Nov. 10



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 APRON: No you don't wear it, and I am not planning a post on "apron" front sinks.  As the term pertains to furniture, the Read more [...]

Nov. 07


DESIGN BOOK ADDICT: Simplicity by Nancy Braithwaite

by Lynn Byrne

Nancy Braithwaite's guiding principal in design is no surprise.  Of course, it is striving for simplicity, the title of her book, but as she so aptly states,  "there is nothing simple about  it." Nancy goes on to explain her very analytical Read more [...]

Nov. 04



by Lynn Byrne

"Every piece is made by hand. One piece at a time. Every piece is finished by hand. One piece at a time. And every piece is supervised every step of the way by the artist who conceived it." - Paul Evans describing is work for Directional Furniture. Paul Read more [...]

Oct. 31


BOO To You! And Some Great Upcoming Events You Won’t Want To Miss!

by Lynn Byrne

A member of the Ashcan School, Everett Shinn was an American realist painter who also painted with a group called the "Eight."  His work is hard to categorize because he verged from gritty and realistic to decorative and rococo.  I spotted this Read more [...]

Oct. 30


ONE TO WATCH: Artist Emily Lamb Saves Endangered Species With Her Beautifully Composed Paintings

by Lynn Byrne

This  painting, entitled, Zebra, by young artist Emily Lamb (she is only 29!)  is monumental in size at 70.5" X 98.5" and knocked me flat on my feet when I spotted it at the International Fine Art and Antiques Show recently.  And when I learned Read more [...]
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