January 10, 2018

JAN/FEB 2018 ARTS & FOOD Magazine (Starts Here)

JAN. / FEB. 2018 ISSUE SCROLL STARTS HERE           (Photo by Jack A. Atkinson)   Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe HELLO! A new year, a new day, a fresh start – another chance to…

HOME: Remodeling Ideas from Europe

Above: DOMUS WEB: – IT Erik Brandt Dam architects and Cornelius+Voge, The village in the school, Videboek, Denmark, 2017 Photo Laura Stamer. • Europe and the USA seem to have different approaches to similar problems. Here are a few ideas from our European Architects!           (Source…

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT / Pizzeria Delfina

FIRST PERSON: by Anna Addoms I’m a true foodie – so much so that if you looked up the definition in a dictionary, you’d find my photo. I probably have a few recommendations for every kind of food and the options I give you depend on what kind of…

MY FAVORITE DESIGNER / Donald Pliner

FIRST PERSON: by Anna Addoms For almost 30 years, Donald Pliner has built a reputation for innovative materials, remarkable design and quality craftsmanship in men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories. The brand is known for combining premium leather and materials with impeccable design while holding quality fit…

MY FAVORITE MUSEUM / The Accademia Gallery

FIRST PERSON: by Anna Addoms Founded in 1784 upon Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena’s decree, La Galleria dell’Accademia was created to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures so the students of the nearby Accademia di Belle Arti could pursue their studies in…

DESIGN: Wood-Burning Outdoor Pizza Ovens

Wood-Burning Outdoor Pizza Ovens You don’t have to settle for takeout to enjoy the taste of wood-fired pizza at home. With a wood-burning oven, you can prepare delicious pies for your family with ease. Wood-burning outdoor pizza ovens make it simple to add a…

DESIGN: IKEA’s “Recipe Posters” Could Replace Cookbooks

IKEA’s mission on this Earth is to make everything simple and understandable, which comes in handy for those of us stumbling through life without a clue. While their furniture sometimes misses the mark, a series of recipes they’ve just released makes cooking look easier than Paint By Numbers…

SURPRISE ME: A Master Class in Guitar: The Beatles’ Signature Techniques

THE BEATLES’ Greatest Guitar Techniques / an amazing master class! (working video is below) Master Guitar Player, Mike G. of  http://www.the-art-of-guitar.com Teaches “the-art-of-guitar program”, which is the culmination of over 25 years of learning, playing and teaching guitar techniques. He…

ART: Closely Looking at “Kindred Spirits” by Asher Brown Durand

The painting shows Hudson River School artist, Thomas Cole chatting with naturalist and poet William Cullen Bryant. ART Closely Looking  at “Kindred Spirits”  by Asher Brown Durand  Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) painted “Kindred Spirits” in 1849. As stated  in the wall plaque beside the painting…

ART: Stewart Davis… America’s Jazz Painter

LANDSCAPE WITH CLAY PIPE (1941) by Stewart Davis, Oil on Canvas. This painting is a variation of the Radio City Music Hall mural. “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing”  Artist Stuart Davis (1892 – 1964), was an early American modernist painter who spent time living in Paris as well as in New…

FOOD: Gramercy Tavern in NYC

FOOD: Gramercy Tavern in NYC At Gramercy Tavern, in New York City – you can rely on top-class dining with no gimmicks, where chef Michael Anthony’s outstanding menus are presented by eminently suave staffers in an upscale, country dining room arrayed with gorgeous flower displays. Gramercy Tavern is…

TRAVEL: The Halcyon Hotel, Denver

The Halcyon Hotel, Denver Cherry Creek area. The Halcyon Hotel, Denver is the first hotel to open in Cherry Creek, Denver’s upscale shopping district, in more than a decade, and the hotel’s concept will make them feel right at home. “We designed the hotel to…