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A 'New' Scene

ests are gathering, some in Gay Nineties finery. Fitting, for a party with an Art Nouveau theme. As pleasantries are exchanged and drinks are poured, the crowd gravitates to the dining room, lured by the aroma of hot hors d'oeuvres and a shimmering …

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'L'Hotel' has luxury elements, but falls short on depth

Scenic designer James Noone and lighting designer Kirk Bookman have given these cultural icons a truly opulent art nouveau setting in which they squabble and opine. an ornate, curving stairway is perfect for making grand entrances, and there's plenty …

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Art Movements

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the building is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Board members of the Kunstmuseum Bern are to meet this weekend to discuss Cornelius Gurlitt's decision …

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Vintage shop finds a home in quirky little castle

She specialises in the arts and crafts and art nouveau periods, but the Gazebo is an Aladdin's cave of rare and interesting items including traditional and updated antiques, costumes, linens, furnishings, interior pieces and quirky vintage items. A …

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Glasgow people urged to appreciate Mackintosh legacy

Although visitors from around the world visit the city to admire the work of one of the most creative figures in the 20th century, at home it seems Charles Rennie Mackintosh is often unappreciated. That is why organisers of the second Creative …

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Painting now: Five Contemporary Artists

In the past she has made works exploring the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, cultural patron saint of her Glasgow hometown and has also made paintings tapping into the seductive but problematic imagery generated by the relationship of totalitarian …

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soaring city on the fly

SOUTHEAST Asia's largest museum of Islamic arts showcases textiles, jewellery, coins, ceramics, armour and other artefacts from across the region in several open, free-flowing galleries. Level 3 is devoted to manuscripts and architecture, … Barman …

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Macintosh: The genius Glasgow failed to appreciate

To quote from the website of the Glasgow-based Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society: "By 1914 Mackintosh had despaired of ever receiving the level of recognition in Glasgow that he felt he deserved. He became increasingly obstinate and incapable of …

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Ted Baker reinvents city store for the digital age

"We looked at Charles Rennie Mackintosh, David Brewster, Lord Kelvin and many others. "The interior references nod to some of these great inventors." The store represents a homecoming of sorts for the brand, they opened their first ever store in …

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Princess Eugenie attends Fabergé event at SoHo tea salon

Kendall Jenner lands coveted Karl Lagerfeld campaign The 19-year-old will appear in the spring 2015 ad campaign; What does it take to become a prima ballerina? Reality series starring Misty Copeland gives a behind-the-scenes look at aspiring young …

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The greatest uncle a boy could have: In an utterly heartwrenching and deeply …

The Faberge big egg hunt auction, New York Camilla's brother ….. Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon's daughter Amber looks effortlessly chic in floaty pearl dress as she gets into festive spirit at jewellery launch; Trisha Yearwood and Ethan Zohn pay …

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Pics: Peter Carl Faberge's exquisite eggs

New Delhi: Six gilded Easter eggs adorn the Google home page to mark master Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge's 166th birthday. Faberge was the court jeweller for the last two Russian Czars and the bejewelled Easter eggs were his speciality. Since …

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Could a 'marriage sabbatical' save YOUR relationship? More couples taking …

A jewel of an exhibition: Incredible Faberge pieces owned by… Overall synchrony in ….. Kendall Jenner lands coveted Karl Lagerfeld campaign The 19-year-old will appear in the spring 2015 ad campaign; What does it take to become a prima ballerina …

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Marie Helvin's emotional tribute to Mark Shand – the 'perfect man'

What he did have he spent on gifts for me: Annabelle Jones jewellery and Dior silk and satin lingerie from the White House in Bond Street, which brought him as much pleasure as it did me. He'd whisk me off for passionate weekends at the five-star Hotel …

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Passenger taken from Newark Airport to be evaluated for Ebola

Ebola fears struck in Newark and Chicago on Tuesday as passengers arriving from West Africa failed screenings at both city's airports. A passenger who arrived to Newark International Airport, New Jersey via Brussels was taken in an ambulance to be …

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Smart Collector: Know best sources for price information

A flowing Art Nouveau floral design incised on the sides then painted in pink and green with gold indicates that the bowl dates from 1910-1920. An e-reply to the reader from the Langley and Denby Pottery Collector's Society tells him that then, the …

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WWI: The Germans were terrified of the Daily Mail and Helena Bonham Carter's …

Future French president Charles de Gaulle was taken prisoner during the World War I after fighting at Verdun. All of his escape … Sir Stanley Spencer, Sir John Lavery and Charles Rennie Mackintosh were all detained under the Defence of the Realm Act.

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Fall decorating trends reflect traditional Scottish patterns

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's elegant rose and Arts and Crafts motifs are interpreted in pretty lighting and window and wall stencils at JustMackintosh.com. Look for items with key, thistle, antler, knot and shield motifs. Sir Edwin Landseer's iconic …

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Emotional ties with novelist Freya North

I love baking although I wouldn't say I am good at it – but this lemon drizzle is one cake I know, taught to me as a child by my grandmother Rennie. My friends have … When Georgia was young we were burgled and all my jewellery was stolen. I didn't …

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The mother of all diets: Obese mum loses 10 stone – the combined weight of her …

Physically carrying your kids around is one thing, but lugging their combined weight on your own frame in extra pounds is quite another. But a mother-of-four has lost a whopping ten stone, the weight of her children put together after they spurred her …

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Peaches Geldof's husband sang Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye …

The heartbroken husband of Peaches Geldof sang a special tribute to his wife at her funeral, it emerged today. Tom Cohen, 23, performed Leonard Cohen's Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye in front of family and friends at St Mary Magdalene and St …

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Cheryl Cole: 'Some people hate it but I love getting up and going to the gym …

Cheryl Cole unveiled stills from her new music video, Crazy Stupid Love, and they may have featured some serious style credentials, killer dance moves and a cameo appearance from Tinie Tempah but we were far more preoccupied with something else.

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Johnny Weir responds to husband's demand for public apology with sexually …

Johnny Weir's ugly public breakup with husband Victor Voronov has become an equally out-there reconciliation. The flashy figure skater has fired back at Voronov's demands for a public apology with a bizarre and explicit post-nuptial agreement, reports TMZ.

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Now Charles can save Camilla, just as she saved him in his darkest hour …

Alone with Camilla at Birkhall, the home he inherited from his grandmother, Prince Charles was praying that the healing balm of Scotland would work on his wife as it did with him when the Queen Mother died 12 years ago. It was where he retreated from …

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Ebola fury in Spain as nurses throw surgical gloves at Mariano Rajoy's car

Health workers have jeered the Spanish prime minister and thrown gloves at him as he visited the Madrid hospital where a nurse with Ebola is being treated today amid claims staff are stressed out. The nurses gathered around Mariano Rajoy's motorcade at …

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Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are starting to resemble Arsenal's Invincibles

The best side I ever faced were Arsenal's Invincibles. They had quality all over the pitch, they were powerful and they hardly had any weaknesses. Now Chelsea are starting to look just as strong. I don't know if Jose Mourinho's team can go unbeaten …

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Jewellery Sales: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby's Geneva

This autumn Sotheby's Geneva hosts some spectacular showstoppers amongst its 373 lot auction. It's quite an eclectic mix from rare coloured diamonds and coloured gemstones to signed jewels, all attracting collectors from around the world. There are …

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Why fashion illustration is no mere sketch but a form of fine art

'I'm usually there, sketching at table four, and there's always the same woman at the next table, working on a novel on her laptop. It's an incredible place to work!' The Lalique-clad, opulent deco chamber that is the Fumoir bar at Claridge's Hotel …

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Glasgow School of Art fire: Forensic archaeologists start work to restore …

EXPERTS have started work on the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art. The forensic archaeologists hope to find items that could be restored after the library was destroyed by a fire in May. The city and the art …

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Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Foucher Another Parisian institution, family-owned Foucher has been operating from the same premises for two centuries; the shop's Art Deco motifs and welcoming tea salon still have a pleasantly laid back atmosphere where you …

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A Paul Iribe Commode Is on the Block

This Paul Iribe design from 1914 features three drawers with beaded handles and a bronze rose knob in the center. Iribe, a French illustrator and designer, is known for his Art Nouveau aesthetic and his relationship with Coco Chanel, whom he considered …

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Culture Secretary: Glasgow School of Art Staff and Students an “Inspiration”

The Mackintosh Building was judged to be the best building of the past 175 in a national poll run by the Royal Institute of British Architects. It was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the late 19th century, and is one of the country's most …

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Sandra McDonald was adopted and battled to find her real mum for over 40 years

They did however discover two daughters – and Sandra's half sisters- Elizabeth Hall and Loraine Rennie. 'I'm glad she was happy and went on to have more children. But it's a shock finding out my mum is dead and now I have all these siblings , having …

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh's unbuilt designs brought to life

Like artistic fingerprints left behind across the city, his legacy and influence can be found in architecture, furniture, jewellery and even in the chalked font of Glasgow menu boards. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, arguably the city's most celebrated …

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WWI artists sketching countryside were mistaken for SPIES

Artists such as Sir Stanley Spencer, Sir John Lavery and Charles Rennie were all detained under the draconian Defence of the Realm act. … Dr Fox said Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh had a far worse experience at the hands of the authorities.

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