Vol. 01.19.2020 | Sunday Selects | O R G A N I C

MARLIES HOEVERS

Marlies Hoevers was born in the Netherlands and got her bachelor of design at the Royal Academy of Art in 2006. She started her career as a certified interior architect with Merkx+Girod Architects, a leading architecture studio in The Netherlands, based in Amsterdam. It was during that time Marlies developed a strong fascination for materials, their appearance and their emotional effects on people.

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JÁNOS HUSZTI

Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations.

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JOHN PAUL PHILIPPE

John-Paul Philippe is a native Oklahoma born artist and designer splitting his time between New York City and Sharon, CT. John-Paul’s work ranges from paintings & murals to large scale interior design elements such as integrated metal sculpture in both commercial and private venues.

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SILVIA POLOTO

Brazilian-born Silvia Poloto is an accomplished artist working in a range of visual disciplines. She is known for her lively abstract canvases and mixed-media sculptures. Recognized for her dynamic compositions and color sensibility, Poloto exploits a vibrant visual vocabulary of boldness and subtlety. Her deftly handled juxtapositions unfold in rich, textured hues and expressive gesture.

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HOW JEAN GEORGE VONGERICHTEN WENT FROM NO GOOD KID TO 4 STAR CHEF

This is how it began, the career of one of the most versatile, ingenious and adventurous chefs in the history of American cuisine. Jean-Georges Vongerichten can pinpoint the day, the place, the words. His family had taken him to Auberge de l’Ill, a restaurant with three Michelin stars in Alsace, the French region where they lived, to celebrate his 16th birthday. To the table came the renowned chef Paul Haeberlin, and the boy’s father requested a favor.“My father liked to talk,” Mr. Vongerichten recalled. “He already had three glasses of wine, and he said to the chef: ‘My son is no good. Do you need somebody to wash dishes? He will do it.’ ”

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LALLA ROOKH PIE

This celebratory pie is only as good as the quality of your ingredients: look for a premium ice cream and top-shelf liquor. English-style digestive biscuits have a distinctive wholemeal texture with a buttery richness and an undertone of brown sugar. They are addictive on their own, enhanced by the addition of browned butter and toasted walnuts. While graham crackers make a perfectly agreeable substitute, true digestive biscuits are a small luxury well worth tracking down.

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BOURBON, ORANGE, AND GINGER

At the time of year when we’re gearing up to put ginger in cookies and quick breads, this cocktail is a reminder of the root’s bright spiciness.  

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CAN YOU DIG IT? 1969

Spotify Playlist with hits from 1969.

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HIDDEN DETAILS OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Noted historians serve as your personal audio guide through a virtual walking tour of the New York Public Library. Find out about hidden details of the famed NYC building as these expert reveal the history behind the Winnie the Pooh toys, the Rose Main Reading Room, the iconic lion statues Patience and Fortitude, the Stephen A. Schwarzman building, the Milstein Division, the map collection, the book train and more.

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Vol 03.10.2020 | Yasha Butler

Introducing Yasha Butler,  a ceramicist who believes in minimalism that doesn’t strip away meaning.

Yasha is a sculptor and designer who is passionate about helping people experience beauty in the everyday. She works with clay to create objects that add a sense of poetry. From sculptural vessels to simple wall hangings, her work gives people the tools to craft spaces that they love living in. Minimal, elegant and organic, her style embraces the perfectly imperfect.

Artist, designer and maker Yasha Butler crafts modern vessels out of clay that commemorate the old and the forgotten. Compelled by her need ‘to create objects that add a sense of calming poetry to our lives’, she builds through coiling and carefully selects tones that can be found in nature. Having lived and worked across the globe, Yasha has since 2016 called Dublin her home where she spends her days creating, exploring the city and sharing with her family.

Butler received a degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University in 2001 and completed a Post Baccalaureate year at Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry + Metalsmithing in 2016. She also studied ceramics at Laney College (Oakland, California), under Nuray Ada (Istanbul, Turkey), at Penland School of Crafts (Penland, North Carolina) and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, Maine). Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the United States, Spain and Turkey. She has been a resident at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, New York) and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Newcastle, Maine), and a visiting artist at Harvard Ceramics (Allston, MA). She has participated in numerous juried shows such

as the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Baltimore American Craft Council Show.

“Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry.”           
      – Leonard Kohen

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Vol. 01.12.2020 | Sunday Selects

DOUG FREED

Doug Freed attempts to capture the mystical light found in natural atmospheric effects: the haze in the distance on humid summer days, the overcast gloom of winter skies, and the softness of landscape bathed in fog, and the quieting mood of approaching darkness. In his luminescent multi-paneled oil paintings Freed tries to find the grey area between traditional landscape painting and its abstraction into color fields.

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VESELA BAKER

Acrylic and watercolor are the media of choice for me because of the fast drying process. I continue to learn every day, and my work constantly evolves, as I always have the desire to see things a bit different and in a new way.  I like switching between wood and paper, watercolor and acrylic. Because I spend so much time in the studio, that helps me to not get stuck. It forces me to see things from a different perspective and breaks my thought process so I can take a fresh approach. Once in a while, I feel like I have to have some more control and need to slow down so I paint realism.

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KIMERLEE CURYL

“Wild Mustangs. Without them, the great west was not possible. We traveled, explored, and built this land by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. We can honor that gift by being their voice. These beautiful legends, magnificent symbols of freedom and grace are being stripped from their homes, families torn apart and an icon will soon be lost forever. It is my hope to not only celebrate the beauty and magnificence of these creatures but to help them.

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JIM POLAN

Jim Polan loves stories. He tells them, he paints them. Sometimes the title precedes the paint, but sometimes it’s the other way around. In most works, the title is intended to be a compositional element. The works, more or less, are edited action paintings with narratives. Despite his three degrees, Polan still claims that whatever he learned of art, he learned in his father’s studio.

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Pieter Hugo inside his studio sitting on a table next to a skeleton.

ARTIST’S QUESTIONNAIREI’M FINISHED WHEN I START LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT WAY

The photographer Pieter Hugo who has captured scenes from Nigeria to Mexico takes T Magazine inside his studio.

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HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS.. OR YOUTO EAT A GIANT TRAY OF VEGETABLES

Deb Perlman of “Smitten Kitchen” discusses her way of feeding her kids nutritious food. My general philosophy when it comes to feeding my kids is to cook what I crave, then find ways to add bait that will bring them to the table. This warm sheet-pan salad takes inspiration from fattoush, the bright, juicy-crunchy Levantine salad of tomatoes, cucumber, herbs, and crispy pita bread we love to eat during the summer. In the middle of winter, I opt for a seasonally appropriate cast of squash, cabbage, and red onion, which get roasted on high heat until the squash caramelizes, the cabbage frizzles and crisps, and the onion becomes toasty and mellow. I finish them with cider vinegar, which adds complex sweetness, and sumac, the tart spice that’s essential in classic fattoush.

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THREE CAMPARI COCKTAILS YOU DON’T NEED A GAZILLION OTHER INGREDIENTS TO MAKE

What is Campari, anyway? Well, it’s one of Italy’s most iconic aperitivos—a word that refers to both a range of bitter liqueurs and aromatized wines as well as the pre-dinner hours in which they are habitually consumed—and was formulated in 1860 by a fellow from Novara named Gaspare Campari. (Save that fun fact for your next dinner party.)

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THE LUMINEERS III TELLS A DEEPLY PERSONAL STORY

Already one of the biggest bands in the world, The Lumineers did something adventurous on the group’s third album, III: The Denver-based group created a record divided into three chapters, telling the story of a family across three generations and how addiction touched those lives. And while it’s not the upbeat singalong music that the band is typically known for, the subject matter was important to The Lumineers’ co-founders, drummer Jeremiah Fraites and singer Wesley Schultz. Both had witnessed the aftermath of addiction firsthand.

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INSIDE DAVID HARBOUR’S NEW YORK LOFT

Today we take you to New York, NY to visit the home of “Stranger Things” star David Harbour. In the heart of the city but lush with houseplants and bathed in natural light, it’s the perfect place to find your center while still in the center of it all.

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Vol. 01.14.2020 | Artist Spotlight Patrick Adams

“I have been painting images of the landscape for over twenty years now in an attempt to convey the experience of being in this vast, ever-changing space of light and form. However, I am not interested in simply producing a painting with a likeness to a particular place. What does interest me is expressing my existentially confirmed experience of a place; or, perhaps I should say, its essence. This is why I return to the same handful of places over and over again. These places are inexhaustible sources of inspiration because each experience of them is unique.

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Vol. 01.05.2020 | Sunday Selects | New Ideas

JUST DANCE

Our selection of pop art references music of all types. 

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GET BACK TO WHERE YOU ONCE BELONGED

Nature is the most amazing artist.  Our selection of natural and organic accessories is a reverent homage to the beauty of nature.  

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SINGTHE BLUES

2020 is the year of blue.  Known to be a calming and tranquil color, blue can help in achieving a relaxing space.  We have many artists to choose from to integrate these tones.

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THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU TRYNA DO

Planning a project? New home? New office? We work with clients all over the world on commercial and residential projects.  In the words of Aretha Franklin, Let your mind go, let yourself be free.  We would love to hear your dreams and help make them realities.  

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A HOME FOR HER ART IN TULSA
The neighbors may think it looks like a museum, but that suits one Oklahoma art collector just fine. P.S. Happy Birthday Ms. Hatfield!

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SWISS CHARD AND LEMON RICOTTA PASTA

This is an easy, last minute dinner since you might have many of the ingredients on hand. If you don’t have any swiss chard, kale, spinach and arugula also work great. If you use kale, I recommend removing the tough central stem. If you use either arugula or baby spinach leaves, you don’t need to precook them at all; just toss them in at the end. The warmth of the pasta will sufficiently wilt them. 

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NINETEENTH CENTURY: ROMAN PUNCH

There was a time – when turtle soup was a luxury dish and whiskey was an acceptable morning pick-me-up – when garnishing an icy-cold drink with dollop of meringue seemed perfectly normal. And why not? The meringue floats on the surface like a regal, mysterious iceberg. As you mix it in, the sugar and whites add a touch of cream to what’s otherwise a traditional sweet, boozy punch. 

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THE 2020 GOLDEN GLOBES

The Golden Globes are on this evening.  Take a look at this year’s nominees. Maybe today is a good day to sit on the sofa and catch up on all of this years top selections. 

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SONGS THAT BEND TIME: A MUSICAL TIME MACHINE FOR 2019

But did you ever make a playlist that segues from Lizzo to Stevie Wonder? Have you whiled away an evening watching One Direction’s Harry Styles evolve into the high pants heartthrob he is today? Did that sample in “Old Town Road” have you turning up the vintage Reznor? Congratulations, Outlander. Culture always builds upon itself, but now, it’s possible to make historical connections with the touch of a hand on a phone.

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Vol. 12.29.2019 | Sunday Selects

LINDA COSGROVE

Linda Cosgrove arrived in San Francisco in 1976 after her university studies. She is surrounded by her important collection of rare European and Latin American artifacts – artifacts that often appear in her paintings. Her surrealist works in oil are acclaimed for reviving the medieval practice of oil-on-copper, and create a synthesis of Renaissance-inspired pieces with a strong hint of dark humor. The further one ventures into her work, the more visible is the differentiation.

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PASCAL PIERME

Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements. “Coming here 20 years ago with expectations that I had to let go very early, I understood the humility and respect I owe to this land, an essential capital of the West.”

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PATRICK ADAMS

Through our experience of art, we experience our everyday world transformed and re-imagined. Patrick Adams seeks to call his audience to a place beyond one’s normal experience of surroundings. Adams’ impressionistic landscapes transport the viewer to familiar and almost dreamlike locales.

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JULIE SNEED

Sneed’s focus on contemporary art showcases her life on a cattle ranch with figural paintings of livestock, accompanied by abstract depictions of other spaces. She utilizes gestural brushstrokes, texture and muted colors throughout her works.

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THE 25 ROOMS THAT INFLUENCE THE WAY WE DESIGN

We wanted the jury to identify the spaces that not only changed the way we live but also changed the way we see, places — whether pleasing, provocative or completely novel for their eras.

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THIS 20 MINUTE SHRIMP STIR-FRY IS EVEN MORE ADDICTIVE THAN DORITOS

So if it’s not Frito-Lay mad science that’s responsible for the hit-every-taste bud-you’ve-got thing, then what is? It’s a marinade that’s a mix of sugar, fish sauce, garlic, and chiles, a super concentrated paste that delivers flavor in record time (that record is 10 minutes).

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SCOTCHY BOULEVARDIERS FOR A CROWD

Meet the Negroni’s wintery cousin, made with whiskey instead of gin. Rye whiskey is peppery and dry; you can also make this classic cocktail with bourbon for a vanilla-tinged sweetness. We like it with a mix of rye and scotch, which makes it a little more savory. 

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 IN RESIDENCE: CLÉMENCE AND DIDIER KRZENTOWSKI

Clémence and Didier Krzentowski, the husband-and-wife founders of Paris design space Galerie Kreo, have turned their apartment on the bank of the Seine into an exhibition space for their eclectic art collection. Establishing their studio in 1999, the Krzentowskis have fast become an influential voice on the global design circuit.

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THE SECOND AND THIRD LIVES OF YOUR STUFF

It’s the season of gift giving, and while some gifts may become cherished heirlooms, others will likely wind up at Goodwill not long after the holidays.  Then what happens to them, and all the other stuff we accumulate?That is the topic of Adam Minter’s new book: “Second Hand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” 

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