Gift-giving is one of the best things in life, because it can bring joy to someone. When gift shopping, you are always looking for that perfect item that will be both personal and practical. That’s why custom photo gifts are one of the best choices.
Having stenciled floors done can be costly but, if you are up to the challenge of a new DIY project, you can do it yourself quite cheaply. A lot of DIY-ers are posting their projects online and giving tips on how to do home projects on a budget. If you’re thinking of redoing your floors and love the look of real wood, engineered hardwood flooring might be a great option. Otherwise, floor stenciling has also become popular, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic when so many people have been stuck at home looking for something to do.
Here are six easy steps for using floor stencils on hard floors.
The undulating form of Mathias Bengtsson’s plywood Slice Armchair is inspired by cutting-edge technology and organic forms found in nature. Bengtsson initiated the design in 1999 and originally executed it in clay. He then used a computer to analyze the shape and precision-cut hundreds of plywood slices, each a unique shape and just a few millimeters thick, which he stacked and laminated to form the sculptural chair. The result is a contemporary take on furniture made from traditional material, combing high-tech manufacturing methods and handcrafting.
Photographed in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC.
This massive, black walnut wood carved sculpture of what appears to be a mirrored image likeness of Snow White stands about 14 feet tall and can currently be seen on display as part of Paul McCarthy’s Sculptures exhibit at Hauser and Wirth’s cavernous new 18th Street space. However, McCarthy calls this character White Snow, since he is riffing on the classic German fairy tale and also the Disney adaption from the late thirties. If you think this is wild, you should see what he does with the dwarves…
Sculptures By Paul McCarthy will be on Exhibit Through June 1st, 2013 at Hauser and Wirth, Located at 511 West 18th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.