TAG: Artisan

Light Fixtures That Make The Room

Light Fixtures That Make The Room

Light fixtures are an important part of a room, both in a design aspect as well as lighting quality. The following are some lighting designs that blow boring lampshades aside and would wake up any room they are in. From the 1870’s, this historic building houses the office space below. The sophisticated and a bit broody atmosphere is topped off by this striking updated glass chandelier, which helps soften the raw look of the space and the exposed brick. Gorgeous and gothic, this cascading light sculpture was created by glass artist Andy Paiko especially for the room. From Jessica Helgerson… read more

Wood Designs That Will Make You Go Cabinet Crazy

Wood Designs That Will Make You Go Cabinet Crazy

When sustainability and talent collide, interesting things happen. A skilled wood crafter can bring out the natural beauty of the resource material, while transforming it from a chunk of wood into a functional object. The following cabinet designs are a visual step up from the usual, and a leap above the way traditionally manufactured furniture is produced. Iannone Design uses locally sourced lumber that is Forest Stewardship Council certified and other renewable supplies like bamboo and cork. Their pressed woods are even free of formaldehyde and finished with low VOC coats, and some pieces are given a manually applied natural finish…. read more

Handmade And Extravagant Gift Ideas

Handmade And Extravagant Gift Ideas

There is nothing like receiving a thoughtful, handmade gift. Whether purchased from a Fair Trade supplier and made by a skilled artist or made right at home, the following are a few ideas for gifts that will be appreciated. Connected Fair Trade Goods & Gifts has beautiful artisan gift ideas to inspire some gift giving ideas. Giving someone a bit of relaxation is something that can always be used. Beautiful and fragrant soaps and bath supplies are always a good go-to present. Handcrafted jewelry, like this necklace made with cowry shells, would make a unique present. Cowry shells were actually a… read more