Invoke that old time feel
Cuckoo clocks are timeless and will never go out of style. If you wish to up the Not only are modern designer clocks in style but the vintage look and old time clocks are equally in demand. The most important thing to remember when decorating ...
August 2, 2015
Mark Amadei's Country Mile of Luxury
The adjacent library also is filled with art, including a 17th-century Italian painting that belonged to Mr. Amadei's parents, an ornate 1820 cuckoo clock from Germany's Black Forest and a bronze sculpture by Salvador Dalí. The second floor has a ...
June 12, 2015
Designer Fawn Galli brings wit and whimsy to Brooklyn pad
On one wall hang two large pieces of framed Lichtenstein wallpaper, which Galli snagged after a client's art installation ended: “I like the Sixties,” she explains. A cuckoo clock from Moss in SoHo — which she describes as “surrealist … just a ...
February 18, 2015
The town that banned Wi-Fi
Past five o'clock everything was shut for the night. The air was freezing. For $30 I got a room in a motel where I was the only guest. “Leave the key on the bed when you go,” said its owner, before driving off herself, leaving her business in the care ...
June 20, 2015
12 Treasures of Europe
Jim Avignon's panels on the Berlin Wall's East Side Gallery are legendary, but he also paints eye-popping graphic works in his Kreuzberg studio, sometimes selling them in person or on his website, jimavignon.com (an exuberant solo show is on view at ...
October 17, 2014
Doomsday Clock reads 11.57: Atomic scientists move minute hand two minutes forward
In a live international news conference, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) said that the threat of climate change and nuclear war posed a very serious threat to modern society. Their symbolic clock is now set at three minutes to midnight, but ...
January 23, 2015
New Netflix Instant Releases: January 2015
'Deep Impact' (1998): Starring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, and Elijah Wood. Unless a .. 'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart' (2013): Starring Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz, and Grand Corps Malade. An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous ...
December 17, 2014
Up and up the roads to Green Bank went, winding into the West Virginian hills as four lanes thinned to one. Hip-hop and classic rock radio stations were gradually replaced by grave pastors and bawdy men twanging banjos and, eventually, they too faded to crackling white noise. Over a crest in the road was the cause of the electronic silence: the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), an array of radio telescopes set against the indigo vastness of the Blue Ridge Mountains. So sensitive are the devices, and what they are listening for so faint, that even tiny signals nearby can be disruptive: a badly fitted microwave or a faulty electric blanket. But if that scheme caused international outrage, then the Green Bank telescope has been more controversial locally. Thanks to the unusual lack of interference, the town has become a haven for those looking to escape electromagnetic radiation and over the past decade, as many as 40 people have moved here. It might not sound much, but Green Bank’s population was only 120 or so to begin with. Imagine two million people moving to London and demanding the city be ghost-proofed, and you get an idea of the scale of the disruption.
Doomsday Clock reads 11. 57: Atomic scientists move minute hand two minutes forward - and say we are at closest point to disaster in decades Symbolic clock was established by Manhattan Project scientists in 1947 It's designed to show how close... The Doomsday Clock’s minute hand has been moved two minutes closer to midnight as experts warn we are closer than ever to a global catastrophe. In a live international news conference, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) said that the threat of climate change and nuclear war posed a very serious threat to modern society.
Portland has been a player in the national cocktail scene for at least a decade, starting with the handful of bars that dug deep into historical cocktail books, honed their technique, geeked out over Tiki and went full farm-to-bar with house-made... But what impressed us most while researching Bar Tab, The Oregonian's first-annual guide to the city's best bars, was the way our newest crop of watering holes seem to be unencumbered by weight of history. There was a moment, as recently as five years ago, when "classic cocktails with a twist" seemed to be the motto, official or un, of every new bar, a slogan meaning the drinks inside were uniformly brown and bitter. But it's the lush, fragrant cocktails, complex and balanced at the same time, that make Expatriate our 2014 Bar of the Year. The same devil-may-care approach rules at Pepe Le Moko, Jeffrey Morgenthaler's subterranean cocktail lounge, which has concerned itself with improving the reputations of the kind of cocktails -- Grasshoppers, Long Island Iced Teas -- we stopped... Far from it. Ambitious bars like Trifecta and Multnomah Whiskey Library are bringing brass and swagger, with leather-bound, novela-sized cocktail menus and, in the library's case, a list of spirits 1,500 bottles long.
17 Disruptors Who Have Completely Changed the Art World
The word has even been used to promote a good old-fashioned wooden cuckoo clock, said a New York magazine writer ... Museum (AFAM), where she was hired as curator of 20th-century and contemporary art in 2013. If ever a museum needed new life, it's the ...
August 3, 2015
Invoke that old time feel
One of the most popular wall clocks are the cuckoo ... used in modern contemporary homes and they add so much meaning and character to a room. Designers today are creating beautiful timepieces that double up as art pieces. A classical wooden long case ...
August 2, 2015
Making time: House of Clocks in Portage celebrates 20 years
True to form, Craftsmanship is evident in most pieces at House of Clocks. They fit every size and style imaginable, and many are handmade and decorated, with some dating to the 1800s. One such impressive piece is an 1800s cuckoo clock whose owners sent it ...
July 31, 2015
Welcome to your True Home
There are assorted knick-knacks from Wallpops Wall Decal, Vidivi and La Mediterranea vases, Umbra frames, and Nextime clocks to brighten up every nondescript nook and cranny of your home. For the obsessive compulsive neatness freaks, there are the the ...
July 31, 2015
In the Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa, Zionism Is Alive in a Highball
Nor were we certain that there was, indeed, a bar: The only sign of robust nightlife anywhere were the two women sitting on the red faux leather sofas in the hotel lobby and glaring at the small TV fixed to a bracket on the wall above them, bored beyond ...
July 31, 2015
Seven tips for a wonderful 'salon wall'
An Old Master painting deserves a wall of its own or an exalted space above ... You don't want all the antique wooden frames on one side and the shiny contemporary frames on the other. If the same coloring appears in several of the paintings, make sure ...
July 25, 2015
Auto repair shop brings back memories
A real garage does not have an elegant waiting room with comfortable chairs, TV, free coffee, magazines like Forbes or Wired, artificial potted plants (real plants are worse), and nature scenes on the wall ... waiting room and modern clean restrooms ...
July 23, 2015