Good Design: Adidas Harvests Ocean Plastic and Prints a Shoe

You love seafood. Did you know that our oceans are overfished to such an extent that we will soon by running out of seafood. Scientists estimate that by 2048 all commercial fisheries will collapse. You enjoy discovering the oceans of the world on cruise ships? It is estimated that by 2025 all of the coral […]

Luxury fashion must find the right balance between exclusivity and availability to keep consumers motivated by designer and brand satisfied that their designer handbag has a strong luxury pedigree.

Affordable Luxury Brands Help Investors Fashion Profits

Luxury fashion commands media attention and generates headlines. And that’s where it stays for most consumers. They simply can’t afford the gown Lupita Nyong’o wore to the 2015 Oscars. The price tag for this Calvin Klein design was $140,000. Famous people wear one-of-kind couture creations. Regular people buy products created by designers like Tory Burch, […]

Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art

Everyone loves a story about hidden codes and secret symbols. They’re part of the enduring mainstream appeal of groups like the Freemasons and the Odd Fellows, two fraternities with habits of cloaking their intellectual property and activities in complicated imagery and ritual. Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art is an exhibition at […]

De Young Museum Holds Oscar de la Renta Retrospective

San Francisco’s de Young Museum will hold a retrospective featuring the works of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose iconic looks dominated the industry for so many decades. The exhibit will provide insights into de la Renta’s beginning in the fashion industry and his lasting influence on it. The tribute will include an exhibit […]

Athleisurewear Goes Everywhere: Gym, Lunch, the Bank

It’s no surprise the Athleisure fashion trend was born in Los Angeles. Known for its relaxed attitude, LA is a center for all things creative. But don’t be fooled by its relaxed edge. The woman standing in front of you of wearing yoga pants, the one who just ordered a kale smoothie, spent $600 on those […]

Maria Abramovic, The Artist is Present, a live performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

It Gets Meta: Performance Artist Slams Performance Artist With A Performance

Most people who decide the art world is too pretentious and ego-ridden make a blog post about it and go on with their day. A writer might scrawl an angry poem or post a cutting illustration as commentary. Or you could do as Lisa Levy, artist, comedian, and psychotherapist, is doing and go all the […]

Two compelling celebrations of surrealist art are on exhibition under one roof in two galleries at Manhattan’s beloved Carlyle Hotel.

Surrealist Diptych at the Carlyle Hotel

It’s a pure pleasure when two art shows play into and against one another, and a real boon when they’re only a short walk apart. They’re even under the same roof. The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan boasts two galleries. The Helly-Nahmad Gallery at street level, and upstairs, the Di Donna. Di Donna has mounted “Fields […]