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Bruce Johnson

Author, Columnist and Director of the
National Arts & Crafts Conference
at The Grove Park Inn since 1988

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An Award Winning Arts & Crafts Kitchen

An Award Winning Arts & Crafts Kitchen

Previously published on Motawi Tileworks' blog

On March 25, Motawi Tileworks, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based art tile company that was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, had the distinct pleasure of being featured in an award winning design featuring their tile. The Sharer Design Group of Plymouth, Michigan took first prize for Interior Use of Tile in the 11th Annual Detroit Home Design Awards. The project was nothing short of stunning as the architect made the Arts and...

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$7.5Antiqued Brass Picture Rail Hook

This sturdy new cast brass hook sits atop your picture rail and holds your cord securely on the back post. The hook has a pleasing leafy design and an antiqued brass finish (bright finish also available). Quantity discount availale.

Maker: American Antique Hardware
Location: Salem, OR
Date made: 2011

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Little Journeys

Salt Lake City Revisited

Salt Lake City Revisited

I've spent most of this past week in Salt Lake City, where I was appearing at a conference on behalf of Minwax during the day and at night catching up with my oldest son Eric, who is finishing work on his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Utah. Eric was born in 1988, the same year that I started the annual Grove Park Inn Arts and Crafts Conference. Many of our exhibitors and attendees watched both Eric and Blake grow up at each conference, from those early years in...

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California Historical Design, Inc.510-647-3621

We specialize in Vintage Stickley Arts & Crafts Furniture as well art pottery and hammered copper, esp. Bay Area copper such as Dirk van Erp & Harry Dixon.

2988 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA

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Collector's Guide

Many First-Timers In Upcoming Wright Tour

Many First-Timers In Upcoming Wright Tour

The Wright Plus 2015 Housewalk is coming up in Chicago and there are still a handful of tickets left! This internationally renowned architectural Housewalk featuring rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, will include several homes that have never before been seen on the walk.

Among the residences new to the Wright Plus Housewalk in 2015 are three buildings on Wright’s Avery Coonley Estate, as well as Ernest...

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Tiffany Studios Lamp #1424

Tiffany Studios Lamp #1424 Tiffany Studios lamp, bronze base with a mushroom motif supporting a leaded glass shade with a spiderweb pattern, shade signed Tiffany Studios, New York, #1424, base signed Tiffany Studios, New York, #337, overall: 15"w x 18"h. Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, September 13th, 2014) Sold for $34,160.
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