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McQueen channel’s the iconic fashion designer’s intensity, but struggles with his tragedy

Considering the popularity of the fashion doc, McQueen seems long overdue. Not only a fashion great, the late Alexander McQueen was among a handful of designers embraced by the art world. His clothes were inventive and political and his runway shows were unparalleled. The audience actually gasped at his spring 1999 ready-to-wear show, for example, when robotic arms of the sort usually seen in a body shop splattered supermodel Shalom Harlow’s pouffy white dress with black paint. At its best, M..

The Cultish Home That Draws Fans of Americana Design

EAVES OF GRASS Botanical-print wallpaper makes a garden of a potentially oppressive ceiling. Photo: Eric Roth 2 Comments By Amy Merrick Amy Merrick The Wall Street Journal Biography Aug. 3, 2018 11:50 a.m. ET MY ROMANCE with Beauport started like many 21st-century flings: I fell for it online. A friend posted a photo of a botanical bower of a bedroom in Beauport, officially called the Sleeper-McCann House. I vowed to visit it, in Gloucester, Mass., for my birthday—bold for a f..

At This Avant-Garde Fashion Designer’s Dinner Party, Footwear Is Optional

Entertaining With At This Avant-Garde Fashion Designer’s Dinner Party, Footwear Is Optional Good conversation, fun tableware and hyper-seasonal fare are Zoe Latta’s secret ingredients for a relaxed, stylish evening. ImageZoe Latta in her wild-seeded edible garden in Los Angeles’s Arlington Heights neighborhood.CreditJulia ShermanBy Julia Sherman July 31, 2018The characters that the fashion designer Zoe Latta invites onto her runway are unfailingly diverse, ranging from fellow artists to striking..

SC ‘surprised’ by UP’s draft for ‘Taj’ without consulting ASI

New Delhi: Wondering the careless approach of Centre and UP government in submitting a draft vision document on protecting the world heritage ‘Taj Mahal’ without consulting the Archeology Department of India, the Supreme Court questioned who is responsible for maintaining ‘Taj’. The bench comprising of Justices Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Thursday was ‘surprised’ to find the report did not come from the responsible department for maintaining Taj but was a draft brought in by UP g..

The Bones of an Early Jamestown Settler May Soon Be Identified

An old, charred piece of long-forgotten flatbread has captured the interest of archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians around the world. Found in a stone fireplace in Jordan’s Black Desert, this proto-pita dates back 14,400 years, making it the oldest known example of bread, Reuters reports. To put the significance of this discovery in context: the flatbread predates the advent of agriculture by 4000 years, leading researchers to theorize that the laborious process of making the bread fr..

Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light

The triple ditch barrow with enclosures and barrow surrounding it. Source: Noel Meehan ANOTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND has been photographed in the Boyne Valley – this time the outline of a possible barrow cemetery and ancient settlement. It has been busy few weeks for the area around Newgrange, with two new potential henges found on the floodplains just a few hundred metres away from the well-known passage tomb, and an entirely new passage tomb uncovered in a long-term excavation near Dowth Hal..

First Look: New DC Collectibles Artists Alley Joe Ledbetter And Chrissie Zullo Designer Vinyls

The bird. The bat. The wonder.DC Collectibles Cute and collectible, artistic and aesthetically interesting, DC Collectibles' Artists Alley line looks to capture the fun of going to a comics convention and seeing different artists interpret familiar characters--but in three dimensional designer vinyl. The line recently launched with a Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman by Chris Uminga, and according to Jim Fletcher, executive creative director of DC Collectibles., that first wave nearly sold out at the retailer level in advance. "Whenever ..

This Leading Designer’s NYC Home Is a Wellspring of Inspiration

For architect Giancarlo Valle, designing the Brooklyn loft that he shares with his wife, AD’s Style Director Jane Keltner de Valle, and their two young children was about more than reconfiguring a space to suit a growing family. For Valle—who worked for A-list architecture firms like SHoP and Snøhetta (where one of his projects was the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)—before opening his own office in 2016, “This was the project that got me into interiors,” he explains. (Those interiors include a Manhattan townhouse for Barne..

Meet local artist and graphic designer Jocelyn Edin

ANN ARBOR - You may know her by her Instagram account Garden of Edin, or her poster designs for the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. Jocelyn Edin has deep roots in this town, and it all began when she was a student at the University of Michigan. "I decided to come to U of M because it was a family tradition," said Edin. "My dad went here, my mom went here and my grandparents." Her father, an artist, was a high school art teacher. She took his classes and says that art runs in her family's blood. When she arrived at the University of Michigan,..

Vt Mozart Festival: Building musicians as well as audiences

The Vermont Mozart Festival will present orchestra and chamber music concerts July 17-Aug. 3 at locations in Burlington, Charlotte, Shelburne and Stowe. Pictured is a 2017 concert at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. (Photo by Stephen Mease) Vermont Mozart Festival musician perform in fron to Burlington City Hall in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Mease) The Vermont Mozart Festival, beginning its third season, is unique in Vermont, perhaps the world. For not only does it present myriad concerts at various locations around the region, it prepares young professional musicians to succeed financially in t..

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