In search of the perfect print for your friend? Forget raiding racks and racks of frames. Just follow our lead with this art-by-personality guide.

Classic Art PrintFor the Lover of Classics

A painting with muted tones depicting forever-chic items (e.g., Chanel) will make her walls look as sharp as her closet.

Edgy Art PrintFor the Friend with an Edge

Choose a design that makes a statement. A bold skull softened by bright flower petals should do the trick.

Travel Art PrintFor the Travel Junkie

This colorful map bursts away from the ordinary. With its pattern overload, the décor may even serve to inspire her next adventure.

Bold Art PrintFor the Powerhouse

Does she do it all – and do it so well? Then a bold style spelling it out will be a welcome addition to her abode.

Of course, you can always just snag a piece to spruce up your own space, too. Our The Oliver Gal Artist Co. Boutique opened Monday, November 2, at 11AM ET.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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August 10, 2015

Pop art sculpture. The desirable Hermès Birkin bag. What happens when these two icons unite? One hot-ticket auction item comes up for grabs.

Jeff Koons Birkin Sculpture

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Artist Jeff Koons customized Birkins and worked them into one-of-a-kind sculptures, which will sell to the highest bidders over the weekend in New York City. But these aren’t your average Birkins (as if such a thing even exists). Notable personalities donated the bags for this project, including Sofia Coppola, Marc Jacobs, and Diane von Furstenberg.

The winners of these covetable pieces won’t just have new décor for their living rooms – they’ll also be benefiting Project Perpetual, an art philanthropy that supports the United Nations Foundation.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 6, 2014

Every year, Art Basel, a week-long international art show, overflows from its Miami Beach Convention Center home base and permeates every inch of the area. Outdoor artworks are displayed in nearby parks. Music acts flock to the area. Performances spring up in random spots. Below, we’ve highlighted every Miami Beach must-do during Art Basel Week 2014 (including where to grab a little R&R away from the excitement).

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October 21, 2014

The term “art history” brings back near-torturous memories of freshman year. But take those iconic (and yes, occasionally yawn-inducing) works of art and add luxury items? Now you have my attention, and that of the hilarious Instagram account @copylab.

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August 6, 2014

Zoe Saldana on FashionIn that case, mark us down as Pulitzer Prize–winning authors.

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April 11, 2014


Five-Minute Powwow with Rebecca Puig

When it comes to heartfelt artwork, artist Rebecca Puig knows her stuff. From touching prints to sentiment pillows, she creates pieces every room can benefit from. Here, we caught up with her to talk inspiration and interior design.

Rue La La: Your artwork is incredible. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Rebecca: I get inspiration from my children’s art, nature, animals, words, messages, and symbols – and in unlikely and strange places.

Rue La La: Your company has grown so much since first launching in 2002. What’s in store for the future of Sugarboo?
Rebecca: We are super-excited about the new ceramic line I am doing with my mom. She is a talented artist and introduced me to ceramics 20 years ago. It’s a really sweet line and all the sweeter because my mom is part of it.

Rue La La: The quotes in your pieces are so touching and inspirational. How do you choose them? Is there a personal story behind each one?
Rebecca: If a message gives me one of those aha moments Oprah likes to talk about or if I get goose bumps then I want to share that with everyone else. I don’t always have a personal story for each one, but only know they somehow reached my core.

Rue La La: What are your tips for displaying a really great piece of artwork (like yours)?
Rebecca: I think it is important to enjoy your favorite art every day, so I would say to always put your favorite pieces in your most highly trafficked areas so they are really a part of your everyday life – sometimes putting a fancy painting in the mudroom or a rustic painting in the dining room creates a more interesting juxtaposition anyway.

Rue La La: I imagine your house to have amazing décor – can you tell me a little bit about it?
Rebecca: I love telling my family’s story in our house and I think I have every possible design taste under the sun – quirky, fun, serious, folky, modern, rustic. I love to mix them all because I feel like I am all those things. I have never decorated around a painting, but that is not a bad idea!

Our Sugarboo Designs Boutique opens Wednesday, January 2, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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January 2, 2013

David Leaser

Two things we love: bright, bold flowers and exquisite, museum-quality art. So we were more than thrilled to sit down with artist David Leaser whose innovative techniques produce museum archive quality pieces and bring a whole new (wildly detailed) life to flowers.

Rue La La: In our Rue Style Report: Brights For The Home Boutique, we’re featuring your limited-edition dramatic botanicals. What’s the background for these pieces?
David: I had just finished work on the book, “Tropical Gardens of Hawaii,” and was visiting the Huntington Library and museum in California. They were exhibiting a collection of artwork from Frederic Church, one of my favorite painters from the 19th century. Many of the works featured his trip to the Amazon and Andes in Ecuador. When I left the exhibit, I started thinking, “Maybe I should go to South America and retrace Frederic Church’s footsteps.”

Rue La La: And did you actually go?
David: I hopped on a plane and went to Ecuador. When I was deep in the Amazon, I started taking primitive photos of the small flowers on the floor of the rainforest. I was struck by these little ecosystems. When I came back to Los Angeles, I tried to recreate this “bees-eye” view. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to perfect my craft to create highly detailed images.
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July 19, 2011

On top of the daily influx of artful fashion, this week we’ve got our minds on the more traditional sense of the word – portraits, paintings, jewelry, and more.

What We're Loving Now: Works of Art

January 12, 2011