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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 …

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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 …

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Inspiration to Reality: Florida

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We are very excited to have finished the next phase of our latest project for DoubleTree by Hilton in Florida! This project was artistically challenging and educational. It was our first experience in learning this brand’s standards, while being the exclusive artwork and mirror provider for the entire property’s remodeling and re-franchising. One of our favorite pieces is “Driftwood in …

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Casting the Mold: Tatyana Shashkina

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Tatyana Shashkina’s artwork speaks to us as travelers and innovators. Her city-inspired illustrations are beautifully colored collages featuring unusual compositions. We imagine her creative process beginning with riffling through a box of ticket stubs, souvenirs, and other travel mementos (If you want the real stories, visit her blog). The delicacy of her watercolor and pencil pieces convey a simple serenity without losing …

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Casting the Mold: #WeFollowYouToo

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Murad Osmann’s photography is always unique and vibrant, but his #FollowMeTo project on Instagram struck a chord. Not only is the world tour phenomenal, but Osmann captures the impatient, yet loving connection of a comfortable couple through familiar subjects: himself and his fiancée. We love that Osmann doesn’t force us to choose between the romance of his destination and that of …