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Not Your Grandmothers Wallpaper: Hand blocked wallpapers by Adelphi Paper Hangings

Yoko Ono clearly didn't have the experience of this wallpaper. I found video of wall papers being hand block printed and then hand painted as well. Pretty amazing works of art that can be customized for each client. Check out... Continue Reading →

Bet you didn’t know…. The origin of the design of a rug

In working toward my MA I am reading so much and accumulating some seriously trivial knowledge still interesting all the same. I am currently reading an essay by Michel Foucault “of other spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” a more philosophical look... Continue Reading →

5 ways to achieve a beach modern look in your home: Less Kitsch More Diverse Materials

Living in a beach town and working as a designer some styles can become exhausting. So many people move here from up north or out west and want a classic or typical beach house. The reality is that it means... Continue Reading →

The Accent Chair

We all have that favorite chair we sit in at home. Is yours the overstuffed one? Is it leather or fabric? One way you can tell which is the favorite chair is by how stained the arms are or if... Continue Reading →

A failure of architecture and community: the development and down fall of Cabrini-Green, one perspective

Here's a story about Cabrini-Green I just read in a textbook for rhetoric for highschool students. It is Ryan Toppings The Elements of Rhetoric: How to Write and Speak Clearly & Persuasively. I am working towards my masters in Rhetoric... Continue Reading →

Who is Wyzenbeek Any Way? The Best Chair Fabrics for Heavy Use

Choosing fabrics for seating is more challenging than one might think. I typically work with clients with similar lifestyles as my own. Its important to work with someone whose style and attitude resonate with their own. Fabrics for seating need... Continue Reading →

Exploring What Encourages Creativity- Its The Simple Things In Life That Are The Most Rewarding: 5 Things to Get You In to Your Flow

When people say "You are so Creative" I simply say thank you. The reality is that the real creative work can be a struggle to get to. I call it Flow. Its that magical space where your mind, your imagination, is pulling on the vast network of input to come up with solutions to problems, new ideas and new art or space.

Black and White Coastal Inspired Printing and the Process

As an artist and designer I soak in what is around me and what I see when we travel. When i"m at my computer working on Interior Design Projects I have a beautiful view of my garden and my Chickies.... Continue Reading →

Design Principles and Abundance Principles : Space, Shape and Form

I wrote a book 5 years ago, I cant believe it is so long now. It was in reaction to what it took to start a design business in a recession. For me it was all bout creating the right... Continue Reading →

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