The Most Wondrous Things at the Milan Furniture Fair

MILAN — The winding staircase of the Palazzo Serbelloni was jammed with visitors photographing the bulbous Venezia lamps that Marcel Wanders designed for Louis Vuitton. The designers at the International Furniture Fair in Milan have long figured out that the 386,000 who attended this month are a tiny slice of the real audience, who live…


Woman Wakes After 27 Years Unconscious

LONDON — When Munira Abdulla had last been fully awake, the first George Bush was America’s president and the Soviet Union was nearing its demise. It was the year the Persian Gulf war ended. In 1991, at the age of 32, Ms. Abdulla, from the oasis city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates,…


No Regrets: Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi and Jared Kushner at the Time 100 Gala

“What just happened?” said Chip Gaines, the HGTV personality, collapsing into an elevator after the Time 100 gala on Tuesday night. While Time magazine has diminished in influence, its annual exercise to rank the world’s “100 most influential people” still manages to draw a crowd. There were so many famous names at Jazz at Lincoln…


No Noise Complaints Here

Dance music purists in New York City were dealt three devastating blows on New Year’s Day. The venerable nightclubs Cielo and Output were shuttered, and their Funktion-One speakers, considered among the best in their class, were silenced. In addition, the custom sound system at Analog Brooklyn, an industrial club in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn,…


7 Summer Sandal Trends You’re About to See Everywhere

Platform Pack

‘Dany’ Genuine Calf Hair Sandal

Jessica Simpson


It’s been a minute since we’ve worn a heel this high, but the mega platform is back with a vengeance. What better way to return to the trend than Jessica Simpson’s OG Dany sandals- i.e. the shoe that every blogger wore in 2007. 

How to Win at Taking Your Child to Work

[Click here to get NYT Parenting in your inbox once a week.] Thursday, April 25, is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, a day meant to help kids imagine their future adult lives as full of professional possibility (as opposed to full of Google Docs and painful jargon like “solutioning”). This year will…


The Chic Octogenarian Behind Barbie’s Best Looks

Image CreditEmily Berl for The New York Times LOS ANGELES — Carol Spencer, 86, may be the most influential fashion designer you’ve never heard of. In the mid-1960s, she made a red pencil skirt with a white sleeveless blouse that had red stitching and three red buttons down the front. Short white gloves came with…


Divorce Advice (And It Won’t Cost You a Thing)

Divorce can be costly, as most people know, with each side expected to spend, on average, $15,500, during the process, according to Nolo, a publisher of legal books and software. Many spouses spend a whole lot more. The bulk of these expenses are for lawyer fees, which are typically around $250 an hour, but can…