Beetlekill Blues

Casting the Mold: Beetlekill Blues

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It is not often that mountain pine beetles are a source of new life. But not only is Charise Buckley repairing their destruction, she is creating beauty in its midst. Her entire line of furniture at Beetlekill Blues is sourced from naturally fallen trees, most from recent beetle epidemics.     Everything about the wood is customized. The final design embraces …

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Inspiration to Reality: Behind the Lens

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As artists in the hospitality industry, every time we check into a hotel, we immediately scope out the décor. In particular, we always do a mental critique of the artwork, from lobby and elevators to corridors and guest rooms. An expertly curated hotel becomes a home away from home. The first night back at a hotel is a true litmus …

Heath Ceramics

Casting the Mold: Heath Ceramics

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One of our favorite parts of wrapping up a project, is seeing all the pieces come together and experience the final transformation of a space into an environment. We know how much impact the details can make, so discovering Heath Ceramics (on the Matchbook Magazine Directory) made our artistic hearts flutter. We love the simplicity and clean curves of their …

The Blue Zebra

Casting the Mold: Jessica Durrant

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Fashion. Travel. A shared hometown (Atlanta). Jessica Durrant’s artwork features more than a few of our favorite things. Durrant gives her life and emotions the freedom to inspire her work. As the daughter of a Marine, relocation was a constant challenge throughout her childhood. She now credits this for her fearless appreciation and passion for travel. Durrant brings this same attitude to her skyline and …

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Casting the Mold: Ruth Oosterman

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We knew we had stumbled upon an inspirational artist when we could sit and stare at her homepage in admiration! Ruth Oosterman‘s work is all about harmony and balance. She has mastered many mediums in bold vibrant colors and stark monochromatic neutrals. Her pieces range from realism to abstract, from serious to whimsical moods. Oosterman’s portfolio also includes an collaborative, intergenerational …