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Mural Arts Program

Around Town : Mural Arts Program

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On a recent trip home to Philadelphia, I was amazed to see a new addition to the city’s already rich repertoire of public art—a project called “Love Letter” on Market Street, stretching from 45th to 63rd. The installation is in the form of 50 rooftop murals and is thanks to one of my favorite nonprofits, …

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Around Town : Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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This weekend, my boyfriend, Joshua, and I made an evening visit to the Upper East Side to check out the Alexander McQueen exhibit presented by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On Fridays and Saturdays, the museum is open until 9 p.m., so I figured if we got there at 7 p.m., …

Sonia Delaunay

Around Town : Sonia Delaunay

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If you’re expecting visitors in the next few months, our intern Whitney has a great suggestion: a trip to the Cooper-Hewitt. “My mom came to New York for a visit last week, and we spent several days wandering around the city’s neighborhoods, sampling the best of what each has to offer. One of the highlights …

Hay House, Copenhagen

Around Town : Hay House, Copenhagen

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I just returned from traveling in Copenhagen with my family, and I would love to share one of my favorite parts of the trip with you. We traveled there to visit my brother, who is currently studying abroad, and between sightseeing excursions and tours of museums and monuments, my sister and I were able to …

INFINITE VARIETY - Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

Around Town : INFINITE VARIETY - Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

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Currently on display at the Park Avenue Armory here in NYC is one of the most impressive installations I have seen in a long time. Infinite Variety consists of 650 quilts, all red and white, hung dramatically from the rafters of the cavernous drill hall of the armory. I love how this moment came to happen: …

Pie Pop-Up Shop!

Around Town : Pie Pop-Up Shop!

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Our friends in the books department have put together an amazing publication: Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts. It’s such a great resource for both savory and sweet treats—packed with recipes and beautiful photos (what a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!). In celebration of the new book, a Pop-Up Shop will be open this weekend only, so …

Tara Donovan

Around Town : Tara Donovan

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This year for my birthday, my fabulous boyfriend (who just so happens to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things contemporary art) took me on a tour of his favorite galleries in Chelsea. After what has felt like the longest, coldest, darkest, and snowiest winter on record, he knew I was in much need of …

Mr. Boddington's Studio

Around Town : Mr. Boddington's Studio

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Marcie’s PaperWheel Press post got me thinking about my favorite letterpress stationery shop, Mr. Boddington’s Studio. The Boddington team’s whimsical, colorful designs are so beautiful and fancy, and their painstaking process to make the perfect invitation is even more impressive. Their Manhattan studio officially opened in May 2005, however, the concept of Mr. Boddington has …