Inspiration: Japan: An Order to Décor

It’s no secret that so-called PoMo revival — a rebound in taste for the audaciously Postmodern — is raging in the world of Western design. You might find these pieces dotting the trendy boutiques of the Lower East Side, or in the accessories assortment of hip brands like Hay. But for a certain sect of…

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Design Destinations in a Citywide Festival

Each May, hundreds of events — trade shows, exhibitions, product introductions and panel discussions — are hosted as part of NYCxDesign, a festival of all things related to architecture as well as furniture, product, fashion, interior and graphic design, and more. Here are highlights of the seventh edition. Early May “Aldo Bakker: Slow Motion” at…

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Esca’s Chef Buys the Restaurant He Opened With Mario Batali

Esca, the theater district restaurant that was the celebrity chef Mario Batali’s first and most elegant seafood-focused venture, has been sold to Dave Pasternack, its longtime executive chef. Mr. Pasternack and his new partners acquired the restaurant from the entity formerly known as Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group on Tuesday, said Joe Bastianich, who had…

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Courting Hollywood in Harlem

Image Ozwald Boateng, center, in green, and friends backstage after his immersive fashion experience at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.CreditJackie Molloy for The New York Times There was a time when Ozwald Boateng chose to play down his African heritage. “There was a political correctness,” he told a reporter only last year. “You wouldn’t talk…

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Inspiration: Color: An Apartment Bursting With Fruit Flavor

Orange, mango, strawberry, lime. If an apartment could be said to be bursting with fruit flavor it would be this three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district, renovated by Adam Nathaniel Furman, a British architectural designer, for a pair of very adventurous clients over the past two years. Mr. Furman’s clients, a mixed Japanese-expat retired…

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What to Wear to 7 Very Different Summer Weddings

Black Tie Ball out for a black tie wedding, but make sure you choose breathable, lightweight fabrics that won’t make you sweat. Use this wedding as an excuse to invest in fun accessories, like designer-on-the rise Amnina Muaddi’s Insta-famous heels. Jonathan Simkhai Plissé Lamé Grecian Gown, $695; intermix.com Amina Muaddi Gilda Sandals, $990; farfetch.com Adina…

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Cartier Recognizes Trailblazing Female Entrepreneurs with Women’s Initiative Awards

When you think of Cartier, you might think of the recognizable Juste un Clou (translation: just a nail) bangles seen on the wrists of some of today’s chicest trendsetters. But Cartier’s best kept secret is perhaps its annual annual Women’s Initiative Awards which has provided funding, mentorship opportunities, and a platform to women-run impact-driven businesses…

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Skin Deep: Everyone Is Crazy for Glass Skin. Here’s How to Get the Look.

Now that spring is here, who wouldn’t want to look as dewy as a new bloom? Which is not exactly the look bestowed by those shimmer highlighters of seasons past. This spring the newest products impart a translucent glow but without the artificial glitter. “Glass skin,” the effect is called, and it’s a trending hashtag…

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Off the Menu: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Latest Opens in Seaport District

Headliner The Fulton Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first seafood restaurant anchors two floors, with terraces and sweeping views, at Pier 17 in the seaport district. There’s lots of gray, with banquettes upholstered in sea-foam green by Yabu Pushelberg. The various dining areas have hand-painted murals of sea life and hanging lights that resemble buoys. On the ground…

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