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Design

Interior Appeal

A binge-worthy design book looks at the most beautiful rooms in the world “It’s important to have a home that makes you feel safe and comfortable. It’s a nice refuge from all the madness.”– NYC designer Sheila Bridges Spending so much time hunkered down in our own homes as we all are, it’s natural to be appreciative of our surroundings while also thinking about ways we might improve our aesthetic environments. Everyone who has admired/critiqued […]

Art

EXHIBITIONS OF EQUALITY (1 of 2)

Global museums great and small are featuring female artists in major 2020 exhibitions. Here are a dozen or so of the most intriguing shows. The international art world has long suffered from a serious case of gender inequality. In the last decade, only 14 percent of exhibitions at 26 major American museums were of work by women, according to studies by ArtNet.com. Museums are not buying work by women, either. Of the 260,470 works added […]

Art

EXHIBITIONS OF EQUALITY (2 of 2)

Global museums great and small are featuring female artists in major 2020 exhibitions. Here are a dozen or so of the most intriguing shows. The international art world has long suffered from a serious case of gender inequality. In the last decade, only 14 percent of exhibitions at 26 major American museums were of work by women, according to studies by ArtNet.com. Museums are not buying work by women, either. Of the 260,470 works added […]

Real Estate

VILLA BALBOA

A waterfront architectural masterpiece continues to make waves in Newport Beach. By Kedric Francis What architect has had the most influence on residential design in coastal Orange County, ever? If one were to ask historians, design aficionados, and architects themselves to name the most architecturally significant home, the consensus would be clear: 1242 West Oceanfront on the Balboa Peninsula. That’s the address of the Lovell Beach House. Completed in 1926, the concrete beachfront home designed […]