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We did not peg Steve Wynn as a man who loves plaid, but apparently the casino magnate has a secret taste for preppy touches. In the most recent issue of Architectural Digest, Mr. Wynn reveals his shockingly restrained renovation of the $70 million Ritz-Carlton duplex he bought in 2012 from Millennium Partners Christopher Jeffries. Gone are the glittering chandeliers and auric window treatments, the brocade sofas and the coffered ceilings of gold. In their place are cream-colored walls and ceilings, rooms decorated with tasteful pops of primary colors and, of course, the aforementioned plaid. In a (few) word(s), a Jonathan Adler store on speed.
armory week 2014
Pinterest is the go‐to place for five types of online media: recipes, DIY projects, fitspo, accessible street‐style photos and inspirational quotes.
Today, we are most concerned with the hugely influential social network’s cottage industry of quotes. Most of these quotes are unattributed and have no apparent origin, appearing to have simply bubbled up from Read More
There are few things the art world can agree on, but one is that the Tuesday night opening of The Art Show, the Art Dealers’ Association of America’s annual fair at the Seventh Regiment Armory, is the most civilized way to kick off Armory Week. (The week, somewhat confusingly in this context, is named Read More
MONDAY, MARCH 3
Opening: Brendan Fowler, “New Camera” at Half Gallery
Shown in conjunction with Untitled, this show debuts a new production method from the artist that uses commercial embroidery machines as a sort of dark room for his photography. First shown at LAXART, this is the first time they’re in New York. —Dan Duray
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24
IFC Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
This is always a good thing to see. Plus, this year one of the nominees is art-related! (If I recall correctly, you really like art.) “Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, ‘eighth wonder of the world’ art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each Read More
You gotta get a gimmick, a trio of wise women once advised. But to succeed on Broadway these days, what you really need is a star. Mounting a Broadway show has become so expensive, and the business so oriented to out-of-town visitors, that the only way to ensure a successful run is by providing a brand name. (When The Elephant Man next hits Broadway, the lead role will be played by none other than Bradley Cooper, according to The New York Times. The last time, it was Billy Crudup.) And so a steady stream of private jets bring Hollywood names east, lending their fame to a producer’s marketing plan and, in return, getting a chance to prove to the world, or at least to celebrity profilers, or maybe just to themselves, that they’re not merely movie stars—they’re actors. Because, really, isn’t it all about the craft?
In the last few years, bragging about pit bull adoption became a certifiable social media trend. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are littered with crappy memes declaring pit bull owners’ superiority over all other humans.
It’s perplexing; people adopt dogs every day and get on with their lives. They’re hardly persecuted minorities. And yet, some pit Read More
Fashion Week Observed
“At the Sweetheart Soirée, we returned to romance in its purest and most elegant form: pretty melodies, close dances and closer whispers,” Michael Arenella explained to The Observer at last weekend’s Valentine’s Day and the Sweetheart Soiree with St-Germain at Norwood. “St-Germain served their amazing artisanal French liqueur creations, including the Signature St-Germain cocktail and La Rosette,” he continued. Read More
Last week at Coffee Shop in Union Square, Modellounge x Microsoft celebrated Modellounge’s eleventh anniversary. Founded by Bernard Smith, Modellounge serves as the official “office space” for some 200 catwalkers and offers seasonal residences and programming at venues such as the Gansevoort Park Avenue South Hotel. At the party The Observer witnessed the first bi-Annual XBox ONE Dance Read More
Reddit is a weird place. What bubbles to the top is a masterclass in what makes the Internet talk and how twisted the social news website can be. It’s a hotbed of memes, viral videos and sharable posts that permeate the Internet, so we decided to take a look at what the most popular posts Read More