art & culture

  • Art for Falling In (or Out) of Love: What’s Your Relationship Status?

    Whether you like it or not, the season of love is upon us! As we all prepare our eyes to be overloaded by the red and pink everywhere, we thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on the ever-complex emotion (with art, of course). With all its highs and lows, romance is never straight forward. However, a unique…

  • How to Analyze Paintings Like a “Connaisseur”

    Big news! Anyone can be an art analyst and critic. There’s no need to have gone to some fancy art school to analyze and critique a piece. Sure, to assess and capture the essence of a painting takes a keen eye. However, the technique in a general sense can be taught in just a few easy steps. It is all…

  • The Art of Storytelling Through Photography

    It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words! As we’ve become more and more used to having our photos taken and taking photos, the role of photography is as multidimensional as ever. The camera is a beautiful tool which allows us to capture vignettes of moments of time, frozen forever exactly the way we saw them. This can…

  • Soulful, Jazzy Jams

    A playlist to admire and make art to! I’m Eric from the baltha’team and I wanted to share a small selection of songs that I hope will inspire you. If you are an art-lover or an artist and want to imagine yourself in a Parisian gallery admiring some talented artist’s artworks on a sunny winter afternoon, here’s a playlist for…

  • New Year, New Inspirations, New Art!

    You probably already have your list of things to change in the new year, why not shake up your interiors as well? As we all work on ourselves and try to make this year our best, make sure your environment matches your energy. That is why we’ve put together this curation of original and affordable art from our up-and-coming artists…

  • Art for the Kitchen

    When we think of decorating a room with wall art, the first place that comes to mind is the family room or bedroom. Why only stop there? Cooking is an art, so it only makes sense to have a sense of inspiration in your culinary space as well. The right artworks can really add that spice (see what I did…

  • Happy Holidays Gift Guide 2021

    It’s that time of year again! The holiday season has arrived, and is bringing with it the usual anticipation, cheer, and a healthy amount of stress. We know as well as anyone that holiday gift shopping is quite the undertaking. It is so fun to give and receive presents with loved ones, but the process of searching for and buying…

  • Art for the Office

    It doesn’t matter whether you work from a spare  corner or room that you’ve dedicated as your “office,” or in a corporate bureau in the center of the city. Where you get stuff done is the engine of your life! Why not make your work space even more ready for productivity by filling it with inspiring art? A boring and…

  • Why Art is Important

    For some reason, art has gotten a bad reputation in the eyes of some. In a world with many complex issues and struggles, many find it frivolous or vain to put any focus on aesthetics. However, this cynical view of art only reduces it to something shallow! As art lovers, we know of the immeasurable power that it has had…

  • Amateur to Art Star: Vivian Maier

    Every great artist has a story! From humble beginnings to the big time, each journey is quite different. In this series, we will dive into the best histories of some legendary creatives. Follow us, as we track the journey from amateur to art star!   Vivian Maier has one of the most intriguing personal stories of any artist in the contemporary…