Art & Design

Pamper Yourself! Remodel Your Bathroom into a Home Spa

“People have begun to realize that with the right amount of mindful accessorizing, you can actually turn your bathroom into something like a spa,” says Gideon Mendelson,...

Charlie West Lets Residents Live the Resort Life in Midtown

While you’re running around NYC, don’t miss Charlie West (505 W 43rd St.), which aims to allow residents to feel like they’re on a permanent staycation at five-star resort....

A New Book, “French Chateau Living” Puts Readers In Luxury’s Lap

By Barbara de Nicolaÿ | Flammarion; $75; Part of what makes The Château du Lude so rare is the fact that it survived the French Revolution....

Art, Family Come Together at LA’s Marciano Art Foundation

Thursdays through Saturdays The newest family-driven modern art museum has opened in LA, and the collection — belonging to the two brothers who created GUESS? Jeans — is a...

Peek inside Christie’s Through “The Jewelery Archives Revealed”

By Vincent Meylan | ACC Publishing; $95 Christie’s is a jewelry lover’s dream — a repository where some of the world’s most valuable pieces have been protected and...

A Daring New MoMa Exhibit Asks: “Is Fashion Modern?”

Fashion may be subjective, but we’re pretty sure MoMa’s tantalizing new exhibit Items: Is Fashion Modern? (which opens October 1) will be turning heads. It consists of 111...

Handpainted Loving Vincent Is a Film Feast for the Eyes

This visually unique motion picture employs the dreamlike “rotoscope” technique in which animation is traced over live motion picture footage, as seen in some of Richard...

Manhattan Sunday Morning Snapshots Capture Life after Last Call

Richard Renaldi captures the decadence of a club scene now that it’s no longer shaken by fear of an untreatable disease. In 1996, after a breakup with his boyfriend, Richard...

J.C. Leyendecker: The Greatest Gay Artist You Don’t Know

Bill Savoy spreads the gospel of J.C. Leyendecker, underappreciated genius and mentor to Norman Rockwell. Until two years ago, Bill Savoy was content to work on Broadway, quietly...

London Sartorial: See How the British Do It in Style

Written by Dylan Jones | Rizzoli; $45 London is well known for — among other things — its sense of style, and London Sartorial: Men’s Style from Street to Bespoke offers an...

Strike a Pose: The Vogue Years Captures Doisneau’s Keen Eye

By Robert Doisneau | Flammarion; $60 Robert Doisneau was a 20th Century visionary. His photography both elevated magazine work to the level of art, while also creating immortal...

Got a Dream? Let 3-D Technology Print It up for You

Technology that can turn dreams into plastic, fit you better than a tailor, and leave hidden messages in your breakfast. From the Great Pyramids to the Empire State building,...