Monthly Archives: May 2011

Paul W Ruiz, Painter, Melbourne, Australia

Australian artist Paul Ruiz’s work consists of technology-driven projects that has helped in deepening his continued fascination with the study, drawing and painting of the human subject. All of us at the Studio like the subjects of his works because his painting ceases to be essentially linked to some form of discovery.

For more on Ruiz’s work visit him on the web, or follow him on his blog. 


Larisa Aukon, Painter, Flagstaff, AZ

What we love most about Larisa is her use of vibrant colors in her still life paintings of town buildings, Arizona red sandstone and clear blue skies. She has found much success in painting in a bold colorist style characterized by strong compositions, simple geometry and masterful color patterns.

For more on Larisa’s work visit her on the web.

Scott Brems, Painter, Phoenix, AZ

Artist Statement : “Most of my childhood was spent in the outdoors working and playing. Because of this‚ I feel deeply connected with the landscape. Compelled to expression‚ I enjoy getting out and working en plein air. It′s the best way to capture the essence of a subject. I also like to spend time in the studio refining the reference material I′ve collected into larger works. A successful landscape painting evokes the senses‚ connecting the viewer‚ artist and place.”

For more on Scott’s work visit him on the web, or see his work at the Paul Scott Gallery in Scottsdale. 

We love the fun contrast of Japanese designer Jo Nagasaka from Schemata Architecture Office. He has created a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Japanese Hassoku Dai, a low table with 8 legs, by using a plank as a table top that is then finished with a layer of colored epoxy resin in fluorescent pink or yellow. 

For more on Jo Nagasaka visit him on the web.

The Studio for Business Environments is a value-added source for Commercial Art and Furniture. Need help finding the perfect artwork for your office or home? Let us help, when it comes to finding the right detail for your space, we have unlimited search capabilities. We can find or create just about anything related to art and finish details. 

Our expertise are in detail, selection and placement as well as technical skill in proper presentation and installation. Our purpose is to provide clients with a single source for art-related planning, products and processes. Our clients can rely on us to design a unique and unified grouping of artwork and accessories made to fit the architectural and interior vision of their project.

Visit us on the web to take time to browse through the categories of a selected portion of our database, which features over 150,000 posters and prints.

Based on your category choice (abstract, landscape, etc) and color scheme we will personally create a unique and unified grouping of artwork made to fit your needs. Visit our Online Art Search at

A sampling of our Top 12 popular category ideas for your future projects: 

1. Abstract and Natural Objects

2. Coastal and Tropical

3. Cuisine

4. Figurative

5. Floral

6. Global Influences

7. Landscapes and Gardens

8. Leisure Times

9. Museum Masters

10. Objects and Still Life

11. Photography

12. Streets and Cities

Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

We love this idea of creating art with wallpaper. This chic modern WallArt tiles add an extra dimension to boring plain walls. Made from recycled bagasse (a fibrous residue leftover from the process of extracting the sweet juice from sugarcane stalks), these 3D tiles are recycled, and biodegradable. Produced by WallArt and designed by talented grads from the Dutch Design Academy of Eindhoven, the tiles are available in 12 elegant designs.

For more information visit

Here are our top 2 picks for the Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week.

1. Aqua Creation’s Gail Collection. This lighting collection is a series of suspended mobiles made using hand-dyed and treated crushed silk. The delicate material is drawn over black metal frames and illuminated from within with an energy-efficient CFL bulb.

For more on Aqua Creations visit the web.

2. QisDesign’s Coral Reef lamps. These lamps light up with just a quick flick of the wrist. The lamps feature three overlapping disc-shaped LED lights that can be individually “switched on” when users pivot them on their hinges.

For more on QisDesign visit the web.