NEW FEATURE!

Artful Living

By Jean Detjen

Fox Cities/Central Wisconsin independent business owners: A side-feature of my new ‘Artful Living’ column in Scene Newspaper will be all about fashion and objects d’art. My personally selected ‘Foxy Finds’ will be featured monthly, starting with the April issue. I’m on the hunt for unique, artful creations for body and work/living spaces that excite the senses. Clothing, shoes, accessories, decor items, and all variety of art objects will be highlighted. DIY artisans, shop owners and fashionistas are encouraged to contact me with suggestions for my picks of the month.

Cheers to living artFULLY!

cufflinks Murano glass cufflinks in aqua green stone and chrome. Crafted in Italy for XMI Platinum collection. Other color combinations of blues, tans and reds available. $89.50 from Bill Paul Ltd., Neenah. billpaulltd.com
blueshorts Blue & cream Aztec print jersey track shorts by Envi (USA). Drawstring waist with sporty piping detail. $74. Available at Azure, DePere in sizes XS-L. azurewi.com
sharks Paintable ceramic wall sharks from The Fire | Pottery, Mosaic & Glass Fusing Studio, Appleton. $25.99 each. thefireartstudio.com.
cowboy_hat Straw coral cowgirl hat with funky fabric band from Besselli, Green Bay. Guaranteed to turn heads. Price: $48.00. besselli.com.
greenjacket Chic vegan faux leather mint green moto/biker jacket by Black Swan. Dress it up or down. $94. Available at Vintique, Neenah. vintiqueboutique.com.
necklace Reclaimed silver and gold artisan necklace. This piece is made with organic discs of reclaimed sterling silver, fused fine silver, and 12k gold-filled links. Even the clasp is made by hand. Each piece is unique but can be ordered by contacting Jackie Schubbe at doobeadoo@gmail.com. This 25-inch necklace sells for $100.
lamps Exquisite Kinzig Design lamps from The Frame Workshop, Appleton.theframeworkshop.com. Hand blown glass bases. Richly colored shades sewn from embroidered silks and other elegant fabrics. Topped with distinctive finials that enhance these uniquely crafted pieces. Made in the USA. Prices vary.
blackShoes Take edginess up a notch in the Sugar, a wedge style sandal that straps all the way to the ankle with a back zipper. Reminiscent of gladiator styles that have been one of the top trends of the last few seasons. Comfy and cool. Black & white polka dots featured. Eye-catching animal prints and solid hues also available. Joseph’s Shoes, Appleton. $139. shopjosephsshoes.com.
frame Lou Reed woodcut tribute print by Chad Brady / C.E. Brady Art. Custom frame by Foxley’s, Appleton. Created on the day of the musician’s death. Limited edition of 10, $150 (print only). Available at Coventry Glassworks & Gallery, Appleton, or through the artist: cebradyart@gmail.com.
speaker Site:1 portable wireless speaker from Princeton Audio. Handcrafted from instrument-quality tonewood and tuned for optimum frequency response. Interchangeable interfaces make it simple to listen inside or outside, wireless, over Bluetooth or hardwired. Rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours. Sleek design, available in a wide variety of wood and finish combinations. Special reduced pricing on the initial build of these through Spring at $299. Listening party at the Fox Note in Downtown Princeton on April 4th with free drinks and concert by Rebecca Hron of The Guilty Wanted!  More listening parties will also take place in Appleton and Milwaukee. princeton-audio.com.

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