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5/27/2017 - June: the month of Gifting!
Graduations, Weddings, Anniversaries, Patio Parties, Job changes, Moving, the Family Vacation and finally, just the enjoyment of Summer. We have some great gift suggestions:

For the young graduate ready to change the world:

We admire your youthful passion, drive and commitment!
You can shop and order Here.

Your favorite couple is tying the knot:

You make a beautiful pair!
You can shop and order Here.

An important anniversary:

I love spending the seasons with you!
You can shop and order Here.

A friends or neighbors patio party:

You have such a lovely garden!
You can shop and order Here.

A job change:

Congrats on your new job or promotion
You can shop and order Here.

Moving:

Invite your friends to come visit!
You can shop and order Here.

The long awaited family vacation:

Celebrate your summer road trip!
You can shop and order Here.

Summertime and the living is easy:

As the warm breeze wafts through your window!
You can shop and order Here.

 
5/20/2017 - How to Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright at 150!
Frank Lloyd Wright was born June 8, 1867 and died April 9, 1959. Not known for humility, one of his famous quotes summarizes his personality:
"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change."

Over the next few weeks there will be many celebrations of Wight’s 150th birthday including the famous Oak Park housewalk which is today. Add Richland Center WI where he was born, many events in the Chicago and southern Wisconsin areas including Taliesin in Spring Green, MOMA and the Guggenheim Museums in NYC, Scottsdale AZ Taliesin West and even in Japan!

For admirers of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs or for our customers just curious about what his designs look like, we have 7 product lines of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® items.

1) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Manufactured in the USA machine wash and dry 100% Cotton Throws.

The Oak Park Skylight Throw is a Best Seller. Also note: three designs April Showers, May Basket and Saguaro Forms & Cactus Flowers were proposed cover designs for Liberty Magazine which were never published.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Cotton Throws.

2) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Wood Art Glass Elements.

Wright often designed art glass window screens as part of his commissions and several of his more popular designs have now been replicated as laser cut wood panels. From wall decoration to bookcase or window inserts, these manufactured in the USA panels are very attractive decorative items.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Wood Art Glass Elements.

3) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Mini Wood Lightboxes.

Replicated from his art glass window screens, these made in the USA small size table lamps are perfect as a hall console night light.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Mini Wood Lightboxes.

4) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Wood Lightboxes.

Again using Wright’s art glass screen designs, these made in the USA laser cut wood medium size light boxes make an excellent statement for the mantle or sideboard/buffet.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Wood Lightboxes.

5) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Skylight Framed Tiles.

The skylight in Wright’s Studio in Oak Park is an absolute favorite design. Not only does it sell cotton throws, it is our most favorite framed tile. The polychromatic tile is by Motawi Tile and the frame by Dard Hunter Studios, both made in the USA Michigan and Ohio companies.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Skylight Framed Tiles.

6) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Liberty Magazine Cover Framed Tiles.

In one of Wright’s down periods he submitted proposals for Liberty Magazine covers in 1926-27. None were published because they were considered too avant-garde for mainstream public acceptance. The three designs shown above have since become very popular: March Balloons, May Basket and Frozen Spheres. Replicated as polychromatic tiles by Motawi Tile and framed by Dard Hunter Studios; both are USA firms.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Liberty Magazine Cover Framed Tiles.

7) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Organic Commandment Coasters.

Some of Wright’s quotes have become famous per the example mentioned above. Another one is his 1940 graphic design using this earlier Organic Commandment. Now printed in the USA as a useful set of four coasters. Limited supply.
Click Here to shop or order Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® Organic Commandment Coasters.

 
5/13/2017 - A NEW BLOCK PRINT WITH A STORY BEHIND IT!
Laura Wilder has just introduced her NEW 9 color Limited Edition Framed Block Print titled ‘Spring Mist‘.


The framed print is available in two frame styles and also a choice of two mat colors.

Inspired by her walk through the woods on a foggy morning and another walk through a neighborhood full of flowering trees, the artist’s skill put the two together to create this beautiful new block print.

Creating this block print became a major project which Laura just happened to be documenting planning to add it to her blog.

With Laura’s permission, we have reprinted this blog entry on our order page; Click Here to read or to order.

Please don’t miss Laura’s blog. It is very educational in itself describing the skills an artist must have to produce the many attractive Arts & Crafts block prints we all have learned to admire.