The Woman Behind the First Photography Gallery

Helen Gee risked everything to open Limelight in 1954, selling prints by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, and Robert Frank for less than fifty dollars each. Her tell-all memoir, Helen Gee: Limelight, a Greenwich Village Photography Gallery and Coffeehouse in the Fifties, is now available from Aperture as an e-book. Here, Denise Bethel’s introduction offers a preview of the late Gee’s story. Arthur Lavine, Helen Gee, ca. 1954–1960 Courtesy Gary Schneider Dear Helen, I am writing to let you know that, sixty years on, some of the questions are still the same: who succeeds as a photographer? And, whose photographs sell?…

WHAT TO COLLECT # 1 Photo Murals by Masha Melnik in Design

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TOP 50 Interior Design Brands for Contemporary Living

The fact is that everyone has the desire to make his residence more comfortable and cozy because that is the only place where most people have to spend their whole life. Besides hiring an interior designer to give our homes appealing looks, we need to choose the curtains, furniture, kitchen wear, and other accessories wisely. It is essential to set the furniture as per the wall-paints so that an appealing and charming look is obtained. While making your selection of furniture, I am sure you would love what is graceful, attractive and affordable. There is a list of my favorite contemporary…

Organic Bar at Boston 

Inviting Mother Nature into the home through home design is an exceptional way to get back to basics while infusing a house with warmth, color, purpose, and practicality. We were originally organic, to begin with, so why not keep up the tradition of peace, harmony, and health. Design, Inspiration and Photography Masha Melnik and Anastasia Ber, 2014   Copyright© by Art and Design Assistance 2013-2017. All rights reserved

ART FAIR Boca Raton 2016

This amazing year I introduced my photo murals at VIP Lounge  ART Fair in Florida. And I am so happy to share my joy with all my good friends!!!! Thank you, Irreversible Project (Miami)  for such a great opportunity!!! More my photography works you can find at  http://www.mashamelnik.com     Copyright© by Art and Design Assistance 2013-2017. All rights reserved

Inspiration # 3. The Color of Winter

A collection “The color of winter” of perfectly contemporary interior design examples for all my friends to use it as an inspiration! Inspired by Nevada’s forest:))) Copyright© by Art and Design Assistance 2013-2017. All rights reserved

New trend of 2016 it is a Tech-free space

Every day we are surrounded by screens and technologies that can make us feel stressed and too dependent on it . At the same time advancing technology provides the new opportunity for us to stay informed, connected, entertained, and engaged. Technology products become smaller, lighter, and more portable. And these are good changes! For 2016, Home Decorators decided to find a perfect balance between technologies and family needs. They advise us to leave all technology behind and create a tech-free space. Here are a few tips for you how to create a tech-free space: bring mirrors into the room for…

Trends of 2016

Color trends 2016 offer wide opportunities to use dark and light neutral colors, soft and pale color tones and rich paint colors or their combinations. Interior colors allow finding a winning combination of room decor colors for giving unique, stylish and beautiful home decorating. Modern color trends mix classy black, white and gray color tones with romantic pink and mysterious light purple colors. Trends colors create fabulous blends of spring inspired yellow and green colors are modern interior colors that look gorgeous with contrasting black. Peaceful blue and green combinations, red wine colors, bronze, gold d and comfortable brown colors…

Transitional style

One of the most stubborn misconceptions about interior design is that a room has to choose sides, contemporary or antique, vintage or modern, art-deco or traditional.The most livable rooms can’t be pinned to a decade or design period. Instead, they skillfully mix old and new pieces to create the impression of having been collected over time, a secret to ensuring that a room won’t look dated in a year or 10. Here are some simple strategies by Home Interiority to help you get started. As a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, transitional rooms feature an elegant, enduring design. This distinctive…

The Right Contractor For A Quality Renovation

   Hiring a knowledgeable and experienced renovator is crucial to a successful home renovation project. You need to hire an experienced contractor because you are putting your most valuable asset your home in the hands of someone else. You are also inviting a stranger into your home for days or even months. Therefore, you need to hire a renovator who you can work with and trust. To make sure you hire the best renovator, the following are five questions from Art and Design Assistance to ask the candidates. 1. Would you please itemize your bid? < p style=”text-align:justify;”>Most home…