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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’

2013 FIU Festival of the Trees {The Tree Topper (CC BY-ND-NC)}

The Miami Design Community Celebrate “Design Connections” with Interpretive Christmas Trees

The rules were no more than 24″ in width and depth, a height limited by only their creation’s stability, and a weight of no more than 80 lbs. The event was the 27th annual Festival of the Trees, produced by Florida International University’s Department of Interior Architecture. The long running event is a Miami tradition. This year’s theme celebrated “Design …

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Saul Bass

Saul Bass: I Want To Make Beautiful Things

American graphic designer Saul Bass revolutionized opening title sequences of movies and the aesthetics of corporate logos. In this video clip he discusses his passion for making beautiful things.

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Darryl Moland {The Decorated Tree}

Artist Profile: The Decorated Tree

The Decorated Tree is a passion of Darryl Moland. As a teenager he started decorating Christmas trees and as an adult he creates deeply moving trees for every season. His book, The Decorated Tree, would be at home on any coffee table, provided the home is as stylish and elegant as the trees featured within. This year Darryl moved beyond decorating trees and now has a tree he designed that is made by Dennis Bauer for

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Pier 1 Imports Natural Squirrel Ornaments {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND)}

Pier 1 Imports 2013 Woodland Themed Ornaments

Building on last year’s selection of woodland themed ornaments, Pier 1 Imports has introduced new additions for 2013. Take a look at the must-haves for your woodland themed Christmas tree.

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The National Bonsai And Penjing Museum Trident Maple 2 The Tree Topper CC BY NC ND

National Bonsai & Penjing Museum Exhibit: Autumn Bonsai, Falling Into Winter

Every fall the trees at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum burst into autumn colors before the arrival of winter. Here are a few of the spectacular displays on exhibit.

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Lianne and Paul Stoddard of Swirly Designs {Swirly Designs (2013

Artist Profile: Swirly Designs

Swirly Designs is the husband and wife team of Lianne and Paul Stoddard that produce hand crafted ornaments for all seasons. From their home studio in Reading, MA they create the most wonderfully whimsical ornaments using polymer clay. I had the pleasure to interview them, finding out more about their creative process.

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