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May 18

A TV-Free, 600-Square-Foot Shared Chicago Apartment Fosters Creativity — House Call

Name: Katherine Corden and her fiancé Dave
Location: Lincoln Park Neighborhood — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Dave and I moved in together about one year ago, around the same time we got engaged. We both are physical therapists full time but when we’re not working, we are pursuing our creative passions! Dave loves playing guitar and learning new music, and I am working to grow my fine art business. When creating this home together we wanted it to aesthetically represent us, but more importantly we wanted it to encourage us to embrace our true selves while supporting our relationship. By integrating both our passions throughout the apartment (his music and my art), those creative outlets are always front of mind. We also intentionally chose not to put a television in our apartment, a decision that has made a big difference in how we spend our time together.

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Apr 18

10 Unexpected (& Cheap!) Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you’re tired of doing the same-old, same-old? Lucky for you, there are so many fun and unexpected things that you can frame that fall outside of vacation pictures and colorful prints. From vintage stamps to your grandmother’s secret apple pie recipe, read ahead to see what you can stick behind a frame.

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Mar 18

Blue Ivy Bid $19,000 At Grandma Tina Lawson's Charity Auction

The 2018 Wearable Art Gala was held over the weekend in Los Angeles with this year’s theme being From WACO to Wakanda. The annual event is organized by Beyoncé’s mom and her husband, Tina and Richard Lawson, and their non-profit Where Art Can Occur whose mission is to uplift and empower creatives while providing mentorship to maximize their personal strengths.

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Mar 18

Ina Garten's New Wall Hanging is Causing a Stir on Instagram

This week, domestic doyenne and Hamptons entertaining heroine Ina Garten shared her latest home decor acquisition on Instagram, but the reception wasn’t nearly as warm and inviting as her famous kitchen.

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Feb 18

Counter Eye Candy: Dolce & Gabbana x SMEG Appliances Are Available For Preorder

No basic black or white here: Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and Italian appliance maker SMEG have released a line of small kitchen appliances emblazoned with colorful works from Sicilian artists.

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Feb 18

Barack and Michelle Obama's Official Portraits are Stunning

Kehinde Wiley’s work is instantly recognizable, with its vibrant patterns and evocative use of color. Known for “picturing young black people in stylized portraits that are deliberate throwbacks to earlier traditions of painting,” Wiley’s most recent portrait featured that of a particularly notable face: Barack Obama. Unveiled today alongside Michelle Obama’s portrait by Amy Sherald, the portraits of the first couple are not only stunning, they’re historic.

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Jan 18

The Guggenheim Offers The White House A Gold Toilet

When the White House requested to borrow a Vincent van Gogh painting from the Guggenheim, the New York museum had a crappy counteroffer: a used gold toilet.

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Jan 18

Burning Man Just Unveiled The Design For This Year's Temple And It's Breathtaking

We may be the throes of winter—and a good portion of the country even thawing out from a bomb cyclone snow storm—but believe it or not the gear-up to festival season is officially upon us. Yep, the lineup for Coachella 2018 was just announced last week and Burning Man has unveiled the latest design for the festival’s signature temple.

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24
Dec 17

The New Rooms at Sweden's ICEHOTEL Will Terrify And Amaze You

With the holidays upon us, you might be dreaming of a relaxing winter getaway. Look no further than Sweden’s ICEHOTEL. The famous hotel, which sits 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in the village of Jukkasjarv by the Torne River, is open once again. Each year since 1989, the hotel built is anew for the winter season (although last year the hotel did add a more permanent sister hotel next door) and it is an art and design lover’s dream. Each suite has been individually themed and designed by artists from around the world.

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Nov 17

This Painting By Britney Spears Raised $10K for Charity

Britney Spears is an undoubtedly an artist of her generation—and now she can claim that title in a more traditional sense. The pop star can add “painter” to her resume, and one whose work even sells for $10,000.

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