In Raleigh, A Home Tour for the Birds

In Raleigh, A Home Tour for the Birds

San Francisco may have its AIA-sponsored Sonoma Living Home Tours, and New York its Kips Bay Decorator Show House, but Raleigh’s annual spring home tour is a bird of a different feather. On May 17, its 10th annual Tour D’Coop will offer a look at some of the more innovative...

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America’s Public Library: The Legacy

America’s Public Library: The Legacy

Photographer Robert Dawson’s seen a great deal of change overcome the nation’s public libraries during the 18 years he’s been shooting them. “Libraries are under threat, with their hours and funding cut back,” he says. “But they’re now used more than at any other...

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Building Empires with Brandon Smith

Building Empires with Brandon Smith

Worn out after 14 years in commercial interior design in Los Angeles, Brandon Smith did what anyone else would do: He started a media empire. But not just any media empire. His is built on the belief that the future lies within the high-end lifestyles of California, the...

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Jewelry Inspired by Istanbul Mythology

Jewelry Inspired by Istanbul Mythology

By Nadine McCarthy Kahane Deeply influenced by the rich mythology of Turkey, Aida Bergsen has transitioned her art from sculpture to jewelry design. “Even the simplest street of Istanbul is an inspiration to me with its eclectic nature” Bergsen says. Countless civilizations...

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A Mosaics Exhibition at Magic Gardens

A Mosaics Exhibition at Magic Gardens

If you’re going to host a juried exhibition of up-and-coming mosaic artists, there’s probably no more apt venue than Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens in Philadelphia. That was the thinking of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, anyway. And when Shattering Expectations: Mosaic...

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Restoring the Facade at the Plaza Hotel

Restoring the Facade at the Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, newly renovated and converted from 800 rooms to 282 with 165 condominiums, has now undergone a complete facelift for its exterior façade. A+A recently interviewed managing director George Cozonis regarding the extent of the work on architect Henry...

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Marty Stuart’s Portrait Photography

Marty Stuart’s Portrait Photography

Most people know Marty Stuart as a country music singer, musician and songwriter. But he’s a gifted photographer as well. An exhibition of his work will prove that at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts when it opens in Nashville on May 9. On display will be 64 of his...

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Displaying to Attract in South Florida

Displaying to Attract in South Florida

The soon-to-be-built 3711 NE 2nd in Miami is going to be an edifice that shouts out loud. It’ll call out to shoppers at the street level to invite them inside. Up on the third floor and rooftop, it’ll announce upcoming events and put on a light show for the benefit...

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Latino Art and Illustrations in Carolina

Latino Art and Illustrations in Carolina

Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. “There’s a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in...

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In Austin, Fundraising for Future Parks

In Austin, Fundraising for Future Parks

By Rita Catinella Orrell There’s something scary going on along the banks of Waller Creek in Austin, Texas, but that’s a good thing. Meet the Creek Monster, a limited-edition plush mascot, designed to help raise awareness (and funds) for Creek Show, a series of landscape-...

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