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Eye On Design: Mid-century Modern Ikebana Vessels

ikebana vessels photo by gail worley
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In the practice of Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, selecting a vessel is an important step in design and informs the meaning of the composition. In Ikebana there are also designated vessels for seasonal compositions with corresponding lighter and darker color palettes as well as design elements that help shape the artist’s choice of flowers and plants.

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Eye On Design: Oscar De La Renta, Embroidered Floral Mini Dress

oscar de la renta floral dress photo by gail worley
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Throughout his decades-long career, Oscar De la Renta was renowned for his romantic eveningwear, which was characterized by sculptural shapes and saturated colors. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, designers who were appointed co-creative directors of the brand in 2016, have expressed a desire to capture the joie de vivre in De la Renta’s  designs.
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Let’s Go: The Orchid Show at The NYBG!

jeff leatham kaleidoscope photo by gail worley
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There are certain long-running cultural attractions here in NYC that you can ‘sit on’ a bit before making a definitive plan to check it out in person, but the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden  (NYBG) is not one of those the things; this year’s exhibit ends May 1st, which means you have less than one week to get there. Here are some reasons why you should go.

jeff leatham kaleidoscope photo by gail worley

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10 Steps For Choosing The Best Plants For Your Garden

wildflower garden photo by gail worley
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Having a lush, green garden to elevate your outdoor space sounds like a dream come true.  But making that dream a reality involves a lot more careful thinking than just recreating your favorite Pinterest board. Yes, you can probably recreate the decor, paving, furniture, etc., but plants are delicate, and require careful planning. Your garden plants are affected by so many natural factors, from the climate, seasons, sunlight, soil, and more.  Before planning your own green oasis, let’s find out how to choose plants for your garden.

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Beat the Winter Blues with These Fresh Winter Blooms

winter blooms rose
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The shorter days, the cold (and perhaps humid) weather and the aftermath of the holidays may put you in a ‘blue’ state. It’s important to know that you are not the only one who goes through these experiences.

The winter blues, as people like to call it, is a scientifically-recognized state of mind that can affect anyone. Now, depending on your brain chemistry and other illnesses, you may be having a more difficult time, but in most cases, this is a temporary phase that passes with the season.

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