In what might well be a first for the Arts and Crafts revival, it has just been announced that the San Francisco International Airport has recently opened an exhibit entitled “At Home with Arts and Crafts.” The exhibit is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby, and will be accessible to all visitors through December 10th. The exhibit features a rich assortment of Arts and Crafts furnishings from the early twentieth century, from Gustav Stickley textiles to Dirk van Erp copper and art pottery by Rookwood (pictured below) and Paul Revere Pottery (pictured further down). As Charles …
In her kitchen my mother has a small sign that reads, “You say ‘crazy cat lady’ like there’s something wrong with that.” I know, because I gave it to her. In truth, she has just one indoor cat, plus two neighborhood cats she feeds outside. Leigh Ann and I feed just two cats, both of which live outdoors, but I might be developing an obsession of my own, perhaps one even a little more strange. You see, I now have two bobcats, two foxes, a moose, a goose, a turkey and a coyote here with me in my office. Rest …
As we well know from reading Frank Lloyd Wright, Elbert Hubbard, Gustav Stickley and others, the Arts and Crafts philosophy applies as much to our exterior spaces as it does to our interiors. Just as we have learned to prefer native oak over imported rosewood for our interior trim, there are guidelines to help us to achieve an Arts and Crafts landscape design as well. Here are a few I have picked up along the way that apply to selecting and using rocks to define planting beds and low retaining walls: Rocks look more natural than wood. Before starting your …
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Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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