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 [...]

Sep. 09


DESIGN DICTIONARY: Honest Construction

by Lynn Byrne

HONEST CONSTRUCTION: In decorative arts, this phrase is one of the tenets of the Arts and Crafts Movement begun in England by William Morris.  It extols the virtue of construction where the means of joinery are revealed (e.g. mortise and tenon construction) Read more [...]

Sep. 08


ART SCHOOL: From Gustav Klimt to Nebiur Arellano

by Lynn Byrne

"I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true."- Gustav Klimt Five things to know about Gustav Klimt: 1. Obviously from his quote, Gustav Klimt suffered Read more [...]
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