Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Sponsor Welcome: Wendy Concannon Photography

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A warm welcome to one of our newest sponsors Wendy Concannon Photography! Wendy is a fine art photographer based in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania and runs her own gallery there but also shows her work in Vero Beach and St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.   Her work is characterized by bold colors and really fantastic acrylic framing techniques that make a  fabulous modern statement.  I personally can see these working really well in beach houses of all kinds, modern kids spaces, offices and any room that needs a jolt of bold color and pattern.

Take a peek at her work and some installations of it:
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Frozen.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I came across this Dutch photographer Niki Feijen thanks to Mary McDonald’s Instagram.  He tours Europe and shoots decrepit, abandoned buildings and the result is gorgeous, creepy, sad and beautiful all at the same time.  If you have time, peruse the full gallery on his site and pre-order his new book coming out in September, aptly titled Frozen (his last book sold out).  You could look at each image forever, studying all the details- the peeling wallpaper, detailed woodwork, pair of slippers waiting for their owner… it’s fascinating no?

You also can order prints on acrylic panel. I think one of these printed large scale in a perfectly decorated room would be a very interesting dichotomy…

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Etsy Find: Evajuliet’s Fantastic Prints

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Etsy really has some phenomenally artistic and gorgeous stuff (once you search through all the crocheted cup warmers and other such stuff.)  I get so excited when I see boutique-worthy goods like the prints in Evajuliet’s shop.  Specifically, I’m adoring her stylish play on family trees! A great gift when framed in something sleek and modern (like these frames from Room & Board or these from West Elm (but splurge on a custom cut mat for a professional look! )  I adore the black background on this one reminiscent of vintage scientific botanical prints:

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(I’d mat this in white with a gold frame or use a linen mat with a black frame!)

Want something more simplistic and pen & ink style? This one is so gorgeous and would be great worked into a gallery wall!

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This one cane be done all black and white or add in a little pop of color as shown here.

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SO fabulously adorable in a modern nursery!

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A pretty, feminine version (amazing mother’s day gift).

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Not into the family tree thing? No problem- check out her gorgeous art prints! Love these herb and plant illustration!

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These black and white herb prints would be fabulous in a kitchen or breakfast nook.

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Maybe a sweet little zodiac print for a kid’s room?

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Inspiration: The New Domino

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The spring issue of Domino is AWESOME. It saved me from losing my mind on my delayed flight back from Arizona.  There are some seriously awesome spaces in it, lots of inspiration and many reasons to go pick up a copy!

The biggest reason in my book? Lauren Liess’ new home. She’s been chronicling her reno on her blog and now we get to see the final reveal. It’s SO good. SO SO SO good.

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That ceiling???? DIE.

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This kitchen? The island? The iron racks? Yes please. With a cherry on top.

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This TV room is amazing- those shelves were made of IKEA butcher block counters. Can you say GENIUS?

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This shot wasn’t in the mag but I love it. How badly do you want to sit here and read?

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Through the Lens.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I love finding new, fabulous sources for art- specifically modern photography that doesn’t cost 9 zillion dollars per print.  Meet Uplo, the brainchild of Patrick Cline you you all remember as the co-founder of Lonny Magazine alongside Michelle Adams.  An amazing photographer in his own right, Patrick created a way for both people like him AND those of us who are amateur shutterbugs to print, sell and share work easily.  Some images can be printed as large as 40″ x 60″ or even on plexi- which is my current favorite way to display photography (frameless, modern and GORGEOUS).  You can search away for a print for your own home or upload you shots, name your price and get commission on each sale! It’s a phenomenal source. It makes me want to start taking pictures again.

Nicole Cohen, the blogger behind Sketch 42 and a fabulous painter and photographer has a lot of work on there. I am LOVING her Lego Slim Aarons series to use in a kid’s room!!! Isn’t it genius???

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I also kinda of need to have this print by her. I just love the mood. Love the flamingos. Just LOVE.

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An amazing composition of brown and white horses (will I ever tire of horse photography??? Nope.)

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Another cool, moody shot for a glamorous space.

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Nicole Gibbons is also a design blogger and her pool series can be printed huge and would be awesome in a modern beach house!

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