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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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Villa Mansi’s Italian Design

On one of our free days in Italy we took the bus to the lovely city of Lucca and stopped on the way at one of the famed Villas of Lucca that are nestled in the surrounding rolling hills. “Our” villa ...

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The Silk Road: Silk Damasks and Stencils

Located at 4 Via Bartolini, the Florence silk factory and showroom of Antico Setificio Fiorentino (Antique Florentine Silk Factory) is a lovely little time capsule. Everything about it: The buildings, the interiors, the patterns, the fabrics, even the profusely blooming ...

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Villa Farnesina’s Roman Wall Frescoes

Still on the second floor of the National Museum of Rome: Wall frescoes from the Villa Farnesina. After coming home and doing some more research on this, I have found that these frescoes from the 3rd century were discovered and excavated in the ...

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