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EA Home Design Redefining Affordable Home Design and Interior Decor

Impressive quality and modern home designs and interior decor at highly competitive prices. The first time you buy a home, it is everything you ever wanted. Everything seems perfect. As time passes and your needs for the house increase, you realize you need to upgrade. Sometimes, you might just be tired of the same old design and looking to modernize everything a little. Regardless of what your reason for requiring an upgrade could be, your best bet to achieving that goal is by hiring a reliable home design company. EA Home Design a home remodeling Virginia company has over 20 years of experience helping homeowners make the best out of their homes. They specialize in remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms and interior décor of homes. With a fine touch and knack for quality, EA Home Designs has changed how homeowners view home design. The process of home upgrades has been made simpler. The client no longer has to worry about how the end product will look and depend on their gut feeling. ..

Artist Makes Gorgeous Star Wars Sculptures From Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunks

EntertainmentWow! Do you want one? It'll cost you!Jennifer Nied2017-12-28FacebookWith every passing year, Star Wars fans seem to up the ante in honoring the franchise. This year, many bought tickets to “The Last Jedi” months in advance—and some even donned their best apparel from a galaxy far far away to attend screenings. We’re already planning a stay at the Star Wars hotel at Walt Disney World. One lifelong fan has turned his passion into one-of-a-kind art. Indianapolis-based artist Gabriel Dishaw transforms vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases into Star Wars sculptures. “I really enjoy taking two different ideas, or concepts that you wouldn’t normally consider together, and mashing them up,” Dishaw recently told Mental Floss. Creative SparkStar Wars and Louis Vuitton definitely fit the bill of ideas you wouldn’t think to combine. For Dishaw, it all started when he bought Louis Vuitton luggage from an antique store. “A spark of creativity came over me,” Dishaw told Mental Floss. “I k..

Out With the Old: The 10 Tired Interior Design Trends You Need to Ditch...

Figuring out what makes for good design is an admittedly subjective exercise: Ask a dozen experts their thoughts on, say, why faux Mid-Century Modern is still popular in American interior design long after "Mad Men" has left us, and you'll likely get a dozen different opinions. Nevertheless, some home design trends manage to rise to mass acceptance. Thanks to unstoppable forces like HGTV and Pinterest—which might be single-handedly responsible for the misguided installation of thousands of sliding barn doors over the past few years—these trends tend to take on a life of their own. And sometimes they just won't die, even when they absolutely should. Related ArticlesWhich are the worst offenders that need to go in 2018? We've chatted with experts from coast to coast to get their consensus on the top interior design trends we won't miss in the new year. 1. Cement tiles Photo by Buckminster Green LLC From backsplashes to mudroom floors to laundry room doldrums, the almi..

Masque Sound Honors Broadway Sound Designer Jack Shearing (1930 – 2017)

East Rutherford, NJ (December 2017) – John (Jack) Shearing (87), legendary Broadway sound designer, died December 3, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles. He was born Jan 23, 1930, in Queens, to Anne Keller, a public-school teacher, and John Shearing, a Broadway head carpenter, who co-founded Masque Sound and Recording (he himself was the son of a property man at the Metropolitan Opera). Shearing attended the High School of Music and Art in NYC, mastering piano and French horn. After graduation, he served in the army during the Korean War. Upon his return to the U.S., he attended and graduated from Brown University with a degree in electrical engineering and joined his father at Masque Sound. Upon his father’s death Shearing bought out the co-owning partner of the company and under his direction, Masque Sound became the leading sound shop on Broadway, as well as foremost sound provider for local and national regional theater and national and global tours. His experience as a sound engineer ..

What's in a Rick Owens Retrospective? Whatever He Wants

Advertisement You enter the Rick Owens exhibition at the Triennale di Milano through a tall notch sliced from a white wall angled like a ziggurat. Within, a darkened antechamber has a backstage vibe. Two columns of spotlights mounted on a scaffolding arch face off, creating a wall of light beams through which you cross, as if passing through a final check before stepping out onto the runway. “Subhuman Superhuman Inhuman” is the first retrospective in Mr. Owens’s 23-year fashion career. The runway atmosphere is not coincidental, Mr. Owens said. On the one hand, the introspection that goes into a self-curated retrospective dictates that “this is kind of a portentous, significant moment.” On the other: “It’s also another show, and I do four shows a year. If I didn’t, something like this would be a lot more intense, probably. It’s kind of a show of all my shows.” Icy-crisp winter daylight courses through high windows in the exhibition proper, which opens with a group of white-clad mannequi..

Winning designs

They will receive Bt100,000 worth of prizes, a Macbook, and the opportunity to represent Thailand by expressing their creativity during the Learning Program, the annual activity held for 15 winners across Asia, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Asia Young Designer Award aims to inspire students to be more innovative and motivate them to enhance their professionalism and contribute sustainably to both society and the community. Under the theme of “You for Tomorrow”, this year’s project encouraged entrants to create works that recognised the importance of design in supporting the future. It also aimed to broaden their vision and develop their skills so as to respond effectively to a fast-changing society. “Nippon Paint sees great potential in architecture and design students who will form the next generation of design professionals and we want to play a role in supporting them to showcase their abilities. This year, we are celebrating 10 years of the project with young d..

Handmade: Jewelry artist turns heads with her designs

Buy PhotoBeth uses a wooden mallet to form a sterling silver bangle bracelet over a steel mandrel in her metalsmith studio.(Photo: Photos by Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Buy Photo “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” — Coco Chanel (the late French fashion designer and businesswoman who died in 1971). Jewelry artist Beth North of Birmingham is a strong believer of those thought-provoking words because she feels, “A lot of people follow trends too much, and should pick and choose what works for them and express their individuality.” North, 49, is successful at using her jewelry-making skills to create wearable art that allows her customers to think outside the (jewelry) box when selecting body ornamentation. Her pieces — rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more — are very fashion forward and designed for confident individuals who aren’t afraid to try on a unique and head-turning look. She sells her work under the name Beth North Designs. “I usually work in sterl..

The best museum exhibits in the US this winter

Show ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideFeatured artists at the New Mexico Museum’s 100th anniversary exhibit include many who have contributed to the state’s artistic identity.(Photo: Ati Maier) The post-holiday chill can make your get-healthy New Year’s resolution more daunting. If you consider walking through a museum a good form of exercise though, you’ll kill two birds with one stone by visiting these travel-worthy exhibits across the country. Degas: A Passion for Perfection at the Denver Art Museum Feb. 11 - May 20, 2018 In its only U.S. appearance, Degas: A Passion for Perfection brings French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906 to Denver. The exhibit includes more than 100 pieces, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes and sculptures, covering his artistic interests in dancers, nudes and horses. Work by French artists Eugène Delacroix and Paul Cézanne are also included in the exhibition. Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since..

In Australia, High-Design Wineries Transform the Tasting Experience

Designer wineries are dazzling us. In Spain’s Rioja region, Frank Gehry’s Marqués de Riscal and Zaha Hadid’s Rafael López de Heredia Tondonia Winery have set a new bar for beautiful winemaking spaces. French vintners heard the call, with the family JM Cazes adding some design touches to their Château Cordeillan-Bages in the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux. But now the Aussies are getting in on this action, hiring their own set of cool architects and designers to create distinctive places for wine tasting and relaxing. One of the newest editions to the designer wineries of Australia is the Rubik's Cube–inspired d'Arenberg Cube, opened this November. The unusual winery is in South Australia’s famed McLaren Vale wine region, and the five-story multi-use building is set among Mourvèdre vines and overlooks the rolling hills of Willunga. Plus, Michelin-starred chef Brendan Wessels is leading the culinary program there. Aussie architect Kerstin Thompson has also weighed in on a winery..

Less Is More: The Design of Michael Anastassiades

“Authenticity is absent in our lives and from design, for sure.” Harsh? Maybe. Typically Michael Anastassiades? Absolutely. The London-based designer isn’t one to react to trends or get caught-up in the world of social media. As demonstrated by the above one-liner, his life philosophy is as honest and fluff-free as his reductionist designs. In short, expect (well-proportioned) fireworks when the sculptural lighting specialist presents at Design Circus, the much-respected annual design event that brings industry big-hitters to Perth to talk candidly and openly about their careers. For Anastassiades, this career began with studying civil engineering at London’s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine. After getting his masters in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art, he took his first steps in the world of design. Since establishing his eponymous design studio in 1994, he’s collaborated with names such as furniture brand Herman Miller and lighting specialists FLOS...

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