I unexpectedly discovered the exhibition Things That Creak in the Night: Selections from the Halloween Collection of Peter Paone at Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum, last week and haven’t been able to stop thinking about how whimsical yet thought provoking it is. Not only because Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, but because what’s on view […]
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Jesse Kornbluth is DP’s guest blogger today. His ever-brilliant Head Butler post focuses on Ross Chapin’s book about Pocket Neighborhoods, and the ideas Jesse shares on the subject are resonant and vital. Especially now. Anyone who drives the roads of the Hampton’s sees the Joe Farrell signs growing more prevalent. I see on a daily basis, […]
citizenM, the recently opened ( to rave reviews) hotel, has changed Times Square forever. Its vibe is part Northern European and part Northern California. Yes, it’s that hip and high tech; comfortable and high touch. Literally. From the moment you check in; operative word, YOU– meaning, you check yourself in. It’s easy: simply insert your […]
Asia Week New York is an otherworldly journey into the past. It’s also a reminder of what can happen when artists take elements of design that are both ancient and modern and merge them. I’m thinking of the beautiful ceramic work I saw at the Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. where the shapes of the vessels […]
Snow. More snow. The frigid temps of last week remain a brutal memory. It’s February. Everyone I know is planning trips to warm places. I’m just back from Palm Springs and L.A, so I’m stuck here. My survival method: I’m dreaming of the Peleponnese. In this complex and gorgeous region, now classic myths tell us […]
I’ve never asked a guest blogger to sit in here. This is no mere guest: This post was written by the esteemed writer Jesse Kornbuth, for his own website, Head Butler. I’ve followed his writing for years. I’ve learned about music, books, art, people, and hundreds of things I never knew I cared about; all from his […]
Roberto Capucci is one of the most important fashion designers of our time. His work has always been groundbreaking: It is architectural, a study in shape and form, color and texture, sculptural and sensual, and always about astonishing beauty. Capucci’s artistic nature is deep.That is palpable when in his presence and in seeing his creations. […]
Here at Designer Previews we’re always on the hunt for the unexpected. Our latest discovery is the six-month-old O&M Salon on the far West side of Manhattan, three flights up, in an old brick industrial building, known to those in the know, as ‘the Brass Monkey” building. That’s because the bar of the same name, […]
When Barbra Streisand’s 2010 design book, My Passion for Design http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/a-passion-for-design-book was published, I was among those who rolled their eyes and thought, “Oh now she’s an expert in this field too.” Thankfully, playwright, Jonathan Tolins had another — more thoughtful – and humorous interpretation. His play, Buyer and Cellar, showing at the Barrow Street Theater, […]
I’d been planning to head up to The Cloister’s, the Metropolitan Museum’s exquisite uptown outpost, for months. I knew that visiting the former Benedictine monastery, originally from the Pyrenees, with its covered walkways and large open courtyard, in full autumnal color would be ideal. I had already been told that hearing The Forty Part Motet was […]
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