Simply Steampunk

The Morris Museum exhibits nostalgia for a long-lost future For all the light shining on it, the art world still has hidden layers. Poke beneath the surface and you uncover […]

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Making Their Marks

Young artists drawn to handmade notations Art has lots of buzzwords. Here’s a new one, at least to me: “mark making.” What does it mean? In the loosest sense, it’s […]

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Arco Lamp

A street light reportedly inspired Italy’s Castiglioni brothers to design a light that is simple in shape yet complex in construction You may have seen it in design magazines from […]

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Beautiful Byobu

Japanese screens combine art and craft in one exquisite object At the Winter Show in January, Erik Thomsen Gallery of New York City exhibited a six-panel Japanese folding screen painted […]

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A Woman’s Work-Table Is Never Done

These multifunctional side tables have endured for generations The progress of any nation in morals, civilization, and refinement is in proportion to the elevated or degraded position in which woman […]

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Life Like

Sculptor Carolyn D. Palmer creates masterpieces in her Saddle River, New Jersey studio A bronze statue is one of those honors bestowed on the immortals or, at the very least, […]

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Delacroix

European master gets his first major North American retrospective    If you’re interested in the art of painting and want to spend some time with one of history’s greatest practitioners, […]

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A Place at the Imperial Table

Catherine the Great was passionate about porcelain No one set a table like Catherine the Great. When you’re the Empress of All the Russias, you can afford to be extravagant, […]

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The Wishbone Chair

Have a seat in this midcentury masterpiece of Danish sculpture The graceful lines of the Wishbone Chair by legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) destined it for display in […]

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