Archive for October, 2012

Liu Ye


Although Liu Ye is the one of the top selling artists in his native China, I only discovered him recently. Many of his works are inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and reflect Mondrian, all I know is that they are delightful. I am drawn to the many emotions expressed in the paintings; sadness, humor, intrigue, […]

This stunning space is a former railway station in the heart of Switzerland. The owners embraced the industrial aspect of the building and filled it with loads of texture, pattern, and color. The use of plaid, wood, and animal furs (faux I hope!) create a warm and cozy atmosphere for those cold winter evenings. The […]

Best wishes to everyone and all of those suffering from Sandy’s path and aftermath.   Spotted on Lustik by artist Ana Galvan

Dar Beida or The White House is located in Essaouira, about 2 1/2 hours from Marrakech. The house was renovated by the design team of Emma Wilson and Graham Carter and together they have blended Moroccan style with a funky modern twist. While maintaining ancient sandstone columns and thuya ceilings, they managed to add modern […]

Innes McDougall


Wonderful works by Scottish illustrator Innes McDougall. To see and learn more about the artist visit the website.   pb Spotted on Deviant Art

You probably look at this dining space and think another “rustic meets modern” interior and you would be right. What you probably wouldn’t guess is that this dining room is part of a restored 14th century building located in the small Civita di Bagnoregio, a village that is more than 600 years old near Umbria, […]

These stunning paintings are by Texas born Kevin Chupik, who now teaches art at the College of Southern Nevada. The painstaking process of arranging tiny painted dots to create these pieces is well worth the effort and brings a whole new meaning to work of art. To learn and see more visit the artist’s website. […]