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Diane von Furstenberg: How I became an iconic fashion designer and philanthropist

Susannah Hutcheson Special to USA TODAY Published 10:32 AM EDT Oct 11, 2018 Our series “How I became a …” digs into the stories of accomplished and influential people, finding out how they got t..

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..

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,..

Target Goes Back To Basics With Its ‘Made By Design’ Home Line

(Photo by Derek Davis/Staff photographer) Target had a big win in its home business late last year with a collection by Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. Hearth & Hand with Magnolia and its modern farmhouse aesthetic is honey for many of Target’s shoppers, who want a touch of Joanna’s signature old-is-new style. The product line’s appeal is its distinctive, yet familiar and comfortable design at prices everyone can afford. But for other shoppers Target needs to attract – Millennials who are in their prime for home-related purchases – it may not their cup of tea. Urban Millennials in their first (and likely small) apartment or home leaning towards a more contemporary design that won’t clutter tight spaces may not be drawn to that farmhouse-inspired look. Now Target has a home line designed for them: Made By Design. Target sets the table in a statement: “Guests – especially those establishing their first homes – crave quality everyday items that will simplify t..

Goldberg Merges Art & Home Design

Marilyn Huberman Goldberg and Reggie. Marilyn Huberman Goldberg is a first-generation American with French heritage. Her roots have greatly influenced her taste in fine arts and real estate. Named after Marilyn Monroe, she graduated from Boston University’s School of Fine and Applied Arts, followed by the New York School of Interior Design. Goldberg has merged her expertise in the arts with a passion for property investment. She curates exquisite experiences that begin at the front door of each home, guiding clientele through the halls to greet the likes of Van Gogh, Warhol, and Picasso. She then extends such brilliance to customer service, providing clients with her in-depth knowledge of the surrounding area based off their individual tastes. In a nutshell, Goldberg is a five-star luxury concierge of the Hamptons. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am an art historian, curator, and designer of all things, from residential to commercial and interior design. I see a space, or ima..

Studio 41 Home Design moving into vacant Palatine auto dealership

Palatine officials say the village will gain more than a significant business when Studio 41 Home Design Showroom opens in a former Northwest Highway automobile dealership. Studio 41 executive general manager John Mannion expects the business specializing in home fixtures and décor to open in spring 2019 in the former AC Imports Jaguar dealership, 1410 W. Northwest Highway, just south of Dundee Road. AC Imports ended a 50-year run when it vacated the building in January 2017. Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz said Studio 41 will improve the northern gateway into the village. He said the business isn't receiving incentives through a tax increment financing district or other means to take over the 35,000-square-foot structure. "It's a big win for us," Schwantz said. "There's certain things you can do within a TIF district. You can be creative. But this is outside of a TIF district, so this is truly a partn..

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