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Pop Goes The Icon: Tysen Knight Celebrates Palm Springs with Public Art Work

09/21/20 specs+spaces staff

What better way to beautify a city than to start from the ground up, which is exactly what Palm Springs has done with a new public art initiatives. The city, in partnership with the Palm Springs Public Art Commission (PSPAC), invited artist Knight to paint ten benches in his striking colorful pop-art-meets-street-art style.

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Summer’s Always in Bloom with This Colorful Palm Springs Lifestyle Brand

08/28/20 specs+spaces staff

Superbloom, a lifestyle company that produces hats, socks, packs and a number of consumer goods in its trademark ten colors, is imbuing Palm Springs with vibrancy all its own.

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Sand To Sin: New Neon Museum Mural Highlights Las Vegas History

08/28/20 specs+spaces staff

Multi-media artist James Stanford is no stranger to creating art that merges past and present, reality and fantasy. Now he’s brought this talent to another project, one that features prominently in Las Vegas’ ever-transforming landscape — a new large scale mural entitled, “From The Land Beyond Beyond.”

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Rainbows in Design: Ascend with Pride

08/26/20 Grace Lennon

Over the past year, and especially in the time of COVID-19, rainbows inspire happiness, joy and hope. Graphic designer Fallon Kesicier installed New York’s “largest Pride flag” on the steps of the Louis Kahn-designed Four Freedoms State Park to celebrate Pride Month.

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Get Serious Color Inspiration courtesy of these Three National Parks

08/06/20 specs+spaces staff

Each of the parks is unique in its own natural beauty and geologic features and so we wondered, what would color palettes inspired by national parks look like?

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5 Color Palettes We’re Loving From Virtual Art Exhibits Around The World

07/21/20 specs+spaces staff

According to Travel + Leisure, there are actually 12 museums across the world offering free virtual tours to the public with the help of Google Arts & Culture. We’ve gathered a few striking pieces of artwork from these notable institutions, drawing inspiration from their color palettes that might give you some ideas for your own spaces.

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Tech Company Turns To Muralist To Deck Out New Digs in Honeyed Tones

05/05/20 specs+spaces staff

When ecommerce coupon start-up Honey opened a new Santa Barbara, Calif. office, the hot tech company was faced with 18,000 square feet of blank canvas.To help flesh out the new space, the company contacted local Santa Barbara-based artist and graphic designer Beau Brown to create custom wall murals for its new digs.

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Art in the Time of COVID-19

05/05/20 Grace Lennon

Artists around the world have found creative ways to offer hope amid the COVID-19 crisis, keeping people connected during a pandemic that keeps us apart.

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Designer Katie Thierjung Polishes Up a Matisse-Inspired Mural

01/07/20

Some things are worth the wait. Ask Katie Thierjung, the founder of The Uncommon Place, an online shop full of colorful pieces of flair and art prints. Earlier this year, she was “speechless” when Dunn-Edwards reached out about a potential partnership.

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Ladies Who Paint Brings Burst of Color, Purpose to San Diego Mural Festival

12/03/19 specs+spaces staff

This October, Dunn-Edwards supported the non-profit Ladies Who Paint and their female artist-only mural festival in San Diego. Dunn-Edwards had the pleasure of supplying paint to the ten diverse artists who added beauty to San Diego’s East Village in the form of large-scale murals.