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Lingering thoughts of Tiffany, other tantalizing treasures at Winter Antiques Show

Canadian Press / February 16th, 2010

January's Winter Antiques Show is still generating buzz. Among the unveilings at the presitigious New York fair was one of the most significant Tiffany lamps to come on the market in decades. The exquisite example, with cascading pastel lilies and a lily pad bronze base, ...

Re-visiting Margi Hofer's 2007 book "A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls"

Tallmedge Express / February 10th, 2010

In 1906, the highest paid female in the U.S. was a woman born and raised in Tallmadge, Ohio, who was making it big in the big city. Clara (Wolcott) Driscoll moved to New York City and became Louis Comfort Tiffany's go-to designer. Driscoll is noted for her jewelry ...

A Distant Bauhaus Star: Margarete Heymann was ahead of her time

New York Times Art / November 1st, 2009

Margarete Heymann was a gifted ceramicist who had a falling out with the director of the Bauhaus school and now is largely ignored in the influential 20th century design school’s “official’' history. Her work was original, functional, very beautiful and remarkably advanced for its time. The ...

Style-Mixing Guru: Designer Suzanne Tucker will speak at SF Fall Antiques Show

San Francisco Chronicle / October 25th, 2009

At this year's San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, which will be held Thursday through Nov. 1, interior designer Suzanne Tucker will reveal her creative insights in a lecture based on her new book "Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker." Tucker is known as especially adept at ...

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address

Huffington Post / October 22nd, 2009

Author Michael Henry Adams takes readers on a trip to Manhattan's fabulous River House overlooking the East River. Surmounted by a ballroom in the tower's graceful cupola was once a most palatial apartment occupied by the family of sportsman and publisher, Marshall Field, III. Field's English ...

Weekend Auction: Modern design stars at Sollo Rago

Auction Central News / October 20th, 2009

Wharton Esherick, Wendell Castle, Gio Ponti, Campo & Graffi, Richard Blow, George Nakashima, and Albert Paley are just some of the modern masters whose furniture is offered in Sollo Rago's much anticipated Modern Auction Weekend, October 24-25, in Lambertville, New Jersey. Studio furniture ...

Creative Spaces: Mixing folk art, antique styles in a Spanish Colonial

Architectural Digest / October 12th, 2009

“Each object becomes a piece of art,” Malibu-based designer Karin Blake says of her treatment of folk art in her clients' Los Angeles house. She placed an antique rocking horse on an 1890 sideboard with an oil by Rufino Tamayo. Her signature style is a blend of antiques, often from unexpected ...

Museum Sleep-over: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater now open to overnight guests

Reuters / September 24th, 2009

MILL RUN, Penn. - Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright's house Fallingwater have long been able to visit the architect's modernist masterpiece as a museum, but soon they can enjoy the house almost as if they were living in it. A new Insight Onsite program allows guests to lounge about reading, enjoy a ...

RISD Museum of Art's Director Unexpectedly Resigns

UnBeige Mediabistro / August 5th, 2009

Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art's director Hope Alswang has announced that she is resigning, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities.   

With British Museum Plans Canceled, Richard Rogers Loses Second Big Project to Anti-Modern Forces

UnBeige Mediabistro / July 28th, 2009

  Starchitect Richard Rogers seems neck and neck in competition with Frank Gehry for popular architect most raked over the coals in 2009. Last week, Rogers was back on top with the news that an unprecedented two of his projects had been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. But now the bad ...