Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fat Heads and Flat Heads

“Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car window.” 
~ author unknown

With the coming of spring and the snow finally melting, what better time of year is there to take a look at the most iconic of vehicles–the motorcycle and how it can play a role in your design. 

Here in the Midwest when the open road has iced over for the season most
motorcycle owners reluctantly garage their iron pony until the first
signs of spring arrive a few months down the road (pun intended). Some
“roads scholars” have found a way to incorporate their passion into
their urban decor and bring their bike right into their living room. No,
not literally, but artfully yes.

You don’t have to own a bike to admire the power and the fabled lure of random wandering they represent. Like this amazing print from Ducati, who launched a limited edition collection a few years ago featuring Ducati’s iconography and images inspired by the history of the company which dates back to the 1920′s.

Why not have your own photo reproduced onto a large canvas? Hint…going with a black and white photo would add an instant Steve McQueen coolness to your environment.
Whether you know the difference between a fat head and a flat head or you enjoy watching episodes of Sons Of Anarchy, you can’t help but appreciate the art of the machine. I’ll close with this thought “I don’t always ride a motorcycle (never), but when I do…it’s a Ducati.”

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Does Size Matter?

Sometimes, yes for obvious space reasons. However, there are also times where you should break the “scale” rules and go extra big in a small room. Like this 7 foot tall primitive cupboard turned entertainment center in our 14 x 12 living room. It actually makes the room appear and feel larger. Don’t be afraid of those big pieces!

All Buttoned Up

  How many pieces of furniture do you know that have remained in style for nearly 300 years? The buttoned up back and arms of the Chesterfield make it an iconic example of elegance and tradition. Historically made with the finest of leathers today’s market offers a wide variety of fabrics including velvet, denim, tweeds and flannels. Quite investment in your home decor as it will remain with you through decades.