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Despite knowing little about art and despite the disapproval of the big law firm that just hired him, Randy discovers that Maria can sue for the return of her family heirloom that just happens to be a masterpiece of Art Nouveau portraiture. This is …

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Zurich's Kunsthaus extension to open in 2020

The extension, designed by David Chipperfield Architects and originally scheduled for completion in 2017, will now open in 2020. Together with the existing Kunsthaus building it will constitute Switzerland's largest art museum. The current building has …

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Elixir of Long Life recreated using 19th century recipe: Medicinal brew of …

… and it's very nice to calm down the stomach in general. I use them instead of stuff like Rennie. …. David Beckham gets a helping hand from son Cruz as he treats Victoria and the family to Mexican takeout Family in LA for Easter · Millie …

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UK to surpass Italy, France as top European luxury market by 2018: report

Europeans spent the most on clothing over any other type of luxury good, with $27 billion spent total. Jewelry, watches and accessories came second, with total spend of $19.8 billion. Luxury goods sales in Europe are expected to reach $149.8 billion by …

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The Tastemaker – Giampiero Bodino's Milan

The city of Milan is both home and muse for one of haute jewelry's most acclaimed contemporary icons, Giampiero Bodino. … A former architecture student and car designer himself, Bodino is also impartial when it comes to neighborhoods, recommending a …

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Putin, Wagner, a Pink Person, and Singing Nuns

Vladimir Putin canceled a radical production of Wagner's Tannhaüser in Novosibirsk ("Russian Theater Director Fired for Offending Christians"), the good people of my native Queens are in an uproar over public art the public doesn't want ("After Outcry …

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theartsdesk in Bilbao: Niki de Saint Phalle at the Guggenheim Museum

The French-American artist, who died aged 71 in 2002, is probably best known for two very different bodies of work: her Shooting paintings, the series of collaborative performances in which she and others blasted paint-filled polythene pouches with a …

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The art of living in Manhattan

The taxi stops on New York's Park Avenue, between 93rd and 94th streets. In the lobby, I'm greeted by a porter, who appears to also double up as a private investigator. I cross the courtyard of the imposing, multistorey building, which is almost a …

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Fabergé Pearl Egg Marks The 100th Anniversary Of Imperial Eggs

Pearls are a rage this year, ruling over the world of fashion as well as art. The world's most iconic artist jeweler has created the most precious and coveted objets d'art, the Fabergé Pearl Egg. Founded in Russia, the company is renowned for making …

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Bakers create detailed Easter eggs inspired by Faberge out of CAKE

Measuring 30cm high and made entirely from cake, these amazing hand-crafted designs are a luxury alternative to traditional Easter eggs. The incredibly detailed works of art were inspired by Faberge's famous jewelled eggs, and painstakingly created by …

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Pornhub study shows search for BDSM porn on the rise following release of '50 …

If art imitates life, it seems people's porn searches are imitating art. Pornhub saw an increase is the number of worldwide searches for BDSM pornography in the days leading up to the Feb. 13 release of "50 Shades of Grey." This kind of sexual …

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Diamond and Pearl Necklaces – Marie Poutine's Jewels …

Diamond and Pearl Necklaces …. lanvin (1) Leon Gariod (1) Linzeler Frères (1) Longines (3) Lorenz Bäumer (1) Louis Aucoc (1) Louis Vuitton (2) Luciano Marotta Gigli (1) lucie campbell (1) Lucien Gautrait (2) Lucien Picard (1) luis masriera (1) Lulu Frost (1) Luz Camino (1) marchak (3) marcus and co (4) margherita burgener (17) […]

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Arts and Culture Don't Miss This: April 2 – 9

Tapestry Studio Textured Translations: The Stephens Tapestry pays tribute to the extraordinary talent of Marguerite Stephens, founder and owner of the Stephens Tapestry Studio in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, and the contribution she has made to art in …

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Destruction of Egypt's historic buildings a financial and cultural disaster

Deep down a winding dead-end back alley in the Cairo district of Bulaq, so hidden that few people apart from the residents themselves ever see it, lies an exquisite arched gateway made of ornamental stone. Bulaq is full of such treasures, although …

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Sergei Tchoban: 'I do not believe in the globalization of architecture'

These were buildings in the Constructivism of the 1920s, the Art Deco of the 1930s, and the Russian Art Nouveau of the post-war period. Common features can be clearly traced in their appearance; they have a dynamic form with an emphasis on the entrance …

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Bearable lightness

IN THE 1950s Heinz Mack and Otto Piene were energetic graduates of the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts, tired of the destruction wrought by the second world war and of the gloomy years that followed. … Messrs Mack, Piene and Uecker found kindred spirits …

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Princess Michael of Kent wraps up warm to visit art exhibition in snowy St Moritz

Looking glamorous in a fur-lined coat, Princess Michael of Kent took a break from the slopes to indulge in a spot of culture last week. The 70-year-old royal was seen enjoying an evening in a gallery with some fellow art enthusiasts at the Galerie …

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Wicked Witch of the West Art Nouveau Poster | GeekAlerts

Wicked Witch of the West Art Nouveau Poster. Elphaba is looking positively wicked on the Wicked Witch of the West Art Nouveau Poster, with a generous helping of sexy thrown in… if you happen to be into the green skin look.

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Architect picked for Glasgow's Mac rebuild

The library, recognised as one of the finest examples of art nouveau in the world, was completely destroyed in the fire last May. Inns said: “They displayed a superb methodology to the task of restoration, in particular their room-by-room analysis of …

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2015 Fall Ready-to-Wear

03:00 PM; Creatures of Comfort RTW Fall 2015; Capitale, 130 Bowery at Grand Street New York; Map …… Ltd. Luen Thai Holdings Ltd. Lululemon Athletica Inc. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton … The Warnaco Group Inc. The Wet Seal Inc. Tiffany & Co.

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The House That Céline Built

In an elegant, round meeting room with parquet flooring, a UFO-like vintage Danish fixture lights a curvilinear, black vintage table, while in a reception space, an oversize brass chandelier from the Danish artist FOS (a.k.a. Thomas Poulsen) hovers …

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'Sagrada The Mystery of Creation' review: Gaudi's acclaimed Barcelona church

Gaudi's vision for the building was extraordinary, mixing Modern, Gothic and Art Nouveau forms. With three unique facades representing the Birth, Passion and the Glory of Jesus, the building, when finished, will also have 18 towering spires. Even in …

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Nouveau Flamenco guitarist returns to Ponte Vedra

Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called “Marita: Shadows and Storms,” copies of which local artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz …

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Art film 'Woman in Gold' doesn't glitter

Directed by Simon Curtis (“My Week With Marilyn”) and the scripting debut for English playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell, the film copies Klimt's dazzling fusion of classic and art nouveau techniques, but stops short of creating a masterwork. Maria's …

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A Spring Season of Music and Dance

The opera house's annual Mozart May festival this year features revivals of Mozart operas, including a modernist “Così Fan Tutte,” “The Magic Flute” (which reimagines the opera as a sort of feverish Art Nouveau dream) and a new concert version of the …

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Chiefs win to stay in play-off hunt

Mackintosh crossed in the first half to set the Hamilton-based side on their way and Retallick's score just after the hour mark gave them a comfortable cushion, with Aaron Cruden adding 13 points with his boot. That ensured Hadleigh Parkes' score …

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The best cities in the country for Valentine's Day

The number of jewelry stores, florists in the area, and chocolate shops in each city were also factored in. WalletHub also says that the best Valentine's Day weather is in Los Angeles, but you will get the best bang for your buck in Fremont, California …

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Emilio Pucci

The rest of the clothes referenced Stevie Nicks and Jimmy Page to bring everything into the orbit of Dundas' Seventies comfort zone. It made for a rich bohemian story, with moments of dandy glam in the swish of wide-leg trousers in navy and burgundy …

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Datebook: Top Lifestyle Auctions in April 2015

This auction will include a mix of Decorative Arts objects from the 1860 onwards, including a 'Victoire” car mascot, circa 1928, created in amethyst tinted glass by René Lalique (photo, est: £6,000-8,000), along with a Sandro Vacchetti Art Deco ceramic …

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Melilla: A Spanish Art Nouveau City in North Africa

Discovering North Africa's Art Nouveau Treasures in Melilla | Travel stories, world music, travel books, and a close peek at unique destinations.

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Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Aquamarine Necklaces

… Vuitton (2) Luciano Marotta Gigli (1) lucie campbell (1) Lucien Gautrait (2) Lucien Picard (1) luis masriera (1) Lulu Frost (1) Luz Camino (1) marchak (3) marcus and co (4) margherita burgener (17) Marianne Ostier (1) Marice …

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Titan To Publish Nikopol Trilogy, Skydoll And More European Classics

His backdrops of gigantic structures inspired by Art Nouveau, Indian temples and Gothic cathedrals earned him the nickname of “space architect”. Six tales about Sloane's exploits were collected in Les six voyages de Lone Sloane in 1972, hailed by many …

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Piazza Sempione RTW Fall 2015

These included a pencil skirt paired with a matching boxy, cropped jacket as well as a T-shirt cinched with a thick leather belt and shown with comfortable cropped pants featuring high cuffs. The playful attitude carried over to a black suit composed …

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Jil Sander RTW Fall 2015

For his second women's collection at the creative helm of Jil Sander, Rodolfo Paglialunga showed an increased comfort level with the brand legacy. His lineup honored the German founder's minimalist credo with an ease and sense of movement that was …

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Glasgow School of Art to be restored by city firm Page\Park

Most of it was smoke damage – thanks to firefighters, 90% of the building was saved – but the Mackintosh library, one of the world's finest examples of art nouveau design, was completely destroyed. The historic status of the building makes its …

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