Posts Tagged: Luxury

Verdura 75th Anniversary Collection

This fall, the launch of the Verdura 75th Anniversary Collection will celebrate three quarters of a century of the iconic jeweler’s legendary style. Focussing on his early years, owners Ward and Nico Landrigan searched the archives for inspiration that would showcase Fulco di Verdura’s unique and pioneering talents.…
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JAR at the Met

Not only is the JAR exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum the first US retrospective of jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal’s work, but the first at the museum devoted to any living  jeweler, or in Rosenthal’s case, artist, whose medium happens to be gems. …
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Holiday Shop Picks | Verdura

It’s always a good day when I have a reason to visit Verdura. In their elegant boutique overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park, I had a chance to take a gander at their Mid-Century Master vintage exhibition on view (and of course for sale) through December 27th.…
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T Magazine Luxury Issue

Deborah Needleman always seems to say just what I have been thinking but haven’t quite gotten around to articulating. In her editor letter for this weekend’s T Magazine Luxury Issue, she writes, “To do ‘simple’ right isn’t as easy as it looks — whether it’s the design of a building, a dress or even a life.…
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Howard Slatkin At Home Video with Susanna Salk and Howard Slatkin

There aren’t very many New York City apartments these days that could justify an entire book. But then again, there aren’t very many apartments like the one owned by interior designer Howard Slatkin. In a six thousand square foot aerie overlooking Fifth Avenue, the designer has created a dream home worthy of a royal residence.With totally bespoke interiors of breathtaking craftsmanship, Fifth Avenue Style celebrates not only Slatkin’s creative vision and passions but his love of the handmade and the gifted artisans with whom he works.…
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Daniel Boulud & Richard David Story | Conversations on Luxury

Please allow me to set the stage. For gastronomes in the know, Daniel Boulud certainly needs no introduction. With fourteen restaurants around the world, the acclaimed chef/restaurateur has changed the face of luxury dining. From New York and Miami to Singapore and Beijing, Boulud has created a brand of consistent quality and style.…
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Splendor on Park Avenue

Designer Eric Hilton must have felt like he won the trifecta with this client  - a wonderful Park Avenue location, original Renzo Mongiardino interiors and an impressive collection of A-list artwork. The theme of Veranda‘s January/February issue is the Best of the Best and this apartment certainly qualifies.…
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The Exceptional Silver of Puiforcat

While the house of Puiforcat was founded in 1820, it was fourth generation visionary Jean Puiforcat who really established the firm in the forefront of modern design. A sculptor, artist, painter and mathematician, he was more interested in pure form and function than the fancy finery of flatware that had preceded him.…
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Veranda Magic Makers Awards

In a world that is all too often focussed on expedience and mass market appeal, it is refreshing to read a piece celebrating excellence in artistry, originality and design. This month’s Veranda does just that with it’s first annual Magic Makers awards, recognizing “people and firms whose masterful approaches to craft and deep devotion to beauty cast an indelible spell.” Veranda Magic Makersphoto: Emmet Bright and Alessandro de Criginis I was pleased to see Milanese architects Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli included.…
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Fall Market at the D&D

What a packed day at the D&D building yesterday! From 9 am to 1o at night, it was a day full of design inspiration. Kicking off the morning was an entertaining and informative keynote from ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief, Michael Boodro, who addressed the topic of Luxury Now – What Really Counts.…
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