Frankly Fabulous

Los Angeles jewelry designer Liseanne Frankfurt of LFrank weaves together past and present in globally inspired collections whose rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces adorn style-setters around the world.

by Sarah Medford
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Frankly Fabulous

Jean Prouvé’s Humble Prefab Homes Are Now Highly Sought After

The French modernist made temporary, transportable residences that were intended for refugees. Today, those structures are collector trophies. Now, one is available on 1stdibs.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Jean Prouvé’s Humble Prefab Homes Are Now Highly Sought After

The Optimistic Expressionist

A new selling exhibition at Frankfurt's Jörg Schuhmacher gallery proves that American Abstract Expressionist Sam Francis was as audacious and experimental as his better-known cohorts.

by Ted Loos
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The Optimistic Expressionist

Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

When it comes to holiday gifts, it’s hard to go wrong with a beautiful and smart book — especially compared with a chunky sweater or a dreary gift certificate. You’d have to be pretty Scrooge-like indeed to turn up your nose at the following six volumes, which take the world of design seriously, but not too soberly. All demonstrate the magic that can happen when the elements of the physical world are arranged just so. Something transcendent occurs, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

by Ted Loos
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Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

A Modernist Love Story

In the tradition of husband-and-wife creators like the Eameses and Les Lalanne, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman collaborated on ceramics, mosaics, tapestries and decorative objects whose style helped shape the California mid-century modern aesthetic. Recently Jerome, now 95, spoke to 1stdibs about his career and what it was like to work alongside the love of his life for 64 years.

by Kimberly Stevens
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A Modernist Love Story

Aby Rosen Is a Brand unto Himself

The German-born, New York–based real-estate developer counts some of the world's most blue-chip contemporary artworks among his holdings — and some of its most blue-chip mid-20th-century buildings, too. Here's what he's up to next.

by Julie L. Belcove
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Aby Rosen Is a Brand unto Himself

Cornelia Thomsen Is on the Line

In “Stripes and Structures” — her first solo exhibition at her new Manhattan gallery, Leslie Feely — the German-born, New York–based artist shows off her intricately rendered recent work and highly intuitive control of color and composition.

by Julie L. Belcove
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Cornelia Thomsen Is on the Line

When the Aaltos Were Design’s Power Couple

The Finnish architects and Artek founders are about more than bentwood furniture. For a decade, they were the great arbiters of modernism.

by Cara Greenberg
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When the Aaltos Were Design’s Power Couple

Two MoMA Design Shows Explore Ways of Living

The exhibitions look at daily life in very different ways: via mid-century modernist interiors and through temporary homes for refugees.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Two MoMA Design Shows Explore Ways of Living
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