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Carved in Stone or Stencil?

Carved in Stone or Stencil?

OOOPs! Well I thought I had posts all set to appear while I was on my Spain/Morocco trip, but in my haste to get everything done the night before I neglected to select “publish” and produced a lot of dead ...

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Suzani Silk Wall Hangings

Suzani Silk Wall Hangings

Do you know of Suzanis? Even if you don’t, there is a very good chance that you have been seeing images of them in home fashion magazines and on the design blogs for the past year or so. I wrote ...

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Mughal Decoration and Indian Design

Mughal Decoration and Indian Design

This style of decoration was the conscious creation of a line of Indian rulers who encouraged and financed excellence in the art of architects, calligraphers, painters, weavers, metalworkers and other skilled artisans beginning in the mid-1500s and lasting 250 years. ...

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Paper Art from Peter Callesen

Paper Art from Peter Callesen

My son sent me a link recently to a wonderful artist’s website, Peter Callesen. I find that I keep going back to look at it over and over and each time I “see” a little more. I think you will ...

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A Bit Bookish: Design Books

A Bit Bookish: Design Books

Ask me what my prized possession and major obsession is. Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s my paint, decorating, and design book collection. I’m a fiend. A hound. An addict. I get my fix on Amazon and that pusher is open 24/7. ...

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