Inspiring Minds

Inspiring Minds: Dorothy Draper

by Benedict August on February 22, 2013

“The Drab Age is over.  Color is coming into its own again.  Until very Recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color.  Perhaps this was a hangover from our puritan ancestors.  But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered ‘safe’.  Now we know that lovely, clear colors […]


Inspiring Minds: Frederick Law Olmsted

by Benedict August on January 4, 2013

Here’s a new feature here at Tarnish and Tinsel where we will feature some amazing people who inspire us each month!  Check out our pick for this month, Frederick Law Olmsted! Here are some of the reasons why Frederick Law Olmsted inspires us: -He is the father of American landscape architecture -He designed New york’s […]