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THE THEATRE GETTING BETTER

Rattlestick kicks off its new season with «The Hill Town Plays», a five-play cycle by Lucy Thurber, which follows a woman’s life from her abusive, impoverished childhood in a small Massachusetts town to a successful writing career.

NIGHT LIFE THE VOICE

Earlier this year, Bobby McFerrin released the album «Spirityouall», a rootsy collection of spirituals, originals, and a Bob Dylan cover. Bobby’s show at Summer Stage is a family affair; it includes his daughter Madison, a singer.

ART DOMESTIC POLICY

MOMA owns masterpieces by Matisse and Picasso, but the first painting to enter its collection, in 1930, was by an

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Stars of Sandstone

It is apparent everywhere you look on the sprawling Sandstone Estate that the owners are striving for excellence. From the carefully tended lawns, well designed layout of buildings and storage sheds, and vast collection of steam driven and military machinery, the passion of owner Wilfred Mole shines through. The annual Sandstone Heritage Trust show held in May this year made a point of showcasing the Trust’s large serviceable collection of Military vehicles and equipment. Set amongst the picturesque Maluti Mountains of the Eastern Free State, this working farm boasts 26km of 2ft narrow gauge track on which a variety of

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Russians Big Boys Toys

The Russian Federation has a great many military vehicle and equipment museums, more than most people resident in the country can easily visit on the , occasional weekend off, never mind tourists on a restricted timetable. One of the “must sees” in Russia for the military vehicle enthusiast is however the Artillery, Engineer and Communications Forces Museum in St. Petersburg, which rather handily is located in perhaps the most tourist-friendly city in the Russian Federation, with its canals, palaces, museums and art galleries; and small and relatively economical tourist hotels.

Better still, the city is small enough that one can

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RETHINKING TYPOLOGIES: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Some of the most important pieces from the collection of the Institute’s Department of Architecture and Design are on display at this exhibition. These trace the evolution of basic everyday forms, from lighting and tableware through to modern houses and skyscrapers, documenting how historic innovations in modern architecture and design have become parts of contemporary life.

NATHALIE DECOSTER VARIOUS LOCATIONS & MACAU

After showcasing her works in Hong Kong’s public spaces, French sculptor Nathalie Decoster is taking over Macau’s public spaces to display more than 50 artworks ranging from bronze figures to geometrical iron structures around the Macao Museum of

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PHASE change

DESIGNED BY ACCLAIMED SINGAPOREAN DESIGNER NATHAN YONG, ROYAL SELANGOR’S LATEST TABLEWARE COLLECTION VAPOUR CELEBRATES PEWTER’S TRANSITIONAL PROPERTIES.

Nathan Yong admits that he has a thing for shoes. The first thing he looks at when he meets people is what they wear on their feet. «Are you wearing flats made of rubber?» he asks a female journalist. «Yes!» she exclaims. «Interesting. But I bet they squeak when you walk in the rain,» he says. «They do,» the girl replies. «They are comfortable, though.»

If one of the hallmarks of a good designer is his acute sensitivity towards the characteristics of a

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Sense of style

Brand TJ COLLECTION presented in Russia 20 years ago. To mark the anniversary of ELLE met with the brand closer

Appeared on the Russian market in 1993. The brand TJ Collection for the past two decades, manages to surprise us fashion accessories created with impeccable taste. ELLE advised to pay special attention to the color black heel pumps, boots deep malachite color, color high boots in the art color blocking, borrowed from the paintings of Malevich and Kandinsky. The decoration of bags and shoes used metal buckles, «lightning» and metallic leather. On the anniversary of TJ Collection designers have created

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INTO INFINITY

It’s a glorious Saturday and the weather seems mighty uplifting as I make my way to Alasetty village, located along the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu border. I am looking forward to this meeting and very excited to see what surprises await me. When I arrive, I notice how removed this place is from the cacophony of everyday life. I set foot inside the property only to be welcomed by an emerald green expanse. Homeowners Sindhu and Anish open the doors to their home and beckon me indoors to reveal a space that is steeped in tradition. I feel enormously at

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In Detail

Bold and adventurous or painstakingly intricate, weaving a story into the fabric of an interior is a technique stretching back centuries. From metallic tiles to experiments with digital printing, Annie Reid investigates a number of recent projects in which the devil is in the detail.

Wallpaper

Queensland-based design firm, COOP Creative, uses bold wallpaper selections in many of its designs. “Right now, wallpaper designs tend to be more graphic, with many wallpapers being more experimental with proportion and scale,” says senior interior designer, Katherina Sparti.

For the refit of a barrister’s office in the Brisbane legal precinct, COOP applied the

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Sparkling ACCESSORIES

In the summer issue, we allowed ourselves to relax a little and forget about the important things to think about and something bright, beautiful and pleasant. For example, a decorative lamps which are not very functional, but pleasing to the eye with fresh ideas and original design. Like jewelry and other fashion accessories, these lamps create intriguing accents complement the image of the interior and emphasize the individuality of style.

Lamp Seed Cloud, created by design studio OCHRE, consists of 112 cascading elements, forming a shimmering cascade. Suspended elements resemble flower buds and are made of bronze, and tempered glass,

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