“I really didn’t have any other parameters other than ‘prewar,’” says Kayla Dalle Molle, collection specialist at the MoMA, of her hunt to find her next home. On a Bed-Stuy street chock-full of Victorian-style row houses sat an 1892 brownstone with the sort of iconic period details any history buff or design lover would fawn over. But the hand-carved crown moldings and 10-foot ceilings weren’t the only reason the art researcher felt drawn to the space. After moving back to the city following a short stint in Connecticut, Kayla’s tolerance for clichéd horrible apartments was nonexistent. “I knew what Manhattan had to offer and I knew what I could afford,” quips Kayla of the harsh reality of New York City real estate; “I’ve already lived in a classic dungeon-like space.”
Northwest Coast artist Luke Parnell views his creative process as a form of storytelling. While studying carving as a youth, Parnell, born in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1971, says his only references to artists working in the Northwest Coast style was the celebrated output from artists Robert Davidson and Bill Reid.
As a youth, Parnell was naturally drawn to creating art and had been greatly inspired by comic books like X-Men, and to a lesser extent, characters like Batman.
When he first saw an early National Film Board documentary on Bill Reid Parnell was perplexed by Reid’s claim that he didn’t feel that the Northwest Coast style “could go much further than what it is now.”
“You know, I don’t try and expand the boundaries of the artwork. I just do what I want to do, and I see it as part of the storytelling tradition,” Parnell explained over the
Katie Holmes is conquering the NYC snow in style.
Yesterday, the actress was photographed embarking on another stroll with her boyfriend, chef Emilio Vitolo>>>P. For the couple’s outing, Holmes wore a chic, monochrome-inspired ensemble that included wide-leg light gray jeans, a white crew-neck sweater, an oversized charcoal-hued wool coat, and her latest favorite accessory>>>P, the newsboy cap, this time in maroon. Holmes paired the look with chunky, two-tone leather boots by Frame and a leather shoulder tote.
Vitolo coordinated with his girlfriend, wearing a sleek black hoodie, matching button-up jacket, faded gray denim, and black leather shoes. Both Holmes and Vitolo wore black protective face masks by evolvetogether while out, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Even during a time when events have gone virtual and major red carpets have been put on pause, Holmes has managed to showcase her signature style