What does Halloween have to do with art, design & lithography? Everything! Don’t miss this exhibition at Woodmere in Philly

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Designer Previews

I unexpectedly discovered the exhibition Things That Creak in the Night: Selections from the Halloween Collection of Peter Paone at Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum, last week and haven’t been able to stop thinking about how whimsical yet thought provoking it is.  Not only because Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, but because what’s on view there is an ingenious exhibition,…Continue reading »

Head Butler encourages us to think in a new direction

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Designer Previews

Jesse Kornbluth is DP’s guest blogger today. His ever-brilliant Head Butler post focuses on Ross Chapin’s book about Pocket Neighborhoods, and the ideas Jesse shares on the subject are resonant and vital.  Especially now. Anyone who drives the roads of the Hampton’s sees the Joe Farrell signs growing more prevalent.  I see on a daily basis, more large scale development with…Continue reading »

citizenM: A Hotel For The Global Citizen Where the Traditional Hospitality Model Is tweaked, just enough

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Designer Previews

citizenM, the recently opened ( to rave reviews)  hotel, has changed  Times Square forever. Its vibe is part Northern European and part Northern California. Yes, it’s that hip and high tech; comfortable and high touch. Literally. From the moment you check in; operative word, YOU– meaning, you check yourself in. It’s easy: simply insert your credit card into their system,…Continue reading »

ASIA WEEK NEW YORK- A cultural voyage both ancient and modern, through art in many mediums

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Designer Previews

Asia Week New York is an otherworldly journey into the past. It’s also a reminder of what can happen when artists take elements of design that are both ancient and modern and merge them.  I’m thinking of the beautiful ceramic work I saw at the Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. where the shapes of the vessels on view felt primitive and…Continue reading »

To Stay Warm: Dream of sunny Greece, where myths were born- The Peleponnese

Posted on February 04, 2014 by Designer Previews

Snow. More snow. The frigid temps of last week remain a brutal memory. It’s February. Everyone I know is planning trips to warm places. I’m just back from Palm Springs and L.A, so I’m stuck here. My survival method: I’m dreaming of the Peleponnese. In this complex and gorgeous region, now classic myths tell us of past dynamics of daily…Continue reading »

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