Archive for April, 2012

Inspirational Art Books: Drawn In
By April 30, 2012
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There’s something conspiratorially intimate about looking through an artist’s sketchbook. Filled with raw ideas that encompass both beginnings of larger projects and one-shot passing ideas, flipping through someone’s sketchbook is akin to peeking into someone else’s mind.

With Julia Rothman’s latest book “Drawn In” (Quarry Books) you get to gaze into 44 sketchbooks belonging to fine artists, illustrators, graphic designers and cartoonists around the world.

Lakeside Dreaming in Varenna Italy
By April 23, 2012
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Varenna, Italy.

An hour north of Milan by train lies a little slice of heaven. As the city recedes out the window, buildings give way to flowers and sweeping mountain peaks. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself gliding along a big expanse of blue, as Lake Como (Lago di Como) sweeps into view.

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Paige Smith is Making Los Angeles Sparkle
By April 16, 2012
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All across Los Angeles, street artist Paige Smith is making the city sparkle. With faux paper geodes that is. And lots of unexpected shapes that represent crystals, quartz, and other mineral formations normally found in nature.

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Hotel Style: Desert Glamour at the Riviera Palm Springs
By April 9, 2012
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Starlight Lounge.

Back in the day actors’ contracts required them to stay within a 100 mile radius of Los Angeles during filming. As a result Palm Springs was born. Known for famed pool parties and Moroccan inspired retro design, Palm Springs has always lured Tinseltown stars, sun worshippers, and design lovers with its fusion of Hollywood glam and Vegas flamboyance.

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Ka-Lai Chan
By April 2, 2012
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Side table, Isabella.

Netherlands-based designer Ka-Lai Chan’s latest furniture collection, “The Ordinary Family,” is a 5-piece art collection filled with furniture bursting with colorful growths. Each piece is a conceptual work of art, symbolically representing an individual family member.

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