A Path Through History in New York

A Path Through History in New York

It may be time to eschew a visit to Ellis Island, skip Rockefeller Center and forget about Central Park, says Merrill Hesch of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Or at least complement them with other options from the five boroughs....

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Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 draws on some very American antecedents for its food-based design. Which is natural enough, since the pavilion’s a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center, in association with...

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Charley McDowell on Richard Nixon

Charley McDowell on Richard Nixon

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency of the United States. To commemorate this event, A+A is running a passage from a column by the great Charley McDowell, which originally ran in the Richmond Times-Dispatch just hours before...

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Imploded Sculptures on Park Avenue

Imploded Sculptures on Park Avenue

Seven stainless steel sculptures by Amsterdam-based German artist Ewerdt Hilgemann landed last week on New York’s Park Avenue. Entitled “Moments in a Stream,” the installation parades along the avenue in seven locations, from 52nd to 67th Streets, with large-scale...

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From Atlanta, a Kitchen by Kelly Kole

From Atlanta, a Kitchen by Kelly Kole

Kelly Kole, the Atlanta interior designer, was pleasantly surprised to get a call from Brizo Faucets not long ago. “They said: ‘Here’s the deal – we’ve got a new launch, and we want you to design a kitchen.’” The high-end faucet company was asking her to design a...

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A Rock-Star Kitchen from Tyler Wisler

A Rock-Star Kitchen from Tyler Wisler

The assignment for Tyler Wisler, a self-described “kick-ass interior designer,” was simple enough: Take Brizo’s newest pull-down faucet and design a kitchen environment around it. “They said: ‘Take your inspiration and go with it,’” he says. “’Give us your wish...

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A Rare Look into the Creative Process

A Rare Look into the Creative Process

In a new exhibition called Line Touch Trace, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is about to offer a rare look at the thought processes of 13 artists. They’re all from Carolina, and their 30 works on paper are all drawn, whether in ink, graphite, charcoal, conté crayon,...

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Lyrical Paintings from Bernie Taupin

Lyrical Paintings from Bernie Taupin

Consider them not just art, but more the musings of a vivid imagination. Bernie Taupin – the gifted songwriter who teamed up with Elton John for many of that performer’s hits – says the inspiration for his paintings comes mostly from inside his own head. “It’s a little...

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Joe Ginsberg: Marmara Park Avenue

Joe Ginsberg: Marmara Park Avenue

It all started with a sketch. Each of the 128 guest rooms at The Marmara Park Avenue, plus its lobby, penthouse, basement pool, and all the rest – began with a stroke of graphite. “It was a pencil, then magic marker and painting,” says Joe Ginsberg, whose artisan-packed...

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Davis Brody Bond on Embassy Row

Davis Brody Bond on Embassy Row

Like the nation it serves, the new addition to the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. is all about change. And contrasts – and transparency. The new space – once a driveway between the former ambassador’s Cape Dutch residence from the 1930s and a chancery built in...

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