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'The valley of water'

With about 45,000 people, the town, which is known for its Art Nouveau buildings and decorations located just southwest of Molde, is the entrance to the fjords. It takes about a day by ferry from Alesund to Geiranger, according to Destination Alesund …

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Color explosion: More adults using coloring books for stress relief

As of press time, I'd only colored one little section of my Creative Haven "Art Nouveau Animal Designs Coloring Book" using Crayola colored pencils (I figure I'm not yet ready for the nicer, more-expensive Prismacolors). I'm so used to "multitasking …

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Exhibit review: Art Neureau

In the same vein, in Alexa Erdogan's two-part series “L'Art du Cerveau,” the human brain and a stereotypical neuron are rendered in the Art Nouveau style. Carlo D'Anna also explores the Art Nouveau style with her piece “Insectile Jazz” which represents …

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Stars Flock to Hong Kong for amfAR, Art Basel

Also in attendance was co-chair Victoria Beckham who wore a minimalist, high-neck white dress, socialite Paris Hilton who arrived in a black gown with skin-baring cut-outs and Wendi Deng Murdoch in a fitted fuchsia Calvin Klein dress. … I feel …

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How Paris Is Trying to Fix One of the Worst Planning Decisions It Ever Made

Paris also constructed road tunnels that allowed the area to be pedestrianized and built the nearby Pompidou Center art museum and library. Demolishing the beautiful steel and glass pavilions of the old market was still a huge loss. In its place, Paris …

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Theatre Royal by Page/Park Architects

Hope Street is home to both Salmon and Gillespie's incredible Lion Chambers (an early reinforced concrete proto-skyscraper) and, in a lane off it, Mackintosh's Daily Record building with its primitive-naive Art Nouveau tilework. In terms of what the …

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'Designing Modern Women 1890-1990,' at MoMA

Confusion begins with the exhibition's first object: a tall, wooden side chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh from 1897. Why begin with a man's work? Label-reading viewers will learn that from early in his career, Mackintosh collaborated with …

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See Karl Lagerfeld's Custom Gold Apple Watch

Truly one of a kind and priceless, Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld has received a unique gift from Apple — a custom-made, solid gold Apple Watch with a gold link bracelet. Not only is this the world's most rare Apple Watch, it is also one of …

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Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Reviewed

There are authentic hotels and there are swank hotels, the brand new Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach effortlessly occupies both categories. This recently opened oasis feels as if it has stood watch over its stretch of private beach for …

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Park Avenue Armory to Restore Tiffany-Designed Veterans Room

… will restore the building's opulent Veterans Room, which has one of the few surviving interiors designed by Louis C. Tiffany and Company, the firm identified with the American Aesthetic Movement, led by Louis Comfort Tiffany, working with Samuel …

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How A Small Dutch Town Made Fake Bridges On The Euro Real

He designed each bridge's style to reflect a different period in architecture, from the Classical and Romanesque architecture of the 5- and 10-Euro notes, to the Art Nouveau and Modern styles of the 200- and 500-Euro bills, respectively. These bridges …

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Conserving Stained-Glass Records at Corning Museum

Peter Cormack, a British stained-glass historian, said that Britain's 19th-century windows stir up academic and market interest only when they are based on designs by innovators like William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Despicable Me “Minions” Fashion Line

Giles Deacon, Piers Atkinson and Rupert Sanderson have collaborated with the Minions, of Despicable Me fame, on a new fashion collection. Called the Minions Bello Yellow Collection, Deacon noted that his pieces are inspired by “London in the swinging …

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World's Largest Nobu Debuts At Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar

Nobu, the world's most recognized Japanese restaurant, opens up at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. The award-winning property located on a private beach in the heart of Doha's cosmopolitan city has teamed up with Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa to debut …

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Disarmed Forces: Testing the Omega Seamaster 300

… Ladoire, Lalique, Lambretta Watches, Lancaster, Lang & Heyne, Laurent Ferrier, Laurine, Le Fils, Lehmann Schramberg, Leinfelder Uhren München, Léon Hatot, Leumas, Limes, Linde Werdelin, Locman, Longines, Lorenz, Lotus, Louis Erard, Louis Moinet …

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Treasure: Chicago museum's jewelry exhibit a gem

"Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry," it read, with the gorgeous art nouveau cover piece by Rene Lalique just a small taste of the glittering temptations inside. I happily ogled the hundreds of exquisite examples and was …

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What's happening on the local art scene this week

Art Nouveau Galleries, works by Harry Boardman, Justin Long, Robert Ciampa, Ward Van Haute, Meghan Reiff and others. 93 South West End Blvd., Quakertown. …. Also, includes new jewelry by metalsmith Jacqueline ter Kuile. 8 Church St., Lambertville.

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Day trippin: Walk in the footsteps of American icons with trip to charming …

Internationally-known writer and humorist Samuel Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, may not have founded Hannibal, but he sure put it on the map. Using his childhood experiences and escapades in Hannibal as a setting in the now-classic The Adventures of …

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Molnar Fabry Tourbillon Art Nouveau Watch | aBlogtoWatch

Molnar Fabry Tourbillon Art Nouveau unique piece with Christophe Claret movement hand-decorated, engraved, & skeletonized by Molnar Fabry.

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Preview calendar: May 29 to June 4, 2015

including a brief history of the major historical and cultural influences of the 1850-1900's and how they affected the Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and Victorian styles of furniture. Historically important designers including Gustav Stickley, William …

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Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine Dazzles With Swarovski For 15th Anniversary

15th anniversary is also celebrated as Crystal anniversary and Oprah Winfrey's O magazine sure knows to make the best of the dazzling milestone. O, The Oprah Magazine, first published on April 19, 2000, is a monthly magazine founded by Oprah Winfrey.

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Accessories Designer Carlos Falchi Dies at Age 70

He made it so comfortable to me, and afterwards he said, 'Lisa, welcome to this crazy world of fashion.'” Karen Giberson, president of the Accessories Council, first met Falchi in 1991 when she was working as a merchant at QVC. Many years later, the …

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REVIEW: The Producers, The Mayflower, Southampton

Jason Manford's superb comic portrayal of a nervous, comfort-blanket-clutching, naive and gullible Bloom is utterly believable; he sings beautifully, whether belting out a showstopper or delivering a gentle melody and he dances with ease too …

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The Dowager's Diary: New York City's Downton Abbey …

The New York Times agreed when they reported on February, 5, 1913, “The Egyptian Fete given last night by Louis Comfort Tiffany at his studio at 345 Madison Avenue was a social spectacle of wonderful brilliancy.” The newspaper's … Although Louis Comfort Tiffany is best known for his work in stained-glass he was also associated […]

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'The Sleeping Beauty' Awakes to Vibrant Ballet Costumes

The designs were by Léon Bakst, a Russian avant-gardist with art nouveau tendencies. Mr. Ratmansky approached the designer Richard Hudson — best known for his spectacular designs for the stage production of “The Lion King” — with whom he had …

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Barbra Streisand to donate a major portrait to Lacma

Streisand collects in many fields and has a particular fondness for furniture, collectibles, and American art. In 1994, she sold a collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco works at Christie's in New York before teaming up with the auction house again in …

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Karrueche Tran cries during OWN interview when asked about being betrayed …

Karrueche Tran has shown no signs of heartbreak following the split from her on-off boyfriend of four years Chris Brown. However, in a newly released preview for her upcoming OWN special, the 26-year-old is seen breaking down in tears as Oprah Winfrey …

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Kate Upton displays her cleavage in swimsuit for Express clothing

Kate Upton may have moved into the acting world, but she's still sizzling in front of the photographer's lens. The Sports Illustrated model appears in a gorgeous shoot for Express clothing, shot in her home state of Florida by acclaimed photographer …

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What's happening on the local art scene this week

Art Nouveau Galleries, works by Harry Boardman, Justin Long, Robert Ciampa, Ward Van Haute, Meghan Reiff and others. 93 South West End Blvd., Quakertown. …. Also, includes new jewelry by metalsmith Jacqueline ter Kuile. 8 Church St., Lambertville.

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Bonnie broom

He and Walther work together at Butterfly Herbs, among the wafting tea spices and coffee and the jars of old-timey candy and art nouveau jewelry. "I like playing in Ancient Forest a lot because they are really good songs, while J Sherri is more of a …

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Fashion archive: Buttons and beaux

Art deco, the style of the 1920s and 1930s, sometimes used exactly the appropriate medium – plastic with chromium lustre. The late 1930s and 1940s had a fad for miniature reproductions of fruit, vegetables, pastries and even a complete dinner of lamb …

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Inside Chanel's Parisian Cafe For AW 2015 Show

“Its the collection about down-to-earth women,” this is how Karl Lagerfeld sums up his latest Fall-Winter 2015/16 ready-to-wear collection for Chanel. After visiting the garden and the supermarket as well as taking to the streets, Chanel headed to the …

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Louis Vuitton V Fashion Jewelry Collection Screams LV

louis-vuitton-v-fashion-jewellery-collection_2 Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, the blingy fashion jewelry collection brings together the graphic minimalism of the creative director of the house of Louis Vuitton and the V signature directly inspired by …

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Late mining boss's 'secret' daughter wins $25 million inheritance after …

The 19-year-old told the Western Australian Supreme Court that she needed a home five times the Perth median price ($2.5 million), $10,000 each year for fashion accessories including Tiffany and Co sunglasses and $100,000 for a wedding when she ties …

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Rihanna debuts new song American Oxygen at music festival

She was discovered aged 16 in her native Barbados, moved to New York City and embarked on a hit music career under Jay Z's guidance. So Rihanna's new song American Oxygen was an apt choice to debut at the NCAA's March Madness Music Festival in …

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