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For the next two weeks, antiques dealer Philip Colleck, Ltd. will host a selling exhibition of more than 150 antique Christmas tree stands collected by interior designer Harry ...


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

The reveal: Cooper Hewitt re-opens after three-year renovation

After three years of extensive renovations, New York's Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian's design museum, has re-opened to the public. Occupying Andrew Carnegie's 64-room turn-of-the-century mansion on what is now New York’s Museum Mile, the museum now offers 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works for public viewing. Exterior of the Cooper Hewitt museum Ten inaugural exhibitions and install...

Shelter pubs make the cut in this year's Adweek ‘Hot List'

From Garden & Gun to domino, Adweek’s 2014 “Hot List” featured some of the best and brightest in editorial talent, including popular consumer magazines like Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, and Vogue as well as a few shelter publications. Architectural Digest, Dwell, ELLE DÉCOR and HGTV Magazine were all in the running for “Hottest Home Magazine. The honor went to HGTV Magazine. “Just two years after its launch, HGTV Magazine has...

Robert Couturier creates a winterscape at Christofle

Last week at Christofle, designer Robert Couturier created the seventh tablescape of the Star Table series, drawing inspiration from “the glistening snow-covered landscape” in New York he looks forward to every year. “Christofle silver seems to catch the light similarly to a fresh snowfall,” Couturier said. “[It is] naturally exquisite and versatile, which made my selection process quite easy.” Sans tablecloth, the bare glass table...

Design project inquiries reach three-year high, small firms grow

It’s good news for the interior design industry this holiday season: the latest report from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has shown that inquiries for interior design projects are at their highest in three years. In addition, small design firms have experienced the most growth this year and residential design overall is on the upswing. “The U.S. economy remains on firm footing and economic growth," said Jack Kleinhenz, an economist fo...

Childhood tales inspire designer Christmas trees

Last week, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in New York City jump-started the holiday season by showcasing eight trees rimmed by interior designers from Westchester, Manhattan and the Bronx, who took inspiration from holiday stories like The Snowy Day to Christmas Farm.    2014 Bartow-Pell Christmas Trees and designers The trees at the seventh-annual “Storybook Christmas Trees” display represent tales written by authors including Eric Carle and C...

Morrison, Taniguchi to be honored by Noguchi Museum

The Isamu Noguchi Award, now in its second year, recognizes  innovation, global consciousness and Japanese/American exchange, so it's no wonder this year's winners are designer Jasper Morrison and architect Yoshio Taniguchi, “[Their] visionary work and extraordinary contributions in the fields of design and architecture exemplify Noguchi’s lifelong commitment to world citizenship and the practice of art with a social purpose,” according to Jenny Dixo...

Check out these eight stellar design website reboots

Over the past few months, several design brands have completed major online overhauls—from new features and more intuitive navigation to editorial content and e-commerce platforms. Here’s a look at what’s new from Gary McBournie Inc., Laura Bohn Design, Agostino Antiques, ALT for Living, Thibaut, The HighBoy, Debear Designs and Pindler. Interior designer Gary McBournie recently revealed his all-new website, which reflects his position as a transitional...

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