Vol. 07.21.2019 | Sunday Selects

FABIO MODICA

Fabio Modica blends abstraction and representation with a dramatic, vivid color palette capturing the eye of the viewer. He made a departure from realism in his early years as an artist and developed a “semi-abstracted” style utilizing sheer lines and colors.

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LINDA COSGROVE

Linda Cosgrove’s 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. Cosgrove has been featured in the company of renowned artists including Durer, Rembrandt and David Hockney.

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KIM FONDER

Kim Fonder loves texture and touch. Her paintings and furniture reflect her infatuation with these two characteristics. From the materials Fonder selects, to the way she crafts each piece; these two attributes remain her focus. 

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MINERALS

Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring minerals from around the world. A fusion of  design and primitive form, they  are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.

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SOGNO DI FINE ESTATE, 5 SUITE AFFACCIATE SUL MARE DI SANTORINI


The intervention of the designers has preserved as much as possible the original forms, remodeled just enough to make the hotel overlooking the sea of ​​Santorini welcoming and functional. 

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THE SICILIAN SLUSH

If you love the citrusy bite of Campari, it’s time to meet your new summer drink. The Sicilian Slush pairs the Italian aperitivo with herbal gin and plenty of freshly squeezed orange juice to create a blush-pink, bittersweet slushie that delivers even more refreshment.

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RADICCHIO AND CITRUS SALAD WITH BURRATA

We’re over having to carefully cut the peels off citrus before slicing them; simply peeling them first keeps their natural shape intact and saves time. This recipe is from L’Oursin in Seattle, WA.

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STEP INSIDE MARIA SHARAPOVA SUN-DRENCHED L.A. HOME

Every square inch of Maria Sharapova’s dreamy Los Angeles home is a testament to the tennis great’s style, spirit, and focus

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VALOIS TAPESTRIES AND CATHERINE DE MEDICI-WITH STEPHANIE MERRITT

The Valois Tapestries are a series of eight tapestries depicting festivities or ‘magnificences’ at the Court of France in the second half of the 16th century. The tapestries were worked in the Spanish Netherlands, probably in Brussels or Antwerp, shortly after 1580

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Vol. 07.14.2019 | Sunday Selects

MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS

Williams seeks to find balance within the work; experimenting and exploring ways to refine her craft without self-constraint. “If I am able to engage the observer, make a connection which couldn’t be conveyed verbally and ultimately elicit a visceral reaction - my work is done.”

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PATRICK ADAMS

Patrick Adam’s paintings reflect a connection to landscapes that are abstract based on his habit of climbing and hiking

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OBJECTS

Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring objects from around the world. A fusion of modern design and primitive form, these design objects are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.

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TAELOR FISHER

I find great inspiration in the natural world, and consider flowers especially stirring. I expressively marry shapes, colors, and scents of my favorite blooms, which produce lush, colorful, and charmingly chaotic compositions. 

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This is a black and white photo of artist Mark Rothko standing in front of a painting

HOW MARK ROTHKO UNLOCKED THE EMOTIONAL POWER OF COLOR

The name Mark Rothko is synonymous with sensitive canvases that feature arrangements of rectangular panes in vivid hues. The artist was a skilled colorist. 

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This is a photo of strawberry shortcakes.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES

Strawberries are a classic choice for this summertime dessert, but if there are other fresh berries out there callin’ your name, by all means, use those instead.

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HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICANO

This delightful summer cocktail was the precursor to the Negroni.

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THE ICE STUPAS

Artificial glaciers at the edge of the Himalayas.

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TOP TRACKS IN ITALY

Here are the top tracks right now in Italy from Spotify. Take a musical vacation.

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Vol. 07.07.2019 | Sunday Selects

HOLLY ADDI

Holly Addi’s works examine energy, space, and landscape through tempered abstraction. By applying abstraction, Addi constructs intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. 

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JODI WALSH

Jodi left her native country of Canada in 1967 for the Far East and Europe, a move that would influence her life and work forever. “Once my hands touched clay it opened up a world to me that I didn’t expect. The thought of creating hand made forms from clay sent me down a path that is never ending.” Capturing the energy she experienced while living in Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Africa and Europe is a joy to her and she hopes to others. 

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PASCAL PIERME

French-born sculptor, Pascal Pierme is inspired by his surroundings. For the last 20 years, those surroundings have been Santa Fe, New Mexico. A lover of the outdoors, his work is directly influenced by the magical landscapes of his Southwestern home. 

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JULIE SNEED

Julie Sneed’s work focuses on contemporary art that 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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ANDREA BOCELLI’S MOST PRIZED POSSESSION

The singer reflects on a gift he received from Muhammad Ali, a symbol of their long friendship.

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SPICY STEAK LETTUCE WRAPS

Lettuce wraps might be our all-time favorite weeknight summer dinner—minimal cooking, maximum flavor and freshness. Sliced thin and generously marinated, as they are here, they’re quick-cooking, tender, and packed with flavor, but they’re also delicious grilled whole to a juicy medium-rare; just take care not to overcook them. 

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19 HEALTHY COCKTAIL RECIPES THAT STILL TASTE DELICIOUS

Town and Country Magazine selected 19 of the best health-conscious and easy-to-make recipes to enjoy that will satisfy your cocktail cravings without the extra calories.

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STUDIO VISIT: APPARATUS

Apparatus cofounders Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson imbue their elegant objects with emotion and a narrative twist.

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THE BEST PODCASTS OF 2019 (SO FAR)

From Esquire Magazine, There are too many podcasts. These are the ones worth your time.

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Vol. 06.30.2019 | Sunday Selects

JAMIE KIRKLAND

My work is about creating a feeling of deep calm, soft stillness, expansive space and tranquility, a sense of equanimity, a secret to take rest. The process is one of transmuting paint into lyrical expressions of color and mood. I see color and composition as my primary modes of communication.

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MARINA DUNBAR

Taking from their simplicity, I approach my paintings with a sense of restraint; laying down transparent shapes of color and letting the interaction of hues establish a feeling of depth and dynamic motion within each piece.

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TAELOR FISHER

I find great inspiration in the natural world, and consider flowers especially stirring. I expressively marry shapes, colors, and scents of my favorite blooms, which produce lush, colorful, and charmingly chaotic compositions. 

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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

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FRANCOISE GILOT, 97, DOES NOT REGRET HER PABLO PICASSO MEMOIR

In 1964, her book about a decade-long affair with the legendary artist was a succès de scandale. Now, it’s back in print.

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THE GALETTE THAT MAKES PEOPLE THINK I WORK AT BON APPETIT OR SOMETHING

The great thing about a blueberry galette recipe? The more rustic (read: messed up) it looks, the better. Novice bakers, this one’s for you.

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KOMBUCHA VODKA HIGHBALL

You can use any ginger-flavored kombucha, but taste for sweetness since every brand is different.

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ALEXANDER WANG WENT 50 SHADES OF BLACK IN HIS MANHATTAN APARTMENT

The designer enlisted Ryan Korban to fashion an unapologetically grown-up home

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VASARI: ART AND HISTORY

We will look at the important artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari.  A man whose works grace some of the most important cathedrals in Italy, such as the Dome of Florence cathedral, but who is best known for being the first art historian of the modern era.

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Vol. 06.23.2019 | Sunday Selects

OBJECTS +FURNITURE

Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring objects from around the world. A fusion of modern design and primitive form, these design objects are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.

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BILL CLAPS

Visual artist and writer Bill Claps meditates every morning. “I find that the most important thing to me is to listen and be open to what the world presents to me. It’s amazing what happens to me when my mind is clear,” says Claps. He explains that he doesn’t seek inspiration, but rather finds that the ideas seem to present themselves and if he is open he can “grab onto them quickly before they go away.”

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MCKENZIE DOVE

McKenzie Dove was born in Dallas, TX but now resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband. Her work consists of pure oil paint applied entirely with palette knives. All of her paintings have a thick, layered texture that she developed after studying the Impressionistic and Expressionistic movements.Inspired by elements of interior design and architecture, and the raw beauty of nature, she aims to create pieces that make an individual statement while being versatile enough to compliment any style of design.

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KEN TATE

Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s art explores the more emotional aspects of the human condition. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, “Coastal Living” and “New Orleans House & Home”.  His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few.

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AN ARTIST WHO CHANNELS HER ANGER INTO PIE CHARTS

Christine Sun Kim discusses her experimental, sensory-rich process — and her favorite shoes to wear in the studio.

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GRILLED CHICKEN AND QUIONA SALAD WITH MATCHA DRESSING

The dressing on this bowl is a green goddess 2.0, with matcha adding an earthy undertone to the whole dish. Ceremonial is the highest grade of matcha and is made for drinking from the youngest tea leaves.

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WHITE NEGRONI

Suze, the earthy, slightly floral French liquor made with gentian root, replaces Campari in this summery take on the classic Italian cocktail.

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INSIDE LENNY KRAVITZ“S BRAZILIAN COMPOUND

Lenny Kravitz takes us on a tour of his incredible Brazilian farm compound. Built on an 18th-century coffee plantation, his home is set on a working farm that feeds every guest that comes through. 

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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN’S PORTRAIT OF AELTJE UYLENBURGH

Whenever I see a Frans Hals painting, I feel like painting, whenever I see a Rembrandt, I feel like giving up. - Mark Lieberman, German Impressionist

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Vol. 07.30.2019| Artist Spotlight Fabio Modica

Fabio Modica blends abstraction and representation with a dramatic, vivid color palette capturing the eye of the viewer. He made a departure from realism in his early years as an artist and developed a “semi-abstracted” style utilizing sheer lines and colors.

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Modica seeks to shape an enigmatic mood or piece of memory through his close portraits and landscapes.

Vol. 07.23.2019| Artist Spotlight Robert Mars

Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950’s and 1960’s. His paintings evoke a vintage quality of design and pay homage to the idealized age of growth and hopefulness that was prevalent in the USA at the end of the Depression.

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At a time before the internet and mobile technology, where information was not instantly available to millions and there was no such thing as instant internet celebrities, Mars pays tribute to the people who lived as myths with unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities.

Vol. 07.02.2019| Artist Spotlight Hunt Slonem

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes.

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Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Vol. 07.09.2019| Artist Spotlight Kelsey Irvin

Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are Antoni Tàpies, and Andrew Wyeth with their deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked.

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Irvin is driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge she seeks is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time.