Archive for the ‘Arts & Crafts’ Category
Well in sculpting there are a couple types of artists: there are good sculptors, genius sculptors, brilliant sculptors, and then there is …Brian Dettmer .
Brian Dettmer is a sculptor who came to our 10th Volume of Atlanta Pecha Kucha to show us how he celebrates and exploits the materials that he interacts with on his current work.
Atlanta Pecha Kucha is an informal forum for creative work that mixes it up — bringing you activists, animators, arbiters, architects, artists, chefs, community organizers, coolhunters, critics, curators, designers, dreamers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, fabricators, fanatics, fashionistas, historians, rabblerousers, scientists, students ‹ all manner of insiders and outsiders.
Whether you live in a warm climate where the sun shines for most of the year or your enjoyment of the outdoors is seasonal, your backyard can be an important area for entertaining guests or relaxing and spending time with the family. Where spending time outside depends on the season, a few easily stored items are all that are needed to achieve the desired look and purpose, but in those areas that enjoy long summers and mild winters, living space can be extended to include the areas outside your back door.
Home décor for the outside of the home has become increasingly popular and choices range from the standard patio sets, lounges, porch swings, picnic tables, and grills, to couches, televisions, wall hangings, and outdoor kitchens. Fountains, sculptures, plants and flowers placed in just the right spots lend an artistic flair and can reflect almost any theme you might imagine.
Outdoor furniture comes in a wide range of styles, sizes and materials. From formal outdoor furniture made of metal or wrought iron, to wicker tables and chairs to hammocks that sway to and fro, there is no shortage to the options available. When you are considering entertaining outdoors, think about how your furniture is arranged on the patio. By grouping certain pieces together you can create a few different zones that will encourage conversations and fun.
Large Conversation Zone
One of the most important zones or areas on the patio is the large group conversation area. It usually consists of two or more multi-seat pieces of furniture. On a patio, that could mean a pair of two-person gliders or love seats facing one another. A comfortable chair at either end of the love seats would also be a great addition. Include a small, narrow table in the center, or a footrest that doubles as extra seating. The goal is to create a space where multiple people can gather, share conversation and enjoy the company of a large group. Depending on your entertaining style, this might be the largest zone on your patio.
Today I felt like jumping (uhhh, and I actually jumped) while I walked down to work (I don’t usually feel this way when I have to work). Don’t know if that ever happened to you, since this is a childish thing to do, but good moods are something we all should take advantage of.
Since a good mood can start from basically anything, like from a nice designed interior, the following artist will probably make you feel like a child again with her work. Maria Yasko of Moscow, Russia took on an interior design project for a family entertainment Center that was motivated by the collection of Moomin books, by Tove Jansson, a Finnish novelist.
Guess what she did! She actually took the illustrations from these books and gave them life in a few fantastic spaces. Talk about utopia living, check these spaces out! Ludic is what you’re probably thinking, and you’re probably right.
Guest post by Alyssa Davis of Metal-Wall-Art.com who specializes in creating stylish interiors.
It’s hard to beat the look of black for sheer dramatic emphasis when decorating your home. There are many different ways that you can use this versatile color, but one of the most eye-catching methods is to incorporate it into your room’s wall art displays. Of course, there are many styles of wall art from which to choose, but black metal wall art can be especially fun to work with. Depending on the style of art you choose, you can create a dramatic, sophisticated and modern look, or a bold rustic look that will blend well with casual or country decorating styles.