Art & Culture

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Collecting Art

One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works …

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Remembering Malick Sidibé

Long before The Sartorilalist was snapping photos of fashionistas on the cobblestone streets of the West Village, there was a young photographer in the West African country of Mali named Malick Sidibé who was pioneering his own genre of street style photography throughout the 50s 60s and 70s. I only first learned of Sidibé several years ago when I stumbled across an exhibition of his work at the M+B gallery in LA and instantly fell in love! His subjects had so much style! A fun little fact that was told to me by the gallerist at M+B is that Sidibé …

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Meet the Artist: Mary Elizabeth Peterson

When I was sourcing art for my Brooklyn Brownstone project that was recently featured in Lonny, I logged onto Saatchi Art, one of my favorite resources for discovering new artists, and was so excited to stumble upon the work of Mary Elizabeth Peterson. I loved every single one of her bold, colorful, graphic abstract paintings and spotted one piece called Conforming to the Curve that I knew would be perfect for my client’s master bedroom. When I showed it to my client, she immediately loved it just as much as I did and agreed to buy …

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Snag a Slim Aarons Print for a Steal!

I’m a big fan of the late photographer Slim Aarons whose glamorous images from the 1950s, 60s and 70s depict social butterflies and Hollywood royalty living the jet-set life in the most fabulous resort destinations around the world … from poolside in Palm Peach and the beaches of St. Tropez to the ski slopes in Gstaad and even the most fashionable places in New York. I just learned that some of his most iconic photographs are now on sale at One Kings Lane for a steal so I had to spread the word! A stylish gallery frame is included with …

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Beautiful Portraits of Motherhood on The Glow

Do you read The Glow? Even though I am not yet a mother, I am completely obsessed with this site which takes you inside the world of inspiring and fashionable moms who share their thoughts on motherhood along with a few of their favorite things. I love seeing the beautiful portraits of moms with their kids and, of course, getting a glimpse inside their enviable homes! Co-founder and photographer Kelly Stuart is a genius at capturing such sweet moments between mother and child and the images just radiate with love and emotion. It’s an inspiration for me because I …

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Artist Natasha Law’s Limited-Edition GOOP Collaboration

(L) Lemon Socks 2013 and  (R) Pink Crush 2013 by Natasha Law exclusively for GOOP.

Up and coming British artist Natasha Law is the latest collaborator of choice for Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site GOOP which is offering two exclusive, limited-edition prints of hers for sale. With a background as a graphic designer and illustrator, Law’s mixed media works are based on abstract line drawings of the female figure and feature vibrant colors with a graphic, pop art feel.  In addition to a slew of high profile fans like Gwyneth, Law is also a favorite of the fashion set and has …