artist spotlight: ashley buchanan

An artist's particular, unique style can be influenced by any number of things. Their environment, personal life, hobbies, and memories can all play a part. Jewelry artist Ashley Buchanan draws on the images, patterns, and decoration of historical jewelry. By repeating this iconic imagery, she is able to create work that feels new and yet familiar, referencing the history of jewelry with a fresh, clean aesthetic. [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|spotlights|Comments Off on artist spotlight: ashley buchanan

curious about kantha

I am an admitted sucker for beautiful textiles. A glimpse of a quilt, a suggestion of a tribal rug, or the promise of some intricate embroidery has sent me to bazaars, galleries, and museums. Therefore, when I first met Mieko Mintz and saw her clothing created from kantha quilts I was curious and excited. Why did Mieko’s jackets look so much more interesting than [...]

intersections: georgia and joseph pozycinski

Husband and wife. Glass and bronze. Marine biology and technology. These are just a few of the intersections in the world of artists Georgia and Joseph Pozycinski; intersections that magnificently come together to create masterful sculptures adorned with water birds, small mammals, and other creatures. I don't know if the Pozycinski's have actively chosen a path to bring antithetic concepts together into their work [...]

artist spotlight: susan kinzig and caryn kinzig

When considering a perfect business partner, the term "in-law" might be one of the last phrases to enter into our heads. Indeed, the team of Susan Kinzig and Caryn Kinzig, sisters-in-law, is a special one. Caryn Kinzig, Susan Kinzig Beyond familial ties, the Kinzigs share a deep friendship that allows them to collaborate to create an absolutely stunning line of artistic lighting designs. Whether [...]

By |September 24th, 2015|30th anniversary, spotlights|Comments Off on artist spotlight: susan kinzig and caryn kinzig

cynthia ashby trunk show

Recently, on a beautiful summer evening in Chicago, we had the pleasure of dining with Cynthia Ashby and part of her team to talk about her Fall Trunk Show at Artful Home. Cynthia Ashby (left) and Barbara Cynthia has been in business for 23 years -- no small feat in the competitive, ever-changing world of apparel.  Her success is due to [...]

By |August 30th, 2015|events, spotlights|Comments Off on cynthia ashby trunk show