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Tuesday
Jan182011

salvador dali museum: st. petersburg

Barcelona, SpainWhat: The New Salvador Dali Museum
Where: St. Petersburg, FL

Check out the new Salvador Dali museum—designed by the HOK architecture firm—which opened a week ago on 1.11.11.

And starting January 23rd, join their yoga sessions on Sundays from 12:30-1:45pm.

Friday
Jan072011

the making of: dangerous liasons

Designed by Legendre+Rutter to pay homage to the 2009 theatre poster for the Canberra Repertory Society production of the 18th-century tale, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”; Chicago designer Lance Rutter’s original illustration and lettering achieved its rich coloration and detail with a unique process that included rendering every line with a brush pen and printing directly on bright red paper.

Hand-tufted—in reverse, then backed—using Indian and New Zealand wools, each dangerous liaisons rug takes approximately two days to produce. Execution of the design is a tribute to the talent of the craftsmen who interpret the original illustration into a tapestry using just six yarn colors.

To fully appreciate the drama of the design, contact your local hardware store for hardware to hang one on a wall as artwork.

Monday
Jan032011

doodleganza reminder: chicago

What: Doodleganza
When: First Tuesdays thru April, 6-8 pm
Where: MCA, Chicago

Plan ahead—every month a local artists presides over this whimsical event.
January 4: Little Black Pearl
February 1: Jacob Goudreault
March 1: Paul Nudd
April 5: Simon Anderson

Tuesday
Nov162010

doodleganza: chicago

What: Doodleganza
When: First Tuesdays thru April, 6-8 pm
Where: MCA, Chicago

Plan ahead—every month a local artists presides over this whimsical event.
December 7: Scott Reeder
January 4: Little Black Pearl
February 1: Jacob Goudreault
March 1: Paul Nudd
April 5: Simon Anderson

Wednesday
Oct272010

how to: hang art on brick walls

On location for our Fall catalog we were fortunate to have some amazing brick walls in quite a few shots. While they’re textural, they’re also tough—and a challenge to hang art on—so we checked with our on-set construction guru to find out how they did it.

His advice? “It’s not a bad thing to hire a professional contractor do the work—they’ll have the knowledge and tools needed to do the job right. If you’re on a tight budget and anxious to DIY, definitely check first with your local hardware store for a hanging clips that are specially designed for brick or concrete walls.”

“We used a masonry bit one size smaller than the hanging hardware and drilled into the mortar between bricks. Then we had three options: a plastic anchor and screw, a masonry nail, or a Tapcon concrete screw specificially designed for masonry.”