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Dance Listings for Dec. 19-25

It is also the year in which “Keith Michael's The Nutcracker” is set, taking aesthetic inspiration from that era's decorative Art Nouveau style. New York Theater Ballet's rendition of the holiday staple is smaller than other productions around town …

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Museum & Gallery Listings for Dec. 19-25

They represent a marvelous variety of styles and influences, including Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, classic Chinese traditions and European folk art. What they share is a love for processes and materials and a candid way with the human touch.

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Baz Luhrmann's Christmas Nightmare at Barneys

For my taste, the season's finest is to be found at Barneys, where hyper-driven Australian film auteur Baz Luhrmann and his costume designer wife Catharine Martin have delivered a blockbuster, much-touted four-window feat of Installation Art for the …

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Where Travel Writers Want to Go in 2015: Part 5

4: I love architecture, and got slightly obsessed with the Art Nouveau area of Brussels this year. So for 2015, I want to up my game and visit Riga, which is one of the best places in the world for Art Nouveau, and maybe make it to the Latvian coast, too.

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City thank you for fire crews

"We have to thank them on behalf of the staff at the Glasgow School of Art and on behalf of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well. "Thank you for being here all week, it has been reassuring and helping us get everything out of the building. It has been a …

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Most GPs snub advice to prescribe more statins: Two thirds of doctors remain …

Two thirds of GPs are ignoring new advice to prescribe statins to more patients, according to a survey. Despite growing evidence the drugs are safe, some GPs remain concerned about potential side-effects and the 'medicalisation' of otherwise healthy …

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Bloomingdale's markets $825 diamond hashtag ring to social media fans

Sold through high-end department store Bloomingdale's, the 18-karat gold ring, which features a one-carat diamond in the hashtag, was made by Khai Khai Jewelry, a New York-based label founded by Haim Medine, the older brother of fashion blogger Leandra …

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Design Inspired by Nature

From Leonardo da Vinci's bird-like flying machine to biomorphic Art Nouveau designs, for centuries people have been inspired by nature and applied it to their designs. Nowadays, 21st century scientific knowledge together with cutting-edge technology …

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Vienna's Imperial Palace was the winter home of the Austrian rulers

… including the Museum of Modern Art, Zoom Children's Museum, Tanzquartier Wien (a centre for contemporary dance and performance), Leopold Museum (a treasure-trove of Viennese art nouveau), and Kunsthalle (with its contemporary international art), …

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Best holiday reads for under $40000

… Amnesia (“exquisite timing”) and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Effect. So what was the most expensive book sold by AbeBooks this year? Les Maîtres de L'Affiche (Masters of the Poster), a tome of 19th-century Art Nouveau posters, which went for $43,450.

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Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015

Riga has the largest collection of Art Nouveau facades in Europe, not to mention some fascinating relics from the Soviet occupation. And Vilnius charms with crumbling baroque vibe and wending walks that take in the city's once-vital Jewish history.

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Wizz Air adds Bristol Airport to its network, to commence Katowice service in …

The principal city of the Upper Silesian region of Poland, Katowice is a centre for science and industry, as well as home to a diverse mix of architectural styles with Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings alongside Modernist structures from the Communist …

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Mother has broken tooth after 'biting on metal screw' inside Greggs bap

Angry mother Tiffany Heeley says she was left with a broken tooth after biting into a screw inside a Greggs breakfast bap. The 26-year-old was sharing the sandwich with her two-year-old daughter, Lois Clark, when she claims she bit into the metal. Ms …

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Boy, 10, wins £5 million compensation after series of doctors' blunders left …

A 10-year-old who had to have a kidney transplant after mistakes by doctors at a private hospital left him in renal failure, has today been awarded £4.8 million in compensation. Lucas Tuppeny was born in January 2004 with a bowel defect, and required a …

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Beauty Bible beauty clinic: I have a huge nose. How can I take the focus off it?

Our weekly Q&A from the Beauty Bible experts Sarah Stacey and Josephine Fairley, whose latest book is The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible. Their series of Beauty Bible books are now bestsellers worldwide – and this column solves your beauty dilemmas.

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ME AND MY OPERATION: Tiny jet of water that helps cut away tumours

Made In Chelsea's Ashley James unveils jewellery range as she opens up about her battle with depression and dreams of landing This Morning role; Picture Shows: Lauren Pope December 14, 2014\n \n 'The Only Fabulous in fur: ….. Chart-toppers take to …

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£13m winner 'will help community'

For the last 35 years, Mrs Hamilton, 65, and her husband, Sandy, from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, have worked as a money collectors for a furniture company and said she hoped to reward those who have kept them in a job . "I work all over … "I want to …

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René Lalique's Water World

"The Aquatic World of Lalique," at the Lalique Museum in Alsace (until Nov. 11, musee-lalique.com), presents 180 works—drawings, jewelry, vases and decorative objects—by the artist, his family successors and today's Maison Lalique. Meanwhile in July …

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Returning to Istanbul, where East meets West

On a terrace atop an Art Nouveau building on Istiklal Street, 360 offers a 360-degree view of the city (reservations required, Misirli Apartmani 163, 360istanbul.com). GETTING AROUND The seemingly made-for-tourists tram connects the core of Istanbul's …

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Joy to the (art) world

The Morse has an internationally acclaimed collection of American Art Nouveau, and other works from that period (approximately 1890-1910). The museum is at 445 N. Park Ave., about a block from Central Park. Details: 407-645-5311. •The Orlando Museum …

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Grants for Moat Brae and Campbeltown Picture House

The A-listed art nouveau building will be restored as part of a three-year project which will see a second auditorium and a new cafe bar added. Meanwhile, Moat Brae House in Dumfries has been awarded £1.7m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Peter Pan …

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3 Days In Barcelona

It's easy to get carried away by the city's storied Art Nouveau architecture, medieval alleyways and Mediterranean food, but to get a taste of everything, focus on three historic neighborhoods—Ciutat Vella, the Eixample, and Montjuïc—to experience …

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3 Hours In Barcelona

The awe-inspiring auditorium, built in 1908, is a Modernista architectural jewel designed by Gaudi contemporary Lluís Domènech i Montaner, its dreamlike interior a kaleidoscope of Art Nouveau stained-glass and mosaics. If you don't have time for a …

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Gold, The Queen's Gallery – exhibition review

As you'd expect, its 50 works include golden jewellery, ceremonial baubles and fine furniture and metalware, but it also includes paintings using gold leaf or attempting to capture the precious metal's lustre or a glistering, divine light. … The …

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Hamilton preparing for final battle

Lewis Hamilton heads into the Formula One title-deciding showdown in Abu Dhabi later this month conceding to being in a far from comfortable position. It will be the third time in Hamilton's F1 career he will have faced a last-race decider, having done …

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Pollen levels are set to soar over the next few years, scientists warn

If you suffer with hayfever, you may think that the season of snuffling and sneezing could not get any worse. So you may be dismayed to hear that new research suggests pollen levels are to set soar over the coming decades. Higher levels of carbon …

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The Unusually Associative Cyclonic System of Ben Lerner's 10:04

Blurred metaphors for time and space are associated with blended dualities of art and life, fiction and non-fiction, friend and girlfriend. As in Lerner's first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station (Coffee House Press, 2011), the author/narrator …

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Chair and desk owned by Lafayette family sold for $1 million at auction

"The desk and chair offered here are masterful examples of Majorelle's distinct approach to the Art Nouveau aesthetic, creating furniture inspired by the fluid and elegant lines of nature," an excerpt of Sotheby's catalogue reads. "The structural …

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Homer City native's handmade cards bring extra dimension to holiday greetings

Then he would seek inspiration from the works of such prominent artists as Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha or Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. But perhaps his biggest influence comes from his children, Lauren, 21, and Adam, 13.

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Carencro family's desk sells for more than $1M

The Art Nouveau desk, kept in a family bedroom, was appraised at $250,000 by New Orleans appraiser, David Goldberg. In a previous interview with The Advertiser, Goldberg said the desk and matching chair could sell for more than that amount, given that …

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Museum plans for Kelvin Hall get £4.5m boost from lottery

The new museum and gallery will also contain the only surviving complete suite of interiors by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, carried out for Mrs Cranston's Ingram Street tearooms, as well as the majority of the Hunterian collection, which was built on Dr …

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WellChild Awards: Harry's little heroes

'And when he finally came home he decided that he wanted to start a scheme so that other children could be given fun things to inspire them, too.' Laughlin's initiative is called Unlock a Life for Lockey – Lockey being his nickname …

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DR SCURR: Why has my daughter's eye become so red and sore?

To contact Dr Scurr with a health query, write to him at Good Health Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT or email drmartin@dailymail.co.uk — including contact details. Dr Scurr cannot enter into personal correspondence. His replies cannot apply …

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The allure of art nouveau | Helena Fairfax

In the opening scene of the novel I have the heroine, Penny, showing an art nouveau necklace to the hero, Kurt. The Antique Love, helena fairfax, cover design. Art nouveau pendant. Image courtesy of Adin Jewellers. He lifted …

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Stealing Time: Emma Bee Bernstein

The green of a seated girl's skirt reflects the green of the art nouveau poster propped against the wall next to her. In the corner of an emerald garden, Emma stands looking downward in a dress covered with pink and red blooms, and awkwardly …

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