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10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Celebrity’s

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Many of us admire and try to emulate celebrities — whether by copying their Red Carpet looks or buying their skincare brands — and celebrity homes are no exception. With access to the world’s best interior designers, celebrity homes are often awe-inspiring and can leave us wishing our own homes looked as effortlessly chic and fabulous. You may not have the same budget, but here are 10 simple ways you can make your home look more like a celebrity abode. Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Celebrity’s

Eye On Design: Up 5 Chair and Up 6 Ottoman By Gaetano Pesce

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If you think this voluptuous chair and round ottoman (tethered by a thin back chord) resemble a woman giving birth, you are on to something. The chair that made Gaetano Pesce famous in 1969 (reissued in 1994), Up 5 is largely characteristic of the designer’s unique philosophy, imbuing personality into his designs through unconventional materials.

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Fernando Laposse’ Cochineal-Dyed Sisal Shade Lamp

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American cochineal, a small parasitic insect that feeds on the prickly pear cactus, was for centuries the source of the most coveted red pigment in the world. Imbued with profound artistic, cultural, and economic significance for indigenous peoples of Mexico and the Andean Highlands of South America, cochineal was transformed into a widely-traded global commodity upon European contact in the 16th century. While historically it was favored for its ability to produce a highly desirable crimson red, the insect’s red carminic acid can yield shades ranging from soft pink to deep purple.
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Eye On Design: Andreea Avram Rusu, Botanica Chandelier

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Architect, designer, and artist, Andreea Avram Rusu  channels fine art and the practice of good design to produce original lighting and furniture collections intended to engage the senses and invite interaction. The foundation of everything she makes are materials that are true to the earth — found in nature and always exquisite. The concept for her Botanica  Chandelier (2021) was inspired by the idea of nature  left to its own devices, free to express itself —sensual, resonant, and unabashedly wild.

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Danh Vo, 16:32, 26.05.2009

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This Crystal Chandelier was one of three acquired by artist Danh Vo during the restoration of the former Hotel Majestic in Paris. It came from the hotel’s grand ballroom, which served as a meeting site for numerous political gatherings from World War II through the hotel’s closure in the first decade of the 2000s. For instance, on January 27, 1973, the hotel was host to the signing ceremony for the Paris Peace Accords, nine-point planned aimed at guaranteeing lasting peace in Vietnam. Each chandelier’s title notes the time and date when the artist removed it from the ballroom’s ceiling — in this case,16:32, 26.05.2009 coincides with 4:32 PM on May 26th, 2009. By divorcing the opulent chandelier from its function and historical setting, this object, designed to convey elegance and celebration, holds within it the memory of the difficult moments in global history it has witnessed.

Photographed in the Whitney Museum in NYC.