Category Archives: Furniture

George Nakashima

American-born George Nakashima (1905-1990), the legendary craftsman furniture maker, developed his aesthetic in architecture, receiving a Master’s degree in it from MIT in 1931, travelling the world working as an architect and collaborating with Antonin Raymond (who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright) in Japan. Upon returning home to Seattle in 1940 , he was interned in a relocation camp for the duration of WWII. There, he met master woodworker, Gentaro Hikogawa, who taught him the intricacies of Japanese joinery, which became a trademark of his subsequent furniture. Nakashima’s legacy lives on at his workshop, run by his daughter Mira. This Coolhunting video says ‘In a secluded part of the quaint town of New Hope, PA, we came upon the nearly 70-year-old property of the Nakashima furniture company. The Nakashima’s nine-acres of land houses every stage of the production process: From two massive lumber sheds, to the design studio, to the several workshops dedicated to the meticulous construction of each piece of furniture painstakingly executed by hand. Talking to Head Designer Mira Nakashima, we learned about the craftsmanship, history and the philosophy of her father George Nakashima, and how it laid the foundation for this iconic woodworking company.…

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Treedom

Design student Sharon Sides scanned arboreal patterns, then etched them into metal to make these most original pieces……thanks WabiSabiStyle

…watch her process in the video below…

Sarah Fanelli

Brian Nash Gill

Leonardo Da Vinci, ‘Copse Of Trees’, 1502…

Leonardo da Vinci<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
A Copse of Trees, 1508<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Such simple natural drawings by Leonardo da Vinci&#8230;they remind me of the way a Wordsworth poem feels.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Storm over a valley in the foothills of the Alps, 1506<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Red Chalk on Paper<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
height 200&#160;mm / width 150mm

Gustav Klimt, 1900-1903…

Fir Forest I - Gustav Klimt

The Tall Poplar Trees II - Gustav Klimt

Birch in a Forest - Gustav Klimt

 

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Uppercase Blog!

Check out some paint chip art over at the wonderful Uppercase Magazine blog today, featuring some of my work, and other artists who love to incorporate paint chips into their work too, including me!…

'Jackie Shops' by Shelley Davies

Veronica Diago

paint chip landscape / pc mio 009.JPG 320×320 pixels

Lisa Soloman

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Geninne Zlatkis

Paintchip illo, gennines artblog, via MEW / Picture 8

Paintchip illo, gennines artblog, via MEW / Picture 9

Tim Fraser Brown reconstructs Manet‘s ‘Bar at The Folies-Bergère‘ with 5000 of them…

Nite Kongtahwarn was inspired to create this pixilated Marilyn upon reading an ApartmentTherapy how-to

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Matt Kennedy of Port Rhombus Design makes witty shelves…

Modular Paint Chip Bookshelf

Garrendenny Lane Wallpaper Panels

Avril Loreti‘s placemats & table runners…

Placemats - Paint Chip Placemats - Set of 6 Colors

Paintchip Table Runners - large

… and I even like the series of Sherwin-Williams ads, too…

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