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Globe-trotting writer and fashion-world insider Derek Blasberg conjures the perfect setting for his next chapter—a sophisticated Upper East Side apartment. I moved from St. Louis to New York in 2000, the year I turned 18 and graduated from high school. That means that last year, 2018, was the moment I had lived here for exactly as long as I had lived there. I didn’t realize it at the time, but buying

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Textiles don’t immediately come to mind when thinking about art. But as observers of the creative worlds have noticed, the much heralded crossover between design, craft, and art has upended traditional categories—and the reclassification of textile art is one sign of the change. During December’s influential week of fairs in Miami Beach, textiles were conspicuously absent from their usual places in the Design Miami pavilion but were featured by Art Basel/Miami dealers

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Do you like your room?” the designer Ariel Ashe, one half of the New York–based AD100 firm Ashe Leandro, asked a demanding client one bright morning in Manhattan. The client proceeded to throw himself onto the floor, reach into a basket full of plushy toys, and begin tossing them all over the place. Would that be a yes? To clarify any misunderstanding, he then erupted into an epic giggle fit

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With Bangser’s new concept, visitors will be able to not only appreciate artfully designed objects from various studios but also collect pieces to take home. The pieces in the showcase will range in price from $1,000 to $50,000. Items priced under $100 will be available at The Shop, which will offer a selection from a small group of design boutiques from around the world. Participating studios and designers include Patrick

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Second Set: New York's Fashion Week hustle rolls on, with attendees gamely channeling their fiercest looks. Even with the men's shows end, male attendees keep the standards high, elevating oversized styling with branding from luxe labels. As bright colors continue to crop up on the streets, Fashion Week's finest undercut the severity of sunny yellow and screaming orange with patterns that range from tasteful to tenacious. Windowpane and plaid layers upgrade

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Color, texture and pattern were the primary focus of Ulla Johnson's fall 2019 collection. The New York native launched her line just over 20 years ago, and it has since become most well-known for its intricate textiles and custom prints. This season, however, truly delved into both of those topics as a form of art. From printed lurex to handmade devore fabrics, the fall 2019 collection was a visual feast

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Since opening her eclectic Lower East Side store in 2008, and establishing her own line, the Iranian-born designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh has made a name for herself among New York designers. Her vintage-inspired pieces have become a staple for the Instagram set, and her autumn/winter 19 show saw a notably young audience, in an airy East Village space that can only be described as an urban oasis. Lush green plants,

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Once upon a time (2013), in a land not-so-far-away (Washington D.C., where I lived at the time), a young woman (hi) proclaimed she would never want to wear Birkenstocks, no matter how cool or trendy the zeitgeist declared them to be. A year later, I not only purchased a pair with one of my first post-graduate paychecks, but I proceeded to wear them almost every day for the entire summer. I

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240-year-old ceramics company Royal Copenhagen “is very much a sort of Danish DNA,” says artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen, who grew up around the brand’s iconic blue and white dishes. It’s not only locals, though, who like the heritage house’s wares. In recent years it has increased its offerings, exploding the signature Flora pattern into a “Mega” range and experimenting with patternless plates in different glazes. Meanwhile, Raben Davidsen, well known

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