VOL. 12.16.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

     
MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS



Imperfections, flaws, rust, asymmetry, texture, peeling paint and the principles of wabi-sabi all enliven and excite Michelle Y Williams. She approaches her blank canvas with just a beginning and no preconceived end result.



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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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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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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.




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AT GIORGIO ARMANI’S WEEKEND RETREAT, LIVE SWANS AND GILDED ARCHES




For decades, the fashion designer has been escaping to an estate outside Milan that proves even minimalists (sometimes) like a little coziness.

 


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CAULIFLOWER BOLOGNESE




You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love what’s going on here. Chopped-up cauliflower and mushrooms provide comparable richness and texture to what you usually get from the classic long-cooked ground meat sauce.

 

 

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UNDER-THE-MISTLETOE PUNCH




This punch recipe easily scales down by half, or even all the way to festive drinks for two.

 

 

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IN RESIDENCE: NOÉ DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE




A snow-bound visit to the French designer’s deceptively simple Paris apartment

 

 

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THE MODERN ART NOTES PODCAST


 

Episode No. 353 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Megan Fontanella and Paulina Pobocha.




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VOL. 12.09.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

SILVIA POLOTO



Poloto has worked in a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, painting and video. Elements of each of these media find their home in her current work.



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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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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.



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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.



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WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO SEE ALPACAS IN PERU’S SACRED VALLEY



Machu Picchu is the area’s most popular tourist stop, but the land beyond is home to lesser-known ruins, artisanal crafts and an innovative food scene.



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SPANISH FRENCH TOAST



There is French toast, and then there are torrijas, the Spanish version



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RED BERRY, CABBAGE AND ALMOND SMOOTHIE



Another high-anthocyanin red smoothie, this one also delivers the benefits of red cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable high in antioxidant-rich sulfur compounds, and almonds, a very good source of manganese and vitamin E.



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TO STAVE OFF WINTER’S CHILL, HONEYBEES HUG



When staying warm is a matter of survival, they use this tried-and-true strategy



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ARCHITECT AND STARTUP FOUNDER



 

Today on Obsessed with Design I’m chatting with the founder of Atelier home design app, Andrea Orrego. Her mission is to expand the horizon of Design and make it reachable in every community in the world.





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VOL. 12.02.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

    
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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ADAM WAIMON





Adam Waimon is a sculptural glass artist. Inspiration for his work is drawn from a multitude of sources, from the natural world, architectural design, to transitional life experiences.



 

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URSULA O’FARRELL




O’Farrell has focused her painting almost entirely on the depiction of women, reflecting no doubt a concern about her own identity. These canvases are done by an artist who has absorbed the lessons of Action Painting and are done with a vigorous brush, probably also with a palette knife and a trowel with lush paint slathered on to the support.


 

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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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BRUCE NAUMAN, THE ARTIST’S ARTIST




In the past half-century, he has created masterpieces in nearly every medium and, in the process, pushed the limits of what art can — and should — do.




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CURRY LEAF POPCORN CHICKEN




This recipe is one of our favorites from Nik Sharma’s Season, our October 2018 Cookbook Club pick.




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OLD HICKORY




I like to pay homage to the lesser known New Orleans cocktails,” says Maxwell Britten, head bartender of Brooklyn cocktail bar Maison Premiere.




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INSIDE LIEV SCHREIBER’S INDUSTRIAL NYC APARTMENT




Liev Schreiber enlists Ashe + Leandro to turn his old bachelor pad into a home for him and his two sons.




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JOAN JETT’S REPUTATION, AND A LONG-DISTANCE CON




Donald Trump says trade wars are “easy to win,” but the volatile repercussions of tariffs are making his party very nervous about the midterm elections.




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VOL. 11.25.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

    
PATRICIA LARSEN



Many who experience a painting of Patricia Larsen think it’s the work of a Zen monk, someone who’s mastered the elements of purity - but it’s Larsen’s memories of playing in Albertan prairie fields that melt into her images.



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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.



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JÁNOS HUSZTI




A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision.




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PASCAL PIERME




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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THE ANTITHESIS OF A TOWNHOUSE



An updated Cobble Hill rowhouse preserves the wildness out back.



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FORGET-IT MERINGUE TORTE




It is the perfect dessert after a heavy meal, like a Passover Seder or an Easter feast.




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THE FALL SPRITZ



High-quality hard apple cider—not the overly sweet stuff you might have had—is one of fall’s greatest beverages. Cognac only makes it better.



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QUINCY | OFFICIAL TRAILER | NETFLIX



Artist. Father. Visionary. QUINCY is an intimate look at musical icon and influential legend, Quincy Jones. Available on Netflix September 21st.



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BRENE BROWN: ON GRATITUDE, VULNERABILITY AND COURAGE



This week’s episode is a replay of a powerful conversation I had with famed author and grounded theory researcher Brene Brown.



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