“They all think it’s hilarious,” Mr. Getz said. “But they know that only I would wear this cheap, knockoff watch with my own face on it as a cartoon — and pretend to be proud of it.” Fun watches, after all, are rooted in self-expression. The Washington, D.C.-based watch collector Abduljabar Totonji bought his Joker… Continue reading Watch Designers Want to Make You Smile
As I have advanced in my career, I’ve found myself in situations where I am wearing business casual plus my giant winter coat, which makes me feel completely frumpy (I call it my sleeping bag). I would really like a nice overcoat that will fit over a suit and provide warmth. Prior wool coats aren’t… Continue reading What Is the Best Winter Coat That Is Not a Puffer?
For the Taking the Lead series, we asked leaders in various fields to share insights on what they’ve learned and what lies ahead. When Christopher John Rogers was an aspiring designer in middle school in Louisiana, he came across the work of the Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. One runway collection in particular, with… Continue reading Two Fashion Designers on Staying Inspired and Independent
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningBy Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeThe darkest evening… Continue reading Day 12: What We Can Find in Robert Frost’s ‘Woods’
And its make-do culture, using whatever is at hand, which often led to comical scenes in settings like museums. There was the time they sent their Bubble Wrap chair, packed in a box in Bubble Wrap, to a show in Rio. As they told Wallpaper magazine in 2020, “When we arrived to check on the… Continue reading Fernando Campana, Provocateur of Furniture Design, Is Dead at 61
A pair of work pants that sold for $114,000 at an auction this month after being pulled from an 1857 shipwreck could be an early version of Levi Strauss jeans, auction officials said, though a historian for the company said that was “speculation.” The Holabird Western Americana Collections auction on Dec. 3 showcased 270 items… Continue reading Pants Recovered From Shipwreck Sell for $114,000 at Auction
The holiday party season is in full swing. The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, raised more than $3.5 million at its annual gala at the Glasshouse on Nov. 29. More than 800 attended, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alyssa Milano and Demi Lovato, who performed four songs. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater held a… Continue reading What Demi Lovato Wore to a Unicef Holiday Party
Bella Thorne, the actress, musician, author and entrepreneur, had “been wanting to get into jewelry for a long time,” she said in a recent video interview from her home in Los Angeles. So on her birthday, Oct. 8, she debuted Thorne, a brand she said had been three years in the making and was a… Continue reading Bella Thorne Gets Into Jewelry
“I have never quite been satisfied with holiday drinks as I have known them,” wrote Amanda Hesser in the Times in 2000 — a familiar sentiment to anyone who’s encountered the usual suspects among seasonal cocktails. Every December, they return, like familiar characters in a well-worn novel: eggnog, wassail, mulled wine, glogg, Tom & Jerry.… Continue reading Day 11: Why Do We Drink These Holiday Cocktails Every Year?
In London, Louisa Guinness Gallery collaborates with contemporary artists to create limited-edition jewelry, continuing the concept of art jewelry as established in the mid-20th century by the sculptors Alexander Calder and Claude Lalanne. Ms. Guinness’s gallery sells their own, along with pieces in silver, copper, porcelain, polyamide, glass and crystal as well as in gold… Continue reading What Makes Jewelry Valuable? The Gold or the Artistry?
It takes more than a red suit and a booming laugh to truly embody Santa Claus. Just ask four men who have been spreading holiday cheer for decades. “People think it’s easy, but it’s a tough job,” said Larry Jefferson, 57, a Santa at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., whose commitment to the… Continue reading Day 10: The Secrets of Being Santa
Name: Bailey Goldberg Age: 23 Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. Now Lives: In a one-bedroom apartment in Downtown Brooklyn, which he shares with his girlfriend and their rambunctious cat. Claim to Fame: Mr. Goldberg is a textile artist and a flipper of vintage clothing who makes beanies that are coveted by the Dimes Square set. His… Continue reading His Beanies Have Warmed the Coolest Heads
A beaming Prince Harry stepped onto the red carpet in a navy suit and matching tie. His wife, Meghan Markle, wore an off-the-shoulder white dress by Louis Vuitton. Ahead of being honored on Tuesday for “their unwavering commitment to social change” at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards in New York… Continue reading Keeping Up With the Windsors
There is a scene early on in the first episode of Netflix’s new “Harry & Meghan,” the documentary on the members of the British royal family who seceded from “the firm,” in which Meghan describes her early courtship with the prince. It began, she says, when he saw a photo of her clowning around on… Continue reading ‘Harry & Meghan’ Has All the Intimacy of Instagram
Still, the two spent the next summer together and continued to casually date. They broke up when she left for school — Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., from which she graduated cum laude, with a degree in communications. [Click here to binge read this week’s featured couples.] In 2017, during Easter break, they ran into… Continue reading Winning the Long Game in Love
Buildings were more visually appealing when they were round, like fruit, Mr. Fowler maintained. In his 1848 book, “The Octagon House: A Home for All,” he wrote: “The more acute the angle, the less beautiful; but the more the angle approaches the circle, the more beautiful.” Because round houses were expensive to build, Mr. Fowler… Continue reading Looking for a House in This Tight Market? Consider an Octagon.
Isabel Spooner-Harvey used to make latkes from scratch: grating the potatoes, wringing out their water, frying them over a hot stove. The effort was gratifying. But then she had three children in three years, followed by a separation from her husband. For the stay-at-home mother in Madison, Wis., the need to make the holidays special… Continue reading Day 9: The Magic of Less ‘Holiday Magic’
Though Ms. Love was ready to leave the modeling industry then, it took her another three years to do so, and Mr. Platt’s support proved crucial. “My whole life has been about how I look, and he sees past that,” Ms. Love said. Ms. Love was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., and moved to Miami when… Continue reading They Found Love in an Elevator
In July 2013, Emily Erin Todebush wrote Garrett Odhiambo Arwa an email pretending they knew each other. “I said, ‘Hey, you might not remember me, but we worked together on the Obama campaign,’” she said. She hadn’t completely made it up: In August 2012, Ms. Todebush, then a volunteer field organizer for Mr. Obama’s presidential… Continue reading Her Fictitious ‘Remember Me’ Email Sparked a Real Connection
The Daily Wire has 5.4 million followers across its official TikTok accounts and those belonging to its stars, according to the company, and 17 million followers across the same Instagram accounts. It “really gets how media works in the era of social media,” said Ms. Drennen, resulting in “an alternative reality media universe for conservatives.”… Continue reading Can The Daily Wire Turn Nashville Into Hollywood for Conservatives?