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Julia Galloway

Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and professor. I first saw her work at the 2007 DinnerWorks exhibition at the Louisville Visual Art Association.  I own one of her pieces, a tumbler, but wish I had more.  The piece I own is from her “Audubon” collection.  I love the pitcher and cream & sugar set below from the same collection. These pieces have gold glaze that compliments the blue and white etched tree and bird imagery.

 

http://www.juliagalloway.com/

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20 x 200

20 x 200 is all about helping people collect art and supporting artists.  The artwork is affordable and original and new items are constantly being added to the website each week. 11×14 unframed prints are only $60!

http://www.20×200.com/

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Ikea Sells Fabric!

I just discovered on a recent trip to Charlotte that Ikea sells fabric! How had I never noticed before! Perfect for DIY projects like throw pillows, curtains, and chair cushions! It’s affordable and modern so head up to Cincinnati and get some today!

Here are some of my favorite designs:

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Spider Plants

Plants are a great way to bring life into any room.  Spider Plants are one of the easiest houseplants to grow so if you love plants but don’t have much of a green thumb this is perfect for you! They have beautiful long green and white leaves and reproduce often.  I have three spider plants in my home right now and I love them!  I root and pot the offspring from my plants and give them to my friends and family as gifts.  You can customize your plants in fun pots and it’s a great gift for a housewarming, birthday, etc.  Spider plants can be displayed in hanging pots or on shelves and coffee tables.

You can find spider plants at most nurseries locally. I like Frank Ott Nursery.  You can also find them at Lowe’s and Home Depot.

Here are some easy directions for how to care for spider plants

Original Makers Club

Original Makers Club is a High End, Design and Cultural Guide to Louisville. The print edition and website highlight local businesses ranging from interior designers to restaurants and craftsmen.

Ikea Hackers

Ikea Hackers is a website dedicated to modifying and repurposing Ikea products.  Anyone can send in their own “ikea hack” which can include anything from a simple embellishment to a full transformation. Check out some of my favorite “hacks” below!

 

 

Hale

HALE is an industrial design company founded by Jonathan Nesci in 2006. It’s a part-design, part-production firm based dually in Chicago, IL and Scottsburg, IN.

HALE uses a direct, intimate approach in securing quality, detailed, decorative art and fine furniture products from craftsmen in fields beyond the furnishing markets. In many cases, the designs are formed around industry capabilities and employ experts in a variety of manufacturing and production processes.
In a relatively short time, HALE has created a wide range of products and has received recognition from leading design publications such as Wallpaper, Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Surface, and Art + Auction. HALE has won the annual Wallpaper Design Award for the “Library Bookcase,” a minimalist shelf sculpted in aluminum and commissioned by Ugo Alfano’s Casati Gallery. Jonathan’s designs have been viewed in numerous exhibitions including New York’s ICFF, and with Casati at Paris’ Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Design Miami, Design Art London and Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

http://hale-id.com/

See some of their beautiful creations!

 

 

 

Holiday Cards

Check out these gorgeous holiday cards by artist Ashley Cecil.  http://www.ashleycecil.com/

I love these bird cards by Dutch painter Jeroen Allart for a non-traditional take on holiday cards! http://www.jeroenallart.nl/

These holiday cards from Vintage Paper Parade on Etsy are so darling!

Dandelion

Dandelion is an inspired store carrying everything from home decor to jewelry! Everything in the store is curated and chosen by Andie Frisbee, owner and Louisville based interior designer. The store is located at 3729 Lexington Road in St. Matthews. It’s the place to go for decorating your home or buying the perfect holiday gift for a friend! Check out some of my favorite items below:

Pillows by K Studio

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Chevron

Most of you may associate the word chevron with the Chevron Oil and Gas Company. However, it was originally used in military and heraldry design.  It’s popular among mid-century design and is great for adding a bold statement to any room. This zig zag pattern may seem funky but it can look sophisticated. Just use white or black in place of a second color and you have a clean design look! I recently purchased a chevron rug from Overstock.com and I love it! I now want chevron all over my house!

Check out this free Chevron pattern from Design Sponge.  Here are some other great chevron items that I found!

If you love it as much as I do you can purchase chevron fabric here.

Photo credits: Chevron coasters from Meadow Tea Etsy Shop, Chevron mug from Mod Cloth, Chevron shower curtain from West Elm, Chevron chair from Z Gallerie, Chevron plates from Aedriel Etsy shop, Chevron ottoman from aletafae Etsy shop