09.29.2019 | Sunday Selects

JERI EISENBERG

Jeri Eisenberg works primarily with non-traditional and alternative photo-based techniques. She represses or subverts traditional photography’s emphasis on the representational qualities of the medium, and emphasizes instead the medium’s expressive nature. She employs a strong sense of materiality and seductive surfaces in her work, to evoke sense memories and visceral connections.

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DEBORAH T. COLTER

Deborah T Colter practices fearless trust in her process of creating. She believes a painting needs to have rhythm, balance, harmony, life and a spark of magic. Creating something and seeing it transform into a piece alive with energy is an exciting form of that magic. Colter seeks to find order among chaos – a continual give and take that teeters between equilibrium and the breaking point.

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This is a colorful impressionist painting of a forest with green, purple, blue and red trees

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

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EMILY MORGAN BROWN

Birthed out of a fascination with ancient technique, Emily’s large-scale botanical tapestries are a lesson in history and a record of today.“After I take photos of the flower for the composition, I dry the flower, grind it into pigment, and make it into the egg tempera I will use to paint the linen. The subject lives forever in its painting, using a mostly forgotten process of the Old Masters as well as their technique of painting in grisailles to mimic relief sculpture.

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ESSIE WEINGARTEN’S SLEEK MANHATTAN APARTMENT EMBODIES CONTEMPORARY STYLE

The cosmetics impresario and her husband, Max Sortino, enlist architect Russel Groves to expand their New York City residence and amp up its glamour quotient.

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OVERNIGHT WAFFLES

Yeast-raised waffles require planning ahead, but they’re absolutely as easy to make as their last-minute counterparts. The time spent resting enhances the irresistible flavor and makes the texture fluffy but chewy. Serve with butter and syrup for a traditional breakfast or use them as a “bread” to serve with virtually any meal — they’re that good.

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SCREWDRIVER

A dash of Angostura bitters gives complexity to this classic orange juice and vodka cocktail.

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TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL WELCOME YOU TO THEIR PERECT FAMILY GETAWAY

The country superstars crafted the perfect family getaway in the Bahamas.

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DIALOGUES: NICOLAS FOX WEBBER AND PAUL SMITH

A conversation about clothing, instinct, and finding high art in everyday life that touches on Jackie O, Kandinsky, and the Bauhaus.In this episode of Dialogues,Nicholas Fox Weber—cultural historian and executive director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation—is paired with acclaimed British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith.

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Vol. 09.21.2019 | 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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BARBARA BARRY

Exhibit by Aberson welcomes celebrated designer Barbara Barry into a collaboration that upholds beauty as an important element of human experience. Five new vessels in Ice and Ash create three-dimensional tableaux that can be arranged in endless variations.

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KOLLABS

Kollabs is a collaboration between Miami-based artist, Luis Garcia-Nerey and Atlanta-based artist, Anke Schofield. They explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants. The artists present a provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment. Kollabs’ offer the viewer a preview into a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal beings.

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STOOLS

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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GEORGE AUGUSTO IS USING HIS NEW HOME AS AN ART GALLERY

A work from home scenario we can totally get on board with.

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LITTLE GEM SALAD WITH FISH SAUCE VINAGRETTE AND FRIED EGGS

This Little Gem lettuce salad is sweet, bitter, salty, funky, crunchy, and vegetal all at once. It’s the dish I make when my body is craving vegetables, or when I’m waiting for the stew to finish cooking.

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HORSERADISH VODKA BLOODY MARY

This is a classic Bloody Mary, with one very smart, feisty secret ingredient. NWB has you infuse your vodka overnight with dried chiles, black pepper and plenty of coarsely grated fresh horseradish. It takes all of 10 minutes to put together the night before and it’s a step we may never skip again.

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BURBERRY X NOWNESS: THE DREAMERS. WILLIAM KENNEDY

China’s leading creative director looks to Beijing for inspiration.

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THE CREATIVE HAPPY HOUR PODCAST

Creative Happy Hour Ep. 31
In this special episode of the Creative Happy Hour Podcast, we drink Chardonnay and chat with gifted painter Linda Cosgrove, who is showing her work this month at Exhibit by Aberson in Tulsa, Oklahoma. How did Linda start painting? What were her influences? How did she develop her unique Salvador Dali meets Caravaggio style? What does her creative life look like? What was life like when she arrived in San Francisco in 1976 and hung out with characters like Boz Scaggs and Hunter S. Thompson? How does she ask for her just value, and what does she think of the differences between male and female artists? What is the difference between an amateur and a professional artist? Join us and get drunk on the creative possibilities.

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Vol. 09.15.2019 | Sunday Selects

This is an abstract painting with small brush strokes and layers of green, black, white, blue and red paint to create a defined texture

JENNIFER WAGNER

With a deep understanding of the mechanics of pigment, transparency, refraction, and finish from her time studying classic car restoration, Jennifer Wagner creates prismatic depth in her pieces. An abstract expressionist, she manipulates shadow, blur and reflection through her “built up” pieces

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BRANDON REESE

Brandon Reese’s focus on experimentation and varying techniques relates to his belief that the best part of life is the process, “My art wears the fingerprints, cuts, dents and other texturing as a roadmap and documentation of its creation.” 

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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. Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements.

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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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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SINGLE ART PROJECT BECOMES A DECADES LONG OBESSION?

Rodin and Duchamp toiled away on pieces for spectacular lengths of time. But in an era of digital hyperdrive, fidelity to one work seems even more heroic.

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Picon punch drink in a glass with water and lemon sitting on a counter with Depot liquer.

MODERN PINCON PUNCH

This recipe is an updated take on Picon Punch, a boozy cocktail traditionally made with an obscure French bitter called Amer Picon. Originally brought to Nevada by Basque immigrants in the late 19th century, the aperitif is no longer exported to the U.S., and has spawned many local replicas as a result.

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KOREAN EGG BREAD (GYERAN BBANG)

People love eating this ‘egg bread’ on the streets of Seoul. Usually, it is just made up of a pancake-like dough with egg. I have pimped out this version with some bacon, tomato and gooey cheese. I can see why it is such a popular street food, as it is so easy to eat on the go, yet still a completely gratifying breakfast.

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THEY CALL ME MARINA

With over 21,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, Marina Katarina Kovac—a blind 13-year-old internet personality from The Netherlands—wants to show the world what visually impaired people are capable of.

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H.E.R. NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

It’s been said that you only get one chance to make a first impression. In H.E.R.’s case, you get two.

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09.08.2019 | 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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DOUGLAS WITMER

Growing up in the Mennonite culture of Lancaster County, PA, Douglas Witmer’s deep connections to simplicity, peacemaking and humility began at an early age. Through his color-driven visual experiences, he has steadily pursued a personal inquiry into the materiality of seeing, perception, feeling and memory for over two decades.

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HUNT SLONEM

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.

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JAMIE KIRKLAND

Jamie Kirkland seeks to evoke a sense of limitless space, of expansiveness, stillness and calm in her paintings. Her work has been described as “minimalist abstract landscape.”

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THE SCULPTOR WHO RECONCEIVES CLASSICAL MYTHS

To understand the ethereal sculptures made by the American artist Yoko Kubrick, you have to know your Greek mythology

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RICOTTA GNUDI WITH POMODORO SAUCE

These little guys are somewhat like gnocchi, but without the potato flour and (failed) attempts at piping them out of a bag. In Italian, gnudi means “naked”, so you can think of them like the filling of a ravioli, but without the pasta wrapper. 

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THE SAVEUR SOUR

Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland’s Clyde Common adds a tropical spin to a classic brandy sour cocktail with Jamaican rum and fresh citrus.

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NOWNESS: AD ASTRA

A reflective tour of Norway’s modernist churches. 

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THE PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR A SUMMER DINNER PARTY

Temperatures might be falling and the daylight hours dwindling, but summer doesn’t officially come to a close until Sept. 23; consider it a bonus month (or three weeks) to throw a small dinner party and share new, and old, music with friends. A good soundtrack to the night can inspire discussion, pad out quieter moments and bring people to an impromptu dance floor.

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Vol. 09.01.2019 | Sunday Selects

THE HOLEY KIDS

The Holey Kids are a masked Duo from OKC. They strive to explore the importance of connection/collaboration in all of their creations, working to drop the notion of individualism in order to be seen as one entity.

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This is an colorful impressionist painting of a pinewood forest with blue,red, pink, yellow and green trees.

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.

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LORI COZEN GELLER

During the art process, Cozen-Geller looks to capture the emotions of the heart and mind and places them into visual form within space. “This process is a kinetic one for me. It is a journey that begins with a feeling, evolves into a powerful emotion and is then transformed into art.

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BO AND OLIVIA JIA

The Cold Mountain Series is finely crafted by highly trained artisans; for the highest quality they select the finest clay and work with unique glazes, delicate hand painted color blends and design lyrical works that speak to history and modernity.

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photo of Capri, Italy taken by andrew buchanan, lighthouse and mountains with a glimpse of the ocean and boats
interior home image with fireplace, table and doorway, paintings and momentos on the wall and laying on the floor.

IN DUBLIN, A HOME WITH WITH MOMENTOS FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER’S TRAVELS

Simon Watson has spent decades collecting antiques and objects from around the world — all of which now coexist in improbable harmony at his family’s rowhouse.

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salsa and chips

THE ONLY SALSA YOU NEED

The key is to char the ingredients under the broiler for a roasty flavor, then blitz it in batches for a texture that’s right in between smooth and chunky. Basically, it’s pico de gallo, but make it roasted.

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man holding a tray of drinks called perfect circle with aperol and sherry

PERFECT CIRCLE

Aperol spritz is popular for a reason, but I usually crave something drier, like this aperitivo from Paul McGee and Shelby Allison, of Lost Lake in Chicago. The simple combination of sharp Campari and salty fino sherry makes for a spritz that quenches your thirst and works wonderfully with potato chips, olives, or aged cheeses.

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pierre yovanovith designed room with sofa, red chest, white and silver

IN RESIDENCEPIERRE YOVANOVITCH

The French interior designer guides us through his seventeenth-century monastic chateau
Cloistered in ninety acres of Provençal woodland and only accessible by a two-mile stretch of country road, the Château de Fabrègues is home to French interior and furniture designer Pierre Yovanovitch.

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SUNDAY SELECTS | PSYCHEDELIC ROOTS

A playlist by the Whitlow Brothers.

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Vol. 08.25.2019 | Sunday Selects

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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This is an abstract painting with a white background with black splattered paint, and minimal blue and purple splotches

BERND HAUSSMANN

Bernd Haussmann’s artwork explores gesture, color, and texture in paintings on metal, acrylic, glass, wood, canvas and paper, mimicking the effects of time, temperature and the environment on surfaces.

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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. 

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PASCAL

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. Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements. 

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HOW TO HOST AN ITALIAN -STYLE LATE LUNCH

The chef Amber Guinness, who runs the Arniano Painting School from her family’s country house in Tuscany, shares her tips for easygoing entertaining.

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SWISS CHARD AND MUSHROOM GALETTE

Sleeper hit right here: Mushrooms, hearty greens, and a buttery pie crust. This savory galette is about to become your new favorite fall dinner.

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3 SUMMER DRINKS TO MAKE WITH LILLET BLANC

It’s French, it’s classy, James Bond loved it–say hey to Lillet, one of our favorite bottles for the summer. An aperitif wine, Lillet is made from Bourdeaux grapes along with macerated fruit liqueurs, which gives it a pleasantly fruity, but not overly sweet, character. 

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ALMA DEUTSCHER PIANO IMPROVISATION

Astonishing Piano improvisation by 12 year old Alma Deutsher for Alan Yentob for BBC imagine.

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Episode #49: Shock Art: David’s The Death of Marat (Season 5, Episode 3)

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. 

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Vol. 08.18.2019| Sunday Selects

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. The result is a body of work characterized by equal amounts of surprise, playfulness and provocation. Her aesthetic choices engage the viewer on a visceral level.

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JEFF KELLAR

Jeff’s paintings are on thin aluminum panels that float a half-inch from the wall, protruding into viewer space and emphasizing the objectness of the pieces. The resulting shadows around the panels situate them in space, while also describing the effects of gravity and light on their physicality. “They’re not so much a window on the world but a surface to hold illusion,” he says.

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MORGAN ROBINSON

The beauty perceived is what suggests a more insightful, more meaningful spirituality. The meaning projects out of imagination and undeniable existence, and attraction is seen from a vast array of perspectives.”

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JODI WALSH

Using environmentally safe materials is as important to Jodi as the images she creates. Layering clay on textured surfaces and suspending ceramic from stainless steel thread and hemp has taken her work to a new level of expression.

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INCOMPLETE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA FINALLY RECEIVES CONSTRUCTION PERMIT 137 YEARS LATER

The Antoni Gaudí–designed church has been in the works since 1882, but there was never a record of the 1885 building permit request being accepted or rejected, which left the project’s status in limbo. Construction of the famed Roman Catholic church still has yet to be finished

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STEAK SANDWICHES WITH FENNEL SLAW

Fresh fennel adds crunch against thinly sliced steak and pillowy focaccia.

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TRY THIS DEAD-SIMPLE, UTTERLY DELICIOUS SPIN ON SANGRIA

Spain’s cheap variation of sangriatinto de verano, is quite simply a red-wine spritzer. Refreshing and delicious, this concoction is my go-to drink when I’m in the mood for something light. This easily drinkable cocktail is a delightful alternative to beer and wine.

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IN RESIDENCE: MARK HADDAWY

High up in the Hollywood Hills sits the Lautner Harpel House, an unrivalled example of signature Californian architecture. Since it was built in 1956, the design of architect John Lautner, an apprentice of the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, the building saw dramatic changes, including a second storey addition and other features deemed ill-fitting to its style.

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ROBERT GLASPERSO BEAUTIFUL

Live at Capitol Records.

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Muuto. Knoll | a review of new products | opens Thursday 08.08.2019

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE WELCOME MUUTO FOR A REVIEW OF PRODUCTS

THURSDAY AUGUST 8TH 

FROM 6 UNTIL 8 PM.

BEER, WINE AND SMALL BITES FROM OREN

 

Introducing the latest new perspectives on Scandinavian design, including the Linear Wood Series, Oslo Side Chair, Relate Side Table, Ambit Wall Lamp and Outline Highback Work from Muuto.

Oslo Chair

Bringing a sculptural expression to Scandinavian design, the Oslo Series has a light and airy, yet warm and inviting appearance. With its slender, long legs and firm cushions, Oslo’s refined look and high functionality is ideal for high traffic settings such as office, education and hospitality lounges. 

Cover Lounge 

The Cover Lounge Chair combines Scandinavian craftsmanship with a modern expression for an elegantly deep lounging design. It has a grand seat alongside the details of its curved back and wooden armrest covers. Place the design in sofa settings, on its own or in pairs throughout lounge areas, hospitality settings, lobbies and hotel rooms.