In this month's newsletter we wanted to share our three top art experiences for you.
Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library
Annenberg Photo Space
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
April 21–Sept. 09, 2018
Not an Ostrich features a selection of rare and handpicked works from the vaults of the world's largest library, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Out of a collection of 14 million, curator Anne Wilkes Tucker chose 500 images. Go and take in these unique American images, and who knows, you might even see an ostrich.
Sharks Invade Shockboxx Gallery
636 Cypress Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
April 20–August 02, 2018
"Shark Week" exhibit was the brainchild of artist Chris Prenter. The show includes art that's shark or beach themed. All of the artists featured are locals from Southern California.
12958 W. Washington Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90066
Kids make amazing things at reDiscover Center, everyday! With the Tinkering Club, an open studio for independent tinkering, Tinkerers make everything from wood scrap sculptures to life size super heroes, working go carts, and 8 foot tall art machines. Bring your kids in to explore, design, and work together to bring their imaginations to life.
This month's FrameStore story comes to us from our Hermosa Beach store. No
longer in the Target Center, the store has relocated about a mile and a half
south on PCH, in the new design area of the South Bay. Tucked amongst, some
great interior design establishments, such as, Kate Lester Interiors, Learned
Lumber, and next door to Amirian Home, a high-end retailer of fixtures and
tiles, our Hermosa location looks to make a huge wave.
FrameStore's consultant Richard Eyman has had many
interesting projects already. As you can imagine, ocean/beach themed, but one
project stuck out. Our client Jim, a native of Hawthorne, and Sociology
professor for many years in Brazil,
brought in two oil paintings on canvas. They were from a long time friend of his, Genito Gregório, whom he watched escape poverty and drugs to become an
Jim wanted a modern feel for the harbor scene and something more
natural/traditional for the jungle landscape. Same artist, two different design
problems. For the more modern feel, Richard suggested a silver float frame. The
floater has the appearance of the canvas floating within the confines of the
frame. It has a real streamline feel, which lends itself to a modern style. For
the jungle landscape, Richard chose an ebony frame, that's similar to a walnut.
It's richly dark with texture and grain running through it. Truly beautiful
without overstating itself. Both approaches worked magnificently.
So next time you're in South Bay shopping for tile, fixtures, flooring, or blinds. Stop in and challenge us with
your design problem. We guarantee you'll love our solutions!
In the Studio
A mirror is a decorator's secret weapon. Far from simply
being a practical object in which to check your look before leaving, a
beautiful mirror can be used to amplify light, add drama, create interesting
reflections and frame views. It's astounding how the addition of a mirror can
transform your space, resolving any interiors dilemma in an instant.
Think beyond the bathroom. Simply place a
mirror opposite or next to a window in any space to increase the amount of
natural light cast into the room. The bigger the mirror, the brighter the
You can use mirrors to open up a small
space. A well-positioned mirror can make a smaller room look more expansive and
will play off light emitted from the natural windows in a larger room.
There are so many things a mirror can do for
your home. As mentioned before it can add light, or expand a small space. But they
do so much more. For example, you can lighten up a dark corner, make your
mirror a focal point by adding a statement frame which works with you decor
above a mantel. Create a window to reflect your favorite place in your garden,
so you may enjoy it indoors as well. You can use mirrors above your bed to
create a custom unique headboard. Group framed mirrors together for an artistic
touch to any space.
Once you have decorated your home using
mirrors in an interesting way, there is no going back once you see the
advantages mirrors add. Statement, large, small, ornate, traditional,
contemporary, FrameStore has you covered. We are here to help you with all of
your mirror needs.
• Free when framed with FrameStore
• Up to 40" x 60" with 1" bevel or flat mirror
• 1/4" thick with earthquake safety backing
• Completely unique to various style needs
• Simple to measure - Just need to know outside dimension!