steampunk

Burnett’s Boards fan Sheryl requested a steampunk wedding recently via Facebook, and here it is! Hope you like it Sheryl! What is ‘steampunk?’ Well, to me, steampunk has always been a genre of literature (or sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy). It’s got some 19th century technology (the steam) mixed in with deconstruction and rebellion […]

primary colors

The three primary colors are red, yellow, and blue – why? Because they cannot be created by mixing any other colors. When you mix primary colors together, you’ll get what is called a secondary color like shades of purple, green, and orange. If you mix one primary color with a secondary color, you’ll get a […]

arabian nights

The traditional Moroccan wedding blanket, or handira, is created in Morocaan Berber villages by the family of the bride, contain hand sewn sequins, and are made of wool. Brides would then wear the blanket as a cape to keep warm on the journey to their husband’s household. Today, handiras are used in decor (Jonathan Adler […]

taste the rainbow

Anyone been to the Miami airport? If you have, have you seen the installation art called Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney? It’s so beautiful! “The work combines light, colour, and sound as it leads passengers from a rental car terminal to the airport proper. Speakers installed at regular intervals along the walkway create a continuously […]

carousel horses and paper dolls

Paper dolls have been around as long as paper (think: origami dolls in Japan and artfully painted paper puppets in Indonesia) however, paper dolls as we know them really took off in France during the 1800s. They were intended to teach about fashion and to entertain and they spread like wildfire throughout high society. Rare, […]

art deco

Art deco is an eclectic aesthetic that began in Paris in the 1920s. Art deco represents elegance, glamour, modernity, and functionality. The art deco style had a major resurgance in the 1980s when graphic design went digital and is today a popular wedding style choice. Don’t you just love the artwork by Artful Sharon (my […]

wet paint

I have a soft spot for artists because my Mum is one. Looking for some art infused bridal party gifts? Or a little something to spoil yourself with? Check out the stunning items at Swarm – handmade in Amsterdam from oil canvases found in Dutch markets, antique stores, and French homes, and crafted into the […]

long island city

Long Island City is the westernmost neighborhood of Queens in New York City. It has the highest concentration of art galleries, studio space, and art institutions of anywhere in the city. Speaking of art, this board is calling to mind a term I read in an art book once: geometric abstraction. I hang my head […]

club monaco

I am sure a lot of us are familiar with the international store – Club Monaco, and know what lovely things they always have! I checked out their inspiration blog the other day called Culture Club and fell in head over heels with their artsy photography. Such an easy, breezy, euro-chic plus a bit of sand […]

watercolor wedding

A watercolored wedding theme is remarkably beautiful! Your day will look like a true work of art. Incorporate watercolors into everything from a hand painted cake to your custom wedding invitations and thank you cards. Watercolors are by nature soft and feminine and a wedding based around them would be spectacular! photo Credits: table, plates, […]