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Circus-themed rooms, a sauna scrub-down and the world's most beautiful …

from the Esplanadi (the city's main park) to the striking wooden Kamppi Chapel on Narinkka Square; from the magnificent modern Temppeliaukio Church or Rock Church, hewn out of granite bedrock, to the gorgeous late art nouveau/early art deco tally is …

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Tom Conti's historic mansion on the market for £17.5 million – 100 times more …

It was designed in 1903 by William Garnett as a family home and mixed a range of styles from Arts and Crafts to Art Nouveau and Scottish Baronial. The asymmetrical layout matches its inspiration – the nonsense poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Garnett …

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Karl Lagerfeld Brings Chanel Métiers d'Art Collection To New York

The French luxury label led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld rang the bell for Chanel Métiers d'Art show in New York City. The Paris-Salzburg collection traveled from Austria to New York, glorifying the hall of the Park Avenue Armory on 31st March.

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Luxury & culture behind Miami's growth as a destination for the wealthy

With the ever expanding development of the Miami Design District (the once dilapidated Art Deco area), the wealthy are no longer confined to the boundaries of a shopping mall. The Design District, owned by Miami Design District Associates, a …

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J.W. Anderson: The Thinker

Soon came British Fashion Awards, two collections for Topshop, a one-off capsule for Versus beside Donatella Versace and, by 2013, twin deals with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which took a 46 percent stake in his J.W. Anderson label and handed …

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On this day: Biafra declared itself independent

Births: 1672 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia; 1835 Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate; 1846 Peter Carl Fabergé, goldsmith and jeweller; 1896 Howard Hawks, film director; 1909 Benny Goodman, clarinettist and band leader; 1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer; …

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Bill Gross dreamt he got advice from a dead artist in a 'séance-like half dream'

… certain art historical giants as a way of segueing into his discussion of German bunds. He is particularly critical of the nouveau realist French painter Yves Klein, known best for his monochromes and the invention of a particular hue …

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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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Model Call: Maria Borges

WWD: Have you always felt comfortable in front of the camera? M.B.: Photographers help the models a lot. Steven Klein, he taught me. … They teach you how to be comfortable. WWD: What are some of your goals? M.B.: My career really only started two …

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Fratello Classics: The 5 Coolest Omega Constellation Watches

Omega Constellation Ref. 4365 SC "Grande Luxe" I've covered lots of Omega Seamasters and Speedmasters — the brand's most popular families — in my series of Fratello Friday columns on Omega, but let's not forget about the Constellation. Although the …

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Home of the Week: An elegant, art-filled aerie above the heart of Annapolis

A vintage Art Nouveau vanity in the room has been painted all over with Picasso-style rosettes and embellished with green ceramic drawer pulls. During The Capital's visit, a California friend, Realtor Ruth Ann Bowe, was a houseguest. She'd flown in and …

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End of an Era: Nashville Symphony Bids Farewell to Two Longtime Musicians

Wiggins concedes that one concert does stand out. In 2001, he gave the premiere of Daniel Sturm's Concerto Art Nouveau for Timpani and Orchestra. “That was special, since timpanists don't get to be front-and-center that often,” Wiggins says. The …

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The Curtain Rises on a Painting's Next Act

Forms are held by assured contours, and their contained color planes refer to the faceted divisions of El Greco and the jostling, dynamic puzzle-shapes in Japanese prints and Art Nouveau posters. Here, Picasso's horses recall pull-toys, Assyrian wall …

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Chanel Celebrates With Karl Lagerfeld At Hyères Festival 2015

The Hyères Festival 2015 edition welcomed Maison Chanel as its guest of honor, with Karl Lagerfeld overseeing its artistic direction. The French luxury fashion house marked the five-day festival with a party at the villa Romaine, overlooking the …

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Emilio Pucci Goes Italian: Taps MSGM's Giorgetti

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise …

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Westfield Garden State Plaza Expands Global Luxury Offerings

PARAMUS, N.J., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Westfield Garden State Plaza, the premier shopping center in the Metro New York/New Jersey area and one of the top performing malls in the country, will add global luxury brands Burberry, Ferragamo, Hugo …

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'The valley of water'

With about 45,000 people, the town, which is known for its Art Nouveau buildings and decorations located just southwest of Molde, is the entrance to the fjords. It takes about a day by ferry from Alesund to Geiranger, according to Destination Alesund …

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Color explosion: More adults using coloring books for stress relief

As of press time, I'd only colored one little section of my Creative Haven "Art Nouveau Animal Designs Coloring Book" using Crayola colored pencils (I figure I'm not yet ready for the nicer, more-expensive Prismacolors). I'm so used to "multitasking …

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Exhibit review: Art Neureau

In the same vein, in Alexa Erdogan's two-part series “L'Art du Cerveau,” the human brain and a stereotypical neuron are rendered in the Art Nouveau style. Carlo D'Anna also explores the Art Nouveau style with her piece “Insectile Jazz” which represents …

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Stars Flock to Hong Kong for amfAR, Art Basel

Also in attendance was co-chair Victoria Beckham who wore a minimalist, high-neck white dress, socialite Paris Hilton who arrived in a black gown with skin-baring cut-outs and Wendi Deng Murdoch in a fitted fuchsia Calvin Klein dress. … I feel …

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How Paris Is Trying to Fix One of the Worst Planning Decisions It Ever Made

Paris also constructed road tunnels that allowed the area to be pedestrianized and built the nearby Pompidou Center art museum and library. Demolishing the beautiful steel and glass pavilions of the old market was still a huge loss. In its place, Paris …

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Theatre Royal by Page/Park Architects

Hope Street is home to both Salmon and Gillespie's incredible Lion Chambers (an early reinforced concrete proto-skyscraper) and, in a lane off it, Mackintosh's Daily Record building with its primitive-naive Art Nouveau tilework. In terms of what the …

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'Designing Modern Women 1890-1990,' at MoMA

Confusion begins with the exhibition's first object: a tall, wooden side chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh from 1897. Why begin with a man's work? Label-reading viewers will learn that from early in his career, Mackintosh collaborated with …

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See Karl Lagerfeld's Custom Gold Apple Watch

Truly one of a kind and priceless, Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld has received a unique gift from Apple — a custom-made, solid gold Apple Watch with a gold link bracelet. Not only is this the world's most rare Apple Watch, it is also one of …

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Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Reviewed

There are authentic hotels and there are swank hotels, the brand new Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach effortlessly occupies both categories. This recently opened oasis feels as if it has stood watch over its stretch of private beach for …

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Park Avenue Armory to Restore Tiffany-Designed Veterans Room

… will restore the building's opulent Veterans Room, which has one of the few surviving interiors designed by Louis C. Tiffany and Company, the firm identified with the American Aesthetic Movement, led by Louis Comfort Tiffany, working with Samuel …

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How A Small Dutch Town Made Fake Bridges On The Euro Real

He designed each bridge's style to reflect a different period in architecture, from the Classical and Romanesque architecture of the 5- and 10-Euro notes, to the Art Nouveau and Modern styles of the 200- and 500-Euro bills, respectively. These bridges …

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Conserving Stained-Glass Records at Corning Museum

Peter Cormack, a British stained-glass historian, said that Britain's 19th-century windows stir up academic and market interest only when they are based on designs by innovators like William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Despicable Me “Minions” Fashion Line

Giles Deacon, Piers Atkinson and Rupert Sanderson have collaborated with the Minions, of Despicable Me fame, on a new fashion collection. Called the Minions Bello Yellow Collection, Deacon noted that his pieces are inspired by “London in the swinging …

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World's Largest Nobu Debuts At Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar

Nobu, the world's most recognized Japanese restaurant, opens up at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. The award-winning property located on a private beach in the heart of Doha's cosmopolitan city has teamed up with Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa to debut …

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Disarmed Forces: Testing the Omega Seamaster 300

… Ladoire, Lalique, Lambretta Watches, Lancaster, Lang & Heyne, Laurent Ferrier, Laurine, Le Fils, Lehmann Schramberg, Leinfelder Uhren München, Léon Hatot, Leumas, Limes, Linde Werdelin, Locman, Longines, Lorenz, Lotus, Louis Erard, Louis Moinet …

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Treasure: Chicago museum's jewelry exhibit a gem

"Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry," it read, with the gorgeous art nouveau cover piece by Rene Lalique just a small taste of the glittering temptations inside. I happily ogled the hundreds of exquisite examples and was …

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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., Quakertown. …. Also, includes new jewelry by metalsmith Jacqueline ter Kuile. 8 Church St., Lambertville.

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Day trippin: Walk in the footsteps of American icons with trip to charming …

Internationally-known writer and humorist Samuel Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, may not have founded Hannibal, but he sure put it on the map. Using his childhood experiences and escapades in Hannibal as a setting in the now-classic The Adventures of …

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Molnar Fabry Tourbillon Art Nouveau Watch | aBlogtoWatch

Molnar Fabry Tourbillon Art Nouveau unique piece with Christophe Claret movement hand-decorated, engraved, & skeletonized by Molnar Fabry.

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