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Henri Samuel’s Modernist Style
At Demisch Danant

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Demisch Danant’s “Paris Match” pays homage to Henri Samuel (1904-1996) one of the great French decorators whose reputation designing elegant interiors in an eclectic mix

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At the Met: Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Departing from its spring exhibition schedule of celebrating iconic designers, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted its first fall showing

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Dwell on Design Hits New York’s World Stage

Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Dwell Media the established San Francisco-based company with a mission to “bring modern design to everyone everywhere” is launching its signature brand on the east

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Is it Wearable? Art Jewelry
In The Age of Selfies and High Artisanship

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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In the essay-catalogue for “Unique by Design” jewelry historian Suzanne Ramljak reflects on the making of art jewelry within the social context of power, status,

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Cooper Hewitt Unveils A New Design
and Launches Major Initiatives

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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With an opening scheduled for December 12, 2014 featuring an ambitious program of 10 exhibitions, the Cooper Hewitt unveiled its new design of restored rooms

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Kara Walker’s Confection – “A Subtlety”
Draws Record Crowds at the Domino Sugar Factory

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Kara Walker’s monumental, sugar coated, sphinx mammy with the improbably long title, “A Subtlety Or the Marvelous Sugar Baby pays Homage to the unpaid and

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Nature and the Imagination: Romantic Landscape Drawings from the Age of Enlightenment at The Morgan

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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A small gem of an exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, “A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany,” presents a fine

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Decorate Fearlessly!
Easy How-To Tips from Susanna Salk

Monday, May 19th, 2014
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“Breaking rules by letting go of standard decorating practices requires imagination, boldness, and confidence that can result in lively, livable, interiors that you love” is

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