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Site: Natural Curiosities Studio by Lynnea Schwieters

 

Natural Curiosities Art House, is an archive of beautiful images from the early 1900's and creates fine modern art. Art house indeed, I felt as I had journeyed into another land.

boho-retro style sunken seating area greeted me as I walked in. Furniture was mixed, some pieces from BoBo and Cisco filled the room. Others were vintage and some were custom designs; made and crafted with love by the 25 or so designers and artists employed by Christopher Wilcox. Wilcox is every bit as kind and thoughtful as you'd expect. Every piece displays an element of nature or takes an inanimate object and turns it into something beautiful. The subject may not be out of the ordinary but, but a touch up and a tweek there, or a exquisitely framed multitude (think more is more), or hand done gold leafing and the piece is given a new life. Follow Natural Curiosities on Instagram here. Their newest venture, WILCOX, is interior design driven and thrilling as well - I am excited to see what their future holds.

Table design by WILCOX

Seen by Lynnea Schwieters

I have loved drawing and coloring ever since I was a little girl. In my college years I did not have time to take a class in the arts because I double majored in Business Marketing and Interior Design. The work load was enough to keep me busy not to mention I worked 3-4 days a week. Anyway - I was thrilled to start an art class a few months ago - the photo just below is one of my first finished pieces. You can see my brain can't stop thinking about interiors even when I have a blank canvas. In addition to my new understanding of painting, I love to visit galleries and find artists that inspire me. The second photo is a painting by Charles Sheeler. I spotted this one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Sheeler was a part of the Precisionist movement during the late 20's and early 30's which depicted people in real life situations. Sheeler's worked differed in that it was strangley devoid of people. He glorified machine and architecture and often used his own home as a model for some of his paintings.