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Mishkin’s: Salt Beef and Sours

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via nowness.com | Photo © Ben Murphy
 

A Hanukkah Celebration That Riffs On the New Eatery’s Menu

Marking the festival of lights, Ben Murphy’s still lifes of schmaltzed radishes, bagels and half-sour pickles set amid rarefied tableware are inspired by English restaurateur Russell Norman’s newest endeavor, Mishkin’s. A charming homage to the vanishing world of London’s east end cafes of the 30s and 40s, Norman’s “kind-of Jewish deli with cocktails” mixes in themes from New York’s Lower East Side.
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Mexico’s Eco-Xanadu

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via nowness.com | Photo © Douglas Friedman
 

The Pacific Coast Paradise of Sibling Retreats Cuixmala and Hacienda de San Antonio

Not far from the jet-setter’s playground Careyes, splendidly remote Cuixmala brings first-class hospitality to a 25,000-acre biosphere. Photographer Douglas Friedman captures the wildlife haven and its sister property, Hacienda de San Antonio, a 19th-century estate situated at the foot of an active volcano three hours inland from the Pacific coast. “When you arrive on the beach when there’s no one around and you have an exquisite meal, that’s the definition of luxury to me,” says Alix Goldsmith Marcaccini, the current owner along with her husband Goffredo.
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National Energy Museum

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via RaichdelRio (architectural rendering by sbda)

“in the competition, first thing we discover is a great ruin and thus decide to respect it at its maximum and use the renewed walls and existing spaces as the main character of the exhibition: three floors with three histories and very specific ambiance.
·upper floor (in): we take advantage of the amazing coal supplier to create an inmersive experience as an entrance
·forth floor (out): we deny the coal supplier and create two meandrous walls that contain information
·third floor (on): we put the information on the walls of the coal supplier and create meandrous sitting to enjoy it”
Learn more about the project @ RaichdelRio‘s blog »

 

Kienholz. The Signs of The Times

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via designartnews.com | photo © Norbert Miguletz

Rebellious, provocative, and ever polarizing, Kienholz’s oeuvre has always caused quite a stir since its beginnings in the mid-1950s, first the works of Ed Kienholz alone, then later, from 1972 on, the collaborative projects with his wife, Nancy Reddin Kienholz.
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Power of Making

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What do words like “craft” and “skill” mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer. This film delves into the working lives of four makers: shoe designer Marloes ten Bhömer, crochetdermist Shauna Richardson, artist, curator and glass designer Matt Durran and flute-maker Stephen Wessel. It uncovers processes of thought and making that are as fascinating, complex and contemporary as the exhibition itself.
by Victoria and Albert Museum