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The Art of Framing: Put Your Best Face Forward with Your Storefront

The Art of Framing: Put Your Best Face Forward with Your Storefront

By Tara Crichton I love when people stop to look in my store’s front window. The longer they stay, the happier I am. Even better is when they come into the store because they just had to see what else was inside. It means my window is doing its job. Put Your Personality Up Front […]

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 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 […]

Period Design Series: All About Art Deco

Period Design Series: All About Art Deco

By Michael Pacitti Period design is a fascinating field of study, and one that can help you do better business. Behind each frame lies a story that’s well worth knowing—and sharing. Did you know that most frames fall into one of thirteen periods of design? Knowing and understanding all the influences behind a frame can […]