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Scary Busts

I have several odd phobias including busts: I can’t stand to look at a sculpted portrait busts. They look like severed heads to me—even if they are beautiful. 437 more words


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Balenciaga at the V&A

Kawakubo at the Met

Fashion exhibitions, like fashion itself, comes in trends. 993 more words


Jewel of the day: Metropolitan Museum of Art Irises Glass Pendant

I love me some museum gift shop jewellery. This piece from New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a detail from a piece by Tiffany and renders it into a pendant hung from a brass chain. 89 more words


Just Because: An Archaic Perfume Bottle

This small terracotta bottle dates to the mid-6th century B.C.E. and was made on the Greek island of Rhodes. It originally would have held some oil-based perfume. 46 more words



With the kind of laconic detail and precision normally reserved for a Paul Simon or Loudon Wainwright, the young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with indie-rock band The Walkmen serves up a classic. 700 more words

The Disappearing Emperor: A Remarkable Art Discovery In Suburbia

If you’re fairly well-to-do, you may have a decent-sized art collection. If you’re *very* well-to-do however, not only do you have a rather significant art collection, but you tend to give parts of it away – and forget to document that you’ve done so. 899 more words



“What you focus on expands.”

I just got back from my week in New York with two lady friends.  And first of all, I have to set something straight.   372 more words

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