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Finding a good facialist is kind of like finding a good partner: Most of us have to shop around a little before we settle on "the one." And, much like bad relationships, bad facials can leave us unhappy, dissatisfied, and maybe a little emotionally scarred from the experience. For that reason, personal recommendation is easily the most desired way to book a facial: You want to make sure you’re in trusted,

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Anyone can deploy a desiccated leaf as a table decoration. But John Derian always seems to have the perfect dead leaf, heroic in scale, robust in form, with an exquisite craquelure to betray its delicacy. It’s also completely commonplace to leave a bunch of flowers to wilt on a mantel. But Derian, the beloved New York design maestro and duke of decoupage, appears to command his floral beauties to wither and die

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Attaboy's "Cradle of Life" installation, which premiered at the “Art of the Mushroom” group show at Compound Gallery last year, is now headed to the the LA Art Show on Jan. 23-27. It will be part of the Littletopia section of the event. The Hi-Fructose co-founder designed the work as rideable, and as you can see below, revelers at the Compound Gallery events took him up on the opportunity. More

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Everything in Will Kopelman’s apartment, it seems, has a tale to tell. Take just the living room, for example. A 1977 Triumph Bonneville 750 motorcycle stands like a sculpture in one corner. “When I had my children, I decided I didn’t want to ride anymore,” says the art adviser, who oversaw the decoration of the home he shares with his two daughters—Olive, six, and Frankie, four—from his previous marriage to

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Shorr’s side job as a stretch limousine driver in the late 80s provided rich material for her series on working-class New Yorkers in high celebration mode • See more of Kathy Shorr’s limousine photos here Driving limousines in New York taught Kathy Shorr a lot about human nature. “Working-class guys were the best tippers,” she recalls. “They understood that the tip was going to make the driver’s day or evening. The worst

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Brooklyn-based photographer Colin Ridgway passes his time on the streets of Manhattan, photographing the faces of New Yorkers. Passionate about his craft, Ridgway taught himself the ins and outs of photography and post-production by soaking in lessons found online. Now, he continues to hone his skills in order to capture the essence of his beloved city. Being a modern street photographer in New York isn’t easy. Not only does one have

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Ask a grumpy baby boomer just what it is he thinks the kids are up to out there in those abandoned warehouses of Brooklyn, and his worst fears might paint a picture of the new Mission Chinese Food, in Bushwick: a glowing glass façade surrounded by a twenty-four-thousand-square-foot performance venue on an otherwise desolate industrial block. A stark concrete interior lit by an overhead grid of L.E.D. tubes cycling steadily

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