Feb. 23

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: De Stijl

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."-Socrates De Stijl (literally translated, "The Style")  is a movement among a group of Dutch Modernists artists and designers, that Read more [...]

Feb. 20

 

Art School: From Henri Matisse’s Cut Outs to Rough Cut

by Lynn Byrne

While a blockbuster show of Henri Matisse's cut-outs, where the famed artist created a new art form from paper collage, took place in an uptown museum, downtown the Morgan Lehman Gallery explored the notion of collage as a tool used by artists to Read more [...]

Feb. 19

 

Painterly Fabrics and Wallpaper Inspired by Cezanne

by Lynn Byrne

Martyn Thompson, fashion and interiors photographer, has recently launched a collection of textiles and wallpaper dubbed "Cezanne's Shadow", initially inspired by a visit to Cezanne's "The Vase of Tulips" in the collection of Read more [...]

Feb. 08

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Burl

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." -Socrates BURL: When speaking of furniture, burl means a type of wood that comes from a tumor-like growth on a tree.  It is typically Read more [...]

Feb. 07

 

ART RULES: My Room of the Week

by Lynn Byrne

You may have thought that Verner Panton only designed chairs.  Surpirse! This vignette is all about the textile art  by him that is paired beautifully with a chair be Swedish furniture designer Carl Malmsten. I think the art is a rift on the color Read more [...]
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