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Nobel Peace Prizes Awarded

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When the Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded in Oslo today, the committee referred to both laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, as “champions of peace.” Yousafzai, who is the first Pakistani and youngest person to ever receive the award, noted she was there to advocate for the rights of forgotten or frightened children; and Satyarthi, […]

Anthony Bourdain taking off on his Congo adventure on the adroyt blog.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Known and Unknown

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The foodie reality show The Taste, returns to ABC next Thursday (December 4) and Anthony Bourdain will be up to his usual abrasiveness given the sound-bite the network is airing, which has him proclaiming, “Abuse, terror…makes me want to frolic!” Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson join him as mentors/judges so it will be […]

Downtown Galerie Leffanour at Salon NY Fair 2014 with Perriand

Passing Time with Design Royalty

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It isn’t often you can spend an afternoon with the crown jewels of modernism but this was my pleasant fate when I attended the press preview for The Salon: Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory last Thursday. I strolled along aisles flanked with works by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono for peace

Give Peace a Chance (Reverb)

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Forty-three years ago from May 26th to June 2nd, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged one of their infamous bed-ins at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. The peaceful protest instantly grabbed worldwide media interest, not surprising since John and Yoko spoke to over 150 journalists every day during the weeklong bed-in. In the US, […]

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Weaving a Better Future: One Carpet at a Time

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I first heard of the efforts of GoodWeave through Stephanie Odegard, whose sophisticated taste and determination to create a business built upon socially conscious practices set her apart in what can be a superficial design world fixated upon product creation and sales. The Stephanie Odegard Collection was the first U.S. company to join GoodWeave, an organization dedicated […]