Aug. 26

 

DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: Jacques Adnet

by Lynn Byrne

    Who is Jacques Adnet and why should you know him? If you can only remember one thing about Jacques Adnet, know that he is the original designer of the round mirror sheathed in leather with brass buckles and hung by a strap, Read more [...]

Aug. 25

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Entablature

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk. "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." ENTABLATURE; A horizontal structural element typically borne by columns or pilasters found in classical architecture and furniture modeled Read more [...]

Aug. 15

 

ART RULES: My Room of the Week

by Lynn Byrne

I can't tell you anything the gorgeous abstract, or who designed the room, but the place would not be special without that stunning painting.   Anyone have any info? What  I can tell you about is the name of the photographer who shot the space, Read more [...]

Aug. 14

 

It’s Time

by Lynn Byrne

Today I leave for Nashville with this handsome guy, to get him settled in for his freshman year at Vanderbilt.  It seems like yesterday that he was referred to all involved as "Twin A".   Ya, that's how the docs talk about multiples when you are pregnant. And Read more [...]

Aug. 13

 

Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

The title of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" is completely inaccurate.  The painting doesn't depict a military surveillance at night, nor is it set in nighttime.  Once the painting was given a good cleaning after World War II, it became clear Read more [...]
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