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As a leader of the pop art movement, Andy Warhol was a symbol for the merging of capitalist culture and bohemian living. His famous paintings featured pop icons and well-known products taken out of commercial context and turned into works of art. The world's fascination with Andy Warhol can be attributed to his larger-than-life persona and eccentric lifestyle, which created an image everyone wanted to unmask. To learn more about Andy Warhol and the pop art movement, keep reading.
With the arrival of your new baby drawing closer, you'll want to do everything you can to prepare, including furnishing and decorating the baby nursery. A baby nursery that is filled with all the right touches will give your infant a bright and beautiful place to start life. The wall decor can set the mood for the entire room, so start with art and decorations that are fun, interesting, unique and special. Wall art appliques. Removable wall decor appliques and decals offer some of the best ideas for a baby's room. Printed plastic and vinyl wall decals come in a variety of colors and designs. Opt for a themed collection of wall art images and create your own mural, which you can easily rearrange or remove as your child grows and you want to change the room. There are also decals that display words or phrases, such as well-known lines from nursery rhymes, prayers or beloved children's books. These look especially precious when posted on the wall above a baby's crib or cradle and can set the theme for the whole room. Framed art. As in any room, framed art can be the best way to add interest and beauty to nursery walls. Art is always personal, so choose a piece or grouping that speaks to you and your family. A lovely print of a mother and child or a toddler with a stuffed toy might move you, or you may prefer something whimsical and bright. If you have not yet settled on a theme or color for your baby's room, the perfect piece of framed art could be your best inspiration. Quilts. You have probably contemplated in great detail, if not already selected, the bedding for your baby's room. What you might not have considered is using a pretty quilt to decorate the wall. Quilts make lovely wall hangings and, with elaborate patterns and multicolor pieces, they let you tie together several colors in the room. Find a large quilt that harmonizes with your nursery decor or arrange several smaller ones in a delightful wall grouping. Letters. It has long been popular to decorate a nursery with letters. Spell out your little one's name with lovely, polished silver letters hanging from ribbons above the crib or use bright, colorful letters to showcase the alphabet or your little one's initials. You can add letters to your child's nursery in a variety of ways, from hand-painting them right onto the wall to utilizing lovely lettered wallpaper. View All Wall Decor Back to Guides Directory View All Wall Decor
Cinematography can be a fun, creative hobby or a stimulating career. Digital video cameras make it easy to shoot your own video and share it with anyone, but before you post your movies to the Web or burn them to disc for friends, use arts and imaging software to edit and enhance your creations. There is a lot of software for video editing that appeals to users of different skill levels and budgets. Here are a few tips for choosing the video software that will work well for you.
Calendars are a thoughtful holiday gift idea. While there are commercial calendars available in almost any theme imaginable, a personalized calendar using photos of family and friends or other favorite snapshots is a gift idea that the recipient will treasure all year long. If you have a computer, a color printer and some arts and imaging software, you can create budget-friendly photo calendars that are sure to be cherished by everyone on your gift list. Follow these steps to make this gift idea a reality.
If you are looking for a fun way to add style and flair to your art projects, try embossing. Using the technique of ink embossing, you can add shiny, metallic or pearlescent words or images to homemade cards, scrapbooking and crafts. With just a few ink embossing supplies, you can add a touch of professionalism to any creative venture and enrich the appearance of all your imaginative projects with a wide variety of designs.
Getting the most out of your computer means having the right software for the things you like to do. The right software tools can also help you get organized and learn new skills. Consider these software categories that can help you get things done or have some fun.
The Art Deco period rose in the early part of the 20th century from a conglomeration of other art styles, including Art Nouveau and Neoclassical. The furniture from this period has some distinct and defining overtones and architecture that reflect the uplifted moods of the citizens as they shed their inhibitions and focused on decorative elements that reinforced their new avant-garde attitudes. If you want to bring pieces into your home that are influenced by this classic style, here's what to look for.
Hosting used to mean putting on a fancy dress, spending a day in the kitchen, and cultivating polite discussion among friends or acquaintances. Today's parties are often no different, especially when thrown as retro revelry, but modern hosting has evolved to include a variety of duties to suit every party and lifestyle. Instead of relying on outdated hosting advice, use this guide and a few new kitchen and dining essentials to craft contemporary celebrations.
Take your arts and crafts projects to the next level with the help of Cricut cutting machines and supplies. Cricut personal electronic cutters are the new standard of easy, fast, professional-looking paper crafts and are especially useful if you love to make homemade cards, decor, scrapbook pages and more. With so many different Cricut cutters, cartridges and supplies available, finding and choosing the right one for you can be intimidating. Fortunately, this Cricut buying guide is here to help you know what Cricut products are out there and which ones can help you be more creative.
Beaded-card embroidery is a fun and interesting creative hobby. Using a technique that is similar to cross-stitch and a few beading supplies and tools, you can create beaded mosaic designs to use as artwork in your home or wear as jewelry or personal accessories. Beaded-card embroidery is simple to learn and can be a fantastic creative outlet and a great way to create personal gifts for family and friends. If you enjoy working with beads, then you will love beaded-card embroidery.
Searching for gift ideas to please the technically savvy people in your life can be a challenge. You have so many options, and you want to be sure to choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Software is a great gift idea, because there is a wide selection of software to fit any taste. Because there are so many types of software, it's easy to come up with several software gift ideas and choose the best idea for your loved one. Here are the top five software gift ideas that will be sure to impress.
No house is complete without adequate shelving. There is no shortage of things to stock your shelves. But before you pack your shelving full of whatever junk you have laying around, why not use your shelving strategically to enhance your room decor? Packing shelving full of old magazines and ratty books might get them off the floor, but it sure does seem a waste of beautiful shelves. Whether you have wood shelves, wire shelving, wall mounted shelves, metal shelvingor bathroom shelves, here are some helpful tips on how to stock any shelving units with style.
Software brings computers and mobile devices to life. Operating systems, image editors and video games are what we use computers for in the first place. The software you choose is entirely dependent on the types of tasks you want your computer to perform. This software buying guide will help decide what best fits your computing habits and what to look for in the software you buy.
It happens every spring. Suddenly, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and everyone is wondering how to find the perfect gift for Mom. The best way to choose a good gift is to focus on the woman receiving it. When you start searching for gift ideas, consider Mom's favorite activities and her personality. Then you can present her with a gift, and memorable experience, she'll treasure.
Hard drives are a standard feature on all computers. These electronic libraries store the software and files that your computer operates. This hard drive buying guide includes basic concepts and features that will help you to find a compatible hard drive to store important files, photos and music on your computer.
Whether you've been together for decades or just a few months, it's rewarding to express your love for your partner with a romantic gift. No matter the occasion, you can give a give that shows how special you think he or she is. Start by taking some time to consider what would make him or her feel loved. The perfect gift should be thoughtful and a bit flirtatious.
What is fashion jewelry? It's the black leather cuff or fiery red bangle or sky blue beaded necklace that will take a good-looking outfit up to spectacular. Fashion jewelry features the creative elements that add interest to everyday clothes. When you're tossing clothes and fashion accessories onto the bed, trying to put together a knock-'em-off-their-feet outfit, and you need just one more bit of sparkle or punch of color, throw some fashion jewelry into the mix. Fashion jewelry includes the must-have jewelry of the moment and the unique fashion designs that accentuate personal style. Fashion accessories and designer jewelry can reflect the latest trends or vintage designs that outlast the whims of fashion. Trendy jewelry and accessories are available under many designer brand names too. Designer jewelry can be intricate and dramatic or simple and elegant. Most important, fashion jewelry is designed to be worn with just about anything.
Generation Y -- people who were born between 1980 and 2000 -- is one of the largest age groups around. They may all be grouped together and labeled as millennials, but it's an incredibly diverse group. Because they aren't all into the same things, shopping for them can be tricky, especially when you want to surprise them with gifts. Choosing presents for the millennials in your life may seem like a mystery, but chances are they have left clues for you to determine what they want. Once you decipher the clues, you can zero in on the perfect gift. So, which Gen Y-er are you shopping for?
Almost any wristwatch will give you accurate time, but a few timepieces distinguish themselves as luxury watches -- admired for the quality of their craftsmanship and the beauty of their design. Luxury watches have an artistic quality that outlasts fashion trends and are often kept for a lifetime. Sometimes, wristwatches from luxury watch brands are passed on to the next generation. Perhaps the time has come for you to add a luxurious timepiece to your collection of watches. You may have some questions you want answered before you buy a men's luxury watch or women's luxury watch. This luxury wristwatch buying guide offers the information you need to help you sort through the options and make an informed buying decision.