September 27, 1985 |
In his sweetly ominous "After Hours" (selected theaters), director Martin Scorsese catalogues our fears. Social fears of seeming wimpy and being dateless and alone for ever . Nice sensible urban fears of dark lonely city streets, of muggers, predators and the New York subway system at a late hour. Then he shuffles them and deals a personal-size comedy, so relentlessly exact that it's hilarious.
September 12, 2010 |
Husband-and-wife designers Eric Martin and Diane Moss-Martin, co-founders of moody Los Angeles-based brand MartinMartin, chose a blinding white color palette for their first-ever boutique — an optically striking choice, considering that their collections are almost wholly all-black looks. The lofty space is about as minimal as it gets, echoing the label's pared-down aesthetics. The white walls are roughly 18 feet high, backdropping unembellished wall shelves and a dramatic, industrial-style clothing rack that runs from floor to ceiling down the length of the store's interior.
January 2, 2013 |
When it comes to doing business in China, Hollywood is well acquainted with the perils of piracy. Now it appears that architects must also be wary of unlicensed copying while in that country. Architect Zaha Hadid is reportedly dealing with a pirated design being built in the inland city of Chongqing. The copied structure may be completed before the original in the Beijing area is finished, according to Germany's Der Spiegel. Hadid designed the Wangjing Soho, scheduled to be completed in 2014, according to the London architect's official website.
March 29, 1998
New York has SoHo. The North Pole has ho-ho. And we have WeHo-- the unofficial nickname for West Hollywood, where attire and attitude intersect in trend town. From strategically ripped jeans to Marilyn Manson tees, WeHo is home to a trend a minute-- especially along Santa Monica Boulevard. Here, the SM strip is not only rich with cafes, clubs and shops but also ripe with fashion-- retro, metro, futro. Just drop in and soon you'll see why this is your ticket to Creative City, 24/7 natch.
December 5, 2010 |
Here are more of the newest and brightest hotels to open recently in New York City. Prices quoted are for a standard double in early January. Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St., (646) 214-5750 or (212) 679-2222, http://www.acehotel.com, has a cavernous lobby jam-packed with the in crowd, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Breslin Bar & Restaurant (by the same people who created the Spotted Pig downtown) and a range of room styles (including the economy bunk-bed model). $209. The Chatwal, 130 W. 44th St., (888)
May 31, 2012 |
Since the release of the May 21 issue of Time magazine - the one with an attractive if rather indignant-looking young motherbreast-feeding a nearly 4-year-old child on the cover - much of the country has been abuzz with both admiration and condemnation of the child-rearing philosophy called "attachment parenting. " Known for its hyper-protectiveness, not to mention its plain-old hype, attachment parenting concerns itself with issues like the benefits of home schooling, the value of "co-sleeping" and whether disposable diapers and store-bought baby food are instruments of neglect.