The Wonder in Us

Painting Like the Old Masters

1/26/2016 5:09 PM

In October of last year I started taking painting lessons from a teacher here in the Netherlands who specializes in the techniques of the Old Masters. I think he's what you could call a 'national living treasure.'

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My Moonlight Meadow Wallpaper

11/18/2013 5:51 PM

Last Friday's post over at the VTWonen blog was dedicated to the color indigo. For those who aren't familiar with it, VTWonen is a Dutch interiors magazine.

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Last Tuesday I attended the Amsterdam Woonbeurs, a trade show for all things interior. I had my 6-week-old, Nathan, for company.

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Did you know it's the yarn and fiber folks we need to be watching for trend direction? That they're always signaling what's next?

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New books and Colorstrology

3/16/2012 7:33 PM

In February, a couple of new books were published on textile/fabric design and printing. I haven't purchased either yet, but the "Mastering ... " book is doing a blog tour.

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Inspiration in Antwerp

2/20/2012 7:41 PM

I'm off on an inspiration-gathering trip to Antwerp today. it's less than an hour's drive and parking is free. i have no plan, other than to check out Dries van Noten's flagship store.

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I am just loving my daily e-mails from design seeds. i signed up for their daily feeds (or seeds, i guess, in this case) and every day my e-mail box contains four totally inspiring color palettes.

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