Stan Topol

Build an expressive art collection with decorator Stan Topol’s 7 tips

From his days as an art student, when actress Joan Crawford presented him with a National Watercolor Show award, to his time spent working for New York design legend Billy Baldwin, who once entrusted his young protégé with hanging a client’s priceless Francisco Goya, Atlanta decorator Stan Topol has spent his life steeped in art.
Made Goods

Unusual proportions, artsy details: Made Goods opens a decor outpost at ADAC

Expect smoke and mirrors at Made Goods’s new showroom—that is, smoky hues and the brand’s hallmark statement mirrors. Open now in a 5,000-square-foot space at ADAC, the Los Angeles-based shop features home collections that put a perfect twist on classic pieces using rare materials, unusual proportions, and artsy details.
ACC Show 2016

American Craft Council Show is hipper than ever

For art collectors, the ACC that matters in March is the annual artisan show at the Cobb Galleria—where makers from all over the country come to stage Atlanta's best annual market.
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I want to build a home art collection. Where do I begin?

The summer issue of Atlanta Magazine's HOME is all about living with art. Here, SCAD founder Paula Wallace gives practical advice on making it part of your life.
Sally King Benedict

Atlanta artist Sally King Benedict’s vivid paintings have a devoted following

Artist Sally King Benedict has earned a national reputation—becoming a favorite of regional publications like Garden & Gun and Southern Living. Online sales of her famous faces series sell out in minutes. She’s also presented solo shows at prestigious galleries. We met at her studio to discuss her inspiration, her work, and how she’s handling all of this success.
Jonathon Quinn

South of Urban founder Jonathon Quinn gave up architecture to build furniture

In a 1957 Time magazine article, the iconic German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously said of furniture made by architects: “A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.” That’s why, when Atlanta architect Jonathon Quinn decided to become a furniture maker, he started with a chair.
Arnika Dawkins Gallery

Arnika Dawkins Gallery showcases photography by and about African Americans

“Photography is the medium of our time,” Dawkins says. “It reflects how I see the world. When I blink my eyes, it’s almost like a photograph. It’s approachable and understandable.”
Jon Eric Riis

Atlanta artist Jon Eric Riis’s tapestries blend beauty with a powerful social message

Many cite Atlanta’s Jon Eric Riis as the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, known for weaving richly embellished textiles so masterfully executed that their loveliness nearly obscures their powerful satire.
Charles Gandy

Design star turned Master Knitter Charles Gandy creates fantastical socks

“Who knows?” says Charles Gandy with a laugh, when asked what inspires his ideas for fantastical knitted socks. With witty names like Dancing with the Stars, DreadSox, and Eyes of March, his creations are meant to inspire wonder, not to warm feet.
Whitespace Gallery

Whitespace Gallery is far from a traditional art space

Discretely tucked into an 1893 carriage house behind an Inman Park Victorian, Whitespace Gallery is an inviting, elegant space that feels far from a traditional art gallery. Like a speakeasy in the bright sunshine, you have to know it’s there.

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