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Wikipedia defines Steampunk as “”…a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction … The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used.”” I received a BEAUTIFUL steampunk necklace as a birthday gift recently…which meant I had to research steampunk”

Finding Inspiration in Chicago

I visited Chicago for the first time in September, and found myself moved and motivated by this magnificent city! One of the most important, still-current architectural movements, the Chicago School“” emerged from the recovery efforts after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Never before had a city been built or rebuilt within a 25 year […]

Dried Decor

Grab your favorite mode of transportation and get yourself to the nearest field, meadow or bike path (if you’re in NYC, Central Park could substitute!) This time of the year is pure inspiration for all things monochromatic, the palatte of summer fading into fall, featuring textural layering of size, shape, and surface. Artists and designers […]

Color Forecasting 2010 – Elemental

Another┬ácolor trend for 2010 is a sophisticated, timeless scheme: Elemental. This trend is timeless with it’s fresh, uncomplicated lines inspired by the Bauhaus and International Design. It revitalizes our admiration of legendary designers such as Mies Van Der Rohe, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and Eames. The use of subtle tones, translucent materials and the revealing […]