Kathleen Caid

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“I am basically a collector AND an artist. I love treasure hunting for the old fabrics that I use in my lampshades and the unusual lamp bases. That is the carrot. What comes first is the textile: dresses, curtains, tablecloths, bedspreads, throws; anything made of cloth that is sheer enough to allow light to pass through is what I search for…”  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Joy Ude

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Joy Ude is exploring. After initiating a smart entrance into the fashion world, working for companies such as G-Unit Clothing, Apple Bottoms by Nelly, Dockers and Levis, she has returned to get a Master’s degree in Fibers at the University of North Texas. She’s allowing herself to explore both externally, into the mechanics and tactile beginnings of fashion, but also internally as well. She’s bringing deep personal interests into her work now.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Water Pressure Lighting

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Evelyn Hutter, an interior designer, and her husband, Arthur Malfitano, a contractor/carpenter, challenged themselves to bring the aesthetic of falling water to a light fixture. READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Brightwood Design

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What do a nature-loving, dental-lab assistant, theatre lighting designer, electrician, woodworker, photographer, computer programmer, graphic designer and commercial pilot have in common? They are all stops along artist Rob Cole’s life path that have made possible BrightWood Design, his artisanal lighting accessories business.  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Nozick Designs

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I ran into Alex and Josh Nozick’s furniture booth at a huge Baltimore artisan show and in my first sweeping glance, I thought to myself “These guys raid metal junk heaps and abandoned cars.”  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

ModernBoy Furniture

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My little story sums up many people’s experiences with ModernBoy Woodshop owner, Paul Borzelleca, who renovates and creates custom work for many of the historic homes around Staunton, Virginia. He’s known for both amazing quality and unique solutions.  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Bella Bella

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“What I discovered, was that I could cut shapes after visualizing them in my head. That’s why I say in my artist’s statement that I’m a good cutter-outer.” READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Lucy Foutas

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What first caught my eye, given my Blue Velvet Chair blog, were the elements of recycling, upcycling, and repurposing – like the evolution of many of her dragonflies – born from turned table legs, fan blades, and scrap metal.  READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Rob Glebe

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Rob Glebe began his full-time art career in 2006 with a leap of faith. But the journey before that leap gave him solid footing to jump into the chasm. READ MORE

November 19th, 2013

GadgetSponge

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Art. Sometimes it’s collected, displayed, and dusted. Other times it’s hidden away from the world due to it’s irreplaceable value. And then there is art that participates in everyday living – like the scrap-hacky birdhouses, lamps and other creations by Brian Carlisle at GadgetSponge.com… READ MORE

 

November 19th, 2013

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