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The Avenue Antiques & Art at the Armory show has generously offered Habitually Chic readers a 50% discount on tickets to the show this weekend.  The tickets are regularly $20 so you will be able to attend for only $10 with the code DBLOG.  Perhaps you could then donate the $10 you saved to the American […]

Colorful Mats

01 . 05 . 11

The apartment of Ingrid Bergman in the 1958 film Indiscreet has become a design favorite.  I’ve never seen anyone else frame their art so colorfully until yesterday when I came across two examples.  David Hicks also used colorful mats or “picture mounts” as they are called in David Hicks: A Life of Design.  This London […]

One of my dreams is to meet artist Jeremiah Goodman and watch him work.  Since that hasn’t happened in person yet, I’m glad I can see photos of him sketching and painting.  Usually his work is on the smaller scale but the Swedish retailer Acne commissioned him to create three large canvas murals for their […]

The Big Bambú

07 . 29 . 10

The best part about the roof garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is that it’s open to the sky. So imagine my surprise when I stepped off the elevator and was faced with a 100 foot long bamboo structure that blocked the sun! It looked like a cross between Kon-Tiki and a hippie Swiss […]

Living in LA

03 . 18 . 10

Since I’m off to LaLa Land, I thought I’d take this time to post some great Los Angeles homes. This one belongs to the chic married couple Michael Govan and Katherine Ross and family. He’s the Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and she has worked in public relations for LVMH. […]

Does it ever warm up in Chicago? If it does, I may have to book a trip so I can see the Matisse exhibition that opens on March 20th at The Art Institute of Chicago. Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917 “examines what is without question the most innovative, momentous, and yet little-studied time in the artist’s […]

Whitney Biennial

02 . 27 . 10

The New York weather has left something to be desired lately and I can’t think of any better place to escape to than a museum. I’ll admit that sometimes contemporary art leaves me scratching my head but getting out of your comfort zone and the comfort of your own home can be inspiring so I […]

Style de Vie

02 . 04 . 10

I’m off to a job site today but I’m leaving you with my favorite booth from the New York International Gift Fair, Style de Vie. We first noticed all the blueprints and other vintage documents covering the table and then we looked up to all the fabulous framed works and realized we needed to learn […]

Snap to Grid

11 . 25 . 09

When a group of artwork is of different sizes and shapes, they always look great hung gallery style. When artwork is the same size or a part of a series, there is nothing that makes a bigger impact than hanging them all together in a grid. They sometimes end up creating a larger work of […]

I am loving the new J.Crew catalog that features seven New York artists photographed wearing J.Crew clothing in their studios! The online version, Open Studio, has interviews with all the artists and more shots artwork and studios. My favorite question of course is “How do you think art and fashion influence one another?” Their answers […]

I had the pleasure of attending a preview for the new Kandinsky retrospective at the Guggenheim museum yesterday and all I can say is run don’t walk to this wonderful show! It opens today and runs through January 13, 2010 so you do have some time to see it. As an art history major, I […]

I think it’s important to remember that Showhouses aren’t always reality. Sometimes the rooms are a little over the top or just might not appeal to everyone. As I’ve mentioned before, I think it’s important to keep an open mind. There is usually some aspect of a room that you can take away or be […]

I am always amazed by the talent of the emerging artists available from Ugallery. This month, I have decided to highlight more great summer and travel inspired art. Enjoy! Eastern Shore Hayfield 6/14/05 2:30pm, 2007, oil on canvas, Caroline Hajjar, Pratt Institute, $400 Riverside, CA, 2007, acrylic on canvas, Toni Silber-Delerive, Philadelphia College of Art, […]

Picasso: Mosqueteros

05 . 04 . 09

When I was little, I used to paint and draw all the time. I visited museums and loved art but hated Picasso. I always thought I could paint better than he could. During my senior year of college, I took an entire course devoted to Picasso. On the first day, the professor told the story […]

I know I had a painting of cherry blossoms in last last month’s Ugallery post but I couldn’t resist posting another once since it’s actually cherry blossom season in Washington, DC. That and the fact that the painting is ridiculously beautiful! In case there is someone who doesn’t know about Ugallery, they sell affordable art […]

I’ve had such a wonderful response to my previous Ugallery posts that I’ve decided to make it a monthly feature. The student artists deserve our support and especially need it in these tough times. There are a lot of new beautiful works that I love and I hope you enjoy them too! Cherry Blossoms Part […]

Why Don’t You…

02 . 15 . 09

Why don’t you check out the new work by James Nares at the Paul Kasmin Gallery before the show closes on February 21, 2009. These new paintings are exciting to view since they “incorporate iridescent pigments” which reflect light and look more dynamic than his paintings that use solid pigments.