Homeowner furnishes his Lexington mid-century modern house in clean lines
Four years after building their mid-century modern home, the Lees moved to a farm on Cleveland Road. Akey, a former nurse-anesthetist and owner of several Subway restaurants, bought the house in 2006. A few years later he decided to decorate his home ...
March 25, 2015
Mad about the '60s
Alarm clock. The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly on time to his first meeting of the day thanks to an actual alarm clock. He made sure to wind it the night before. Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand ...
April 11, 2015
Flavorwire Exclusive: Charles Dickens Nightwalks Through Paris and London
It's a story that paradoxically meanders with a purpose, like a walk to nowhere in particular, from “the Middle Ages to the height of the gaslight era in the mid-nineteenth century.” In the below excerpt, we learn about Charles Dickens' maniacal ...
April 10, 2015
V&A Museum Returns to Its Civic-Minded Roots
“The founding vision of the V&A in the mid-19th century was very civic-spirited and believed in design and technology's potential to transform society. We're trying to reclaim that ethos, and are inviting Co-curated by Mr. Long with the V&A ...
April 1, 2015
Movie Listings for April 3-9
'The Imitation Game' (PG-13, 1:54) Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the British mathematician whose research paved the way for modern computing and whose code-breaking work during World War II contributed to the defeat of Germany, in this well ...
April 2, 2015
Lewisburg Chocolate Fest features cocoa spiriters
The first chocolate bars, made for use in drinks in the mid-1800s, convinced a few visionaries that chocolate could be eaten too. By the turn of the century, Milton Snavely Hershey, of Pennsylvania — Hershey, Pennsylvania — introduced his now-famous ...
April 5, 2015
Bulova bringing Bluetooth-enabled clocks to High Point debut
Empire is an Art-Deco-inspired design, honoring Bulova's recent move to the iconic Empire State Building, with an oak veneer case in espresso finish and bold Arabic numerals. Astor features a mid-20 th -century design in oak veneer, with ebony finish ...
April 7, 2015
“In the dead of night, in spite of the electric lights and the remnants of nightlife, London is an alien city, especially if you are strolling through its lanes and thoroughfares alone,” writes Matthew Beaumont in the introduction to his... It’s a story that paradoxically meanders with a purpose, like a walk to nowhere in particular, from “the Middle Ages to the height of the gaslight era in the mid-nineteenth century. Few of us see through the shining riddle of the street, the strange folk that belong to the street only — the street-walker or the street-Arab, the nomads who, generation after generation, have kept their ancient secrets in the full blaze of the sun. Of the street at night many of us know even less. The street at night is a great house locked up. But Dickens had, if ever man had, the key of the street. He could open the inmost door of his house – the door that leads into that secret passage which is lined with houses and roofed with stars. Chesterton’s emphasis on the importance to Dickens of the street at night was perceptive. Dickens was quite as interested in the nomads that occupied the nocturnal city – the streetwalkers and the nightwalkers – as in those who occupied the diurnal.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Visitors to the ninth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival this coming Saturday can expect a chocolate wonderland full of sweet treats and unexpected delights, thanks to inventive chefs like Gina Lang, of Greenbrier Valley... “My mentor at culinary school didn’t drink at all, but she said, ‘Boozy sweets are the best thing,’” said Lang. If you add kirschwasser, which is a cherry brandy, the minute you add it to chocolate or anything sweet, it’s perfect on your palate. Chocolate is a great thing, no matter how you prepare it. Our love affair with chocolate, which has been proclaimed as both an antidepressant and an aphrodisiac at one time or another, began long ago. Used as currency in the Americas during pre-Columbian times, the cocoa bean has been celebrated throughout time. Served as a frothy drink available almost exclusively to the European aristocracy for centuries, chefs began experimenting by adding sugar and other spices to develop flavors more suitable to their palates. The first chocolate bars, made for use in drinks in the mid-1800s, convinced a few visionaries that chocolate could be eaten too. By the turn of the century, Milton Snavely Hershey, of Pennsylvania — Hershey, Pennsylvania — introduced his now-famous milk chocolate bar and the Hershey’s Kiss — bringing the elusive flavorful delight to the masses.
Clock manufacturer Bulova will make its High Point Market debut this month with an array of Bluetooth-enabled accent clocks. Incorporating a wireless speaker system into a classic decorator timepiece, each “Time of Your Life” clock uses Bluetooth technology to play streamed music or programming from an enabled phone, tablet or computer. Because the Bluetooth system in wireless, the clock can be placed up to 20 feet away from the device for maximum decorating versatility. The speaker system is powered by rechargeable batteries (included), so that the clocks can be placed in any location. Brookfield, a classic mantel clock with Roman numerals and filigree hands, is finished in brown cherry. Astor features a mid-20 th -century design in oak veneer, with ebony finish, matte silver accents and traditional Roman numerals.