Blue & Yellow Edged Sea Fan and Urchin Glass Art by Dale Chihuly

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Dale Chihuly St. Pete Collection Blue Sea Fan

  WHY I LOVE IT: Glass sculptor and artist Dale Chihuly’s talented manipulation of amorphous blobs of hot molten glass into captivating and evocative objets d’art is unparalleled. This ethereal blue sea fan and sea urchin contain within them the shimmery luminescence of the creatures that light the depths of the sea. WHERE I SAW IT: Chihuly Collection Museum in Saint … Read More

Ruth Parker: Bespoke Designer of the Divine

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British Artist Ruth Parker | The Decorating Diva, LLC

TALENT WATCH: Artists and Designers on our Radar Ruth Parker is a diverse contemporary designer working on the borders between craft, fine art and interior design. Specializing in creating bespoke pieces that combine quality craftsmanship with exciting and intricate ideas. Ruth’s work has been commissioned and exhibited in the United Kingdom and abroad – both in its own right and … Read More

Love Lost, Love Found: An Objet d’Art’s Powerful Sentimental Value

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my boat

What Inspires Me:  “In my home I have a boat. It was made by an artist named Cathy Rose. The boat signifies everything I can love in an object. It was crafted by hand. It contains the spirit of the human heart. My solace is water and the boat symbolizes adventure. In very tiny letters, embossed on the boat it … Read More

Alejandro Vigilante: Artistic Intersection of Pop Culture & Internet Communication

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“Art is communication,  Internet is communication” – Alejandro Vigilante, Founder, i-Art Movement Alejandro Vigilante, the Argentine-born, banker turned jet-setting artist, is the driving force behind an exciting and vibrant art movement called “i-Art” that melds iconic pop culture with the fast and ever-changing world of Internet communications. Alejandro at work in his studio. Renowned design author, Saxon Henry describes his … Read More

Deborah Osburn: Embracing the Art of Tile

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   Inspired by People: Each month we seek out inspirational figures in the world of design – those with an unwavering passion and quest for discovery, creation and exploration of beautiful decorative design. This month we bring you our interview with the fascinating founder and creative director of clé, Deborah Osburn. Deborah combines a fine arts education coupled with a … Read More

Karen Thompson: Flora and Fauna

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Butterfly Mosaic

Butterfly Be very careful if you decide to embark on a DIY project. It could change your life forever. In 1987, fashion designer Karen Thompson was restoring her home and taught herself the ancient craft of mosaics. It became her career, replacing fabric and buttons with ceramic and glass. Working with a vast range of materials Thompson has developed a … Read More