Elaine Markoutsas Universal Uclick Published 5:47 PM EDT Apr 4, 2019 Consider the plain white wall as a canvas. In a milieu obsessed with personalization, treating those walls with color, pattern and texture is happening in a dynamic way, with amazing options that are unprecedented. The worlds of art and decor are merging, with hand-painting, textures, the look of stones and gems available in a variety of materials, along with mosaics, sequins, glass beads and shards, patchwork fabrics. All of these may be embraced on today's wall cladding, which may be a covering of wood, porcelain, glass or mosaic, as well as what we consider traditional wallcovering -- although these days, it may be paper, vinyl or a hybrid. Some of what is available today is truly extraordinary. And it's reminiscent of what craftspeople and artisans delivered to aristocrats and royalty centuries ago. Inspirations still come largely from nature, and the interpretations by the artists are what can be so … [Read more...] about Revolutionary wallcovering designs dazzle at trade fairs
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Mark Kurlyandchik Detroit Free Press Published 9:26 AM EDT Apr 2, 2019 When celebrity chef Michael Symon opened the upscale steakhouse Roast on the ground floor of the newly renovated Westin Book Cadillac hotel, a disgraced Kwame Kilpatrick had just resigned from the mayorship of Detroit. It was autumn of 2008 and the $200-million revival of one of downtown’s many decrepit buildings had come a full five years before the city would declare the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation’s history and two years ahead of Dan Gilbert relocating his mortgage nerve center from Livonia to the downtown core. Certainly, few could have predicted then that a scant decade later, Detroit — known alternately as the Motor City, Motown, Techno City, Rock City — would earn yet another nickname. There are myriad issues with Detroit’s recently acquired “Comeback City” moniker, but that’s fodder for another column. The point for … [Read more...] about Review: Michael Symon’s Roast in Detroit is still fire
SIR Rod Stewart is a musical legend who has been in the industry since the swinging 60s. Here's the lowdown on the 74-year-old who has fathered eight children, been knighted by the Queen, survived thyroid cancer, and made an emotional return to the music scene in summer 2018... Who is Rod Stewart? What's his background? Rod Stewart was born in Highgate, North London, in 1945. The youngest of five children by eight years, Rod was born at home during World War II. A strong supporter of Arsenal FC, both then and now, Rod and his family were football obsessed and Rod pursued professional football at the encouragement of his father. In the summer of 1960, he attended trials for Brentford FC (a third division club at the time) but never received a call back so started pursuing music instead. In his 2012 autobiography, Rod spoke of his attempt to be a professional footballer: "Well, a musician's life is a lot easier and I can also get drunk and make music, and I can't do that and … [Read more...] about How old is Rod Stewart, who is his wife, what are his biggest songs and how many kids does he have?
NEW YORK — Regina King sparkled in rose blush by Alberta Ferretti, Nicole Kidman wore a form-fitting liquid oxblood gown by Michael Kors Collection and Sandra Oh wore a couple of standout old Hollywood looks, but the Golden Globes' return to red carpet color after last year's protest in black was led by Lady Gaga in powerhouse periwinkle. The pop star and Ally to Bradley Cooper's Jackson in "A Star is Born" honored an outfit Judy Garland wore when she starred in a 1954 version of the film, with Gaga showing off a more contemporary twist in bulbous sleeves that hit just above the elbows and were attached to a ground-skimming cape. She had a bluish-purple updo to match. King's strapless dress fit her like a perfect glove and shimmered under the lights as she picked up a statuette for "If Beale Street Could Talk." Oh was in white Atelier Versace on the carpet, with a statement pleated piece on one shoulder fit for a 1980s prom. She changed into white with long, full coppery sleeves … [Read more...] about No. 1 on the Golden Globes carpet: Statement beauty, bling
LOVE Island beauty Megan Barton Hanson is the cherry on the cake as she is seen wearing a ruby red dress to a Christmas reunion bash last night. The reality star pulled off a sizzling yet glamorous look as she joined fellow former contestants for dinner and drinks at a Central London celebrity haunt. Her skintight scarlet pencil dress offset her Marylin Monroe-style blonde curls. But she was sure to wrap up to beat the elements - topping off her outfit with a cosy yet chic animal-print coat. And the glamour model paired her strappy black stiletto heels with a simple chain-slung handbag. Megan's dusty pink eye shadow and crimson lipstick also worked to help her sparkly whites shine - as she was pictured giving a beaming smile to onlookers. She dressed to impress for the Off Limits Christmas Party at Ritorno Italian Brasserie and Cocktail Bar. The talent management company represents a host of reality stars - including many of her fellow Love Islanders. Kendall Rae Knight and this … [Read more...] about Megan Barton Hanson wows in skintight red dress to join Love Island cast at Christmas party