Casual Affair

Dining rooms: Make them inviting, fun and user-friendly Mealtime is family time at the home of designer Lisa Cloughen, owner of Melone Cloughen Interiors LLC in Morristown, New Jersey. Rather […]

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Smile and Say Ambrotype

Historical photos with a particular pedigree When families gather, there’s always a chance that someone will pull out the old family photos. Vintage Instamatic snaps and Polaroids, sepia-tone studio portraits […]

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The Art of the Phone

A selection of winners from the 2018 iPhone Photographer Awards Like most people nowadays, I take pictures with my smartphone. I can’t remember the last time I used a regular […]

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Simple & Sophisticated

The Barcelona chair looks as modern now as it did when introduced nearly 90 years ago The height of sophistication is simplicity.” Editor, playwright, U.S. Ambassador and one-time Union City, […]

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Salute the Seasons

Whether you’re hosting the last casual get-together of summer or the first dinner party of autumn, create a table setting that pays homage to the changing year. As summer fades […]

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The Nature of Simplicity

Angered when his design is copied, Isamu Noguchi retaliates by creating a new masterpiece of restraint and modern elegance. Geometry meets nature in the Noguchi coffee table, a 1944 design […]

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A Print Mystery

A Bergen County, NJ, woman’s search for an artist’s identity. Coral Petretti’s collecting obsession began more than 30 years ago. It was in the mid-1980s. She backed her car out […]

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Vive la Faience!

French faience ceramics have a colorful history. In 1689, France was at war with much of Europe and its military was drastically underfunded. So King Louis XIV demanded that the […]

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In Search of an Opening

Pocket corkscrews were a practical accessory for the well-dressed man or woman. You never know when you might be called upon to uncork a bottle of wine. If you were […]

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