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Inspiration Board : Wrapping Wine Bottles

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Fall has arrived, and even though the holidays are just around the corner, it seems that everyone is getting the itch to party already. This often includes giving bottles of wine as hostess gifts. One of the greatest wrapping challenges in the crafts department is the wine bottle. Every year it comes back and we …

Audiowear

Around Town : Audiowear

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Last night I went to an event called AudioWear,¬†created by my friends Christie Wright and Arjen Noordeman, who call themselves Elasticbrand. AudioWear is a collection of porcelain musical jewelry that you can wear but also play. I remember having dinner at their apartment a couple years ago and seeing the first sketches of these pieces …

Tramp Art Frames

Behind the Scenes : Tramp Art Frames

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For years I have admired Tramp Art, produced after the Civil War through the 1930s. The techniques are much older, originating in Germany and Scandinavia. I am especially fond of the frames. Their eccentric, geometric forms dazzle and hypnotize, creating graphic alters around whatever is placed within them. Often they are quite expensive at flea …

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