Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2015’

Love is in the Air!

Va va voom... our new assortment of Zum bath and body products is perfect for Valentine's gift giving...  or self-love!

Va va voom… our new assortment of Zum bath and body products is perfect for Valentine’s gift giving… or self-love!

 

Stir the soul of the love in your life this Valentine’s Day! Our new line of OOH LA ZUM products infuses the aromas of vetiver and lavender into massage oils, bed and body mist, goats milk soap, aromatherapy soy candles, solid perfume and “lip kiss.”

Spoil the one you love… or go ahead and spoil yourself!

We have many other gift ideas and cards for your Valentine at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery. Feel the love!

 

Is it 5 o’clock yet?

Domain's assortment of bar ware is expanding!

Domain’s assortment of bar ware is expanding!

Our assortment of bar ware just got larger with our recent addition of several more flasks, ‘funky rock” beverage dispensers, cocktail shakers, shot glasses, wine openers, bar tools and much more.  Still more is being added each week.

Perfect for housewarming, host/hostess, birthday and other gift occasions! Or complete your own entertainment station at home. Find out what’s new and assemble everything you need before 5 o’clock rolls around at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

 

“Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach (photos)

“Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach

"Plein Air" Painter Jana Somach

“Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach

Jana Somach and her family have lived in Pinellas County for over 40 years.  Always interested in art while growing up in the Netherlands, she went on to study metalsmithing and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam with jewelry as her creative output at the time.  Somach moved with her husband to the U.S. in 1972 and settled in Florida.

Water lilies portrayed by Jana Somach

Water lilies portrayed by Jana Somach

After a period of time in which weaving was her medium of choice, she studied painting at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.  Her enthusiastic embrace of the plein air (a French term meaning “open air”) process began a few years ago.  Plein air painters situate themselves away from their studios, most often in outdoor settings, and capture the essence of what they see, complete with the natural light and shadows that occur.

“We are limited in the time we have to complete a painting, usually only about two hours, because of the movement of the sun and shadows,” explains Somach.

Palms in their coastal habitat by Jana Somach

Palms in their coastal habitat by Jana Somach

She typically travels to plein air settings with a regular small group of women friends, often capturing Florida scenes close to water such as Honeymoon Island, the Tarpon Springs docks and Anclote River.

A depiction of Florida's natural beauty by Jana Somach

A depiction of Florida’s natural beauty by Jana Somach

Meet “Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach This Saturday.

"Plein Air" Painter Jana Somach

“Plein Air” Painter Jana Somach

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will feature the work of local “plein air” artist Jana Somach during its first “Meet the Artists” event of 2015 on Saturday, January 17th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  The artist will be showing a variety of her work, including paintings not previously available at the Gallery.  Live jazz, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered.

Water lilies portrayed by Jana Somach

Water lilies portrayed by Jana Somach

Jana Somach and her family have lived in Pinellas County for over 40 years.  Always interested in art while growing up in the Netherlands, she went on to study metalsmithing and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam with jewelry as her creative output at the time.  Somach moved with her husband to the U.S. in 1972 and settled in Florida.  After a period of time in which weaving was her medium of choice, she studied painting at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.

Her enthusiastic embrace of the plein air (a French term meaning “open air”) process began a few years ago.  Plein air painters situate themselves away from their studios, most often in outdoor settings, and capture the essence of what they see, complete with the natural light and shadows that occur.

“We are limited in the time we have to complete a painting, usually only about two hours, because of the movement of the sun and shadows,” explains Somach.  She typically travels to plein air settings with a regular small group of women friends, often capturing Florida scenes close to water such as Honeymoon Island, the Tarpon Springs docks and Anclote River.

A depiction of Florida's natural beauty by Jana Somach

A depiction of Florida’s natural beauty by Jana Somach

Somach’s plein air paintings are a recent addition to “& Gallery.”  She will bring several additional plein air paintings to the “Meet the Artists” event, as well as some of her work in still life and portraiture.

A colorful Florida home shrouded in tropical foliage by Jana Somach

A colorful Florida home shrouded in tropical foliage by Jana Somach

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.

Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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Take home your own “Drunken Dragonfly!”

At Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, we have been happy to find homes for “Drunken Dragonflies” for about a year now. Do you have your own Drunken Dragonfly yet?

Created by metal artist Paul Boyum using repurposed kitchen knives to create dragonflies, these perfectly balanced creatures dance on repurposed spoons, standing atop curved steel rods.

Bring home an outdoor variety and watch it sway in the stiffest of winds… without falling off! Also available in an indoor tabletop or desktop variety.

Get Fresh Every Tuesday!

Tuesday January 6, 2015: First Fresh Market of the New Year!  The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is held 9am to 3pm weekly year-round every Tuesday.
Stroll along  Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront District… on Beach Boulevard below 28th Avenue South. Gulfport’s Fresh Market is a community-spirited gathering in a small “Old Florida”-style town.
Over 70 vendors offer a variety of products, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables, honey, teas, cheeses, fresh breads, pastries, vegetarian/vegan and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, fresh flowers, bath and body products, jewelry, pet products, art, jams, jellies, and much more.
And while you’re at the Fresh Market, enjoy lunch at one of Gulfport’s many fine restaurants, and please stop in to visit us at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery.

Get Fresh Every Tuesday!

Laugh Out Loud at our new line of greeting cards!

We are happy to introduce our fun new line of greeting cards from MikWright.  Vintage photos take on a new attitude with LOL-funny captions!  Come in and browse our new assortment at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, Creative Loafing’s 2015 Critic’s Pick for “Best Greeting Cards.”