FROM THE ARCHIVE: Keene, New Hampshire, is the perfect model of a small town. It has a Main Street, a Central Square and plenty of quirky accolades. And as is the case with most small towns, Keene has seen good times and bad. But that all changed in 1991 when Center Stage, the downtown revitalization committee, started something that would soon put Keene on the map: a pumpkin festival.
In a world where just about every brand uses all manner of legal and shady contrivances to cover up cheap, overseas production, the relatively new retail category known as superluxury, is as refreshingly honest as it is pretentious-sounding. Unlike mere luxury brands, superluxury labels revel in the work of their skilled artisans.
Champagne has a complex personality; it’s a beverage you ought to get to know and spend time with. Veuve Clicquot’s second annual Yelloweek provides a good opportunity to do so.
Canadian-born designer Philippe Malouin has reunited with Caesarstone at Milan’s infamous design show, Salone del Mobile, to showcase 20 Planters, an aptly named collection of planters made from vintage Caesarstone surfaces.
Canadian-born, London-based designer Philippe Malouin is known for his innovative use of materials and playful final forms.
If the art of plating a dish didn’t already have its own set of challenges, certainly performing under a ticking clock in a room full of observers adds to that pressure. This past weekend at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, eight of the country’s brightest new talent did just that.
Scotland may have been dominating headlines as of late for its political referendum, but its art scene is well worth some ink as well, particularly in its capital city. As cultures become increasingly global, art that examines them assumes a new, multi-layered relevance.
The history of dinner seating, like the history of art, yo-yoes between moments of brilliance and periods of stagnation, and the politics of place cards is a tricky business.
There are strong ties between a geisha and her kimono. The delicate details and print of the traditional Japanese garment can imply much about its wearer, from age to social class. In Ichimaru’s case, it told her story.