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October 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

It’s cheap, impermanent and youthful.





Images from thank you, ok ( 1 / 2 ) and More & Co ( 3 / 4 / 5 ).

New Art For My Desk

January 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Want to see?

Pink Mermaid by Kate Puglsey


Antelien by The Maple Ridge


They will join this piece by Esther Ramirez


And I’m planning to hang them above my desk like so…

Photo via wikiHow

Small Art Groupings

January 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

I am on the look-out for a few new prints or small pieces of art to hang above my desk and have been scoping out good examples of little art groupings. Here’s what my desk looks like now, but hopefully in a few weeks it’ll look more like these!

Nestled In via flickr


Nestled In via flickr


Sandra Juto via pinterest


sfgirlbybay via pinterest


Barbara Berrada via bloesem


munieca via flickr

Baby Deer Photo Framed and Hung

December 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

After getting some of your thoughtful opinions (thank you!) on which photograph to add to the exposed brick wall in my living room, I decided on Baby Deer by animal photographer extraordinaire, Sharon Montrose. (If you’re not familiar with her work, her e-shop The Animal Print Shoppe is a must-see!)

I ordered a basic white frame and mat here to keep the look streamlined and inline with the other art on the wall. I played around with the placement of the photo but in the end settled on the design I had in mind from the beginning: one piece on the left and two aligned vertically on the right. I wanted the three pieces to read clearly as a group so even though the wall is large I spaced them pretty close together.

For now I’m content with the result and am putting down my hammer and nails. I am a serial re-arranger so like everything in our home this is a work in progress.

Inspiration from DC’s ‘Art Evangelist’

October 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Philippa Hughes_living room

Philippa Hughes is an attorney-cum-Art Evangelist who recently launched Pink Line Project, an online guide to the DC arts scene.

An article from Washington Spaces takes us inside Hughes’ apartment/Pink Line headquarters (see above) which holds her considerable art collection. Hughes’ philosophy on art is refreshing; when asked about the resale value of her art she quips, “But what about living here?” The way Hughes has decorated her apartment and displayed her art clearly demonstrates her love of art and her admirably free-spirited approach. More power to her!

Art in the bedroom

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Inspiration from Apartment Therapy.