August 9, 2013 |
In gorgeously striped Panachee figs, which are being harvested commercially for the first time this month, the beauty is more than skin deep. Ripe specimens have super-sweet, jam-like pulp, with a counterbalancing acidity uncommon in other varieties and an intense berry flavor. The spotlight on Panachée has been a long time coming. The variety was first described by that name, which means "variegated," in France in 1826, but similar types were noted as far back as the 17th century.
December 5, 2013 |
From Gene Davis in the 1960s to Tim Bavington in the 2000s, stripes have been a resilient format for abstract paintings. That's surprising, given the seemingly limited range of possibilities of parallel straight lines on a canvas. Now, add Brian Wills to the list of inventive practitioners. The most satisfying of a dozen recent works at Nye + Brown are five striped works on flat, square wood panels. (The others are more sculptural, including shallow boxes, wedges and cubes.) Wills alternates stripes of textured enamel paint in various widths and colors with stripes made from dense rows of single-strand rayon thread stretched taut across the surface.
July 13, 2012 |
When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would've been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and had the energy of an Olympic marathoner. Long before everyone in showbiz became a fitness nut, Zanuck was doing serious workouts, lifting weights, taking long jogs and, in his later years, swimming laps. Zanuck wasn't especially vain. He wanted to be in good shape because it gave him more energy for his work, and for him work was life.
January 26, 1992
Easy to wear, and downright sexy when they hug the body, stripes are one of spring's strongest looks, showing up in virtually every collection here and abroad. Part of the appeal of stripes is the season's nautical bent--expect to see blue and white stripes of all kinds in Ralph Lauren's new America's Cup collection. Other top names taking a fancy to stripes include Donna Karan in New York and Valentino in Paris, both of whom promise dresses with shapely curves.
HOME & GARDEN
May 13, 2004 |
Black-AND-WHITE cotton mattress ticking and gray flannel pinstripe is set to be the next big trend in upholstery. Vertically striped window and wall coverings, which add height to a room, will always feel right at home. But the start of backyard and beach season, not to mention the prospect of rainbow-flag-waving gay pride days, calls for stripes of a different color.
November 18, 2003
On a plane to South Africa, I sat next to a man going to hunt big game. I told him we had a lot in common. We were both going to hunt with a guide, patiently try to get close to our targets, feel our adrenaline pump as we took our best shots. We both would bring home trophies. The only difference? His would be the head of a murdered animal and my photographer's trophy would be a framed, two-dimensional print of a living animal. Our fellow passengers applauded. Helen K. Garber Venice