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ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN

Novel Interiors:
Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature

The worlds of writers such as Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton connected to contemporary living.




Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences
Evocative ruins that nearly jump off the page to speak to us.




BIOGRAPHY

Romany and Tom
A memoir by Ben Watt (Everything But the Girl) of growing up in London in the 60s with complicated, bohemian parents.




Updike
A thorough, sympathetic and nuanced biography.




FASHION

The Haute Couture Atelier: The Artisans of Fashion

A peek behind the curtain of some of the finest fashion houses.




Seventh and Madison: Mid-Century Fashion and Advertising Photography
Fashion and advertising photography by William Helburn in the 50s and 60s.




FOOD

Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food

Sit down. Eat. Stores and stories from the LES.




The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
The word 'vegetarian' in the title is important; the word 'flavor' even more so.




MOVIES

The Wes Anderson Collection

A delightful and perfectly Wes Anderson-y homage to the director by Matt Zoller Seitz.




On Set with John Carpenter
Happy Halloween!



PHOTOGRAPHY

NY Through the Lens

Great NYC street photography by Vivienne Gucwa.




You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes










skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious


Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.





sat 10:30am: learn how the dancers of the new york city ballet stay on their toes from a person who knows, pointe shoe supervisor dara faust. nyplpa, free (rsvp required).


sat 12-7pm: see glassblowing demos, talk to artists, and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at the urbanglass open studios and holiday bazaar jewelry sale (free admission). make-your-own sessions are also available for $40-60.


sat 1pm: from vanilla, coffee, black pepper, and more, experience ingredients used in holiday cooking and baking in their natural form at an edible tour the brooklyn botanical garden's tropical pavilion greenhouse. $12.


sat 5-11pm: this month's free target first saturdays at the brooklyn museum celebrates the 'killer heels: the art of the high-heeled shoe' exhibition with music by the hot sardines, plus a shoe photo-op, fashion show, films, talks, and more. food, beer and wine are available for purchase. free admission.


sun 11am-4pm: cobble hill's ps29 hosts its sixth annual 'eat pie and shop' pie social, pie contest and holiday gift fair. $5 tasting tickets benefit the school, and toys for tots donations will be accepted.


sun 1-5pm: learn about seven landmark houses and what life was once like during the holidays at the queens historical society's 27th annual holiday historic house tour. $20 adv, $25 door.

holiday gift markets and fairs:

fri-sun: crafts at the cathedral fair

sat: brooklyn holiday book fair

sat-sun: the museum of the american indian's native art market

sat-sun: bust craftacular

sat-sun: degenerate craft fair

sat-sun: nycreates holiday crafters fair

sun: greenpointers holiday market


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