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Carmen Herrera: 'Men controlled everything, not just art'

The 101-year-old, who sold her first painting aged 89, talks about hanging out with Sartre, Matisse and Picasso, patience – and her next big project<p>It’s noon at Carmen Herrera’s home in downtown Manhattan. Time for a drink. “Would you like a cup of tea, or a scotch?” she asks. Scotch, please. She …

Fidel Castro

Pioneering new standards of beauty - CNN Style

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Beauty

Artist Uses Wood Scraps to Visualize a Dynamic Explosion of Color and Shapes

Breaking with purpose—this is how New Zealand artist Louise McRae describes her creative act. Selecting found wood, cutting it, and painting it before it's molded into dynamic assemblages, McRae's work demonstrates an explosive spirit. By fitting together the broken down wood into art that is …

Art

Kurt Solmssen: 'Real World' at LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe

Artist Kurt Solmssen, whose paintings are currently on view at the LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, paints light-filled images of his life in Vaughn, Washington, a pine-studded coastal town on the Puget Sound. Broadly brushed and carefully composed, Solmssen’s paintings—set both indoors and …

Art

We’ve rounded up a few tasty places that demonstrate why Nevis might be the Caribbean’s next foodie destination

Celebrity chef Judy Joo was featured at the 2016 Nevis Mango & Food Festival. // © 2016 Judy Joo<p>Feature image (above): A beach cabana lunch at Four …

My middle-age dread

Fortysomething blues? In this extract from her new book, Miranda Sawyer reflects on the existential puzzle of midlife<p>These are the facts. I am in my 40s. I have a job. I am married. We have children and a flat with no garden, and a mortgage and a fridge-freezer and a navy blue estate car. None of …

Mind

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Nutrition

What Comes After Midcentury Modern?

Palm Springs, famous for its midcentury gems, might just help America fall in love with brutalism<p>But in an era when midcentury modernism has become mainstream, Palm Springs design and architecture after the midcentury still remains largely invisible in the popular imagination. To most people, Palm …

Architecture

Small Tables Made From Vintage Vases

Founded by Andreas Berlin, Andreas Berlin is a design label offering pieces in limited editions. Having worked for exclusive furniture labels, Berlin …

Design

In style: Highlights from Milan Design Week 2016

After wandering through the maze of design houses amid the staggering 372,151 total attendees, we've put together a photo gallery of the highlights …

This Brutal World

How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words but, like the architecture movement itself, with …

Architecture

Inside Miranda Lambert's Adorably Kitschy Bed & Breakfast

5 Steps for Managing Creative Feedback

<i>Editor’s note: In this series, Douglas Davis answers designers’ persistent questions about career development and managing relationships in the</i> …

Creativity

“Music is so abused these days”: XTC’s Andy Partridge opens up about songwriting, painting and developing the “cruel parent gene” toward your own art

Salon talks to the pop icon about the new collection of interviews, “Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC”<p>From the late '70s and on through the '80s and '90s, Swindon, U.K., pop chameleons XTC produced album after album brimming with indelible pop music. Although the band's early work was very …

Jack White

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …

Art

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Nike's Black History Month Collection Is Exactly What We Needed To See

Nike's Black History Month shoe collection isn't new: The brand has been unleashing a special lineup of sneaks around the month of February since 2005.<p>But it's never looked as strong -- or as bold, vibrant and fierce -- as it does in 2016.<p>Nike says powerhouse athletes like Serena Williams, Kobe …

Shoes

Flower Mandalas Become Electric Artworks That Can Heal

Mexico’s VENA2 explores the magic between nature and tech.<p>Merging his interests in nature and pre-Hispanic traditions with art and technology, Luis Diaz Gordoa, a.k.a., VENA2 looks to capture the essence of one’s spirit in flower mandalas both illustrated and collaged.<p>Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, …

Mexico City

Before and After: A Charred Wood Cottage, on a $45K Budget

On the coast of Brittany, architects Lucie Niney and Thibault Marca of Paris-based NeM Architectes discovered “a vacation home frozen in time.” The …

Surprisingly beautiful 'moss graffiti' is the newest trend taking over Instagram

If you thought graffiti was limited to spray paint, think again.<p>People around the world are growing their own moss graffiti as innovative way to create living, breathing artwork. To do this, blend moss, yogurt, beer, and sugar into a liquid that will be used as "paint." From there, just apply the …

Street Art

8 Unexpected Ways to Top a Pizza

Go way beyond the usual mushrooms and pepperoni by trying these inspired pizza toppings.<p>The real surprise with this pizza, topped with the …

Italian Food

A foodie tour of Puerto Rico

The Ocean Park district of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, has gone from has-been to happening hub, and is now home to new yoga studios, vintage shops and trendy restaurants and bars • Vieques: Puerto Rico’s Caribbean idyll<p>Old San Juan is a visual delight, with narrow hilly streets of blue …

Caribbean

Go "local" in Turks and Caicos - Restaurants - Latin American Caribbean - Chowhound

We first visited the Turks and Caicos Islands thirteen years ago, and have returned annually ever since. It's become our favorite vacation …

Computer-Controlled Spray Paint Lets You Print Graffiti

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on buildings, box cars, and overpasses but were too self-conscious of your non-existent graffiti skills? …

Streetwear

The 50 Coolest Things To Do in Mexico City

There is no shortage of cool things to do in Mexico City – and here are THE 50 COOLEST, YEEEEEAAH.<p><b>#1. Meet DF’s hipsters at Bahia Bar</b><p>Whether you are …

Restaurante Chapulín - Ciudad de México, Campos Elíseos, Polanco

MENU<p>PARA COMPARTIR<p>Guacamole, Receta tradicional con Chile Jalapeño, Cebolla y Jitomate<br>• Chapulines 100 g, servidos con Guacamole y Quesillo<br>• Flores …

Restaurante Chapulín - Ciudad de México, Campos Elíseos, Polanco

Chapulín, un lugar inspirado por nuestra propia historia. En la arquitectura fusionamos el barro negro de Oaxaca con detalles dorados propios de la …

A Breakneck Shopping Trip in Mexico City

Lynn Yaeger discovers a place steeped in style, from the humblest fleas to the newest haute boutiques.<p>If you spend your first 48 hours in Mexico City …

Mexico City

Mexico City Travel: 7 Cool Things To Do in Xochimilco

Mention Xochimilco to travelers who know Mexico City and the first -- or perhaps the only -- thing to pop into their minds is a dreamily decorated trajinera, one of the colorful boats that ply the neighborhood's garden-lined canals. But there's lots more to do in Xochimilco, from unique forms of …