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What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

Hi May, We’re sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with an installation video! Sounds like the locking system you’re referencing is the G2 or Angle/Angle type of installation. Don’t feel alone though, this type of installation stumps many customers. However, there is hope! Once you understand how to do it, it’s like riding a bike! What Is The Wedge For? ... Read More »

Art & Home: David Lynch, Creator of Twin Peaks

Art & Home: David Lynch, Creator of Twin Peaks

David Lynch: Man of Mysteries October is my favorite month, hands down. The leaves start to turn color, the air gets a chill in it, and spooky movies become my lullabies. Yeah, I have a soft spot for horror movies, especially when it becomes October. There will be years where there will be lots of new horror movies for me to eat ... Read More »

What Your Photo Studio Is Missing

What Your Photo Studio Is Missing

Congrats! You’ve finally opened your own photo studio! You took all the classes, got the best equipment, and have done your time at other photo studios learning the ropes. Now you can finally create your own style, in your own photo studio. But wait! Have you considered your flooring? Despite what you may think, flooring can play a really important ... Read More »

Art & Home: Roy Lichtenstein

Art & Home: Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein: American Pop Artist Comics and graphic novels have been a huge influence in my life. I grew up reading SuperGirl, Archie, Scooby-Doo, and when I had run out, I read the comics section in the local newspaper. As I got older, I graduated to manga (Japanese comics) and graphic novels, which I still have a library of on my living room bookshelf. ... Read More »

Art & Home: Tamara de Lempicka

Art & Home: Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka: The Queen of Modern Art As lover of the novel The Great Gatsby, I imagine a roaring 20’s setting with lots of glitz, glam, champagne, and Art Deco artwork. Nothing makes me think of a classier time in world history than the 1920’s. A post-WWI era emerged with a flash and a bang of glitter as a good portion of ... Read More »

Art & Home: Vincent van Gogh

Art & Home: Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: The Tragic, Romantic Painter Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter who worked in France mostly during the 1880’s. He is known for his many great paintings, and more unfortunately, the removal of his ear which he gifted to a prostitute. Yikes! Now it may not come as much of a surprise when it’s said that he spent a good ... Read More »

Art & Home: Outdoor Edition

Art & Home: Outdoor Edition

Ahhhh the outdoors… While owning a house with a backyard has it’s chores, it also has it’s perks. One of those is the ability to create beautiful gardens! Now, if you’re like me, creating a truly beautiful outdoor space is going to take some time. (I’m still fighting the slew of weeds that have sprung up in my flower beds…) However, with ... Read More »

Art & Home: Wedding Edition

Art & Home: Wedding Edition

Today is a very special day. I’M GETTING MARRIED TODAY! This will be the last blog post I do with my maiden surname, which is still a weird concept to me. Despite having “wedding-brain” for the past year, I haven’t given much thought as to how or where I want to display my wedding photos! And now that the day is ... Read More »

Art & Home: Erik Johansson

Art & Home: Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson: Photographer and Digital Manipulator Photograph manipulation has been around since the creation of photography itself. However, the editors of the past didn’t have Photoshop to work with. All editing was done in the darkroom by hand. It’s interesting to think that photography was created to capture the world as we see it, and yet we have been making better techniques ... Read More »

Art & Home: Katsushika Hokusai

Art & Home: Katsushika Hokusai

Painter and Printmaker: Katsushika Hokusai Japanese artwork might just be my favorite style of art. It is very unique and stylized, and much different from the artwork of Western culture. I’m going to take us far back to the 1700-1800’s in Edo, Japan, which is now modern day Tokyo. We will focus on one of the most well-known Japanese artists from this time period, Katsushika ... Read More »