Woven gardens

Skinner Inc.’s recent sale of Jim Dixon’s collection of Oriental rugs with garden motifs – the first in a series of Skinner auctions representing the collection – proves the perennial appeal of these magic carpets.

Go vintage to save the planet

A great side benefit of adopting, adapting and reusing beautiful, well-made older objects is a reduction in new stuff, often created from less durable and less sustainable materials and also sometimes made under questionable labor conditions.

Art as an (emotional) investment

When it comes to art as an investment, writes WAG and Skinner’s Katie Banser-Whittle, “Tastes and trends change, taking prices with them. Lasting value is the pleasure that comes from living with the things you love.”