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On International Women's Day, plan a solo trip, ladies!

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels is filled with 17th-century Art Nouveau buildings and daily flower markets. Visit Brussels' very own Eiffel Tower, the Atomium. It provides great views, inside and out. Also, needless to say, get some chocolate and waffles.

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Blugirl RTW Fall 2015

They came in prints that included a psychedelic Art Nouveau pattern and a kitschy motif of fruit and birds, like the ones you see on waxed tablecloths. The latter print was omnipresent, even popping up in the midst of a sequence of luxe hippie …

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Museum & Gallery Listings for Feb. 27-March 5

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 …. It includes …

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I'll ignore Alien 3 and take the franchise back to familiar territory, says …

The mocked-up concept art featured Weaver, who played Ellen Ripley in four Alien movies between 1979 and 1997, and Michael Biehn, who played Hicks in 1986's Aliens. Blomkamp later revealed that he had worked with Weaver on the project during …

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Tributes paid to Italian designer who helped put Charles Rennie Mackintosh on …

During his long career Mr Alison, an architect by training, restored pieces designed by other great designers including Mackintosh, lauded as Scotland's most influential architects and desiginers. In particular he reconstructed 20 Mackintosh chairs …

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Jaguar car gives drivers 360° vision thanks to cameras that make window …

While cars have come on leaps and bounds in the last few decades, one serious problem remains: most still have a significant blind spot where the pillars of the car are. But now a new concept might finally have solved that problem, using cameras to …

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Treasures from Lauren Bacall's sprawling Manhattan home predicted to raise $3 …

Items belonging to the screen legend – who died of a stroke in New York last August at the age of 89 – include Picasso ceramics, a selection of fine jewelry, several sets of monogrammed luggage, a piano and a bronze statue of her first husband Humphrey …

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Regularly drinking coffee 'cuts risk of dementia'

Drinking between three and five cups a day could cut the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 20 per cent, scientists said. Nutrition can play an important role in preserving memory and thinking skills, especially during the phase of …

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Nelly keeps his muscular arm around girlfriend Shantel Jackson as he jets into …

He kept his relationship with Ashanti away from the public eye, but rapper Nelly was all about showcasing his romance with girlfriend Shantel Jackson as he jetted back Down Under on Wednesday. The Hot In Herre star arrived back in Sydney for his …

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Angelina Jolie's 'tires explode in car crash' returning from Unbroken screening

Unbroken, written by the Coen brothers, charts the incredible life of Louis Zamperini and stars young British rising star Jack O'Connell. Zamperini, a Second World War hero and athlete who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics survived a harrowing 47 days …

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Soundgarden's Kim Thayil Talks Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti'

… 'Kashmir'] was there's this amazing heaviness about it and this cool guitar riff, but then there's these other elements that, when I was a young punk-rock guy, I saw as superfluous or unnecessary ornateness, sort of an art-nouveau thrills-and-stuff …

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Kafka and the Crash of the System: An Interview with Tom McCarthy

McCarthy has expressed an affinity for authors of the French nouveau roman; he has criticized the politics of literary depth; and he is convincing and exact in his criticisms of the illusions and delusions of realist writers. … that Satin Island …

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Fabergé Pearl Egg

Após quase um século, a maison Fabergé cria um Ovo imperial. Desta vez, o objeto de arte vem adornado com pérolas. Da redação – A Fabergé revive sua tradição e cria um novo Ovo Imperial, um extraordinário objeto de arte, em colaboração com a família …

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Zadora: The Infamous Baltic Baron Taking on MC Escher

Thirty years later, Zadora's art would adorn the most exclusive collections across the globe as arguably the world's foremost gemstone artist and heir apparent to the (similarly Baltic) Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé. I caught up with him in his …

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Giuliana Rancic reveals why she skipped SAG Awards red carpet

The E! red carpet staple is made to show off a star's manicure and jewellery, but the Cake actress's response was a quick 'no, no, no,' when asked by the host. The Greek-American beauty took it all in stride and even responded to online host and …

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Emma Stone in see-through gown at the SAG Awards red carpet

The redhead, who is dating her The Amazing Spider Man co-star Andrew Garfield, will face off against Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) and Naomi Watts (St. Vincent) in her category at the …

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Sam Taylor-Johnson hits back at critics over 23 year age gap between husband …

Sam Taylor-Johnson is fifty shades of vamp on the cover of Red magazine in this whisp of a dress from Louis Vuitton's Resort 2015 season. The collection … Style the look with some simple jewelry like Sam's Elsa Peretti bone cuff by Tiffany & Co. Bag …

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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. Open daily, except Wednesdays, at 11 a.m.; closes 8 p.m. Fridays; …. Includes new work from more …

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Provincial goes upmarket

The 105-year-old building was vacant for almost seven years before it was bought by award-winning developers Darren Fraser and his wife Janet. The outside of the building has already been restored to its former Edwardian art nouveau glory and …

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Glasgow School of Art fire: cause was ignitable foam from student's work

The report found that the fire's rapid progress through the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed-building was aided by timber lined walls and voids, and original ventilation ducts running both vertically and horizontally throughout the building. The …

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts shows there's more to Faberge than eggs

In fact, the range of objects from the decorative arts creator is abundantly clear in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' spectacular new exhibit, Fabulous Faberge: Jeweller to the Czars, which runs until Oct. 5. “Faberge didn't only make eggs,” says a …

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Meryl Streep consoles Jennifer Aniston after losing out on SAG Award gong

Luckily, acting pal Meryl was right there with a shoulder to cry on inside the awards ceremony and gave her a comforting cuddle before she ate. Jennifer approached the Academy Award winning Devil Wears Prada star at her table (where Meryl was talking …

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Video-invitation to Art Nouveau architecture tour in …

Historic Houses of Romania organises a walking tour on the theme of the Art Nouveau style architecture of Bucharest, on Saturday 21 February 2015. The guide is Valentin Mandache, expert in period houses. Registrations at …

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'Project Runway' star, fiancé mesh styles and make small Shorewood apartment …

I was familiar with Deco, and I did like it. But I almost thought it was just too many straight lines. I was into fancy wallpaper then and a more Art Nouveau style. Moving in here and cohabiting with Michael really changed my aesthetic. Everything I …

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On International Women's Day, plan a solo trip, ladies!

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels is filled with 17th-century Art Nouveau buildings and daily flower markets. Visit Brussels' very own Eiffel Tower, the Atomium. It provides great views, inside and out. Also, needless to say, get some chocolate and waffles.

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The best city breaks for architecture, from the palaces of Paris to the …

The French capital is a lesson is mixing old architectural styles with new: stroll its streets (or boulevards) and you'll see examples of medieval, renaissance, neoclassic and art nouveau architecture, all of which give the city its unique identity …

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Ten top tips for how survive the 'friendly' Commonwealth Games

9Those of a cultural mien or hip cats with a cultural miaouw should be careful with any reference to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Half the city believes he was an artistic genius. The other half thinks Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Third Lanark's best …

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Lighthouse anniversary

Scotland's national centre for design and architecture, in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building in Mitchell Lane which formerly housed the then Glasgow Herald, has welcomed three million visitors since opening in 1999. Mr Yousaf praised the centre's …

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Fabergé eggs – all you need to know

Under this new ownership it relaunched as a jeweller in 2009, with the new management hiring two of Carl Peter Fabergé's great-granddaughters as directors. In a deal, announced in 2012, the company was sold to Gemfields, a company listed on the London …

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Ikea surprises moviegoers by replacing every seat in Russian cinema with …

The comfort of reclining chairs, bean bags, pillows and couches that sometimes enhance the cinematic experience have been one-upped in Russia, where an entire movie theatre has been filled with beds. While sites such as the Electric Cinema in London's …

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'Canadian cannibal' Luka Magnotta talked to reporter months before he 'ate his …

Crown prosecutor Louis Bouthillier said: 'It is our position that this email makes it clear that Mr. Magnotta was planning to kill a human being and that he was going to make a movie of that killing.' Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer told a …

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Picasso: Love, Sex and Art, BBC Four

Whereas before he'd been a veritable magpie, incorporating Impressionism, pointillism, and art Nouveau, often with an acid bright palette, into his work, the death precipitated Picasso's significant Blue Period. Casagemas and Germaine would feature in …

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Glasgow Film Festival unveils programme

Twenty venues including Charles Rennie Mackintosh's only church at Mackintosh Queens Cross, Robert Adam's Trades Hall and the Drygate Brewery will play host to screenings and events during the festival's run from February 18 to March 1. Major UK …

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: A chip off the old block… but let's hope Jude Law's …

Edinburgh University student Louis, nephew of Princess Diana, cut quite the dashing figure as he strolled through Hollywood earlier this week in an open-neck shirt and no socks, while accompanying his father Charles to a taping of chat show Jimmy …

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Simon Cowell takes girlfriend Lauren Silverman on a parasailing date

The mogul will be joined on the judging panel by Louis Walsh, Melanie B and Cheryl Cole for this year's talent show. Meanwhile … The pair appeared to be very comfortable in one another's company as they enjoyed a break in St Tropez on Sunday. The duo …

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