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When deciding upon artwork for a modern space many people go straight to galleries and websites in search of the perfect painting. Don’t overlook alternative mediums, such as linocuts, in your hunt.  Read more


Some may have noticed that our blog was silent for a while at the beginning of the summer.  NEST turned TEN, Read more

Heath Ceramics

Don’t you love it when you find that perfect, beautiful piece that compliments your style and home? And then you find out that the piece has a rich history, is  hand-made, and was “green” before green was a trend? If so then you need to check out Heath Ceramics.  Read more

David Stone Martin

If you are a collector of Jazz Albums, like myself, then you are most likely familiar with the artist ‘David Stone Martin.’ Wait…. you’ve never heard of him? Well thats because he left his mark on the jazz culture without ever playing a note!

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Garden Under Glass

When we think of Terrariums the first thing that comes to mind is the Groovy 70’s, however, did you know that the use of transparent containers for growing plants has it’s roots stretching as far back as 2,500 years ago in Greece.

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Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 in Weimer, Germany.  Gropius believed a marriage of art and design would bring about a utopian craft guild. In 1923 he realized it was financially impractical to have  everything hand crafted, and adapted his belief to incorporate mass production of the arts, at this time the school adopted the slogan, “Art Into Industry.” Read more

1970’s Revival

Many design dont’s spawned from the 70’s decade of orange and brown, but one thing that has risen from the ashes and gotten renewed attention are fiber art wall hangings. They might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but one has to marvel at the level of detail in these knotted relics.
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