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abstract art + the works of susannah phillips

abstract-art-susannah-phillips-landscape

Boston-born Susannah Phillips might just be my new “go to” for contemporary abstract art. Trained in London and from a family with artistic sensibilities, Phillips’ moody landscapes and still lifes serve as a great entry into contemporary art for my … Continue reading

musicality in the composite photography of idris khan

idris-khan-music-photographs

British artist Idris Khan (b. 1978) is mining the history of literature and music and creating beautiful works of art with his composite photography.  His interests lay in works with a collective cultural history, so his sources of inspiration are … Continue reading

Chic Hand Carved Wooden Bowls and Objects for the Home

Nic-Webb-Wood-spoons

There is a certain je ne sais quoi to the hand carved wooden bowls of self-taught English woodcarver Nic Webb who is making a splash in the design world with his bowls, vessels and spoons. Working primarily with green wood … Continue reading

setting a chic dinner table – christofle silver knife rests

Christofle-knife-rests-birds

Knife rests are a wonderful practical invention whose sole purpose is to keep greasy and messy knife blades off your good tablecloth.  You place one at each place setting with the knife blades resting on them.  The French must be … Continue reading

Finding Zen in the Minimalist Home Accessories of Michael Verheyden

Michael-Verheyden-Garniture-Vases

The decorative mix-media minimalist home accessories of contemporary Belgian artisan Michael Verheyden are a remarkable example of how beauty in its purest form really comes from simple basic elements. Noble and durable materials like Carrara marble, solid walnut, concrete, bronze, … Continue reading

top swivel and tilt chairs for the stylish home office

swivel chair by Hadi Teherani

Swivel chairs with casters are a must in a home office, so in a recent research trip to find a stylish piece, I was amazed at how little I saw that was special.  Yes, there are hundreds of office furniture … Continue reading

Jason Salavon reconfigures data into art

Jason Salavon amalgamated images

Contemporary American artist Jason Salavon (b. 1970) has been preaching for years that reconfiguring data can result in amazing art – and I have to agree. Using his proprietary software, he merges masses of data that share a common theme … Continue reading