Mosaics in Glass from Tiffany Studios

Mosaics in Glass from Tiffany Studios

Mosaics are said to be the culmination of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s experimentation and artistry in glass. And 50 of his those mosaics will soon be the subject of an exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. The show will reveal the process of creating a...

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A Show of Ansel Adams’ Museum Set

A Show of Ansel Adams’ Museum Set

Ansel Adams must have taken thousands of photographs during his eight decades on earth. But when it came time to select the very best, he hand-picked just 75. And soon, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh will open an exhibition of 47 of them. “They show an...

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In Hollywood, Reading the Villa Bonita

In Hollywood, Reading the Villa Bonita

If New York’s Chelsea Hotel has a West Coast counterpart, it must be the Villa Bonita in Los Angeles. Photographer Pamela Littky has captured the lifestyle of its residents in a new book, “The Villa Bonita,” and persuaded actor and director Cameron Crowe to...

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Raleigh Ushers in the Glory of Venice

Raleigh Ushers in the Glory of Venice

David Steel knows how to call in a favor or two. So when the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice announced it was closing for renovations – and made 20 paintings by Old Masters available to him – the curator of European Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art picked...

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Fentress Redesigns Charleston Airport

Fentress Redesigns Charleston Airport

Sure, Curt Fentress has designed some of this nation’s most iconic and groundbreaking airports, tying them expertly to their own locales. Denver International, Los Angeles International and Raleigh-Durham International come immediately to mind. But there’s...

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Furniture Pulls Designed by Lisa Jarvis

Furniture Pulls Designed by Lisa Jarvis

When we last spoke with entrepreneur and self-described autodidact Lisa Jarvis, she had a nifty furniture business, specializing in Art Deco and midcentury modern. Now she’s evolved into something new and different: She designs furniture pulls. And bold ones, at that....

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In Havana, a Necropolis for 2.3 Million

In Havana, a Necropolis for 2.3 Million

There may be 2.2 million citizens living in Havana, but there are 2.3 million buried in the city’s Necropolis of Colon cemetery. Guess which group is better taken care of? That’s right: The tombstones, vaults and graves dating back to the late 19th century are almost...

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A Private Tour of Hemingway’s Finca

A Private Tour of Hemingway’s Finca

There it was, larger than life. “When I saw I was clear I got on one knee, saw the bull through the aperture, marveling at how big he looked and then, remembering not to have it matter, that it was the same as any other shot, I saw the bead centered exactly where it should...

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Five Unforgettable Days in Old Havana

Five Unforgettable Days in Old Havana

A few months before we left for Havana last week, an associate from the Hemingway Society posted a memorable and poignant comment on the group’s list-serv: “As you stroll into the lobby of the Ambos Mundos, you are struck by the spareness of the space…There is...

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Dutch Designs from Global Lighting

Dutch Designs from Global Lighting

Global Lighting recently introduced Ay Illuminate, a handcrafted collection of lighting designed by Ay Lin Heinen and Nelson Sepulveda. Ay Illuminate is located in The Netherlands and works with artisans in developing countries to explore natural materials and adapt traditional...

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Practical Cabinetry from Thos. Moser

Practical Cabinetry from Thos. Moser

David Moser is a practical man. Trained as an economist at the University of Maine at Orono, he’s also a designer at the cabinetmaking firm his father established in 1973. His economics background has informed the way he approaches his craft. “I don’t like to waste...

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Relighting Montreal’s Carmelite Chapel

Relighting Montreal’s Carmelite Chapel

Since 1875, contemplative prayer has been the order of the day in Montreal’s  Carmelite Chapel. The sisters of the Carmelite Chapel, the last in the city, use the structure mostly for their own purposes, but open it up to the public on Easter and Christmas. So when they...

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Lisa Jarvis: Art Deco and Midcentury

Lisa Jarvis: Art Deco and Midcentury

Lisa Jarvis is a California native who lives in New York and designs furniture with hints of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles in a Hollywood family, but all I wanted to do was live in New York in the 1930s, like Claudette Colbert in a...

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