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New Fall – New Fashion

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Everytime this year, we stow away our summer clothes and get ready for the fall with warmer clothes and possibly some new ones to refresh our wardrobe. Many of us do the same ritual with our interior. We take off the summer-white slipcovers; although, we’ve been known to leave them on sometimes as winter white, and let our darker, more fall-like colors show.

While reading the September issue of Traditional Home, it was apparent they were pairing wallcoverings with fall fashions in their New+Next section in a clever feature called Soul Mates. The models disappear within the wallpaper. What a clever idea!

Here’s their body of work.

TH_New-Next_wallpaper on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Images via Traditional Home_New+Next_September 2014 issue

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This reminded me of Emma Hack, the famous body paint artist, who makes her models ‘disappear’ within the canvases that surround them.

Emma Hack body paint artist on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Emma Hack – body paint artist’s work

Or, Liu Bolin, who literally paints himself away to be nearly invisible within the his surroundings. In his case, it is usually a landscape. Amazing!

Liu-Bolin-Chinese-steps on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Liu Bolin – the ‘disappearing’ Chinese artist

So I tried it with on of our Abstract wallcoverings, which happened to be inspired by this model’s dress.

Casart_Abstract Watercolor3_with model inspiration

If you’re considering changing your fall interior fashion, check here for all the Casart options.

Let us know what you’d like to see for your fall interior.

Kristin Nicholas’s Matisse inspired wallcovering has been popular for this changing season.

Here’s her Garden of Family Farm Life Mural in a room setting in a similar Butternut and or Pumpkin Spice colorway — perfect for this Fall.

Casart coverings, Kristin Nicholas Garden Mural on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Kristin Nicholas-Garden of Family Farm Life

Wanna Know What’s Your Style?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

It’s official, fall is finally here. Last day of summer was this past Sunday.  Now it’s time to start to nestle in as the cool weather approaches and in doing so, review your interior décor.

Here’s a quiz from Houzz that could help you determine, what’s your style?

This is a fun quiz that asks questions like the following with multiple choice answers:

  • What’s your favorite book?
  • What’s your favorite place?
  • What’s your favorite drink?
  • What’s your favorite movie with your favorite house?
  • Who’s your favorite architect?
  • Who’s your favorite historical figure?
What's your favorite movie_Houzz style quiz, casartblog

What’s your favorite house in what movie? Houzz style quiz

What's your favorite site_Houzz style quiz on casartblog

What’s your favorite site ? Houzz style quiz

Once you determine your style, check out Casart coverings, so we can help you achieve the decorating part, quickly and easily.

It doesn’t matter if you like patterns or simple wallfinishes like a Tuscan colorwash or upholstered look with faux linen, or even florals, an architectural or organic style or stripes

either way, our removable wallcovering shop has got you covered.

 

 

InkDwell Maps a Mural for Cornell University Using Casart coverings

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We were very happy to help with artist Jane Kim’s latest InkDwell project for Cornell University’s Ornithology Department.

The 70 x 40 foot size mural of the evolution the world’s current birds and only mural to depict all present species. It is going to take 14 months or more on site!

Jane had the smart idea to use Casart removable wallcoverings to create largescale stencils from which she could cut out printed maps and roll on paint onto the walls quickly and then remove the stencils without damage to the walls.

Painted InkDwell maps using Casart Light wallcoverings

Big world, big wall. Using temporary vinyl is the only way to paint in a map of this scale

This was the first step to getting the mural started. Jane and her InkDwell team now have the task of painted at least one bird a day to meet their completion deadline.

Jane Kim founder of InkDwell on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog for Casart coverings

Jane Kim, founder, InkDwell

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Jane, 40 feet up, removing a stencil in Russia’s polar north, under the Kara Sea

Using maps on Casart Light to paint InkDwell mural for Cornell Univeristy, on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Lead artist Danza Chisholm-Sims (L) led the technical, five-week stenciling process, stretching over nearly 3000 square feet of wall space.

The preparatory process included using Casart temporary wallcoverings, on which maps were printed, as stencils for the mural’s background.

Jane’s team stated, “the stencils have been such a tremendous help.”

Since the maps have been painted, several birds, including this Emperor Penguin have been painted on the wall and the mural is really underway.

Emporer penguin via InkDwell mural for Cornell University on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Antarctica: Our first continent completed! Emperor penguins spend up to four months on the ice, incubating and raising chicks. They huddle for warmth in the dead of winter when temperatures can drop below -70F. The snowy sheathbill eats just about anything–including penguin poop!

InkDwell Birds of New Zealand on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

The birds of New Zealand (past and present) go up!

The Giant Moa is just one of the birds that depicts the giant scale and sheer amount of work involved.

Jane Kim, gian moa, cornell uiniversity bird mural, on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Jane and the Giant Moa. This bird became extinct some 600 years ago.

More of Jane’s illustrations for the So Simple a Beginning mural can be found on her Facebook page.

Click the this link to find out how to get involved in and receive updates for this fantastic, educational mural and artistic experience.

The video below describes the background behind the project for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Here’s a summary:

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is one of the world’s leading institutes focused on bird study, and it will be celebrating its centennial in November 2015.  The lab has commissioned three artists to commemorate the event, Maya Lin, James Prosek and Jane Kim. Jane’s mural is the final piece to be completed, a 70′ x 40′ mural depicting the 375 million year evolution of birds over 270 species. This will be the only mural in the world depicting all the families of modern birds in one place. Between development and painting, the project will take more than two years.

Jane Kim is a well-known muralist, excelling in the scientific representation of all Earth’s treasures. Go to her InkDwell website for more awe-inspiring projects.

You can read about an earlier Casart collaboration with Jane via this Put a Bird on It post.

Jane, we are wishing you and your team the best as we view the progress. Thank you for using Casart coverings in the artistic process. We are very honored to be a part of this truly informative mural.

 

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