Monthly Archives: October 2010

Kentshire Caché

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the venerable Kentshire Gallery. Established and owned by the same two related families since 1940, the name alone connotes the epitome of excellence in their field.  Whether you know them from their original downtown building (above), their boutique in Bergdorf’s, their newer chic Madison Avenue shop (below), or from 1stdibs, it is common knowledge that Kentshire is considered one of the most respected dealers of fine antique English furniture and period jewelry in the country.…
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I hope you have a specially spooky Halloween. And in that spirit, please enjoy the incredible pumpkin carving art of Ray Villafane, who has won the Food Network Pumpkin Carving contest on two occasions. By day he is a toy sculptor.…
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Alexa Hampton | The Language of Interior Design

With an Ivy League degree, graduate work completed at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in both Florence and New York, an apprenticeship under her father, Mark Hampton, one of our generations’s most accomplished and revered interior designers, and the title of president of his eponymous firm since 1998,  Alexa Hampton has a lot going for her just on paper alone.…
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Art and the Exhibitionist

Edward Hopper, South Carolina Morning, 1955. ©Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Aha – I knew that would get your attention! As I mentioned last week, there are, as always, a ton of art exhibits in the fall in New York.…
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The Explosion of Atomic Tom

I just love this story – a case of creativity joining forces with technology to catapult a small Brooklyn quartet, Atomic Tom, to stardom. The week before last (actually Friday the 15th) this video was posted on YouTube and by Sunday had already received over a million hits.…
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Penthouse Panache

In researching another post a while back, I came across the remarkable work of Champalimaud Design. Although a full service interior design firm, they are known primarily for their award winning work in the hospitality design sector. Founded by Alexandra Champalimaud twenty-seven years ago, they have completed renovations on hotels, restaurants, and spas around the world from the Carlyle and Algonquin in New York to the stunning suites at the Dorchester in London (one of my favorite projects – the bathrooms are incredible!)…
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Venus and Mars

Yesterday was my birthday. Not a landmark one, just your average annual affair. I spent most of the day working, waiting to see which of my children would remember to call – not completely true – I have two at home, both of whom thought my birthday was today until my husband clued them in.…
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Nail Files

Now that it has finally cooled off and the leaves are changing, I feel like fall is officially here. I am starting to break out my boots and sweaters and think about autumnal colors. This extends to my minimal beauty rituals also and I thought today we could indulge in a bit of frivolity .…
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Try It, You’ll Like It

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The Heritage of Houdini

There are so many terrific ongoing and upcoming exhibits at the museums in New York this fall that it’s hard to keep up. One of the more unusual shows opens next week at the Jewish Museum. Houdini: Art and Magic is the first major American museum exhibition about the famous magician and the impact he has had on visual media.…
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