While in Salzburg, Austria last month I was excited to find the current issue of Florida Design magazine. It was such a thrill to be traveling through Europe, open the magazine and see my work featured. This widely esteemed publication and design industry exemplar can be found in book stores and newsstands nationally, as well as, internationally. Please find me in Volume 24#1 on pages 280-286.
A painterly brushstroke captures the mood and intention of an artist. This application on furniture carries the attributes of a painting. It’s spontaneous, dynamic and adaptable to direction. The palettes are endless. Fabric paints are widely available and it’s just as easy to use additives if you have latex paint lying around. I recently suggested to a client we paint her dining chairs to very loosely tell a story so when guests are present the dining room would still be animated. I would just as easily order a new piece and paint it, but before you recover or donate your tired old furniture consider a painterly approach.
I collaborated with an enormously talented artist Nina Santos in updating these tired chairs.
via Daily Brilliant
Painterly Fabric by Dedar via The Apartment Copenhagen
Rolfsachs Ginger Fred
via Oliver Furth via California Home Design
How To Paint Fabric, Without Fabric Paint http://painting.about.com/cs/fabricpainting/gr/pr_GoldenGAC900.htmhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2174719_turn-acrylic-paint-fabric-paint.html
It’s hard to say who is coming and who is going. It could take a hold of any one of us and release us at its whim. The sunshine ultraviolet in its brilliance and everything shown in honesty without shadow or with holding. This is a place that reminds us all in unison to pause and watch a sunset. A place that affirms cooperation as if the secret to happiness is sharing as easy as a smile. We move together as everyone stands in solidarity on the beach watching the surfers like we are rooting for our team without a scoreboard. There is beauty, unison, balance and it is my intent to capture some of this magic in what I help to create there.
Rancho Santana Sunset Photography by Jack Lennon
The SLC Olympics were incredible. I attended the opening ceremonies and many of the events. At the opening ceremonies I felt in sync with such a broad collective, participating in unison was a very profound experience. The state was celebrating and all of the party guests were interesting people.
In the spirit of the Olympics, and in support of the dedication and commitment the athletes, I give you the gold.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Setting a table for those you love is a fun way to celebrate your Valentine(s). And staying in surrounded only by your closest sweethearts beats swimming in crowds celebrating young love. The flowers are from Roots, SLC Utah and the arrows are from Fletcher and Fox.
The space didn’t reflect the young, sharp business owner and his executive staff. They needed something smartly updated and mindful of investing too much into a space that this successful company might outgrow. I chose to turn my back on elements that would drain a budget and chose to focus on high impact. We couldn’t be more unanimously pleased with the results.
A mantel is typically focal point and is often the strongest architectural feature in the space. It should suit the space in terms of scale and design language. A few tips: allow for at least a 10 inch depth mantel and install an outlet on mantel shelf where it cannot be seen for holiday décor or lamps.
I generally prefer TVs away from the mantel on a side wall or cabinetry if it’s suitable for viewing. Generally this is best when the space is formal or when the mantel is high. Typically I suggest a TV above the mantel if the space is casual and mantel is 62 inches above the finished floor or lower. Above the mantel is also suitable if the majority of viewing is standing or lying down. I have on occasion placed TVs below a mantel where they seem to disappear. This works best in a wide feature, where the TV is viewed from a seating position and in a room where TV isn’t the primary function. I have long ago gotten over the compulsion to hide a TV.