right piece, right size

You have a wall that needs "something." You know you want something special, something that illustrates your personality, something that uniquely represents your home, and, on a more practical side, something that fits the space well. Where do you even begin? There are so many beautiful pieces of artwork out there that it can be overwhelming if you simply dive in. These four tips [...]

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to frame or not to frame? and what to ask your framer

Your decision to frame a painting, watercolor, drawing, or other 2D artwork depends upon several things: the features of the piece of art itself, the place you intend to hang it, and perhaps most important, your relationship with the art. Is it art you’ll want to live with for only a few years (to match a wall or furniture setting, for example)? Or is [...]

10 teapots infused with creativity

Whether you're a tea aficionado looking to serve up your daily "Earl Gray" with a splash of personality or an art lover hoping to add some new flavors to your collection, you'll find plenty to savor in the world of artist-made teapots. Teapots have been around for hundreds of years, having originated in China and then spread throughout Asia, Europe, and beyond. The history [...]

small enchantments in glass

In his delicious category-defying book, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, author Sam Wasson recounts the arranged meeting of two literary stars. Paris, 1948: Truman Capote was ushered by Jean Cocteau into the Palais Royal apartment of Colette. The French grande dame of literature, author of Gigi and many other succes de scandales, was [...]