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Belgium has must-see museums

A former Old England department store once favoured among the city's most fashionable ladies in the early 1900s, its jaw-dropping, metal and glass art nouveau façade promises something unexpected. Each level explores a different musical genre such as …

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The only SS judge who brought Nazis to trial

But in 1943, suddenly recalled by Himmler to join the Reich Criminal Office in Berlin, his pursuit of the camp commandants began, starting with the vile Karl-Otto Koch, who ran, in turn, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Majdanek. When Koch was suspected …

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Rolex Modernizes the Day-Date with a New Size and Caliber

Originally introduced in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date was the last flagship model Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf created, and it is considered to be his ultimate achievement. Also known as the “President's watch,” the Day-Date has a rich heritage of being …

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Jean Dujardin fait rire la galerie lors du photocall du nouveau Lelouch (Photos)

La star de The Artist, qui a récemment dit adieu au chien Uggie, a évoqué sa carrière et sa profession de comédien auprès d'étudiants en master class. Là encore, Jean Dujardin n'a pas manqué de faire rire la salle en distillant les bons mots et les …

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh bangle 9ct Gold DWA405 …

Charles Rennie Mackintosh bangle 9ct Gold DWA405. http://www.rennie-mackintosh-jewellery.co.uk/rennie-mackintosh-jewellery/rennie-mackintosh-bangles-p1.shtml. Charles Rennie Mackintosh bangle 9ct Gold DWA405 …

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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., … Includes paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Live music also: Walnut Street …

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Axe-wielding gang busts into David M Robinson

Police are searching for four men who raided watches and jewels worth up to £750,000 from David M. Robinson jewellers in Altrincham yesterday. The gang, dressed in dark jumpsuits and balaclavas, used axes to smash their way into the store at 12.30pm.

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What's Happening for September (UPDATED Sept.)

Nostalgia Jewelry class: 1-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum or Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 14 and older. Using art nouveau pendants and emblems of bronze and brass. Natural and semi-precious stones, findings and other embellishments are …

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Jack is back as the country's favourite boys' name for 2014

Jack is back for the eighth year running as the most popular boy's baby name in Ireland while Emily has again topped the table as Ireland's most popular girl's name. The top five boys' names in 2014 were Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Sean which, …

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Northern Lights worth braving Norway winter

Alesund, known for its art nouveau architecture, is a storybook town of turrets, spires and colorful wooden fishing boats. From the windy peak of Mount Aksla (418 steps up from town park), I got a panoramic view of it all, crowded onto a giant fishhook …

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mischer'traxler with perrier-jouët debut curiosity cloud at london design …

'we are excited to have mischer'traxler create an installation for champagne perrier-jouët to be housed in the UK for the first time and we are looking forward to seeing how they will showcase the ethos of the house and reflect its art nouveau heritage …

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Friday Flashback: Pera Palace, Where Progress Stayed in Istanbul

The hotel was an Art Nouveau jewelry box designed by architect Alexander Vallaury with a mission from the Wagon-Lits owners to embody the spirit of Progress, just as the Orient Express did. The hotel was a Progressive showcase sporting Turkey's first …

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What Do Historic Buildings Say About Our Connection to the Natural World?

Equally fractal but even more curved are the Art Nouveau buildings from the same period, mainly in Europe, which include masterpieces by Victor Horta in Belgium, including his 1898 atelier, later Musée Horta, in Brussels, and Hector Guimard in France …

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Hong Kong can finish in top three of Queen Sirikit Cup, says Tiffany Chan

Golden girl Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching believes Hong Kong have what it takes to record a best-ever "top-three finish" at the Queen Sirikit Cup at Hong Kong Golf Club this week. Chan, who broke into the top 10 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking late last …

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Lalique new collection – MODE Magazines

From childhood, the French artist jeweller and master glassworker René Lalique (1860-1945) spent his holidays in the Champagne region and was fascinated by its surroundings. Like a true naturalist, he conceived a passion …

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NA Office of Duesseldorf Tourism & Airport Announce: Duesseldorf Celebrates …

Among the highlights of Düsseldorf's cultural event calendar this fall are two major annual festivals that differ in the art forms they present – one features nouveau-cirque and large-scale dance theater and global and classical music productions, the …

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As a New The Girl With … Book Hits Shelves, Stieg Larsson's Partner Continues …

Sixty-one and wearing square-framed glasses, a checked orange shirt, tan jacket, and telltale running shoes, she led me — at a pace that suggested we were being tailed — to the cool, lush garden of the Art-Nouveau central bath. Relaxing into a bench …

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Two teens severely injured in shark attacks off Oak Island

OAK ISLAND — Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws." …

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Art Is the Way of Life – Part 2

Art Deco was a radical aesthetic style, fashionable in art, architecture, fashion, interior and consumer products design between 1920s and 40s. Well suited to the demands of mass production, it quickly spread around the world from New York to Shanghai.

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Design Spaces: Designers through the ages

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, (1868-1928), was Scottish born and an artist, architect, and furniture designer – he designed in the Art Nouveau style (features flat patterns of twisting plant forms based on nature). His style was strongly influenced by …

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Wood carvings grow in popularity, collectibility

Lamp, electric, two-light, reverse painted shade, shepherd & sheep, umbrella shape, Art Nouveau, Jefferson, 1920s, 23½ x 17 inches, $320. Rookwood, vase, iris glaze, mistletoe design, Laura Lindeman initials, c.1904, 4½ x 3½ inches, $420. Inkwell …

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Geoffrey Munn

And more often than not, it is the affable, forever smiling Geoffrey Munn who reveals the unknown story behind the gem. Munn – a world authority on the jewellery of Faberge – is well used to being stopped in the street by women and asked: "What's this …

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The Ohio Valley Auction

jardinière and pedestal, circa 1902, having a bold Art Nouveau floral design and the legend “The Splendid Raiment of the Spring Peeps Forth,” a line borrowed from English poet Robert Bloomfield. It brought $4200. Jeff Jeffers, Garth's CEO, gave insight …

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Montgomery Museum to open 'Art for Children's Spaces' exhibit

She mentioned, for example, that her lifelong appreciation of the art nouveau movement influenced the ethereal painting she calls “Whoville Revisited.” Morgan's tight-knit family revolves around its love of her children. She feels it is important for …

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Sculpted Style

Less a trend than a design direction, the look can have the swirly lines of art nouveau or the hard edges of Bauhaus. Vanguard's Spot table is modern contemporary with an ancient Japanese wood treatment called Sho Sugi Ban. Controlled scorching of the …

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Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels Sale Caps a Year of Stellar Results

Sotheby's sale of magnificent jewels was held in New York City on December 9, 2014, achieving $44,151,251, on the heels of the sale of the collection of Bunny Mellon, which saw Mellon's rare fancy vivid blue diamond pendant sell for a record $32,645 …

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Klyde Warren Park ignites foodie festival with big-gun chefs

Showcasing chefs from across Texas, the lineup runs from Austin's Tyson Cole to Top Chef contestants such as John Tesar, Tiffany Derry and Tre Wilcox. The goal is to pump up Texas' culinary scene while raising funds for the Woodall Rodgers Park …

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Art Nouveau Takes Stage at Turlock Exhibition : Modestoview

“Alphonse Mucha's represents the epitome of the elegant Art Nouveau style and was enormously influential all over Europe and America in the first decade of the 20th century” says Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts …

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Olbrich gardens set to 'gleam'

Call it Art Nouveau for the high-tech age: landscape, light and sculpture merge in a cutting-edge exhibit at Madison's Olbrich Botanical Gardens this fall. “The projects are diverse and very exciting,” says David Wells, artistic director of GLEAM: Art …

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Slow and steady: Turin's foodie focus

It's one of the many hidden secrets of a city that's reinventing itself as a capital of gastronomy, cinema and art in a subtle manner that keeps it unspoilt and off-the-radar. Few visitors even realise that Turin rather than Rome was declared the first …

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John Mucha: I want to show the world the full scale of my grandfather's art

John Mucha is the grandson of the famous Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha and president of the Alphonse Mucha Foundation. Last week he visited Radio Prague's studio to talk about his latest project –a Mucha exhibition at the Russell-Cotes …

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Capsule Men's RTW Spring 2016

Tarrant Apparel Group · Ted Baker London · The Bon-Ton Stores Inc · The Gap Inc. The Jones Group Inc. The Talbots Inc. The Timberland Company · The TJX Cos. The Warnaco Group Inc. The Wet Seal Inc. Tiffany & Co. Timex Group USA Inc. Timo Weiland …

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The WatchTime Q&A: Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart on James Bond, Modern …

Omega is having a big year in 2015, as evidenced by the Swiss brand's big announcement of its all-new quality hallmark, the Master Chronometer certificate, and the first watch to pass its stringent standards, the new Globemaster; the further expansion …

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Skipper the GoGoDragon! celebrates work of Norwich architect

Mr Skipper designed the Royal Arcade at the end of the 19th century, and elements of the venue's Art Nouveau decor adorn his dragon namesake, which is sponsored by Legal and General Property. Antonella Beschorner, the artist who created Skipper, who …

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Devil's Island

I mean I knew I wasn't comfortable with her going. But you don't really think it's gonna happen." "That's when I knew that he …. Louis Georget lived next door and said he'd hear screaming late at night. "You– you're hearing physical fighting?" Van …

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