…’Mark Hampton On Decorating‘ Written & Illustrated By Mark Hampton, 1989.
“…The bed takes up half the room but justifies its presence by its comfort and great good looks. One huge piece can be surprisingly effective in cramped quarters…” – Mark Hampton
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#2. Creative Developement- ‘Show Your Work‘ by Austin Kleon, 2014.
A New Way Of Operating
“…Almost all of the people I look up to and try to steal from today, regardless of their profession, have built sharing into their routine. These people aren’t schmoozing at cocktail parties; they’re too busy for that. They’re cranking away in their studios, their laboratories, or their cubicles, but instead of maintaining absolute secrecy and hoarding their work, they’re open about what they’re working on, and they’re consistently posting bits and pieces of their work, their ideas, and what they’re learning online…”
In 1980, while visiting the Musée Rodin in Paris, then teen-age Lotta Blokker discovered French sculptor Auguste Rodin. She admired his work so much that it became the driving force in her own creative career. At the age of nineteen she went to Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art. Blokker’s obvious talent didn’t go unnoticed. Even before she completed the program there, she began teaching.
Besides drawing inspiration from classic works, Blokker also looked to master painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Lucian Freud and others. Her breathtaking bronze sculptures continue to explore “…people in their sincere emotion…”
Paper heart garland is handcrafted by women in Nepal.
…’How To Be An Explorer Of The World’ by Keri Smith, 2008.
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French illustrated poster c. 1954
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A garland of metal leaves is perfect for the front door or fireplace mantel.