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Art as Jewelry as Art auction, Sothebys, Rima Suqi, Tiffany Dubin
Jewelry by Artists Sotheby’s auction in ADPro

“Nobody could believe I got all these Calders for the auction,” says Tiffany Dubin—Sotheby’s artist jewelry specialist and head of sale—of the pieces she procured for Art as Jewelry as Art, the auction house’s first international sale focusing on jewelry by artists. Bidding opens on September 23 for more than 150 lots by 65 artists, including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dalí, Claude Lalanne, Ettore Sottsass, Louise Bourgeois—the list goes on. Prepare your paddle: When measured to the costs and availability of their works of fine art, the prices of these wares are comparatively accessible. Read the article...

Zoe Buckman, The Financial Times HTSI, Rima Suqi
Zoe Buckman profile in HTSI/The Financial Times

Zoë Buckman is not a household name just yet. But if the past few years are any indication as to what the future holds, the 36-year-old Hackney native seems poised to become one of her generation’s most important feminist artists. Curators mention Buckman in the same sentence as Louise Bourgeois, Mary Kelly, Tracey Emin and Sophie Calle; her works are increasingly included in group shows with these women, as well as other artists of influence, such as Lorna Simpson and Carrie Mae Weems. The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Chrysler Museum of Art in...

Janus et Cie, Rima Suqi, Untermyer Gardens
Janus et Cie shoot/Elle Decor

Janus et Cie asked Elle Decor to shoot one of their newer collections in a location that "looked like Europe." Newport, RI was tossed around but I suggested Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY and they went for it. Of course it was a gazillion degrees the day.  Tyler Joe shoot four models in fall fashions, styled by the awesome Daniel Edley, and a bunch of very stylish Janus et Cie outdoor furniture. You can see it in the September or on Janus et Cie's instagram....

Ivan Paradisi cabinet, Elle Decor, September 2022, Rima Suqi
What’s Next Pages/Elle Decor

My temporary tenure at Elle Decor ended with the September issue. I had several fun things in it, IMO, including the What's Next pages, which featured, among other things, this insane inlaid cabinet by Ivan Paradisi. This is not yet online so check it out IRL or...

Van Cleef Perlee collection, Rima Suqi, Galerie Magazine
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee additions in Galerie

For centuries, gold beads have been an often used yet under celebrated element in jewelry design—the stylish yet quiet sibling to the bright sparkling stars of the sartorial show. A visionary at Van Cleef & Arpels recognized the innate power of this diminutive understudy over a century ago, pulled it out of the proverbial shadows and introduced luminous golden orbs of various sizes into the creation of legendary collections including Couscous, Bagatelle, Twist, and Alhambra. These were the wildly successful precursors to the creation, six years ago, of the Perlée (“bead”) an official range of jewelry designs where golden beads...

ulgari Eden, ELLE DECOR, Rima Suqi
New Bulgari collection in ELLE DECOR

Few species have sustained centuries of intrigue quite like the snake. Across cultures, it represents fertility, wisdom, rebirth, danger, and temptation. Those last two qualities can be especially tantalizing when it comes to objects, enticing one to go out on a proverbial limb and indulge in something sparkly, new, and perhaps a bit out of reach. It would be impossible to review Bulgari Eden, the Garden of Wonders, and not feel the same way. The brand has been synonymous with serpentine designs for more than eight decades, and this, its latest high-jewelry and watch collection, boasts over 140 one-of-a-kind pieces that...

Elsa Schiaparelli exhibit, Elle Decor, Rima Suqi
Schiaparelli show in Paris/Elle Decor

You may have heard about Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli now on view at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. All Schiaparelli all the time (ish). Two years in the making, the exhibit is spread over two floors and brilliantly designed by Nathalie Crinière, who also created magic with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition that debuted here five years ago and subsequently made its way to the Brooklyn Museum. Read the whole story here....

Best new international hotels, Elle Decor, Rima Suqi
Best new international hotels/Elle Decor

12 of the best new international hotels, chosen for their fantastic design or architecture or both. Most are in Europe, but not all. And trust me, a lot more are in the pipeline for the rest of the year. Read all about these beauties here....

Best Hotel Gift Shops, Elle Decor, Rima Suqi
30 cool gifts from hotel stores/ Elle Decor

I've always been surprised at the super-lame offerings at hotel shops, to the point where I really wanted to have a business creating great stores at high end hotels (didn't happen - more political than you think). While some hotels have definitely upped the ante, I think it's safe to say that most still sorta suck. But not all! I found a lot more than 30 cool things but 30 is what we posted - with offerings from properties ranging from El Cosmico in Marfa, TX (awesome store) to St. Regis and even the Fife Arms. I hadn't heard of...

Rodney Lawrence model apartment ELLE DECOR
Rodney Lawrence model apartment design in Elle Decor

Bringing the outside in is a common theme in interior design, but it’s usually in the context of a proper house, not an apartment in an upscale condominium building in New York City. But that’s how ELLE DECOR A-List designer Rodney Lawrence described his vision for the model apartment he designed in the Cortland, a new luxury development in West Chelsea. See all the photos and read the story here....