Tag: art

Rackk & Ruin: Vintage Metal

Beautiful jewelry made by a good friend… Molly Conant may be the daughter of Steve Conant, founder and owner of Conant Metal & Light on Pine Street.  And she may be the successful one-woman force behind Rackk & Ruin, a…

A Modern Home Inspired by the Remains of a Barn

Iron, wood, brick, and concrete… The Hebron Home marks the inaugural house project by Benjamin Oliver AD and, for a first design, it’s impressive. The project began in 2011 when the land was purchased in Hebron, Connecticut with the remains of a barn. They chose…

Tory Burch Curates an Auction for Paddle8

Time to spruce up the decor… Fashionistas and art aficionados, take note: Tory Burch is making a foray into the art world. The designer, whose bright Manhattan office was featured in Architectural Digest, has curated an auction for Paddle8. The sale—”Tory Burch in Color”—features work…

No No: A Documentary

Learn yourself with a score by Adam Horovitz… On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever…

The Man Who Made Off With John Updike’s Trash

The man’s trash is better than writers’ best… It should have been an ordinary bike ride. For 22 miles under the glare of late-May sunshine, 48-year-old Paul Moran pedaled his green bicycle past lobster traps and sailboats along the Massachusetts…

Graft Your Tree of 40 Fruits

Grafting as art and conservation…   The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines,…

A Raised Voice

How Nina Simone turned the movement into music…   My skin is black,” the first woman’s story begins, “my arms are long.” And, to a slow and steady beat, “my hair is woolly, my back is strong.” Singing in a…

Openings: ‘Jeff Koons: A Restrospective’

If you only go to one show this year… The Whitney Museum’s much anticipated retrospective of modern-art jugernat Jeff Koons, curated by Scott Rothkopt, opens today.  The show is the priciest, most complex, and largest survey devoted to a single…

Happenings: Girls Standing on Lawns

A Garden Party with Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler… MoMA NYC in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, 1 June 2014, Sunday 3:00 – 5:00pm. Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) celebrate their new book, Girls Standing on Lawns, with…

Dixie Zen: On the laid-back art of tubing

Don’t forget the tube for the cooler…   People often compare the summer heat of Louisiana to being locked in a sauna for three months. The image is close, but a bit weak: It’s important to add that, in the…