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Artsy Walls: Phara from Your Mirror Or Mine

April 17, 2007

Phara from the blog, Your Mirror Or Mine, would like to share a wall in her living room that she’s fond of. This display reminds me of a clock face, each picture a number around the mirror in the center. I like to see a creative grouping like this, and how it can make each piece so much more interesting when some thought it given to the arrangement.

Artsy Walls: Phara from Your Mirror Or MineArtsy Walls: Phara from Your Mirror Or MineHere’s another nice arrangement she has in her home. I know we should be looking at the walls here, but I can’t take my eyes off of these black chairs. Drool.

Artsy Walls: Phara from Your Mirror Or Mine
Thanks, Phara!

Have a wall to share with us today? Send me your website/blog URL, your name, and your images (or a link to them): decor8blog{at}yahoo{dot}com

(image from your mirror or mine)

Arts + Crafts, Rooms

Artsy Walls: Alison from Sylphofthestitch

April 17, 2007

More art to love. This time, it’s from Toronto girl, Alison G. from the Sylphofthestitch blog. Nice workspace, thanks for sending this in!

Artsy Walls: Alison from Sylphofthestitch“I finally decided to convert my dining table into a desk. I’m pretty happy thus far, I’m more productive. I think. The sun pours in in the morning and I’m at ground level so I can look out at all the people walking on the street.” – Alison

Thanks, Alison! The clothesline display is a huge trend right now, I can’t believe how often I’m seeing this in homes — It’s a great way to rotate what inspires you without investing in frames and nailing too many holes into your wall (especially good for renters). If you don’t want to use traditional clothespins, you can opt for mini binder clips or mini clothespins in plain wood, primary colors, or in pastel colors (I really like the white myself).

HOW TO: To create this fun wall display, locate 2 tacks (I like map tacks), a few mini clothespins, and about 36″-70″ of twine or Beadalon wire, size depends on how long you’d like your display to be. I suggest 36″-50″ max since a long line tends to sag a lot; you want your line to remain somewhat taut. Measure your wire/twine to fit the space, and tie *one* end tightly around *one* tack. Position your tack into the wall and firmly pull the wire/twine and then when you find the perfect spot, position the tack into the wall and tie/loop that end around the tack. Try to keep your art as lightweight as possible – cards, photographs, gift tags, etc. work best.

Have a wall to share with us? Send me your website/blog URL, your name, and your images (or a link to them): decor8blog{at}yahoo{dot}com

(image from sylphofthestitch)

Arts + Crafts, DIY, Rooms

Show me your art wall!

April 17, 2007

An earlier post today on displaying art made me think of something. It’s nice seeing art in the styled homes of our favorite magazines because that’s where we go to pick up tips, but how do *you* display your art, and are you willing to share your wall/s with other decor8 readers? If so, please email your art wall to me at decor8blog {at} yahoo {dot} com with a link to your blog/website, along with your name and I just may post it right here sometime this week. So go ahead… It’s time to show and tell. :)

Show me your art wall!Here’s a snapshot of Erin’s art wall, isn’t it cool? For a guide to all the art in this photo, click here. Thanks Erin for the tip! I spotted an Ashley Goldberg there already… I love that girl!

Arts + Crafts, Objects, Rooms

Angela Adams Rugs + Prints

April 17, 2007

Angela Adams is going strong for Spring ’07, with a full blown e-commerce website, a special collection of couture rugs (that most of us can only dream of owning), and two limited edition prints for your walls, there’s nothing this lady isn’t exploring. Up first, are the rugs we can afford (via Design Public), then, a few limited edition prints that she signed and numbered (via her website for $25 each), and finally, some amazing couture rugs (prices start at $93-225 per square foot), available right here.

Angela Adams Rugs + PrintsAngela Adams Rugs + PrintsAngela Adams Rugs + PrintsAngela Adams Rugs + Prints
(images from design public and angela adams)

Arts + Crafts, Rooms

Sarah Kaye Representation

April 12, 2007

I’m always obsessing over photography, particularly interiors, food, fashion, and still life, which is why I have such a massive collection of magazines. Being a very visual person like so many of you, I find a story in every photo, something there that just may inspire me, and it’s not always what’s shown in the photo that stirs my creativity, but what’s not shown. A certain feeling. Or even beyond that, because when I look at an image, I often edit it in my mind, adding in or subtracting parts until it looks right to me.

Sarah Kaye Representation Photos: Joanna Henderson

Recently I hit the motherload of imagery on the Sarah Kaye Representation website. Sheesh, Kaye represents a slew of a-m-a-z-i-n-g talent, one being photographer Chris Everard, who you’ll frequently find in Living Etc magazine (that’s how I learned of Chris). Once you click on Kaye’s website and start viewing the body of work there, like Joanna Henderson, Sandra Lane… You will indeed slip down the rabbit’s hole, never to return again. It’s amazing. Inspirational. Dreamy. Go ahead click here. All I can say is bye bye work day… :)

Sarah Kaye Representation Photos: Chris Everard
Sarah Kaye Representation Photos: Sandra Lane
Sarah Kaye Representation Photos: Chris Everard
Sarah Kaye Representation Photos: Chris Everard
Sarah Kaye Representation Photos: Chris Everard

(images from sarah kaye representation)

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