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Lazy Sundays @ the ICA

Museums never fail to inspire. A relaxing Sunday at the new ICA was a time well spent today. I loved the lobby wall mural, “The Divine Gas”, by Japanese artist, Chiho Aoshima. (click on images for a larger view.) This space is actually called the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, and is dedicated to original work commissioned from a new artist each year. (This mural will be replaced 10/07.) Learn more about the artist and The Divine Gas here.


A few exterior shots…


The ICA is one of the first designed by NYC architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro in the United States. They are currently working on the redevelopment of Lincoln Center in NYC, including a 45,000 square ft expansion of the Juilliard School and a complete renovation of the Alice Tully Hall.

A view from the side of the building looking over the Boston harbor at the city skyline.

Psst: If you live in Boston or plan to visit, the ICA gift shop carries nearly the same merchandise at the MOMA in NYC (it’s just a smaller space).

(images from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, travel on January 07, 2007

What Do You Think?


I love the bones of this space, and relish the thought of actually having a bedroom with such a dramatic ‘headboard’ such as the one shown here. I do think though that this arch isn’t being used in the best manner – there’s so much more that could be done to really enhance it. Add wallpaper or stencils or decals perhaps, or install impressive lighting, or simply add paint. What would you do to give this arch the respect and attention that it deserves? Or do you prefer it ‘as is’?

(image from marie claire maison)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, small business, walls on January 03, 2007

Kim Family Benefit Art + Craft Auction – Starts Now!


Today begins an auction of fine art + craft to benefit the family of James Kim. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to the The James Kim Memorial Fund. Click here to view each of the beautiful items that are listed on eBay, just waiting for your bid!

For view details on each item listed, visit the Kim family blog.

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 03, 2007

See you in 2007!


It’s time to pause for the rest of the month, so I’m stepping away from my desk and heading off on a mini break. This will be my first blog vacation of the year, so although I’ll miss you all, I’m excited to spend time with friends and family and pull the plug on my laptop. I’m sure you can relate!

So, I bid you adieu for now… Enjoy special times with all the special people in your life — I’ll see you on January 2, 2007! – Holly

(image from the wonderful janne peters)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on December 22, 2006

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