Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Atlanta Celebrates Visual Artists

October is a busy month for the art world in Atlanta. Throughout October, along with it being Atlanta Celebrates Photography month there are many ongoing art shows and exhibits. Here are a few handpicked events showcasing unique visual artists:

Iain Macarthur's "Entrance" on display until October 17th at the ABV Gallery.

Margaret Fletcher's "Ocus" and Michael David Murphy's "Certainty Principle" on show until October 30th at the Spruill Gallery.

Susan Hadorn's "Empty Spaces, Piedmont Park Pool & Bathhouse" and Lloyd Benjamin's "Class One Colors" on exhibit until October 30 at the Solomon Projects Gallery.

 The last Friday of every month, The Highland Ballroom hosts LaserBeamKitty, an indie-electro-dance-rock-art party. Featured are up and coming musicians and multimedia artists from around the country. Pictured here, one of last months featured artists, Dante DeStefano.

The Saltworks Gallery features Iona Rozeal Brown's "Mythologies and Mashups" throughout the entire month of October. Artist talk and book signing October 16 1pm.

"Twinrocker: Forty Years of Hand Papermaking" open through December 17 at the Robert C. Williams Museum.

The Emily Amy Gallery presents "Down the Rabbit Hole" featuring artists, Jennifer Cawley, Zuzka Vaclavik, and Cara Enteles. On display until October 23.

"Overseas and Undertones" A Collection of New Work From 13 Transatlantic Artists Opening reception Friday October 22 7-11pm. On exhibit October 22 through November.

FLUX in the Castleberry Hills Art District is a fantastic one night art celebration showing large and small-scale projections, performance, dance, music, light installations, and other forms of multi-media projects and public interactions throughout the streets and empty spaces of Castleberry Hills. FLUX is on October 1 8pm-2am. This is where I'll be Friday night, so come and join me!

Also in Castleberry Hills this month is the Castleberry Art Stroll on October 8th at 7pm. Voted best art stroll in Atlanta!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Round up those elephants!

Throughout history elephants have been known to symbolize strength, power, perseverance, and wisdom.
My love for elephants steams all the way back to my childhood. These wonderful creatures played small cameos in two of my favorite childhood movies, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. I used to imagine I was Sara, riding elephants in India, or young Mary protecting her small carved elephant treasure from the evil housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock. Since those days of princesses and secret gardens, my adoration for elephants have grown. Nowadays you can spot these "little" guys in many home decor trends. Here are some interesting ways these gentle giants have wiggled their way into our homes and hearts.

1. Curtain Tie Back
2. Piggy Bank
3. Dish Towel
4. Candle
5. Porcelain Statues
6. Elephant Bust
7. Laundry Hamper
8. Vase
9. Wine Stopper
10. Teacups
11. Watering Can
12. Coat Hanger
13. Eames Plywood Elephants
14. Teapot
15. Pillow
16. Salt and Pepper Shakers
17. Topiary



Saturday, September 18, 2010

carved straight from my heart

minimalist frames carved out of wood, from indie nation. umm yes, please!

now if i could only find the $120 to buy these beauties...


Monday, August 2, 2010


here is the empty space of the new office addition for neboweb that i am working on right now. i will post soon how it turns out!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

my first design installation

This is my first design installation that I have ever done. In February 2010 I won a design contest put on by The Stacks at Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts. For the contest we were given a budget of $5000, an empty model unit, and two hypothetical clients "Dede and Bobby". Dede was a 33 yr old woman who owned a boutique in N.Highland and her fiance Bobby worked in historic preservation. They wanted something eclectic with lots of color. The judges for the contest were local personalities, Brain Patrick Flynn of TBS' Movie And A Makeover, Jenn Hobby of Q100, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Assistant Editor Kate Abney, and interior designer Kim Hirsch.

Friday, June 25, 2010

a work of art

fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.

john ruskin

Friday, June 18, 2010

directions on the road to sustainability

Here's an unusual reuse of materials in architecture in Berkley, California. A fence made from street signs, awnings crafted from hatchback windows, traffic-sign siding, and a gate fashioned out of Volvo station wagon doors comprise a mixed-use urban-infill project designed, built, and developed by Leger Wanaselja Architecture.

Not only were car parts and street signs reused in a sustainable way, but windows were punched into the southern elevation, allowing for greater passive heating. The building was insulated with blown cellulose, which consists of shredded newspapers and phone books. Old-growth Douglas fir and redwood were salvaged during demolition and reused as windowsills, walls, floor patches, and custom doors. Embossed wainscoting, laying dormant under a century’s worth of plaster and bad paint jobs, was restored to offer a historical decorative touch. Terrazzo kitchen counters consisting of recycled glass in a concrete matrix were commissioned from Berkeley-based Counter Production. Low-flow dual-flush toilets and energy-saving Scandinavian kitchen appliances were installed to reduce utility demands.

Now, I'm not saying that aesthetically I would personally choose these details, but this is a great example of the bountiful possibilities in recyclable and sustainable architecture!

exterior detailing

street sign fence

hatches from mazdas create a unique railing

road sign stairwell

gate fabricated with volvo hatches

Read more: http://www.dwell.com/articles/sign-of-the-times.html#ixzz0rDxMX4FY


Thursday, June 3, 2010

inspiration found in the little things

hello, my name is christie and i am a 23 year old interior design student currently residing in atlanta. since a young age, i have always been passionate about art and music. i love historic preservation, sustainable design, baking, summer thunderstorms, and festivals and markets ... long walks on the beach, strawberry champagne- haha kidding! i love people who are creative and i love finding those who can become fellow 'compatriots in the search for a little passion on earth'.

well enough nonsense about me. the purpose of this blog is to provide a blank canvas where i can divulge things that i find inspiring or just plain interesting. whether it be design, baking, photography, fashion, nature etc. ... but really mostly design and baking because those two things i love the most.

so for a little inspiration for today, i leave you with one of my favorite quotes...

"in the depths of winter, i finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer"