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ArtStar Tastemaker: Lonny's Executive Editor Irene Edwards

June 30, 2015

 ArtStar sat down with Irene Edwards to dish on design hacks (gold paint and Home Goods made the list), her playlist, and the classic conundrum- lucite vs lacquer.   ArtStar: What is your favorite design hack right now for the aspirational buyer on a budget?Irene Edwards: Gold spray paint is so cheap and so genius. Here's a recent Lonny post for inspiration! AS: Who is on your Spotify playlist?IE: I can't help it, I'm a child of the '90s. Gang Starr, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest... and I can't stop playing Solange's EP for irresistibly danceable jams. AS: What are your top 3 favorite shops for design and why?IE: Such a hard question. Impossible to answer, really. I love them...

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Meet Aaron Wexler

June 25, 2015

  **Original post by Lauren Kalogeropoulos from Mood of Living By collecting different representations of abstraction in nature from prints, books and photographs, Aaron Wexler creates unique, conceptual drawings and collages from these source materials; concealing and revealing in his work is an important form of the visual experience. Shape, line, and color influence the positive and negative spaces amid a color palette that ranges from natural to vibrant. Wexler compiles patterns and images in his work as a powerful visual response.   Aaron Wexler’s exquisite work has been shown in exhibitions all over the world. His works are in numerous collections and he has lectured at several institutions, including The Drawing Center, NY, New School University, Penn State University, Christies Education, and The...

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Designer Spotlight: Ross Cassidy

June 17, 2015

AS: Your designs are innovative, yet very livable. How do you combine beautiful and rare pieces into a home where people actually live and use the furniture? RC: It’s all about striking the right balance. I hate designing rooms that are off limits because the furniture is too precious. I upholster with a lot of rugged fabrics that can take a beating and make sure that in a high traffic areas the pieces that get a lot of daily use like sofas and tables are built to last. I use more delicate pieces where the purpose is more decorative than practical or functional.AS: What is on your Spotify playlist in your studio?  RC: Right now I can’t get enough of the...

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