About Lisa

Lisa Bayne’s life and career have always been a mix of art and commerce. With a love for all things textile, she started her career as a fashion designer. After holding executive positions at several great retail companies, she figured out that she really wanted to marry her passion for art with her professional marketing skills. In 2007, she joined the board of directors of Artful Home and was named CEO in 2008. In addition to her work, she is a serial knitter, a serious foodie, and an incurable collector.

in with the new, in with the old

Ah, New Year's. This is usually a time to say, "out with the old and in with the new." But I propose something slightly different: "in with the new and in with the old." Let me explain. In the world of art and design, the hunt for new and beautiful things is ongoing. As the New Year begins, we are thrilled to introduce many new [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|articles, events|0 Comments

lighting the menorahs

Many years ago, a friend invited me to her annual Hanukkah party, a party of more than 50 people. In addition to the pot-luck nature of the gathering, my friend’s one request for the party was that the attendees bring their own menorahs and candles for a group lighting. Although I had celebrated Hanukkah all my life, I had never been at a gathering like this, [...]

it could have been kindling exhibition – tom loeser

When a couple of us saw that there was to be a major retrospective of Tom Loeser’s work, “It Could Have Been Kindling” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, WI, we didn't hesitate to make the long drive to visit the show – and Tom – as a collection of so many of his pieces in one setting is a rarity [...]

By |November 13th, 2014|articles|0 Comments

lisa’s holiday wishlist

It is a fairly common practice in businesses to ask the CEO to put together a wishlist of favorite pieces for the holidays, with the expectation that they will write about what the marketing department wants them to write about (if, in fact, the CEO is doing the writing at all). When I was asked to do so, I decided to look for pieces [...]

@large: ai weiwei on alcatraz

Recently I attended the massive installation "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" by dissident Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. It takes months of planning to get a ticket and is profoundly worth the wait and effort. Created for and set in the crumbling and horrifying remains of the prison on Alcatraz Island, the installation is divided into seven parts, each with its own distinct [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|articles|1 Comment