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Bryan O'Sullivan - The Red Room - photographer credit_ James McDonald (4) Large
Bryan O’Sullivan profile/Forbes.com

The name Bryan O’Sullivan may not immediately ring any bells. But if you’ve enjoyed a cocktail at the famed Red Room bar in London’s Connaught Hotel, booked the penthouse at Claridge’s (or enjoyed dinner at the iconic property’s restaurant) or checked into Maybourne’s luxe properties in Beverly Hills or just outside Monte Carlo (in Roquebrune-Cap Martin) then you’ve experienced interiors that he’s designed. Read the full story here....

Rima Suqi, Men's jewelry, Galerie
Men’s jewelry story/Galerie

Men’s jewelry is having a moment: The Iron Claw actor Jeremy Allen White sported a Jean Schlumberger by Tiffany Bird on a Rock brooch to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Trevor Noah donned a version of the same iconic style for the Grammy Awards. Bad Bunny hit the Oscars red carpet clad in Cartier, while Colman Domingo chose pieces from David Yurman’s new High Jewelry collection. Considering the vast array of choices now available—and Father’s Day looming on June 16—now is the perfect time to eschew the traditional gifts for Dad in lieu of something unexpected, but sure to delight. These...

Rima Suqi, Ben Abramowicz, 1818 Collective, Galerie Provenance
Benjamin Abramowitz at 1818/Galerie

Benjamin Abramowitz is perhaps one of the most prolific artists in recent times with almost zero name recognition. That will undoubtedly change with an exhibition of his works debuting this weekend at 1818 Collective in Sag Harbor, in collaboration with Galerie Provenance. The latter is owned by Sheila Bouttier, the only grandchild of the late Abramowitz. A former Senior Vice President of Telepictures/Warner Bros. and ABC Daytime, Bouttier runs Galerie Provenance from her Los Angeles home, which is chock full of his works in mediums ranging from paintings to inks on paper to sculptures. “I’ve never had anyone come to...

The Brick House, New Canaan, Rima Suqi, Forbes
Philip Johnson’s Brick House now open for tours/Forbes.com

The Glass House in New Canaan, CT is on every architecture fan's bucket list, and has been open to the public since 2007. The Brick House, which debuted earlier than the Glass House (but the same year), hasn't been open since 2008 because of water damage. But it's been restored, is now open, and I got a sneak peak a few weeks ago. Read the whole article, including many fun facts, here. Photo credit: Michael Biondo...

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Mary Katrantzou for Bulgari/Alexa

Mary Katrantzou, the London-based fashion designer known for her audacious color sensibility, has been named the first-ever creative director of Bulgari leather goods and accessories. While her debut collection in this new position launches in August, the award-winning designer’s relationship with the brand (which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year) dates to her 2019 couture show (at the Temple of Poseidon in Greece) where models were swathed in heritage Bulgari High Jewelry. A capsule collection of “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of” bags followed two years later, which saw the so-called “Queen of Prints” rethinking Bulgari’s iconic serpent motif in gold-plated brass...

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Christian Louboutin x Pierre Yovanovitch chairs/Forbes.com

Christian Louboutin collaborated on a collection of chairs with his friend, the famed interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch. The collection was introduced at Yovanovitch's Chelsea studio the same week as the Frieze art fair in New York City - nine designs, each inspired by a real or mythological powerful woman. All were made by hand in France by couture-level artisans, and available in editions of 10. Read the story and see the range here. Photo credit: © Eric Petschek...

ELLE magazine, Venice, Rima Suqi
Venice as a year-round destination/ELLE magazine

Who doesn't love Venice? Despite significant issues with overcrowding due to tourism, the City of Canals remains alluring to the creative set. “Everyone wants to come here, for the Biennale but also for Venice,” says Karole Vail, director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation director for Italy. Read why, here.  ...

Rima Suqi, ALEXA NY Post, Gemfluencers
Gemfluencers in Alexa

Every year I'm tasked with finding interesting stylists, historians and other in-the-know jewelry types to quiz about a variety of things including their first jewelry splurge, dream jewel and favorite red carpet moment. Stylist-to-the-stars Cristina Ehrlich and Claibourne Poindexter, the VP/Senior Specialist in Christie's Jewellery Department weighed in this year. You can see their answers here. ...

Rima Suqi, 10 Design Destinations, The New York Times
New Eye Candy for Design Lovers/The New York Times

May is a huge month for art and design in New York City, with numerous fairs and events taking place throughout the boroughs. The largest and most established include Frieze New York (Thursday through Sunday) followed by TEFAF New York (May 10-14), the NYCxDesign Festival (May 16-23) and, for major design aficionados, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 21). But fairs and galleries aren’t the only places to see remarkable design in the city. Aesthetes visiting after a year’s absence will find an abundance of eye candy in neighborhoods like TriBeCa, Chelsea and the Lower East Side. And there’s intriguing design...