Inspired since childhood by the glory of nature, Jim Salem has expressed that visceral emotion in canvas and paint for a lifetime. He achieves his unique jewel tones by applying color on color and adding his own special brand of luminosity. In doing so, Jim easily shares empathy with the viewer.
Selling and having his work commissioned are experiences Jim has been accustomed to since he attended Penn State and the celebrated Slade School in London.
His instinctive love of topography as well as flora and fauna transferred easily when Jim relocated to Key West from his native Pennsylvania. There his work expanded to a caprice when all that is beautifully striking became a glorious harmony of detail, realism and fantasy. Jim casts his spell with every stroke of genius and brush.
The natural world – is anything more virtuous and beautiful?
We are so excited to have Jim’s work featured in the Indiana Design Center. He is an internationally recognized painter of the natural world and is represented in private collections such as Disney and Hilton Hotels. Jim’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Art News and Florida Home and Garden and he is a gifted teacher and mentor. We encourage you to come and enjoy his quality originals and giclee paintings on the 2nd floor.
The IDC would like to congratulate Rob Klein of Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork, Inc. for being named a regional winner in Sub-Zero and Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest. He is among 54 national and international regional winners in its biennial Kitchen Design Contest.
Rob Klein is the founder and president of Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork located in the Indiana Design Center. As lead designer, Rob Klein brings a fine arts background to the industry: Equally comfortable with aesthetics and utilitarianism, Rob admits it’s the aesthetic difference—the design itself—that distinguishes his kitchens from others. Of the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Klein said, “this contest is the holy grail of design for every kitchen designer.”
Seven distinguished industry professionals evaluated more than 1,600 entries to determine the winning finalists who best used Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in their kitchen designs. Qualifying kitchen designs had to include at least one full-size Sub-Zero built-in or integrated refrigeration unit and at least one Wolf cooking appliance as primary food preparation equipment, including ranges, rangetops, ovens, and cooktops. The expertise of the 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest panel of judges spans multiple disciplines within the kitchen design industry, and also includes contest winners and veteran judges. The seven internationally known design experts evaluated and selected regional winners based on superior use of space, beautiful kitchen design and integration of Sub-Zero and Wolf products.
According to Michele Bedard, vice president of marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf, “This contest is our way of honoring the design community and the significant role they play in making Sub-Zero and Wolf a household name when it involves beautiful kitchen design. These regional winners truly represent achievement in kitchen design.”
Outdoor furnishings have come a long way from the strap and aluminum dining chairs and chaise lounges found only around the pool. The Sunbrella® fabrics, used for so long on umbrellas, have found their way indoors as well as around the fire pit, the outside kitchen and on the veranda, resisting all the havoc that Indiana weather, careless guests, and small children can wreak upon these luxurious fabrics. It is hard to believe that outdoor furnishings can be so sophisticated and elegant, as seen in the classic cast aluminum recliner, the new Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living collection or the beautiful contemporary sectionals. Even around the pool, not only is comfort a priority, beauty is expected and delivered with the latest in weather proof fabrics and finishes.
Newly established Casual Living by Especially Wicker has been added to the many wonderful resources found in the Indiana Design Center, giving the new home consumer another choice for one stop shopping. When it comes to style, design and expert advice on furniture for the outdoors, as well as the casual indoor areas of the home, this added arm of Especially Wicker’s Indianapolis anchor store is equipped to help with those important decisions.
Casual Living by Especially Wicker LLC provides space planning and interior design services, as well as indoor and outdoor furniture and seating for any environment. Vendors include: Alfresco Home, Anacara Company, Brown Jordan, Classic Rattan, Flat Rock Furniture, Jensen Leisure, Lloyd Flanders, Lane Venture|Weathermaster, Lexington|Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living, Pride Family Brands|Castelle, Summer Classics, Telescope Casual, Treasure Garden Umbrella, Vanguard Furniture and Woodard.
Casual Living by Especially Wicker LLC is located in Suite 120B in the Indiana Design Center and is open to the public Monday – Saturday.
Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co. is on the search for a summer Marketing and PR intern. Love to write, tweet, plan events, pin and promote? This could be the opportunity for you to build upon your experience in the communications and interior design industries.
Click here to download the position description and contact Rob Santarossa (email@example.com) with questions.
This year’s Meridian-Kessler Home & Garden Tour marks 40 years of showcasing hundreds of homes – from large, prestigious estates to cozy bungalows and cottages. The 2013 tour will feature 7 homes and gardens in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Tour homes are selected for their interior and exterior design as well as their distinguishing architectural elements. Tour proceeds support MKNA (Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association) and its revitalization efforts.
The tour will run Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tour tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $20 at any tour home. Pre-sale tickets are available for $15 online at www.mkhometour.com or by visiting any of the following locations starting May 15th:
Fresh Market – 54th and College
G. Thrapp Jewelers – 56th and Illinois
Café Patachou – all locations
National Bank of Indianapolis – 49th and Pennsylvania
MKNA has offered the IDC blog readers a sneak peek of what the tour has in store for this year’s guests. Enjoy the following room shots and mark your calendar for June 8th or 9th!
Mother’s Day is around the corner so it is time to be creative and finalize plans for this special weekend. A trip to the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with mom and we also have some luncheon ideas to share from David Jackson and Company. Old china, a calligraphers hand, family recipes and antiques used in table settings all speak of old fashioned love on Mother’s Day.
David Jackson, our IDC event guru, suggests using an antique epergne this year when setting your table for Mother’s Day luncheon or dinner. Filled with flowers or fruit this lovely centerpiece will harken back to gentler times and help to stir long ago memories.
At each place setting, an artful arrangement of mismatched family china looks charming. On each plate, family history questions written by a calligrapher on card stock is a thoughtful way to jump start a conversation with mom about the past.
Family recipes, favorite family cocktails and favorite flowers will complete the look and feel.
And don’t forget to capture the memories. A professional photographer on hand at the beginning of the gathering will provide a glossy memory to be framed and given to mom at a later date documenting her life, her legacy and your love for her.
About David Jackson and Company
A childhood observing gracious living and hospitality combined with his natural desire to make people feel comfortable were the drivers in creating, David Jackson and Company 23 years ago.
Welcoming, beautiful, delicious, relaxed and fun are just some of the defining adjectives used to describe a David Jackson event. Loyal, particular and fair are words always used to describe the man himself.
David also conjures his particular brand of party magic outside of Indianapolis – Colorado, Florida, Michigan and California are just a few of the places where his art has been practiced. And, because building relationships has been a key to David’s success he has planned parties and weddings for 2 generations of Indianapolis families.
Because David has a Rental Division along with his Event Planning Division he is able to easily assemble what is needed with his full time staff of seven. He can create an event perfectly suited to your unique taste and style.
Indianapolis’ premier Show House event opens this weekend as the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild welcomes the public to the 52nd Decorators’ Show House and Gardens!
The historic Schnull-Rauch house and grounds have been refreshed by top design professionals in the state and tours run April 27th through May 12th. Check out the video below to learn more about the history of this iconic Indianapolis home and for a preview of what you will see when you visit the 2013 Show House.
Visit showhouseindy.org to purchase tickets and for additional details.
The Premier Group (Home Entertainment Division) is proud to be the first LG dealer in Indiana to display the new LG Electronics 84″ 4K Ultra HDTV. This technological triumph in cinema provides marvelous cutting-edge 3D technology similar to the theaters, both in quality and scale.
With an enhanced resolution that is roughly 4 times the pixel count of Full High Definition, it’s nearly impossible to discern a single pixel – even from inches away. Watch everything bigger, richer and in more detail than ever in stunning 4K, the next generation of TV resolution. Special features in include Ultra HD 4K Resolution (3840 x 2160P), LG Cinema 3D, TruMotion 240Hz, LG Smart TV, Built-In Wi-Fi, Magic Remote and many others.
What has driven Kohler forward since their founding in 1873? The answer: gracious living, the commitment to creating lasting memories and making people smile. This was the topic of conversation led by Rachel Kohler, President of Kohler Interiors, in her keynote address at the beginning of the IDC’s recent Renewal Series hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery on March 12th.
In its 140 years of existence, Kohler has striven to “live on the leading edge of design and technology in product and process” in the various markets they serve such as global power, hospitality, and interiors. Their portfolio of companies including Baker, Robern, Ann Sacks, Kallista and McGuire have been aggressively expanding their “reach” throughout the world in Kuwait, Dubai, China, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Thailand and Lebanon resulting in an inspiring range of products full of international influence. Bold color, transitional and mid-century styling, outdoor casual lifestyle focused furnishings, affordable/remodeler based products, senior living/aging in place bathing features, and elegant technology are just some of the results of their ever evolving research into what their customer wants.
So what’s next? What issues will form new introductions? Kohler believes that conspicuous consumption has had its day. We are more interested in the effective/responsible use of space and making the “right” choices that benefit our bank accounts and lifestyles. We want what we purchase to be reflective of who we are and to be full of meaning, not style for the sake of style or merely representing a shallow thirst for novelty. And of course what we invest in has to support our need for technological connectivity.