Emma McDowall

 

Emma McDowall is an Edinburgh, Scotland-based artist currently creating these incredible concrete vessels and objects, each one celebrates color and texture. Made from hand and sometimes using found or recycled objects as moulds, every piece is a unique one-of-a-kind that serves as both object and functional product. Take a peek at Emma’s shop if you’d like to bring her art into your space.

 

 

 

 

 

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Africa Now

 

Mosaico+‘s most recent collection of Italian mosaic tiles – Africa Now – reinterprets African fabrics in a contemporary way. The result is a range of sophisticated designs made from different combinations of contrasting colors, monotones, and strong graphic motifs. I’d like to this to happen in my entire walk-in shower, please.

 

 

 

 

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Barnaby Whitfield

 

Miami-born artist Barnaby Whitfield works with a slew of mediums – pastel, oil, chalk, charcoal, and more – to create portraits that feel as though they have one foot in this world and the other in the next. Each one looks as though it’s breaking through the veil.

 

 

 

 

 

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Floor Lamps

As soon as cold winter weather really starts to set in I go into nesting mode and take stock of the house. What do I need? What needs to be thrown out or donated or sold? What needs stored? Right now I’m looking to replace the arc lamp in my living room that I love dearly, but that guests keep hitting their heads on. It will be relocated to the guest room and I’ll find something more upright for the living room. What are you looking to do in your home for the new year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Shively

 

I really like how Ruth Shively‘s paintings go between a little detail and a lot, all depending on the piece. An indication of a face holds the same amount of weight as more detailed hair elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pinform

 

Pinform is a startup collaborative project by Jordan Andrew Carter and Samantha Kerr whose llove of pin badges took them down the road of creating their own simple enamel designs. The two decided to create pins that are affordable and aesthetically pleasing enough to wear every day. Right now there are three modern designs to choose from, each one exploring shapes and patterns of the cosmos.

 

 

 

 

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Anna Deligianni

 

Athens, Greece-born illustrator Anna Deligianni‘s current work focuses on mobility, while the focus on detail carries over from previous work in engraving. Every bit of us has a story, doesn’t it?

Be it physical migration or a psychological journey, people are always struggling to leave their current situation to find a place where they can finally be at peace. I often use eyes in my paintings to symbolize the fact that there is always someone watching you, traveling in the same way as you are, sometimes as a friend and sometimes judging you, feeling empathy and companionship.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dark Facades

Gardenista

 

Earlier this week I had a dream. I was hiking up a hillside path with a few friends when we saw a house that I said was my dream home, sort of a cabin-meets-tudor that was painted jet black and backed up to a forest with a big front lawn. No sooner did the event take place in my dream than my subconscious filed it away as 100% true. I’ve been in love with all black homes since seeing my first – a Victorian in San Francisco, I believe – but my location has never lent itself to making it a sensible reality. With the way black traps and collects heat it would have been a deathtrap in Oklahoma City, but here in Pennsylvania it makes a little more sense with the weather as well the style of house. In other words, I would happily paint the facade of my place obsidian if I could only get the nagging voice that keeps saying resell value! out of my head.

 

Dwell

 

Design Bureau

 

The Fresh Exchange

 

Todd Davis Architecture

 

Design*Sponge

 

Dwell

 

Habitus Living

 

Jean Verville Architecte

 

Møn Huset

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Print Edition: January 2017

Ask More Questions by Anthony Burrill

 

Be Who You Needed by The Old Try

 

Earth Print by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

 

House by the Sea Print by Catherine Campbell

 

Kitty Stardust Print by Niaski

 

Equal Measure Print by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

 

My Butt Print by Helena Wurzel

 

MIKO Print by Mathilde Aubier

 

Pastures Print by Kara Rosenlund

 

The Present is Female Poster by Samantha Hahn

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10 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps

 

I’ve long admired the aesthetics of Himalayan salt lamps, and after doing some research last autumn I bought one. These artful light sources aren’t just a treat for the eyes, they also have a slew of benefits to accompany their warm glow.

Himalayan salt lamps are made out of just that, hollowed out blocks of pure Himalayan salt. We’re surrounded by air that’s full of positive and negative ions. Positive ions, AKA electronic air pollution, are created by electronic devices and can contribute to health problems such as allergies, stress, and insomnia. Salt lamps work by emitting negative ions that create a cleansing effect on the air.

 

 

10 Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps –

+ improves mood and concentration

+ purifies the air

+ reduces allergen and asthma symptoms

+ reduces stress

+ reduces insomnia

+ improves seasonal effective disorder

+ supports immune system

+ improves mood

+ boosts energy

+ reduces static electricity

 

 

Himalayan salt lamps do have a limited range, so you’ll want to place yours in the room in which you spend the most time. Check to make sure that your lamp is made from pure Himalayan salt rather than rock salt to experience actual benefits. And once purchased make sure to keep it away from humid spots like the bathroom, near the dishwasher, or by the washing machine.

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