Traditional Home has just released this year’s Great Kitchens issue, and wow, is it amazing. Six gorgeous kitchens, ways to make your own kitchen personal, top appliance trends, recipes that I can hardly wait to try, entertaining tips, and blogs to watch. Spoiler alert: I am a contributor to this issue — I will be telling you all about the strategic decisions behind a kitchen designed to feed a house full of growing boys. Anyway, be sure to check out the latest Great Kitchens issue- you may want to pour yourself a glass of wine and curl up in your favorite reading chair for this one. Great Kitchens 2015.
Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum to Focus on John Singer Sargent’s Portraits of Friends
Exhibition Dates: June 30–October 4, 2015
Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he made for paying clients. He often posed these sitters informally—in the act of painting, singing, or performing, for example. Together, the portraits constitute a group of experimental paintings and drawings—some of them highly charged, others sensual, and some of them intimate, witty, or idiosyncratic. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 30, the exhibition Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends will bring together about 90 of these distinctive portraits, including numerous loans from private collections. It will also explore in depth the friendships between Sargent and those who posed for him as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art.
Today we are over at Huff Post Tech, taking a tour of the Google Offices in New York,
where their diverse work environments will get anybody’s creative juices flowing. One look at Google NY Offices might prompt you to redesign your own work environment. Design matters. Always.
Dallas hit the jackpot when Andrea Meyer decided to open a patisserie in the West Village area. This energetic and enterprising macaron-maven has an impressive background that she shares with us today as we discus her interesting path which lead to the creation of Bisous Bisous. Her eye for detail, love of Paris, and professional path make for a great story- and the best macrons on the planet. If you don’t live in Dallas, I apologize in advance for [Read more…]
New York history is anything but boring. Come see the story behind Ralph Lauren’s NYC Men’s Flagship store, the Rhinelander Mansion, over at HuffPost New York. This beautiful address has quite a story behind it that will give you even more respect for Ralph Lauren.