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Aircraft and Geometry Inspire a Faucet

Aircraft and Geometry Inspire a Faucet

An affinity for aircraft has inspired Celine Garland’s Sotria collection, her newest design for Brizo Faucets. “I love modern, sleek jets, but I love the retro Spitfires too,” she says. “They’re cool objects flying through air.” And then there’s the geometry: “A lot of faucets are rectangles and cylindrical, but a triangle is underrated,” she [...]

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At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

Chances are, if you were hip enough to play San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom in the 1960s – like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers did – your backdrop was a wall of moving, protoplasmic, psychedelic art. And more than likely, Bruce Conner was its creator “He certainly [...]

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A SieMatic Kitchen on the Cutting Edge

A SieMatic Kitchen on the Cutting Edge

The company that introduced the handle-free kitchen in 1960 is ready for a rebound from the recession. And it’s got the goods to prove it. Its SieMatic 3003 kitchen is an exercise in sleek, minimalist design – but one that mingles Steam Punk and French Industrial influences with modern antecedents. “We want to contribute something,” [...]

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A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

So what do you do if you’re a New York gallerist, after you’ve closed up shop in Soho and Chelsea? If you’re Sara Meltzer, you partner up with architect and interior designer Suchi Reddy. You form a joint venture called weR2. And you buy yourself a 31-foot Airstream trailer, circa 1978. Then you call on [...]

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Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

A new book by hyper-realist artist Robert Jackson has inspired a gallery show of work by eight the nation’s leading artists in that genre. “Not So Still Life” opens at Southport Gallery in Southport, Conn. on Friday, Nov. 14. “What’s fun about mounting a show like this is that they’re real crowd-pleasers, with meticulous technique [...]

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Sculptural Furniture from Ingrid Donat

Sculptural Furniture from Ingrid Donat

From Nov. 13-17, Carpenters Workshop will feature work by French artist Ingrid Donat at The Salon: Art + Design, in New York. Her bronze sculpted furniture is influenced by tribal tattooing and the work of Gustav Klimt and Armand-Albert Rateau. A+A interviewed a representative of the Workshop via email today: How many pieces will be [...]

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Sara Baldwin’s Gilt by Association

Sara Baldwin’s Gilt by Association

Sara Baldwin takes her cues from the best of the best. Like Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia, that sixth-century Greek Orthodox basilica-turned-mosque-turned-museum. “It’s is my favorite building in the world,” says the owner of New Ravenna Mosaics. “I took a thousand pictures of it, and hundreds of its worn floors – just of the tile and the [...]

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Dream of Venice: Alive and Mysterious

Dream of Venice: Alive and Mysterious

If Venice is a dream state, then a new book about the city built on a lagoon is its vivid interpretation. At its heart, Dream of Venice is a book of visions. Some are reverential images captured by Charles Christopher, a copywriter-turned-photographer who spent two weeks there in 2011. Others are prose poetry from the [...]

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A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons met at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s. They were studying classical textile design, like the pastoral scenes of Toile – horses, fox-hunting and picnicking – where deep reds or blues are usually printed on a cream-colored background. In 1990, the pair set themselves up for business in a [...]

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In NewYork’s Design Hunting: ‘Soak’

In NewYork’s Design Hunting: ‘Soak’

Editor’s note: The winter 2015 issue of New York magazine’s Design Hunting is on the stands now, and A+A is exerpting a couple of features from it – one today (with a familiar byline) and another on Monday. This one’s from pages 68-69, with photography by Annie Schlechter: Soak By J. Michael Welton Every facet of [...]

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