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Why Banksy Built a Secret Shredder Into the Frame of His Most Valuable Painting

The self-destructing artwork is a sharp critique of the art market's sky-high prices. But was the auction house in on the prank?It was the last lot of the night, and many auction-goers appeared to have grown tired. Sotheby's Evening Contemporary sale in London was coming to a close, as evidenced by the clusters of empty chairs and rising chatter as the auctioneer announced the final lot, The bidding rose at a steady pace and quickly surpassed its estimate of $386,000, selling for the artist's previous record of $1.4 million, as the room clapped at the close of another successful auction.

Get Your Black On

Here is What Wearing Black Says About You (and the 5 most common personality traits of these people)

12 Pet Friendly Spaces

 

Four-legged friends will feel right at home in these pet-friendly homes and offices.

High Point Recap Blog Spring 2018

This SPRING we got to see High Point Market from a perspective that was so CURATED and UNIQUE. I can honestly say that without a doubt we hit the most vendors ever this market! Myself and Johnny Stonesifer were on the prestigious  Design Bloggers tour.

Yellow was showing very strong this market along with black! Two colors we predicted to be trending throughout 2018-2019.

Performance Fabrics

E.J. VICTOR

E.J. Victor, located in Morganton, North Carolina is a luxury high end furniture company, home to the widely known AERIN and Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade New York collections. Founded by Edward W. Phifer III, Joseph B. Manderson and John Victor Jokinen, together with their premium vision of preserving quality construction methods to design exquisite furniture for the home, this trendsetting triffecta has trailblazed timeless quality craftmanship and noteable design for the last 30 years. Current CEO, John Joykinen, has adopted their vision and incorporated additional convictions.

BERNHARDT FURNITURE

Berhardt furniture has been around since 1889, a pillar in the furniture design community.  I have an appreciation for family and all that goes into developing brand loyalty.

JIMMIE MARTIN-STATEMENT FURNITURE

I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!   There is art and then there is unpredictable, erratic, unforeseeable, averse, unruly statement art; the kind of art that makes it's own rules while still seeming to follow some kind of artistic decorum. In my next few blogs I will focus on some of my favorite statement artists and their work. Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar 'know statement art. For over a decade now, these London artists have been transfiguring vintage furniture into modern day award winning non pedestrian artisianship.

RETNA-REFINED GRAFITTI

Another one of my favorites, RETNA, a Los Angeles based grafitti statement artist that has recently exploded in popularity on the urban arts scene, has been exhibiting since the early 90's. His noteworthy self created script has found it's way from great city buildings and walls to formal exhibiting institutions in London, Miami, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Hong Kong. His work has dawned the cover of artist Justin Bieber's " Purpose" album. He has also done advertising for Vista jet , Louis Vuitton and Nike.

DESIGN BLOGGERS TOUR 2018

It’s been a very busy year for me career wise and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am very excited to announce that I will be working with esteem media and the High Point Market Authority for the Design Bloggers Tour 2018!

This year the tour will take us to some of my favorite vendors where we will get an in depth look at the latest products and trends happening in the design and furniture industry.

I am so honored to be part of this group of 10 designers from all over the country.

Can’t wait to share the experience with you!

Best, -DANNY

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