Posts Categorised: Art & Design

Funny Documentary About Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel documentary

Since 93-year-old Iris Apfel became became famous on the Advanced Style blog, she’s pretty much made growing old cool. She’s the kind of woman I like to think I’ll model myself on if I reach the ripe old age of 93. She’s free spirited, witty, flambouyant and most of all she thinks ‘dressing your age ... Keep reading

There’s a Mad Men Bench on Sixth Avenue

Now’s your chance to take a seat with Don Draper on the Mad Men bench, a new permanent feature in the city located outside the fictional office of the show’s agency – Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce – by the Time & Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Designed by creative consultancy, Pentagram, and ... Keep reading

Edward Hopper at the Whitney Museum

Did you know there are over 3000 Hopper paintings at the Whitney Museum of American Art? No? Neither did I until the museum recently Tweeted about it. I’m glad they did because he’s one of my favourite artists. I love the emptiness and silence his paintings convey, especially in this one, called Early Sunday Morning ... Keep reading

Bill Cunningham Documentary

Bill Cunningham was the street-style photographer for the New York Times. He’s was a hilarious, eccentric character who rode around New York City on a Schwinn bike, capturing fabulous people with his camera. A documentary was made about him a few years ago and if I want to jump into the New York mood, I’ll ... Keep reading

A Nostalgic Guide to Finding Old New York

I love finding out about new restaurants, exhibitions and things to do in New York, but there’s something exciting about hunting out old New York, those lesser known gems only the locals know about – it might be a dusty old bookshop, a leafy hidden square, a time-worn diner, a deli institution, an ‘old-money’ hotel ... Keep reading

The New Yorker Book Of The 40s

I’ve just discovered this captivating and beautifully illustrated book. Have you heard of it? It’s a collection of essays from The New Yorker archives which represents a fascinating decade of change, and also a time many critics say the magazine came of age. Divided into seven sections – The War, American Scenes, Postwar, Character Studies: cinema, books, theatre, art ... Keep reading