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Paper Art: Book Autopsies

Paper Art: Book Autopsies

My son recently sent me a link to the work of artist, Brian Dettmer. He takes a scalpel to old books to reveal their inner meaning and calls them “Book Autopsies”. Seriously! How do people think if this amazing stuff? ...

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Stenciled Sugar Floors by Linda Florence

Stenciled Sugar Floors by Linda Florence

Another artist featured in the Surface Design journal article on floors is Linda Florence. I have seen Linda’s wallpapers featured on blogs and in the book, The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper, but this article focused on her “Sugar” flloors. Linda, ...

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Designed in Dust: Surface Design

Designed in Dust: Surface Design

A couple of months ago I happened upon a magazine I’d never seen before in the bookstore. Surface Design is the official journal of the Surface Design Association, an organization that focuses mainly on textile arts. The main title on ...

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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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