The temperature is rising and summer is well and truly on its way! That means now is the perfect time to update your home so you can embrace a summery look that will make you feel as if you are on holidays. Have a go with these simple ideas.
Works of art can bring a lot of things to a space: depth, history, colour, texture, personality, interest and focal points. The list goes on. But the style of that artwork can create a very different look and feel in a room. Every period in history gives birth to a new style of art that is reflective of the culture at that time. From Impressionism to contemporary art, each style has its own meaning and characteristics that helps us understand more about the era from which it was born.
Rounding out this years VIP season of events, our Spring 2016 Collection was launched last month with an evening of indulgence. A chorus line of hand crafted canapés complimented a lavish buffet of boutique wine, as guests immersed themselves in an enchanted world where creativity rules supreme, embodied by the unrivalled beauty of glass.
This Coastal inspired piece of abstract glass art is this months latest addition to the gallery. With such an overwhelming response to its dynamic and undeniable presence, this bespoke creation has inspired our artists to continue exploring this uninhibited approach to colour and form.
This month we have been working hard to replenish the gallery after the sale of a number of key pieces have left the walls looking rather baron.
One of our favourite new additions to the gallery is a continuation of our obsession with with “zentangle”,
The Gold Coast Landscape Designer Reviving The Urban Environment
When Bio Scapes first got to work on its latest project at Teneriffe, tackling the terrain appeared to be a tall order.
Director Noel Brown and his team were up against a steep cliff face, quite literally, during the 4-month construct of the Teneriffe home, resulting in limited access and budget strains.
Just like you switch between your winter and spring wardrobe, it is time for your home to shed its wintery greys and step into the more pleasant world of spring. And to help you with this changeover, we take a sneak peak at the decorating trends that are presently topping the charts across Australia.
The released spirit of bohemian and the fascination of Spring do feel like a perfect combo, with the replenished landscape outside completing your creative ability perfectly!
Beach interiors generally use natural materials and textures to create a beachy style in the living areas of a home, but there are a few items that are consistently Australian. This could be native hardwood tree trunk stools, upholstery with Australian native flora and fauna motifs, or wool throws for cool evenings. Other more universal items may include, untreated or recycled floorboards, rugs that can stand up to sand and foot traffic, rustic timbers, seascape artwork, textured linens and natural cottons.
This unique set of hand painted artwork has been adapted to suit two very different glass applications. The first being a backlit kitchen island front, with LED strip lighting which surrounds the perimeter of a shallow cavity behind the glass. The second is undeniably a statement piece, at 2.2 meters high, this piece of wall art consists of 3 glass panels with a combined width of 2.7 meters.
Whether you live close to the ocean or in the suburbs, fish-inspired decorative flourishes add a fun element to cool, laid-back colour scheme. The aquatic concept can appear in different forms – fish forms can be found on artworks or as sculptures, while also appearing as motifs on ceramics and wall coverings. So, if you’re hooked on fishy home decor, reel in all your aquatic fantasies and draw a few ideas from these under-the-sea examples.
But who decides which shades will be in vogue, and how do they come to their conclusions? Should we trust these forecasts, or simply choose what we feel is right for us instead? Read on to discover the thinking and research behind the colours of the year – then decide whether these shades are right for your home.
Already announced for 2016 are ‘Cherished Gold’, ‘Rose Quartz’, ‘Serenity’ blue and shades of off-white, as well as nuances of blue, green and grey.
Our new addition to the Gallery this month is this striking abstract disc. This organic patterned designed piece is slumped (moulded) in the kiln, then the area is meticulously sliver leafed.
The background is air brushed with a combination of pale aqua tones and white, making it the perfect statement piece that will integrate easily into any living space.
Do you want your kitchen to be the go-to area of your home and more than just a place to cook and eat? Here are the main key elements for creating a responsive, inviting space where guest, family and friends will love to congregate and spend time.
Add a WOW factor element
A great focal point in the kitchen can be a great piece of artwork. Why not combine a great piece of art and your kitchen splashback together in one. The possibilities are endless!
This dynamic hand painted glass bar front, is backlit with LED light strips surrounding the perimeter of a shallow cavity directly behind the glass. This method of lighting achieves an even glow from top to bottom and side to side.
Maintaining a work-life balance at home can be a challenge, especially with the domestic distractions and comforts so accessible.
In an ideal world, a home office would be an oasis of Zen in a spacious, uncluttered environment. A space that promotes focus while at the same time stimulating creativity. Be inspired by these dreamy work spaces that have managed to achieve that balance, and maybe you can even steal some styling for your own space.
Freestylr studios are state-of-the-art places of tattooing pleasure, situated in easy-to-reach first-class shopping destinations. These studios were designed specifically to embrace the client and nurture the artists.
Inspired by victorian architectural features and fused with gothic modernism, Freestylr studios commissioned Glass Xpressions to create a clock reflecting this style.
Our artists have had a big month this May, with many pieces commissioned for private collections the studio has been teeming with creativity. We would like to showcase two of these pieces in particular that have recently been installed at their new home in Caloundra on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
On occasions, we like to inform our clients of the exciting work and Glass Art practices taking place here in Australia and around the globe. Whether it be Artists, Architecture, or Home Decor, there is a whole world of glass to explore..
Today we would like to introduce you to Glass Artist Yusuke Takemura.
“A Woman’s HeART” for the Women’s Health & Wellbeing Expo Gold Coast, was held at Robina Community Library & Gallery during May 2014.
Congratulations to Lisa who won the peoples choice award for 3D work.