Office Decorating Done Right: Thank you Hudson Sport and Spine!

Says Dr. Todd Givens, "I'll be purchasing more prints in the future for sure. I have received several compliments about my current pictures from my patients. The pictures are a huge hit!"

Sending a special shout out to Dr. Todd Givens at Hudson Sport and Spine for letting us photograph his beautiful office, now filled with gorgeous accent pieces from Elementem.

Hudson Sport and Spine is a multidisciplinary practice specializing in chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy. Check out their website here.

Featured prints: Bright Pier (top), Paris (left), Between the Bridges (right).

June 22, 2017 by Espe Semrau

Amazing way to decorate walls!

We always think of creative ways to decorate walls.  Whether its with big art prints, photography triptychs, or even shelving, there's a million ways to take a big white wall space, and make it the center of the room. 

Check out this incredibly creative way to decorate walls using shelving that rotates, to create a flexible shelving system.  

 

https://www.dezeen.com/2012/09/13/squaring-by-lee-sehoon/

March 13, 2017 by Cara Fields

News!

New Product Photography for our Prints!

We've been in the business of making beautiful photography prints for a few years now.  We figured its time to step up our game for how we showcase our 3 Piece Prints, and our Framed Photography Prints.  

Let us know what you think about the new direction for our prints in these home settings, and how you think they look.  We're working with some professional photographers to show what our wall decor looks like, when they're put up in settings that really let the prints we make shine.  

Would love to hear your thoughts!  Feel free to email our founder (me) at Lawrence@elementem.com

Thank you,

Lawrence

February 20, 2017 by Lawrence Clingman
How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Café #TrendingThursday

How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Café #TrendingThursday

Trending Thursday coffee and magazine with flowers on a coffee table

Nothing feels as good as getting the last open spot at the counter of your charming local café on a bustling Saturday morning. Finally, you can read your book in peace among the vintage amber chandelier, the smell of fresh brewed coffee, the dainty metal chairs.

Unfortunately, most Saturdays the café is a war zone. Hungover college students do battle over the communal table, hungry masses bump elbows at the bar seating, croissant crumbs decorate the reclaimed wood. And if you do find a seat, you are guaranteed to have at least a few people give you the side eye from the sugar station for taking the time to enjoy your latte. 

What if I told you the serenity of the cafe does not have to be marred by people. In fact, with a few home décor adjustments, you’ll never have to spend $6 on iced coffee again.

Cup of coffee in a cute mug with latte art in a cafe

1. Cups. Replacing your slogan mugs with a wide mouthed cup and saucer set sets up the illusion that your $0.30 cup of joe is a coffee experience. Add a tiny spoon that serves no other purpose and you’re one step closer to café greatness.

Cute chalkboard with diamond coffee mug and french press

2. A Chalkboard. A chalkboard or some chalkboard paint makes a space feel strangely cozy. Is it the personal connection? That someone dirtied their hands to let you know that the word of the day is ‘chrysostomatic’? Either way, try a chalkboard above the kitchen table or on the fridge to add a bit of rustic chic to your home.

Girl at cute small dining table with a cup of coffee and pastries

3. Itty Bitty Tables. Even if you have a dining set, consider adding a small round table to your kitchen or window nook. A sunny space is ideal, but somewhere below a cheery art print works just as well. With a cup of coffee, a book, and your own private table, you can have the charm of the café with a side of peace and quiet.

5 Breathtaking Landscape Photographers

5 Breathtaking Landscape Photographers

5 breathtaking landscape photographers with a bright green forest sunlight

Natural beauty is all around us, from a skyline sunset to a misty mountain range, but capturing all of these moments is impossible. Luckily for us, Instagram is teeming with fantastic landscape photographers, able to transport us around the globe with just a swipe through our feed. Here are some to look out for:

@kristinawilsonphoto utilizes lighting to create a soft glow that seems to radiate from each shot.

 

@shanemichaelblack has an affinity for mountains, highlighting their proportions by including himself for scale in many of his images.

A photo posted by Shane Black (@shanemichaelblack) on

 

@stevint is not afraid to get chilly; hiking and photography collide to make his epic snowy images.

A photo posted by Stevin Tuchiwsky (@stevint) on

 

@chrisburkard has a cool 2.3 million photographers on Instagram, and there is no question why. His shots have an impossible vibrancy to them, as if we could walk right into them.

A photo posted by ChrisBurkard (@chrisburkard) on

 

@hillary_younger employs a darker, more saturated look to her photos, amplifying the drama and bringing out rich texture.

 

February 13, 2017 by Rachel Finley

#TrendingThursday Woven Baskets

Trending Thursday woven baskets modern cute white chair

Last year was the peak of the high maintenance glam home; and now that copper and marble have seemed to run its course, we have opened our hearts to more natural textures. In particular, woven baskets have made an astonishing comeback as an easy way to introduce a bohemian vibe to a room without it risking looking like a tent at Bonnaroo.

cute basket arrangement

Wicker baskets, in addition to being affordable, are one of the most sustainable basket options since they are biodegradable and made from fast growing trees like rattan. Add a cute plant for additional earth mother vibes.

flowers in woven basket spring home decor

 

February 09, 2017 by Rachel Finley

This week in art events 2.7.17 - NYC Restaurant Week!

Sushi art nigiri rolls inari salmon avocado rice seaweedThis week, high-end restaurants offer fixed price menus, a saving grace for designer appetites on a strict budget. Well, a budget that accounts for $30-sashimi-and-miso-brownie-lunches. There are 381 restaurants participating in New York Restaurant Week, but if picking just one seems daunting, here are a few shining stars in this year’s culinary constellation:

Haru is the peak of sushi greatness if you’ve grown up enjoying the mayo volcano that is AYCE as much as I have. It isn’t Morimoto, but the fish is surprisingly fresh for a restaurant whose closest source of water is the Hudson. nycgo.com/restaurants/haru-amsterdam-avenue

Gorgeous wooden plate of steak and peachesBen Jack’s Steakhouse was opened by two Peter Luger alumni, and it shows. Close your eyes and quality beef, cookie-cutter wait staff, and no-fuss plating could almost be a Peter Luger. Only Peter Luger isn’t offering an outrageous filet minion deal.

nycgo.com/restaurants/ben-jacks-steakhouse-on-5th

Vermecelli bowl, sweet potato noodles In a city jam-packed full of meat-centric Korean BBQ, steakhouses, and hot pot, Hangawi chose a different route. Hangawi is a vegetarian restaurant singing praise to chewy sweet potato noodles and fiery kimchi kale. A must eat for both vegetarians and those of us burned by cloying sauces and fatty broth.

nycgo.com/restaurants/hangawi

 

#TrendingThursday High Contrast Fabrics

black and white fabrics trending thursday magazines

Love the minimalist Scandinavian look but hate the cold? Us too. High contrast black, grey and white fabrics are effortless; they match anything and give the room a modern polished look without much fuss.

You don't have to bear the icy Nordic winter to get the look, you can find key fabrics in most department stores that will give you the playful minimalist home of your dreams. Mixing high contrast patterns look trendy without trying too hard, so don't be afraid to go all in on a reading nook, or just keep it simple with a bedspread and matching pillowcase. 

cute ikea bed sleepy

 

Featured Photographers Sean Davey + Justin Reznick

Featured Photographers Sean Davey + Justin Reznick

Justin Reznick

Justin Reznick is a photographer, environmentalist, teacher, and author. His eye for color and detail combined with innovative camera technique sets him apart from modern landscape photographers, and his love of natural and man-made architecture creates dynamic images in any setting.

 

"Lower Antelope Canyon is my favorite quarter mile on Earth," Reznick said. "The amazing fact is that the sandstone walls are the same color, it’s the way the light bounces in the canyon that produces the color separation. This only happens at the perfect time of day."

 

Taken spur-of-the-moment, his photographs are an act in reaction photography and a fantastic display of new camera technology. It was taken with an infrared camera, which can capture light beyond what the human eye can see, providing a dramatic, high contrast image.

 "A lot of photography is about reacting to light  and sometimes it’s fast and fleeting and being able to adjust," Reznick said. "If you know your camera really well, the camera’s not going to slow you down."

 

Sean Davey

Sean Davey lives the life we city-dwellers can only daydream at our desks about. The Australian native spends his days on Oahu’s north shore, photographing surfers and ocean wildlife. He doesn’t put so much emphasis into planning a shot, rather he grabs his gear and follows his gut, hoping a shot from the day will be his ‘golden egg.’

From visiting small farming communities to swimming with large schools of fish, Davey shares his daily happenings through photography that feels spontaneous and organic. “I don’t really put too much emphasis on planning, I just kind of go.” 140 magazine covers later and Davey hasn’t changed his process.

 “The best photos come out of nowhere,” Davey said.

You can find both photographers' prints here.

February 01, 2017 by Rachel Finley
This week in art events 1.31.17

This week in art events 1.31.17

Contemporary Oil Painter Bill Jacklin features New York in his new Marlborough Gallery exhibit. Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6-8pm. (http://www.artnet.com/galleries/marlborough-gallery/bill-jacklin-1986-2016/)

 The Sculptors Guild marks its 80th anniversary with a special exhibit curated by New York Poet Josh Yau. Opening Reception on Sunday, February 5 from 1-4pm. (http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2017/30D2)

 The ICP School celebrates visual resistance in a discussion led by artist Quito Ziegler and filmmaker Kristen P. Lovell. RSVP required. (https://www.icp.org/events/visual-resistance)

 

January 31, 2017 by Rachel Finley
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