Feb. 17

 

BOOKMARK: Minted for Art Prints

by Lynn Byrne

According to Minted, their  "... purpose in life is to uncover exceptional design from all over the world and bring this to savvy consumers who won't accept anything else."  I am pleased to say that this post is sponsored by Minted. So let's Read more [...]

Feb. 12

 

Why Don’t You?

by Lynn Byrne

WDY celebrate winter's spare minimalism (while reminding yourself of spring), by  framing some prints of Ellsworth Kelly's plant drawings.  Did you know that when Kelly placed a pencil to paper to commence drawing  a plant, in many Read more [...]

Feb. 10

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Gauffrage

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk. “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” –Socrates  Gauffrage ("go frazh"): to emboss. As the term relates to textiles, it means to add permanent pattern by embossing Read more [...]

Feb. 07

 

FOODIE FRIDAY: Flounder Poached in Fennel and Tomato Sauce

by Lynn Byrne

You don't often see a kitchen that pumps out the testosterone  like this one does.  Designed by Michael Barry, I am drawn to its stud-ly nature like a moth to a flame. What makes it so manly? I think it is all the wood and those square nail heads Read more [...]

Feb. 06

 

ART SCHOOL: From Toulouse-Lautrec to James Himber

by Lynn Byrne

" I paint things as they are. I don't comment." Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Five things to know about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: 1. He was often bedridden as a child which led to him drawing frequently. His favorite childhood subject was a horse. 2. Read more [...]
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