May 20, 2013 9:31:27 AM
I am not a very artsy and crafty person really. I would like to be but I haven’t really developed that side of me yet. I have great admiration for those of you who are, who not only dream up an idea but act on your imaginative side. I was thumbing through some books this weekend and found an inspiring book.
May 17, 2013 9:34:40 AM
With the growing epidemic in obesity in children and adults it is time to rethink our societal habits and norms that promote it. I speak from my own observations in and around my own life. I see that a young family member is becoming obese and know it can be reversed for him and many others. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend of the family, we all need to be accountable when we see things going in the wrong direction. It is our duty for the sake of the children’s welfare to say something or at least broach the subject or offer suggestions in a non offensive way.
May 15, 2013 9:32:17 AM
Let’s face it, lighting can be complicated. With terminologies such as lumens, foot candles, and wattages, what is a person to do? There are different kinds of lighting made for different uses. First is general lighting or ambient lighting. This is for generalized lighting overall. Task lighting is for as the name implies working light. Some forms of task lighting are desk lamps, counter lights, and table light. These lights are planned and placed where there is work to be done. Next there is lighting for cabinets and underneath shelves. For lighting pictures, art, or any other item you want to highlight on walls use track lighting, recessed wall washers, or recessed adjustable fixtures.
May 13, 2013 9:15:35 AM
Few designers have had the lasting impact on modern furniture design that Harry Bertoia has had. Born in Italy in 1915, Bertoia moved to the United States at the age of 15 to study art. Principally interested in sculptural works using metal, Bertoia went on to study at the Detroit Society for Arts and Crafts, and, later, the Cranbrook Academy of Art. While at Cranbrook, Bertoia met and eventually partnered with the likes of Walter Gropius, himself a master of modern furniture design and founder of the Bauhaus School, Charles and Ray Eames, who also made great contributions to modern furniture design and architecture, and Edmund N. Bacon, who went on to become a renowned architect.
May 8, 2013 9:52:09 AM
Many times you don’t want to fool around with coordinating colors. Well look no further, the Pizzaro chair does the heavy lifting in your design. With its mix of vibrant colorful colors, who needs art? Your chairs can be your art. All you need is a clear dining table with these and you are halfway into completing your new look.
May 6, 2013 9:47:55 AM
With the movie “The Great Gatsby” coming out on May 10th you will be hearing and seeing a lot of reference made about Art Deco. The original book “The Great Gatsby,” was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and was published in 1925. The story takes place in the 20’s
May 3, 2013 9:54:17 AM
In any type of design or artistic application you are faced with planning out how the final outcome will look. The process of planning and choosing how the room turns out is in fact, designing. General patterns emerge from looking and comparing various forms of artistic expression.
May 1, 2013 9:49:25 AM
Okay the process is pretty simple and fun. First enlist someone to help you measure. Measure the length and width of the room in a straight line. Also measure the height of the walls from floor to ceiling. Multiply the length of each wall by the height of the wall. This will be your square footage for the walls.
Apr 29, 2013 9:45:05 AM
Eero Saarinen was born August 20th, 1910 in Kirkkonummi, Finland to Eliel and Loja Gesellius Saarinen. Eero was set up from birth to be a great artist, designer, and architect. Eero’s father Eliel Saarinen, was a well respected architect and his mother, Loja Saarinen was a weaver, photographer, sculptor, and architectural modeler, and textile designer.
Apr 26, 2013 10:11:46 AM
I have scoured the sources looking for design trends. What are the designer’s doing? In modern interior design I see a lot of animal prints, creams, beiges, black, white, and different tones of gray. This year it is all about varying textures of warmth vs. cool. Warmth is seen with textured fabric, neutral hues, and wood. On the other end of the spectrum is the cool side in modern design. Along with blacks, whites, there are shades of grey and darker shaded purples. The modern design color scheme of coarse goes with the personality of the design, the desired outcome and emotions the designer wants to evoke in the people using the room.