] Read more »

Words as Art

Words as Art I hope you are all spending some quality time relaxing and enjoying your loved ones on this Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a creative activity you might try — a little fun with words! In celebration of Thanksgiving I jotted down a few things I am thankful for: Today is Thanksgiving, the day we think about what we are thankful for. I am thankful for my family, […] Read more »

Penny Mosaic Abraham Lincoln

Penny Mosaic Abraham Lincoln Over the weekend an astonishing thing happened. Matt Groener of Oregon entered our Let’s Make Cents Challenge. His entry was a little late. About two and a half months late if we’re counting. But he could care less about the prize and I am thrilled by his entry. You’ll recall that for the Challenge inspired by the Standard Grill’s penny-mosaic floor, I made a nice […] Read more »

DNA 11 — Art That’s You

DNA 11 — Art That’s You Let’s get a little CSI with our decor today. I love it when artwork is personal in an impactful, graphic way. What could be more personal than your DNA or fingerprint? Yep. DNA 11 will create artwork for you illustrating your DNA profile or fingerprint. Where science meets art—talk about a conversation starter. After ordering your artwork in the size and color you want, you’ll […] Read more »

500 Pencils

500 Pencils When does art supply become art? Have a look at Social Designer’s 500 pencils. In this Aurora wall display case, the pencils make a kaleidoscopic focal point for a creative space. For an alternate display catch the Color Wave. Inspiration on a large work table in your studio. The caveat? You won’t get the pencils quickly or cheaply. Social Designer, part of New York’s Felissimo, […] Read more »

The Intrigue of Passageways

The Intrigue of Passageways Artist Profile: Sarka-Trager A door, archway or window can signify so much. Where does it lead? What can you glimpse through it? What if you dare to open the door and stride through it with confidence? Sarka Holeckova and Richard Trager used to work in corporate America in the Bay Area. She specialized in marketing, he in sales for a graphic software company. Creatives at […] Read more »

Kids Artwork Display — Challenge # 17

Kids Artwork Display — Challenge # 17 The last hurrah of summer is on, as the kiddos cling to every last minute of recreation before trudging back to school. A good time to plan for the vibrant art projects they’ll be proudly carting home. Or your shelf of masterpieces from past years, crammed full like a too-small p.o. box. Brilliant—a testament to your child’s artistic genius no doubt—but a challenge to store […] Read more »

Vintage UK Trolley Signs — Wall Art

Vintage UK Trolley Signs — Wall Art We let out a collective, audible gasp when we spied these at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Graphic. European. Vintage. Cool. Photographs by Ann Revoredo Straight off I could visualize them as artwork in a home setting: Photograph by Nicole Bliss The route signs came from UK double-decker buses and trolleys. DeWayne Lumpkin of economica sleuthed around to find the impactful fabric scrolls. “I first […] Read more »

Reflect on This: Digital Photographs on Metal

Reflect on This: Digital Photographs on Metal Art-lover Ginger King wanted to create a new option in wall art for her home and for others. “Original artwork is typically very pricey, and I wanted a unique, sophisticated way to display my personal photos,” said King. She’s done that with Impel Ink, a new service that prints your photos on fine art metals, rather than traditional surfaces. The satin silver and satin gold […] Read more »

BevShots — Pour Me Some Artwork

BevShots — Pour Me Some Artwork Mark my words Design Junkies. This is the next big thing in wall art. How does your favorite beer, wine, cocktail or cola become striking artwork? When scientists crystallize it and photograph it through a microscope. International Brews, a brand new online business offering customizable wall art based on your favorite beverage, calls it “an intoxicating blend of art and science, their vibrant colors […] Read more »

High Impact Artwork from PhotoWow

High Impact Artwork from PhotoWow I’m a sucker for family photos to help personalize a room’s decor. But instead of the typical small frames scattered about, how about some lively, high-impact wall art? Images of your loved ones can become a captivating focal point or accent in a room when transformed into digital-art-on-canvas. Renowned for its kaleidoscopic and Warhol-esque ‘Four-Panel-Pop‘ design, PhotoWow has been a leader in digital artwork since […] Read more »

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