Born in a German basement during an air raid in 1942, artist Derk
Hansen later immigrated to America. His art has evolved from his diverse life
experiences: window stylist, art restorer, art gallery owner, photographer...
Thanks to do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion, runway looks have become much more affordable. DIY style has gained widespread acclaim in recent years, as countless blogs and websites have devoted themselves to teaching others how to cost-effectively...
popularity of “Antiques Roadshow”
has become a social phenomenon, persuading millions of people that the everyday
objects in the background of their lives might be rare, historical or
valuable—and that forgotten corners of attics, garages and basements might
conceal forgotten treasures...
America needed women to fill the places left by men called into the
service in World War II. While stories of Rosie the Riveter are well
known, other women gained entry into more creative fields during the
war. In those years Janet W. Kimberling, a girl from New Rochelle,
N.Y., found employment as an architectural drafter in New York City.
After the war, she continued working in commercial design...
The example of the lucky few on "Antiques Roadshow" has convinced many thousands of viewers that they, too, might have a treasure in their attic, gold in the cellar, a forgotten masterpiece over their mantle. Although misplaced Ming vases or Rembrandt etchings seldom turn up in Milwaukee, many people own artifacts with some value to collectors. While the landscape painting inherited from grandma probably won't fetch $10 million at Sotheby's, it might...