Posted 02/09/15

Habsburg flash and filigree

The splendor of the house of Habsburg was always inversely proportionate to its prowess on the field of battle. Under Maximilian I of Austria and his grandson Charles V of Spain, the dynasty waged continuous battles from Cuzco to Constantinople and from Scandinavia to the shores of Africa

Posted 01/26/15

Looking both ways: A Pennsylvania collection keeps present and past in constant touch

"My husband said the house screamed for antique furniture--but I have a hard time with sameness." This candid recollection by a lively collector provides a partial explanation of how and why she and her late husband joined their appetite for antique furniture and folk art with abstract expressionist art and contemporary sculpture. The rest of the explanation lies in the couple's openness to visual experience and their sense of adventure

Posted 01/26/15

Invisible Artistry: The restoration of a late seventeenth-century London town house

When a client asked the London antiques dealer Robert Young to visit his newly acquired house he could not have known that this visit would be the start of an odyssey of some four years of architectural and design transformation

Posted 01/26/15

Living with Thomas Jayne

Objects, textures, and curios both ancient and modern are on speaking terms in the loft that the master decorator and design historian shares with Richmond Ellis

Posted 01/12/15

More than a treasure box

The newly opened Cooper Hewitt points the way for the immersive, participatory, digitally enhanced museum of the twenty-first century

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