I spend a lot of time with my 5-year-old and his friends and their universe mainly consists of three activities: playing, reading (or being read to) and making art. This trifecta seems to be the ingredients to a happy childhood and perhaps a happy life! But which one do we least engage in as adults? I'd say art. Todd Oldham recently hosted an afternoon of art-making in his studio for kids and adults and it was great to reconnect with my inner artist.
Looking for some space in 2014? Wanna feel out of this world in the new year? Just want a stylish and sci-fi themed calendar to mark off the days of the year and the phases of the moon? Check out these sleek and modern decor-friendly celestially themed 2014 wall calendars.
The darling of aspiring and established art collectors alike, Jen Bekman's website 20x200 was shuttered for most of 2013 and many of us feared the worst. Finally, the site is coming back from its hiatus with a redesign in beta mode and frequent updates via an email newsletter and social media.
I'm very picky when it comes to patterns and artwork (and, let's be honest, lots of other stuff), but I love a good geometric design. Now that it's time to look for calendars for the new year, I've pulled together a few shapely options.
We've covered how to create a gallery wall on a budget but, even after buying all your frames, finding affordable art to put in them can be a challenge. This idea comes from Rue magazine and it's perfect as a placeholder (until you invest in pieces you love) or even as a permanent installation: use magazine tears!
The holidays are a time for personal, heartfelt gifts, and for Apartment Therapy readers, what's more personal and heartfelt than the home? Here are ten handmade gifts designed for that special homebody in your life.