Colombia's treasures revealed
It turned out to be a piece of Hispanic art: a scale replica of a raft used by the Muiscas, indigenous lake-dwellers who had filled the conquistadors' heads with stories of a king covered in gold dust – christened “The Golden Man” by the Spaniards ...
April 10, 2015
The Lebanese designers now gaining global recognition
“I think the design scene in Lebanon is fabulous and the country is culturally stimulating,” says Beirut-based architect and designer Annabel Karim Kassar, who has just launched a line of furniture and lighting, including teardrop-shaped steel wall ...
March 13, 2015
Accessorise your home with rural Indian handicrafts
What would just be made as paintings or murals before, these ancient art forms are now adapted to form various art works like wall hangings, porcelain plates, pots, lamp shades, as well as table runners and coasters. Terracotta A large variety of ...
March 21, 2015
Take a seat: the latest in furniture design for bars
Design specialist Andy Thornton continues to add to its collections of classic and contemporary furniture suitable for hard-working hospitality interiors. New pieces “Iconic British design movements such as Art Deco, Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau ...
March 31, 2015
$1850000 Homes in Texas, Arizona and Wisconsin
WHAT: A contemporary with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. HOW MUCH: $1,890,000 The master bathroom has an exposed stone wall and a wall of windows; its en-suite bathroom has a glass shower and a stainless-steel tub. The house has three ...
February 25, 2015
Restoring Historic Lobbies in Luxury Buildings
The fittings “had to be imaginative, striking, useful, contemporary, emotional.” These By 2011, when the JDS Development Group and the Property Markets Group acquired the top eight floors of the Art Deco edifice from Verizon, the successor to New ...
February 27, 2015
Midtown Condo, Brooklyn 'Lab'
There, beyond a labyrinth of boxes and dark hallways, lies an unexpected piece of Midtown Manhattan: a full-scale mock-up of a $10 million apartment planned for 53W53, an ultraluxury residential tower being built next to the Museum of Modern Art ...
February 20, 2015
A panoramic shot of Arab art
A dramatic reaction to a photograph, maybe, but one that suggests “View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media Art” is managing to reach ... a man with a green tarpaulin and metal scaffolding rungs trying to set up a shelter ...
April 10, 2015
The best art money can borrow
cloaked in 11 vast sweeping sails of glass and steel. It was first commissioned in 2001 by Bernard Arnault, the billionaire head of the LVMH luxury brand empire, who since the early 2000s has been an avid collector of contemporary and modern art.
Piece of the Past: Exhibit Highlights Sharon's History
Opposite is Hillside Cemetery, a burying ground featuring many Victorian-period markers and surrounded by a stone wall with gateposts and a Gothic-style chapel. Along South Main Street intersecting with Cornwall Road stands the Clock Tower, built in as a ...
April 9, 2015
The New Whitney Marks a Change in Museum Design
From one of the dozen metal anchors embedded in the facade, she will dangle a 30-foot-tall pink vinyl panel against the museum’s northern wall. (Each anchor ... the creative ambitions of contemporary artists. “Taking art out of the frame,” she ...
April 9, 2015
Two affordable art fairs and celebrity artworks in Dubai this month
Entry is free of charge and visitors can view over 1,000 works of modern and contemporary ... He works in clay, plaster, wood, bronze, steel, resin, and rubber. Do you ever find yourself looking at a piece of art on your wall at home and thinking ...
Visual art events in Southwest Florida
From a homeless teenager working in a factory by night and studying by day on prestigious art scholarships, to becoming a celebrated contemporary artist proclaiming ... wearable and sculptural handcrafted metal and glass works t created by open flame ...
April 9, 2015
Sustainable art: In conversation with Jeff Scofield
metal and organic materials. My primary intention is to capture the refractions of light passing through the glass jars, creating patterns of contrasting shadows and highlights that play upon the wall. The seashells add a delicate touch of colour and life ...
April 8, 2015