Don't let Lin Lacy's cheery demeanor, goofball sense of humor, or alliterative name fool you. She's serious about art. Touring her home studio, you'll see dozens of journals filled with daily explorations about her life. Or you might bump into the knee-high stacks of hand-made paper that encircle her work table. For her, art isn't something that happens occasionally when inspiration strikes; it's a constant, a part of everyday life.
I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect. Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't matter. Continue Reading
When Minneapolis residents picture their city's north side, they think of crime, foreclosures, and unemployment. But George Roberts, standing in the sun-lit gallery of the neighborhood's Homewood Studios, says that picture is far from complete. He's a retired high-school English teacher, and, with a gentle demeanor and a white, close-cropped beard, he looks the part.
But he's also an artist, poet, and, in his own way, a community activist.Continue Reading
This 300 square foot apartment of São Paulo design boutique owner is undoubtedly a testament to well planned space. After thoroughly gawking and appreciating the floor to ceiling curved bookcase walls, do yourself a favor and feast your eyes on some of the unexpected decor elements that can easily and successfully be DIY'd. Like the crib wagon, these are simply brilliant turns of ordinary materials. DIY Disasters--my foot!!Continue Reading
Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby's room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge! Continue Reading
Have you ever picked out a piece of furniture that you imagine will look great in your space and then once you get it home and situated, you think to yourself "What the heck was I thinking?" Well, I've discovered an iPhone app that will give you a good idea of what a piece will look like in your very own space. I chose the above chair, took a photo of the blank space in my office, emailed this to myself so I could show you. Continue Reading
Bold statement, I know. But if you've been poring over pictures of the brightly simple, meticulously designed East Oakland loft of artist Dee Adams, you'd say the same thing too.
A full-time painter, graphic designer and blogger (she has awesome giveaways, FYI), Dee takes the meaning of live-work loft to a new level. All those paintings on the walls? Yeah, those are her own. And you won't believe the treasure trove of mid-century findsContinue Reading