Gorgeous, saturated shades of emerald, sapphire, amethyst, and saffron are spicing up our wardrobes, walls and home decor. We can’t get enough. There is just something about these amazing jewel tones that makes you smile.
With Valentine’s Just Around the Corner, Love is in the Air. While we adore Valentine’s Day (chocolate anyone?) we think you should keep the love in the home all year round. Art and accessories are the perfect way to add romance to your space. We love adding sweet throw pillows like the one we found […]
Good-bye monkey—we’re celebrating the rooster! January 28, 2017 was the start of the lunar new year. 2017 is making its mark as the year of the rooster – and not just any rooster – the fire rooster! The rooster represents hard work, diligence, order and time keeping – after all who wakes us better at […]
Landscapes are the perfect way to bridge the barrier between the outside and our interior worlds. Landscapes, seascapes, forests … art featuring nature’s most beautiful scenes are always a top seller and a favorite with customers and designers around the world. This season, we’re seeing dreamy landscapes surge in popularity, becoming softer, dreamier and more ethereal. […]
Retailers have to be constantly on the go, revamping products and creating in-store displays that inspire. It’s not an easy job and it takes a special talent to keep creating amazing room-settings that your customers are going to love. That’s why when we saw Larson Juhl’s “Tips for Creating Effective In-Store Room Settings,” we knew we […]
This summer tropical-inspired decor is simply the hottest thing in the home. This isn’t the first time the world has been in love with palm fronds and art and prints with a tropical vibe. Made famous by the Beverly Hills hotel, the Martinique wallpaper is the most recognizable palm pattern in the world. This amazing […]
Behind every great sophisticated man cave is a stylish man with an eye for detail. These aren’t rooms inspired by dogs playing poker or sports jerseys. These are stylish, elegant, even rugged spaces that create a personal space where you can lose yourself in a hobby, watch the game or hang with friends. Masculine in […]
Creating a perfect every-day retreat is as easy as a walk into the woods. Our artists and designers are creating the perfect cabin-chic collections of art. From stunning collections of deer and woodland animals to distressed wood textures and rustic patterns, this trend is all about creating a warm, inviting escape.
Ten years ago I set foot in Paris for the first time and fell in love with the city. The architecture, shops, cafés, and the people were practically begging me to take photos of them. Paris was where I fell in love with photography. I have been lucky enough to pass through Paris several more times in the […]
Like Frank Sinatra says, we want to be part of it, New York, New York! From the shopping, to the food, from the people to the plays on Broadway, there is something magical about New York City. Designers and artists have been in love with this mega metropolis forever and we understand why. From the moment […]
Life is busy. It feels almost impossible to escape the pressures of the modern world so we’re nesting; creating spaces that celebrate nature and giving us spaces to breathe. This trend isn’t just about adding some flowers in a vase; it’s so much better than that. Colors are soft and muted. Mossy greens, earthy browns […]
Since the 1800s, before the birth of photography, artists have been creating silhouette portraits. Classically composed as a black portrait on a white background, they were cheaper and faster to create than a traditional portrait so quickly gained popularity with the middle class. Today, silhouettes continue to charm us with their beautiful simplicity and elegance. […]
Orphan works are those whose copyright parents, i.e. owners, can’t be located, and therefore receive something of a copyright “pass” in potential penalties. It turns out that the fears were overblown in several respects, as described in an Art Copyright Coalition sponsored white paper by Joshua Kaufman.
It’s summer and that means everything is blooming. It’s the perfect time to have a chat about botanicals. Botanicals have been a popular art subject for centuries. Did you know they have found a 15th Century BC stone frieze depicting 275 plants in the tomb of Thutmose III in Karnak, Egypt? According to the American Society of Botanical […]
We all love a little adventure and even if we can’t travel somewhere exciting, at least we can create an escape right in our own homes. Maps are the perfect way to create your own little travel-inspired oasis. Designers are using large-scale wall murals to add WOW while product designers are creating entire home decor […]
Two years ago a group of us Art Copyright Coalition members began attending Chinese trade shows for the purpose of confronting copyright infringements. I admit I had doubts about whether the strategy would work, or just be a futile exercise trying to stop a tsunami. Remarkably, the strategy is working very well. Even though we […]
You may have heard that Alibaba is going public. In a big way, perhaps the biggest IPO ever. It boggles my mind that the world’s biggest facilitator of counterfeit goods is meeting with such investor acclaim. One of my jobs is working on copyright protection, both for Wild Apple and for the Art Copyright Coalition. […]
Under the premises that a) policing copyrights may be more effective from inside the Chinese system, and b) building sales in the fastest growing consumer market would be a good thing, Wild Apple for the first time exhibited at China Art & Frame Expo (CAFExpo) in Shanghai. I’ll admit, it was a bit overwhelming with […]