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April 2016 
_Tea Blossoms_ a new print from Yoshiko Yamamoto
ABOVE: Tea Blossoms (detail) by Yoshiko Yamamoto 
Yoshiko Yamamoto's
 
Yoshiko Yamamoto_s Mt. Rainer White Pass in a Dard Hunter frame
Yoshiko Yamamoto_s Mt. Rainer White Pass center panel detail 
 
 
 Yoshoko Yamamoto's Mt. Rainier White Pass a new signed, limited edition letter press triptych, is a masterful addition to this remarkable artist's oeuvre
$10
POSTER PRINT SALE!
Sourced from an Exclusive  Southern California Design Studio that is closing its Doors
_10 Poster Print Sale_
Beginning April 1 First Come First Served. Dozens of Decorative
Poster Prints $10 Each! 
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association
Spring House Tour
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Spring Tour
 
This year's BAHA House Tour is concentrated in the area south of Berkeley's Municipal Rose Garden. Featuring nine open houses designed by Bernard Maybeck; John Galen Howard; William Raymond Yelland; A.H. Broad; Malcolm D. Reynolds; and more. Sunday, 1 May 2016, One to Five o'clock.
Next Month's Feature:
Upcycled & Repurposed
Wood Frames
Next Month_s Newsletter Feature_ Upcycled and Repurposed Wood Frames


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Celebrating  Spring's arrival, Yoshiko Yamamoto's "Tea Blossoms" is a bright addition to her more playful illustrations. Bright white tea blossoms with golden pistils are shown being circled by fat, striped, bumble bees. These limited edition letter press prints come matted in either acid free Fern (green) or Loam (brown) top mats with a metallic gold undermatting. The blossoms contain touches of gold ink and hand applied sparkly gold powder.

Mt. Rainier White Pass, left, an equally recent limited edition triptych from Yoshiko, captures a scenic view of Mount Rainier from White Pass, Washington. See all the Yamamoto prints we carry HERE.

Yoshiko Yamamoto_s _Tea Blossoms_ in Fern _green_ matting and a Dard Hunter Frame

Yoshiko Yamamoto_s _Tea Blossoms_ in Loam _brown_ mat and a Dard Hunter frame

TWO NEW Motawi TIles! 

"The Ugly Duckling"
Based on an illustration by Yoshiko Yamamoto  
 
Yoshiko Yamamoto Motawi Tile _Ugly Duckling_ _Golden_ 
Yoshiko Yamamoto fuses her Japanese design sensibility with fine Craftsman style. This illustration comes from her children's love of the Hans Christian Andersen fable. Who wouldn't root for the underdog -- or an under-duck? This delightful 4 x 8 inch Motawi tile is now available for purchase online and in our shop or online.

See ALL our Yoshiko Yamamoto Tiles.


"Puffin"
Based on an illustration by Charley Harper
   New Motawi Tile_ Charley Harper _Puffin_
Modernist illustrator, Charley Harper, delights us with whimsical animals depicted in his characteristic, minimalist geometry. This 6 x 8 inch abstract Puffin is flying heroically over a cold, wind swept sea.

See ALL our Charley Harper Tiles.

See ALL our Motawi Tiles.

Digital Restoration Of The Month
Salvaging Family History
Restoration Of The Month 
 
Great-great-grandmother was once a little girl. This one posed for her portrait standing in an elaborate wicker chair. Over a hundred years later the original print has yellowed, cracked, been torn in two and repaired with transparent tape. Digital restoration can erase the damage while keeping the patina of time.   Learn more about Digital Photo Restoration.
A Ramble Round The Rose Garden 
Heritage Berkeley Homes Designed by Maybeck, Howard, Yelland & More 
Yoshiko Yamamoto_s _Berkeley Rose Garden__ celebrating our 30th Anniversary

The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) announces their 41st Spring House Tour and Garden Reception. This year features homes around the Berkeley Rose Garden and Yoshiko Yamamoto's Berkeley Rose Garden Print.Yoshiko designed this limited edition 21 color block print int in celebration of our 2007 30th anniversary. The print will be for sale at the tour information table and profits will help benefit  BAHA and their efforts to preserve the Rose Garden's unique pergola.
Going GREEN for Spring!
Sustainable and Upcycled Framing

Framer_s Workshop A Certified Bay Area Green Business The Framer's Workshop is committed to offering sustainable picture frame choices in ecologically conscious framing materials. We also recognize our responsibility to create a healthier workplace and lessen our environmental footprint. We are proud to have earned our certification as a Bay Area Green Business.

Next time you're in our shop be sure to take a look at our framing products by Larson-Juhl, Roma, Picture Woods, Vermont Hardwoods, and our new lines of re-purposed and up-cycled barn woods from USA Salvage and Urban Ashes.
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