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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Design Interview: Pete Borowsky, Founder of Zatista

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Hey All!
We are so excited to announce that we are now carrying original artwork curated by premiere internet gallery Zatista. Thanks so much to Zatista Founder and CEO, Pete Borowsky, for helping us get to know what Zatista is all about today.
Hi Pete! What inspired you to start Zatista?
When moving into our first house with my wife, we wanted to find some great original art to fill the walls. We were ready to take a step beyond the framed Ansel Adams poster, and were looking for art that was unique and said something about our style.  However, when we set out to actually find something in our budget, it was both a confusing and dissapointing process.  Zatista is my answer to the daunting world of collecting art.
To you, what is the importance of providing original pieces?
Art as a part of your home and life is so unique.  There are so many talented artists, creating amazing one-of-a-kind works, that you are sure to find something that speaks to you on a personal level. And the amazing thing is that when you find that work and add it to your collection you will be the only person on the planet with that unique work.  In a world of big box stores and mass produced products art remains unique …  and for the same price as a print you might get at pottery barn, why not own an original?

Do you remember the first original piece of original artwork that you ever bought for yourself?
The first work I bought was a little watercolor when my wife and I were on vacation in Venice.  It’s just a small work hanging in our bathroom, but it’s a daily reminder of that trip which we love.

How does Zatista help artists?
Artists are the creative power behind Zatista and their work is what makes what we have to offer so vibrant and diverse.  For that, we work hard to bring exposure to their art all over the world. As an artist it can sometimes be difficult to reach beyond your local community and we help with that. At the end of the day, we work to connect artists and art collectors for the benefit of both.
What types of styles and media do Zatista have to offer?
At Zatista, you’ll find a full range of artwork including oils, acrylics, mixed-media, and drawings.  We’ve got everything from contemporary abstract works to fine art, and even photography (only in signed, limited editions of 99 or less).  You’ll find both small and large scale works so it’s easy to find the perfect work to fit the space you’re looking for.

I am amazed at the selection Zatista has to offer, as well as the affordable prices for original art. Every piece we’ve shown above is linked to where you can buy it, as they last.
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Friday, May 27th, 2011

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Open Floor Plan

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Today all of our pictures come from Flickr member ardelclaveria, who is currently in Manila. Isn’t it great to be able to look through so many photos from all over the world on Flickr? It still blows my mind. Just a teeny tiny little thumbnail of this image jumped out of our Fresh New Spaces pool and bowled me over:

This is such a great way to make the most of a small dining area. The bench keeps the view open, the banquette hugs the wall, and the shapes of the furniture  and the fabrics are gorgeous choices.

A clear coffee table adds visual space, the tablescapes are brilliant, and the shaggy rug defines the sitting/lounging area. Note the way the bench straddles the two spaces and can be used in either area for seating.

Finally, I just really love ardel claveria’s photography skills. Taking interior shots that look this beautiful takes so much skill and talent. Thanks so much for adding them to our group!

All photos from Flickr member ardelclaveria.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Vacationland

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Well, I’m on vacation, so I am totally phoning in this post and just sharing a few shots I’ve taken in Maine so far. I’m giving them to you a whole 12 hours ahead of time.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Around the Web: Erik Johnson Photography

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Yup, I’m just letting you all follow me around the web today. Of course there is usually a longer journey that would be funny to map, from Twitter to Tumblr to Facebook with a little break for Bedazzled Blitz along the way…Anyway, this picture makes me want to turn my dining room into a painting studio.

I love perusing Erik Johnson’s portfolio online, and this one in particular made my heart happy today. And you all know I don’t usually say goofy sweet things like that, so it must be true!

photo by Erik Johnson

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Friday, December 11th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays

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This weeks flickr fave comes from our Fresh New Spaces Group. It’s from flickr member souvenirs du passe.4104755791_e91fde8f9fThe space is beautiful in its simplicity, and the light in the photograph is just beautiful.

O.K. As I was working on this post, I realized that this flickr member is Paper Flower Girl, whom I was just reading about on decor8 a few days ago. The world of the interwebs just gets smaller and smaller the longer you are on it! Be sure to check out her Etsy store, her blog, and her entire flickr photostream, which is now a favorite of mine (especially the sketchbook page images).

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