Two great Victorian architects unite

Just a “teaser” post to give you a sneak peek at the Bruce J. Talbert room set available in a couple of weeks… But FIRST, our “inaugural” room was recently hung in Alameda in a historic Queen Anne home designed by the prolific American architect George F. Barber. Barber was enormously successful in marketing his [...]

B. J. Talbert and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Since the awakening of the “Victorian” revival in the 1960′s and the subsequent interest in the Arts & Crafts movement that has followed in its wake, much has been written and “rediscovered” about the influential work of the great British design reformers.  Retrospectives of the period can often give a new enthusiast of these revivals [...]

Help save an Oakland treasure!

Our fellow Artistic License Guild member, Jane Powell, has been fighting cancer for several years and is now in a battle to save her historic Oakland Arts & Crafts home.  Please read more about the fund raiser, (being held, by the way, at her historic and spectacular Sunset House) at the Artistic License Blog.  Spread [...]

Morris textile conservation

I found this article pretty amazing!  In preparation for The Cult of Beauty Exhibit, soon to open at the San Francisco Legion of Honor (February 18 – June 17, 2012) this article outlines the conservation and cleaning process involved with the William Morris Bird wall hanging. What a transformation!  Can’t wait to see it firsthand [...]

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