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French father of street art's works shown in Singapore

The Paris-based artist, who has three daughters and no grandchildren, is known as the father of street art and is still regularly invited to work with younger French street artists. He is the last survivor of the 1960s French artistic movement, Nouveau …

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Society: Christmas Tree Elegance a sensational success

… the show were Crawford, League President Barbara Weingarten, Tree coordinator Diane Sakowsky, Barbara Campisi, Katy Kelly, Betsy Daly Caffell, Kim Crary, Michelle Hammack, Joyce Raney, Diane Sakowsky and sponsors of the "A Nouveau Noel" tree, John …

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Archive shows why Glasgow company's carpets were magic

Over the years designers from Charles Voysey and Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Mary Quant designed carpets for the two companies. Artist and writer John Byrne worked at the Elderslie factory and wrote his Slab Boys plays based on experiences there.

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Souper power: Celeriac soup with lemon greens & nutmeg

… ○ Heat the butter and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat and fry the onion for about 5 minutes until softened and starting to colour, stirring frequently. Add the celeriac and fry for about 5 minutes until glossy …

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Tom's Table: Mac Cheese

No-nonsense noshing, and made better still by a few nuggets of crisp bacon or pancetta. The key is to go big on the sauce. There's little more disappointing than a golden, bubbling macaroni cheese that tastes of little more than buttery, uncooked flour.

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French Twitter users can now transfer money using the social network

It was not that long ago that online banking was rolled out by all major banks, but now anyone living in France with a bank account and Twitter handle can send a tweet to transfer money. The service, called S-Money, was developed by one of France's …

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Retired nurse left waiting for ambulance for SIX hours after shattering her pelvis

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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Mourinho ponders role reversal

Jose Mourinho suggested he would have been given a stadium ban had he been the perpetrator, rather than the victim, of Arsene Wenger's push. The Chelsea boss was pushed firmly in the chest by the Arsenal manager during the Premier League leaders' …

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New York Ceramics and Glass Fair Announces Loan Exhibition Featuring …

Organized by the Czech Center New York in collaboration with the New York Ceramic and Glass Fair and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association It's Always Teatime in Wonderland, will be on view at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd …

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New Orleans Appraiser Ushers Louis Majorelle Suite to $1M Sotheby's Sale

The 1903 Art Nouveau Water Lilies desk and chair designed by Louis Majorelle was passed down through a New Orleans and Carencro family. Ironically, it had been considered just another piece of stuff, good enough for a garage or estate sale, before …

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Artistic touch to be added to Napiers' bus terminus

While he had done some street art, and he completed an Art Nouveau themed bus shelter in Aro (Wellington), his concept plans had more historical depth and authenticity to connect it to this city, he said, including having help accurately outfitting his …

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Five European Christmas markets to savour the spirit

The 'Vienna Magic of Advent' program offers arts and crafts workshops and a Christkindl -an appointed Christmas joy ambassador who tells stories and hands out sweets. Stay: The Guest House Vienna. Window niches that overlook the Opera House and 4 …

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Rubio?s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past

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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Leading writer accuses arts bodies of being 'Scotophobic'

He pointed to Englishman Frank Newbery, who supported Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work, and Edward Dwelly, who wrote the first Scottish Gaelic dictionary, as non-Scots who contributed to culture. Gray referred to Creative Scotland, which has had two …

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Haute hotpots: Easy seafood hotpot with mint and coriander

… ♥ Have ready a large lidded casserole and four warm bowls. Cut the salmon into 4cm (1½ in) pieces and leave the prawns whole. Slice the trimmed spring onions into 1cm (½ in) pieces. Slice the peeled and halved cucumber into pieces the thickness of …

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The average Briton spends £50000 on booze in their lifetime – and a further …

Macmillan is asking people to sign up for the Go Sober challenge, abstaining from drinking alcohol during October and being sponsored to do so. Commenting on the findings, Martin Lewis, from Moneysavingexpert.com, said: 'It's not just the price of …

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Scent vessels have storied, prized past

The firm of Francois Coty, founded in 1904, was one of the first to do this, and this company turned to Rene Lalique around 1907, initially for a special design for the firm's paper labels. Lalique began his career as a brilliant designer of jewelry …

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Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, And Da…

A rare antique Renaissance Revival suite of sapphire, demantoid garnet and enamel jewelry by Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., circa 1920, will be featured (est. $60.000 – 80,000). This beautiful and unique set …

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UKauctionnews: Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels …

A rare antique Renaissance Revival suite of sapphire, demantoid garnet and enamel jewelry by Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., circa 1920, will be featured (est. $60.000 – 80,000). This beautiful and unique set …

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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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