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November 2017

Between the Clock and the Bed by Edvard Munch

By | November 23rd, 2017|

A new exhibition written up in The Guardian Newspaper here showcases some of the highlights of the incredible expressionist artist Edvard Munch, and to be exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum between November 15 2017 through [...]

One Interior Designer's War Against Clutter

By | November 22nd, 2017|

FOR A LAKESIDE compound perched in the northwest corner of Montana, Juan Montoya accepted that the interiors should acknowledge and reflect the vacation home’s imposing surroundings. Still, the New York designer resisted the rustic tropes [...]

3 Simple Ways to Kick Your Smartphone Addiction

By | November 22nd, 2017|

FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS technology solves, it seems to complicate our lives, so much so that a growing category of the industry is dedicated to simplifying it. The biggest offender is smartphones. These pocket-computers-turned-companions have [...]

Five Gift-Worthy Design Books

By | November 22nd, 2017|

EVEN IF YOU KNOW that someone on your gift list obsesses over interior design, books on the subject can miss the mark. A coffee-table tome dedicated to the wrong designer can be as unwelcome as [...]

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Review: Not So Kosher

By | November 22nd, 2017|

Watching the relentlessly cheery, reflexively funny, fabulously fashionable Miriam “Midge” Maisel organize everyone’s life during the early moments of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” I started to sense a certain obsessive-compulsive pathology behind all the ruthless [...]

'Peter Pan' Review: A Grown-Up Adventure

By | November 22nd, 2017|

Those of us who can recall a black-and-white televised Mary Martin, as Peter Pan, being held aloft by a visible wire in the now-classic musical might assume that J.M. Barrie’s original play (first staged in [...]

The Latest Luxury Amenity: Blue Lagoons

By | November 22nd, 2017|

Chrissy and Eddie Ball already enjoy plenty of amenities at their master-planned community north of Dallas—swimming at the zero-edge pool, working out at the fitness center and running and Rollerblading on trails with their two [...]

5 Festively Original Holiday Getaways

By | November 22nd, 2017|

GLÖGG AND REINDEERS and knitted booties are holiday-magical in theory. In practice, however, these selling points of a holiday trip—along with pop-up skating rinks, folksy craft markets and vintage-model-train events—can seem tacky or generic. How [...]

Step Away From Your Over-Scheduled High School Student

By | November 22nd, 2017|

Kids need to learn how to manage their time and advocate for themselves. Illustration: MIKE GORMAN By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal Biography Google+ Nov. 21, 2017 11:35 a.m. ET 14 [...]

'Coco' Review: Delight of the Living Dead

By | November 21st, 2017|

A riot of color sets “Coco” apart. Orange dominates Disney/Pixar’s celebration of Mexican culture, and not just any orange, but the vibrant hue of Aztec marigolds. The setting is a town in rural Mexico where [...]

Tory Burch's Dream Christmas Is…Surprising

By | November 21st, 2017|

CHRISTMAS ENJOYS particular status in the world of Tory Burch, and her description of the ideal one seems like a scene out of a Slim Aarons’ photograph: The fashion designer surrounded by friends, children and [...]