Category Archives: art

lighting art properly

Have you ever noticed that the pretty girls are more likely to wear a touch of makeup and have nice clothes? The ones who don’t even need it, you think. But reality is this: so often they look amazing *because* … Continue reading

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Bay Area nature photographers

This post is a follow-up to my last post about Bay Area nature art. Here I’ve featured work by photographers who have interpreted local nature scenes in a particularly artistic way. The photo montage to the left, by Cris Benton, … Continue reading

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nature art of the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is a nature-lover’s paradise, and landscape artists often come here to paint the beautiful scenery. In this post, I’ve highlighted a few artists who I believe are doing a great job of capturing our region’s … Continue reading

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modular wall tiles from Sweden

I can’t wait to use these new sound-absorbing wall tiles in a music room, media room or children’s playroom! They can be customized in unlimited ways to create a textural cocoon, a bold splash of color or a whimsical bit … Continue reading

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how to paint a painted lady

San Francisco’s “painted ladies” are nearly iconic as her cable cars, or the Golden Gate Bridge. The City by the Bay is not only the birthplace, but also the international capital, of the “boutique” approach to painting Victorians – a … Continue reading

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living with art

Should you build rooms around your art collection, or seek out artwork to complement your home? The best answer to this very personal question is either/or…both/and. Some art pieces speak to the soul in a profound way, while others are … Continue reading

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