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The New Generation of Japanese Accommodations - The New York Times
Any traveler to Japan knows that its sense of hospitality — the sober, subtle beauty of the country’s lodgings, and the elegant, unobtrusive service within them — is unmatched anywhere else.
travel  japan  tmagazine 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Bruce Chatwin: One of the Last Great Explorers - The New York Times
Forty years after the publication of his groundbreaking travelogue, ‘‘In Patagonia,’’ the author’s writing — and style— have lost none of their power to bewitch and inspire.
brucechatwin  patagonia  travel  argentina  chile  nytimes  tmagazine 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Who Will Save These Dying Italian Towns? - The New York Times
Near-empty villages try to hold on to an endangered way of life
— and some of the country’s most important artisanal traditions.
italy  villages  abandoned  dyingtowns  nytimes  tmagazine  artisans  tradition  heritage 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Weird Brilliance of Joaquin Phoenix - The New York Times
He’s the greatest screen actor of his generation, but also a reluctant celebrity.
joaquinphoenix  actor  acting  nytimes  tmagazine  breteastonellis  actors 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What to Do (and Where to Stay) in the Western Catskills - The New York Times
One of New York’s last isolated frontiers, sleepy Sullivan County has finally found its place in the sun
newyork  upstatenewyork  catskills  westerncatskills  sullivancounty  nytimes  tmagazine  travel 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Picturesque Retreat in a Tiny Town in Puglia - The New York Times
When his Rome apartment grew too small for his collections, an American curator found a historic home — and layers of lost history.
art  artcollecting  artcollection  artcollector  nytimes  tmagazine  curator  peterbensonmiller  puglia  italy  interiordesign  homes 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
One of the Largest Cactus Farms in Africa - The New York Times
Twenty minutes beyond the plissé mud walls and souks of Marrakesh’s ancient medina, miles past the 1920s-era Guéliz neighborhood and its new Yves Saint Laurent museum, lies a vast no-man’s land of telephone towers and dust. Then, on a chain-link fence that seems to guard nothing, a hand-lettered sign pointing down a rocky path: ‘‘Cacti.’’
cactus  cactusfarms  africa  morocco  moroccandesert  marrakesh  nytimes  tmagazine 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What It’s Like to Live With Art That Doesn’t Love You Back - The New York Times
At a time when art is as commodified as oil, a few collectors have chosen to buy works that are messy, perishable and threaten to take over their lives.
art  artcollection  artcollecting  artcollector  nytimes  tmagazine 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Latest Design Trend: Black and Burned Wood - The New York Times
An ancient Japanese technique protects cedar by charring it a witchy charcoal. It’s having a renaissance in the West (for less practical reasons).
shousugiban  japan  japanese  nytime  tmagazine  design  wood 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Visionaries Behind the Memorable Worlds of Film - The New York Times
Transcendent production design isn’t just about getting surfaces right, any more than great acting is just memorizing words. It’s about translating writers’ and directors’ intentions into a crystallized universe that’s both visceral and rich with meaning, telling parts of the story that even the best actors can’t. Think of the weirdly realistic theme park design in ‘‘Jurassic Park,’’ and what its fossilized columns and thatched roofs convey about not just the character who created it but also about the human obsession with reproducing nature. That isn’t Steven Spielberg’s symbolism; it’s the invention of designer Rick Carter, who just finished his 10th movie as a production designer with the director. ‘‘Rick helps me better understand the subtext of the stories I’m telling,’’ Spielberg says. ‘‘I’ll say to him, ‘just make it look really cool,’ and he’ll say to me, ‘What if we’re the only two people who know why it’s going to come out this cool?’ ’’
tmagazine  nytimes  productiondesign  productiondesigner  film  cinema  design  designer 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? - The New York Times
Meanwhile, in the U.S., two visionaries were also campaigning for a greater collaborative relationship between modern art and science: Gyorgy Kepes, who founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T. in 1967, and the artist Robert Rauschenberg, who, around the same time, co-founded E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) with the engineers Billy Kluver and Fred Waldhauer and artist Robert Whitman, to initiate and support collaborations between artists and scientists. (Their most publicized project was a series of installations, including a water-vapor sculpture by Fujiko Nakaya and physicist Thomas Mee, made for the dome at the 1970 world’s fair, Expo ’70, in Osaka, Japan.) Two years later, NASA invited Rauschenberg to witness the launch of Apollo 11, the first manned voyage to the moon — an experience that resulted in ‘‘Stoned Moon,’’ a remarkable series of lithographic prints.
art  technology  science  nytimes  tmagazine 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Unique Value of Seeing Works in the Wild - The New York Times
Art Parks occupy a distinct and, one might argue, increasingly important place within the larger art world. Generally with low admission fees and located outside urban hubs, they bring sculpture to those who might otherwise lack access, or feel unwelcome in a typical museum or white-cube setting. In doing so, they not only democratize art, but challenge us to see it anew.
nytimes  tmagazine  art  artparks  installations 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In the Footsteps of Marcel Proust - The New York Times
In the late ’80s, I returned to Paris with the sole purpose of walking in Proust’s footsteps, of seeing the places in which he lived and wrote about. For the most part I’m intimidated by masterpieces, and not inspired to attempt one. I could never compose music having listened to Beethoven, or play an instrument after hearing Martha Argerich or Miles Davis. I love many works of literature, but I’m not obsessed with seeing Macondo, where Col. Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, or East Egg, where Gatsby gazed toward the green light. Reading Proust, though, and experiencing the way he seems to capture a life in full through the novel’s huge compilation of very small moments, made me want to see the genesis of these moments for myself.
nytimes  tmagazine  williamfriedkin  marcelproust  france  jeannemoreau 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
L.A.’s Vintage Bookstores - The New York Times
Despite its richly deserved reputation for superficiality, Los Angeles is indeed a reading town, but with a uniquely transactional relationship to books, especially those that are remnants of bygone eras.
nytimes  tmagazine  losangeles  books  bookstores  vintagebooks  oldbooks  antiquarianbooks  usedbookstores  literature 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools - The New York Times
Robin Hood Waldkindergarten, which opened in 2005, is one of more than 1,500 waldkitas, or “forest kindergartens,” in Germany; Berlin alone has about 20.
alicegregory  nytimes  tmagazine  education  preschools  waldkitas  forestkindergartens  outdoors 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In New Yorkers’ Vacation Homes, Less Is More - The New York Times
For most people, if there’s a line to be drawn in terms of what can be bought on Craigslist — which somehow lives on after all these years — it might be at a house. Things to put inside a house, yes; materials to build a house with, sure; even a car, to be parked in the garage of a house that’s been rented via Craigslist — why not? But the house itself? That’s what real estate agents are for. And yet, to hear Amanda Bupp tell it, and to see Amanda Bupp’s house, buying a house on Craigslist is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, even a great idea.
nytimes  vacation  homes  travel  tinyhomes  tinyhouses  prefabhomes  prefabhouses  tmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Beautifully Flawed Work of Emerging Ceramists - The New York Times
A group of female ceramists from all over the globe are meditating on the beauty of imperfection, age and artlessness, borrowing ideas from the past, including the Zen Buddhist philosophy of wabi-sabi.
ceramics  ceramists  sculpture  nytimes  tmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Technicolor World of Anna Sui - The New York Times
Anna Sui isn’t a fashion designer who does things by half-measures. Her trippy, psychedelia-inspired world, which fuses fashion with the music-saturated culture of the ’60s, has been unfurling on New York’s runways since her first wildly colorful show in 1991 — staged with the encouragement of her friends, photographer Steven Meisel and supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Sui’s free-spirited clothes still serve as a riposte to anyone who claims American fashion is fixated on cold, clean minimalism.
annasui  fashion  design  nytimes  tmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
An Architect and an Artist Walk Into a Barn - The New York Times
At the end of a dirt path, is a sight so unexpected that it feels as if it had descended from another world, quietly and without explanation: the country home of the artist Cai Guo-Qiang, designed by his friend Frank Gehry.
tmagazine  caiguoqiang  frankgehry  architecture  home  newjersey 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Not All Scandinavian Design is Minimalist - The New York Times
Stockholm’s ubiquitous, pared-back aesthetic is being defrosted — by an infusion of surprisingly colorful, lushly textured Old World design.
stockholm  design  tmagazine  nytimes  oldworlddesign  interiordesign 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What to Do (and Where to Stay) in the Western Catskills - The New York Times
One of New York’s last isolated frontiers, sleepy Sullivan County has
finally found its place in the sun.
westerncatskills  catskills  newyork  upstatenewyork  travel  nytimes  tmagazine  sullivancounty 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Bohemian Surf Town in Bali, Where Serenity Rules - The New York Times
Escape the province’s bedlam with a quick pilgrimage to the artsy
coastal town of Canggu. Here’s where to eat, pray and chill there.
surftown  travel  nytimes  tmagazine  bali  canggu 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The California of the Caucasus - The New York Times
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has an ancient wine culture, thermal
baths, excellent food — and an unlikely electronic music scene. Party on.
nytimes  tmagazine  travel  georgia  europe  tbilisi 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Bornholm: Crafts and Sunshine on the Danish Isle - The New York Times
The homespun island oasis has inspired many an expat, and always has room for one more. We hear it’s particularly nice in the fall.
denmark  bornholm  travel  tmagazine  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Familiar Promise of Health and Happiness in a Bottle - The New York Times
The global organic personal care market is expected to exceed $25 billion by 2025; as it grows, so too will the number of companies that rely on syncretic and occult ideas: paranormal energy fields, electromagnetic flows, straight-up magic. It’s no longer enough to employ pesticide-free ingredients — these days, products should have superpowers, too. Many companies are concocting formulas to offset the radiation allegedly emitted by technological devices, while others promote oils that don’t just moisturize the skin, but also feed the soul.
alicegregory  tmagazine  nytimes  organic  personalcare  beauty  health 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Last Days of Wicker - T Magazine
Just a handful of Europe's rattan ateliers are still in operation. The three finest have been weaving furniture according to ancient techniques for the last hundred years.
tmagazine  nytimes  wicker  furniture 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Scotland’s Love Affair With Seaweed - The New York Times
To many urban westerners, seaweed is Asian fare, a staple of the sushi bar, but it has long been regarded as a delicacy in the western highlands and islands of Scotland.
scotland  seaweed  nytimes  tmagazine 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
An Inventive Postwar Japanese Painter Has His Moment
Shiraga, whose dynamic contributions blend painting and performance, is still a misunderstood radical who is only now receiving the sort of American institutional and gallery attention that properly contextualizes the depth and reach of his practice.
painting  art  japan  kazuoshiraga  tmagazine  nytimes 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
America’s Most Glamorous Trailer Park
In Malibu, Paradise Cove has million-dollar views, hip residents and a location on one of the world’s most iconic beaches.
malibu  losangeles  realestate  housing  tmagazine  newyorktimes 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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