Sep. 29


TODAY’S BEAUTIFUL: How Street Artist Thomas Campbell Makes Quilts

by Lynn Byrne

  You wouldn't expect something that is so reminiscent of an antique quilt to come from an artist who belongs to a cadre of  creatives who call themselves the Beautiful Losers, a bi-coastal group whose work is inspired by the street Read more [...]

Sep. 25


Do You Want to Come to Paris With Me?

by Lynn Byrne

THIS IS WHERE I BLOG NOW!! Pretty amazing even on a rainy, n'est-ce pas? But the downsized-move from the suburbs to the big city completely undid me, as I handled it totally alone, given the demands of Larry's new job. I am 100%  behind the Read more [...]

Sep. 15


TODAY’S BEAUTIFUL: Verre Eglomise and the art of Miriam Ellner

by Lynn Byrne

      Remember the Design Dictionary entry when I told you about the fabulous art form of painting on the reverse side of glass called verre eglomise?  Well it is almost a lost art form.  Very few contemporary artisans have Read more [...]

Sep. 12


Art Rules: My Room of the Week

by Lynn Byrne

  Botanical charts with a black background are a perennial favorite.  London based designer Julia Muggenburg has raised the bar by creatively using a botanical diagram as wallpaper for her bathroom and by having it further gilded by artist Read more [...]

Sep. 10


Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

The work of Herman Henstenburgh reminds me of Alexander McQueen.  Even though this painting was done circa 1700, Henstenburgh, like McQueen,  mixes beauty with the macabre.   The title of this work "Vanitas" is the Latin word for vanity.  Its Read more [...]
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