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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!

 

 

 

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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Washi Tape

Washi Paper Masking Tape is multi-purpose adhesive tape made of washi, handmade Japanese paper known for its use by artists and craftspeople. It comes in beautiful styles and colors and can be used for gift-wrapping, book-marking, arts and crafts, and other projects. It is easy to tear by hand, write on, and remove.

Cute Tape is a great website for purchasing Washi Tape. They carry a huge variety of styles perfect for your DIY craft projects!

Wink

This website is amazing! You can create your own custom color dry erase paint for any surface!

http://www.wallsloveink.com/

Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch is a ceramicist based in Massachusetts.   She’s created work for Anthropologie and has participated in exhibitions across the country including the 2008 DinnerWorks exhibition here in Louisville at LVAA. Her work is absolutely beautiful and draws heavily from historical trends in fabric, fonts, furniture, etc.

I own some of her items that I proudly display in my home, like the blue and white bird ceramic glasses shown below. Her work for Anthropologie is the set of four glass tumblers shown below.  She also creates fabric patterns, pen and ink drawings, jewelry and furniture.

http://www.mollyhatch.com/

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Bridges

Known mostly for watercolors, Bob Halliday is a staple in the Louisville art scene. He recently branched out and created a series of paintings about bridges in Louisville. The works are modern and architectural and remind me of Swedish design.  Each piece is unique and offers a different perspective on what many of us view as a mundane object. The detailing of the rust shown in the photos below adds just enough realism to the almost abstract “pop art” works. These are definitely a must-have if you’re looking to add some color to your walls.  See more work by Bob Halliday!

  

 

 

 

 

The Quilt Trail

Quilts and farming have been a staple of Southern culture for decades.  Painted quilts on barns as part of “The Quilt Trail” are a new trend in rural areas, especially Kentucky.  These beautiful painted quilts are a way of creative expression and cultural pride.

The Quilt Trail project began in Adams County, Ohio, when Donna Sue Groves, a field representative for the Ohio Arts Council, decided that she wanted a quilt square painted on her barn to honor her mother, a lifelong quilter. Donna Sue shared her idea with friends in the community, who offered their help. They decided that if they were going to paint one quilt square, they might as well paint twenty and create a driving tour to attract tourists to their rural community. (Information provided by Kentucky Arts Council)

This website has great photos of barn quilts!

The Kentucky Arts Council has a website dedicated to the Quilt Trails! Check it out!

 

Designers’ Show House

Don’t miss the 38th Annual Designer’s Show House! This event put together by the Bellarmine University Women’s Council features over 30 Louisville interior designers. The designers each take part in redesigning part of a home that is for sale. This year’s home is owned by Dr. and Mrs. Andrew West and is being marketing by Semonin Realtors. The house is a 1920 Scottish Tudor Home with over 7,000 square feet of living space.

Tickets are only $15 so make sure you stop by as the Show House ends September 25.

Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Designers will be in their rooms from 5 to 7 p.m.)
Sunday – noon – 5 pm

http://www.bellarmine.edu/alumni/womenscouncil/