8 Standouts From The Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Eric Trine

Eric Trine

A premier source for architects, designers, and like-minded trendsetters, the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show was the place to discover the ‘next big thing’ in furniture design. After pursuing the thousands of products from over 400 brands on view, the 2015 furniture forecast championed the handmade statement piece that will bring the room together and add a touch of individual charm to an existing sea of Ikea sets.

Handcrafted, local, and one-of-a-kind were buzzwords for every vendor located in the MADE section of the show, which celebrated independent designers and fine art objects. The material trending these up-and-coming boutiques is a classic revival of wood with a contemporary twist. Check out this list of 8 designers creating furniture that is both functional and fun.

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REVIEW: Zhang Huan’s Stunning, Ambitious “Semele” at BAM

Photo Credit: Jack Vartoogian/Frontrowphotos

Photo Credit: Jack Vartoogian/Frontrowphotos

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Baroque opera meets Buddhism in the Canadian Opera Company’s U.S. premier of “Semele” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In the hands of director Zhang Huan—a Chinese performance artist based in Shanghai—George Handel’s 18th century oratorio takes a turn away from tradition as Chinese and Japanese cultures intervene with the Greek tragedy.

“Semele” is Huan’s directorial debut and first foray into theatrical set design. In his notes on “Semele” Huan stated, “My goal is to allow the opera singers to reenact this classical Western opera on an Eastern stage latent with the tragic emotions of Semele—while at the same time allowing the audience to experience the dramatic beauty and pain common to all human beings.”

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#Banksy and his NYC Residency

I dub October: The Month of Banksy!

Each day during the month of October this elusive street artist will be tagging (a) different spot(s) around the city.

I will be traveling the expanses of New York City to document Banksy’s “New York City Residency”. Stay tuned for Photos of his original tags and updated images during each “Restoration” phases, and of course, my 2 cents.

Day 2, October 2, 25th and 10th Ave, Chelsea

Day 2, October 2, 25th and 10th Ave, Chelsea

Day 2, October 2, 25th and 10th, Chelsea, a "Restoration" phase

Day 2, October 2, 25th and 10th, Chelsea, a “Restoration” phase

Day 2, October 2, 25th and 10th, Chelsea, a "Restoration" phase

Day 2, October 2, 25th and 10th, Chelsea, a “Restoration” phase

Day 3, October 3, 24th and 6th, Chelsea, a "Restoration" phase. This photo was taken on October 5.

Day 3, October 3, 24th and 6th, Chelsea, a “Restoration” phase. This photo was taken on October 5.