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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Vol. 12.22.2019 | Sunday Selects

JEWEL TONES

The work of Hunt Slonem is lush with jewel tones and rich layered color. When selecting objects and accessories for spaces with deep rich color, organic objects add tremendous depth.  

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ELECTIC COLLECTION

One of our favorite ways to pair art and objects is to repeat the texture and depth in each piece in a palette that reflects natural color tones.  This way the collector has the opportunity to create a very warm and luxurious space that exudes sophistication while also being very comfortable.

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NATURAL ABSTRACTION

Artists like Julie Sneed, Jamie Kirkland and Patrick Adams interpret nature in their paintings that illustrate their observations in abstract ways.  Their unique perspective creates engaging paintings in rich tones.

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USING NONCOLOR

Artists such as Robert Ryman and Agnes Martin spent their entire careers exploring the variations or non color to express their artistic vision.  Using noncolor can create a calming and tranquil space.

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A mural at Bemelmens bar in New York City and people sitting in the bar.

A BAR REVERED FOR ITS OLD FASHIONED CHARM AND WITTY MURALS

Bemelmans Bar on the Upper East Side is synonymous with both timeless New York glamour and a beloved children’s book.

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RED VELVET CAKE

Red Velvet Cake is beloved throughout the South. It’s sweet and moist, with a deep-crimson hue that comes from the addition of red food coloring to the cake batter. In the old days, folks used beets or red cabbage to dye their cakes! Red Velvet is a buttermilk cake, which is one of the reasons it’s so moist; there’s also cocoa in the batter.

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SINGAPORE SLING COCKTAIL

The Singapore sling is a classic gin-based cocktail that every cocktail connoisseur needs to taste. The story goes that it was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore sometime around 1915. It is a smooth, slow, and semi-sweet cocktail with a complex flavor that has remained a favorite for over 100 years.

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IMMORTAL VENICEHARRY’S BAR

One of the most celebrated restaurants in the world, and home to some of its driest martinis, the locale has been a favorite among Hollywood celebrities and literary notables since opening in 1931. Today the Ciprianis helm a veritable empire of clubs and restaurants across the globe, and the family’s original venue was declared a national landmark by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 2001.

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DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? HOW OUR MEMORIES BETRAY US.

“A paleontologist uncovers a fossil, just as we have to uncover a memory….but that paleontologist doesn’t have all of the pieces,” she says. “And what that individual has to do is fill in the gaps with best guesses and prior experience.”

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Sunday Selects | Vol. 12.15.2019

LISA WEISS

Lisa Weiss’ work is about mark making, patterning, spontaneous movement, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials. She is continually looking for ways to detach from the past and future with a focus on the here and now. Weiss’ paintings are process driven by movement, repetition, materials and place. Her works are for beauty and contemplation.

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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.” He works primarily with stoneware and porcelain. Reese’s most recent pieces combine salt glazed stoneware and reclaimed native wood. His work is predominately known for its simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that the pieces push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art.

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ALAN ALLDREDGE

Alan Alldredge investigates processual abstraction with flowing pathways of texture, reflection and illusion. Taking cues from the natural world, he aims to reinforce the belief that beauty is part of the sacred through his work. Alldredge’s “cast monoprints” force him to surrender to the process. Through the work’s meditative visuals and complex origins, he seeks to create a transcendent sacred object for the viewer.

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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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AN INTERIORS PHOTOGRAPHER SHARES HIS FAVORITE IMAGES OF THE DECADE

Simon Watson has spent the past 10 years capturing exquisite homes, from Indian palaces to Irish townhouses, including his own.

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ULTIMATE SUGAR COOKIES

These simple sugar cookies are crisp yet tender, keep their shape when baked, and yes, taste great, too.

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THIS IS YOUR MARTINI FOR 2020

For a simple drink, a martini involves a lot of choices. We’re here to help you make them.

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IN RESIDENCE: SUE WEBSTER

When an entire residential road lost power and an eight-foot sinkhole opened up in the street, the north London council of Hackney could no longer turn a blind eye to the rumours surrounding the ‘mole man house’—a property owned by notorious amateur tunneller William Lyttle. 

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JAZZ RAP

Something that’s a step away from holiday music.

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