Period Design Series: All About Art Nouveau

Period Design Series: All About Art Nouveau

By Michael Pacitti Inspired by the unruly aspects of the natural world, the Art Nouveau style affected art, illustration, design and architecture from 1890 to 1910. Despite its relatively short span as a popular trend, Art Nouveau made many appearances throughout the decades, including a secondary highlight during the 1970s psychedelic movement. Remember the Grateful […]

Behind the Color Trends

Behind the Color Trends

By Michael Pacitti Color trends reflect how we live our lives, and our outlook on color has broadened thanks to today’s new technology. Simultaneously, our boundaries between public life and private life have blurred, and our take on privacy has evolved. Some people desire to create a personal territory, away from the hustle and bustle […]

The Guerrilla Framer: Turn Your Website into a Sales Engine

The Guerrilla Framer: Turn Your Website into a Sales Engine

By Paul Cascio,The Guerrilla Framer When I first joined the framing business more than 25 years ago, I had to advertise in the Yellow Pages directory. It was a necessary evil for anyone in a service business. The Yellow Pages directory was the Google of its day. There, consumers searched for services, such as plumbing, […]

The Art and Craft of Framing

The Art and Craft of Framing

By Tara Crichton Picture framing at its simplest is a craft, and, if you reduce it even further, it is a business. I’m not fond of the business side of framing. The business chores I must perform every couple of months have become the bane of my existence, and I can’t wait until the bottom […]

Newsmaker: Christian Harwell Wins “International Design Star: Framing Edition” Competition

Newsmaker: Christian Harwell Wins “International Design Star: Framing Edition” Competition

Early this year, Christian Harwell of Cyrus Custom Framing & Art took home the grand prize at Larson-Juhl’s second annual “Design Star: Framing Edition” competition. He received a $500 Larson-Juhl moulding credit and now has the opportunity to collaborate with the Larson-Juhl Design Team on a new moulding collection. I am humbled beyond words for […]

Newsmaker: Larson-Juhl Now Offering Brushstrokes Reproductions

Newsmaker: Larson-Juhl Now Offering Brushstrokes Reproductions

At this year’s West Coast Art & Frame Expo, renowned custom-framing company Larson-Juhl launched Brushstrokes—a technology that captures the essence of artists’ originals and recreates oil-on-canvas and acrylic paintings in 3-D. “This is a passion of mine, and to see the overwhelmingly positive response at West Coast Art & Frame was amazing,” said Mario Mazzone, […]

From Silver Screen to Fine Art Frames: Jane Seymour’s New Line with Fotiou Frames

From Silver Screen to Fine Art Frames: Jane Seymour’s New Line with Fotiou Frames

By Linda Mariano When we think about the framing industry, we think of mouldings, mats, glass and all the equipment it takes to bring those elements together to create a beautiful frame. Whether it is a piece of artwork, a memento, an award or myriad other things that we want to display, the frame design […]

“Ugliest Frame in the World” Contest: A Beautiful Promotion for The Framing Place & Gallery

“Ugliest Frame in the World” Contest: A Beautiful Promotion for The Framing Place & Gallery

You know those ugly frames you see in some frame shops? The ones that are covered in dust because they’re so hopelessly unappealing they just never sell? Well, The Framing Place & Gallery has given these little monstrosities their moment in the sun—while also creating a highly successful social media promotion for their business. “You […]

All-New DECOR Ezine Launch at DECOR Expo in April 2014

All-New DECOR Ezine Launch at DECOR Expo in April 2014

The world of decor is all about reinvention, and that’s why we’re launching an all-new DECOR magazine! Our Creative Team is busy putting the finishing touches on our new look—a paperless, online Ezine—and we can’t wait to share it with you. Join us for the launch at DECOR Expo, alongside Artexpo New York and [SOLO] […]