Daily Archives: April 25, 2011

LOVIN’ THE USA–the USA bookshelf by Ron Arad

USA bookshelf by artist Ron Arad.

Don’t you just think this is the most cleverest bookshelf you’ve ever seen?  I think it’s an art piece so don’t get all critical about the functionality. As more of us turn to digital e-readers like Kindles and Nooks and iPads, books may end up serving as objets d’art after all. From a feng shui manifestation viewpoint, I would put all my raciest liberal subversive books in the Texas and Florida sections of this Ron Arad bookshelf. Hehehe.

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ART SMART–3 solutions to dress your bare walls

A digital giclee print from m-dc.

Hanging art in your crib lifts ch’i energy. It’s important to get the scale right. If you have a large wall, fill ‘er up! If you aren’t a DIYer you can still find inexpensive ways to fill a wall with creativity. Take for example the digital wall art shown here from Modern-Digital Canvas— “Love”– is a 43″ x 58″ print on stretched canvas. Although it is an obvious riff on the original by Robert Indiana, it’s a good symbol of Love to place in your Love & Relationship area. If I were too lazy to paint something myself, I’d order this print and then paint the white parts another color like red or pink (or maybe paint each section different colors). Then I’d slap some varnish over the entire thing to make it even more difficult to discern if it was an original painting or a print.

Stretched fabric from Textile Art comes in a kit you stretch yourself.

Another good way to put up some larger art pieces is to stretch some fabric on stretcher bars. Textile Art  has a great selection of kits (the one above is $125) or you can find your own fabric (vintage textiles such as tablecloths and kimonos? You decide!) and buy the bars at an art supply store.

Cherry Blossom art decal available through Amazon.com

Decorative wall decals are another art solution. The one shown here is $13.99 from Amazon.com–a steal when you compare it to a handpainted mural. I always choose to go with original art and to support living artists whenever possible (after all, I am one myself!). But if you cannot afford originals, be original yourself. Don’t live with bare walls–your feng shui needs visual art.

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