Hilary Duff’s Chic Samsung TV That Looks Like a Piece of Art Is $800 Off on Amazon

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If you don’t like the look of a clunky TV hanging on the wall, Hilary Duff has the perfect solution! When the actress and mom of two recently gave Architectural Digest a tour of her modern Beverly Hills home, she called the living room the “heart of the home,” where she and her family spend most of their time watching TV. But at first glance, you won’t see a big screen anywhere. That’s because it’s hiding in plain sight.

“I love this TV,” Duff says as she leads the camera to what appears to be a large framed piece of artwork. “It’s called The Frame — it’s a Samsung and it looks like a photograph. So you don’t even know that it’s actually a TV until you turn it on.”

The Samsung Frame TVis designed to seamlessly blend into your home decor. When turned on, it delivers stunning 4K

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How Lyle XOX Transforms Trash Into Extravagant Wearable Art

Spoons, matchsticks, and ballet slippers are just some of the odds and ends that artist Lyle Reimer intricately assembles—and adheres to his face and neck—to create his opulent and genre-bending photographic self-portraits. The Saskatchewan-born artist, who works under the name Lyle XOX, spends hours upon hours cutting, gluing, and shaping various knickknacks, fabrics, and, what would be to anyone else, pieces of trash together and transforming them into couture-like visions.  

“Sometimes my mind doesn’t know what my hands are doing when I’m working,” the artist said of his process. His unique vision has made him an internet sensation with more than 150,000 Instagram followers, a book with Rizzoli, and projects for Gucci and Viktor + Rolf, and even a recent collaboration with FKA Twigs for Dazed. Still, he takes none of his success for granted. Reimer worked for almost two decades as a makeup artist and trainer for MAC

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Queens Museum officially reopens with four new exhibits and citywide public art initiative

Following a six-month closure, the Queens Museum is welcoming back the community on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with four new exhibits free of admission, as well as the unveiling of a citywide public art initiative. 

The reopening comes after state and city officials approved the reopening of museums and cultural institutions in New York City on Aug. 24. 

“After six months of turmoil and uncertainty throughout Queens, our city and the world, we can find solidarity and comfort in the inspiration and works that unite us as a community,” said Sally Tallant, president and executive director of the Queens Museum. “We are proud to work with artists to bring forth messages of hope at this still tumultuous time and to welcome back our visitors with these meaningful new exhibits and installations.” 

The museum’s

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Walt Longmire unravels art heist caper in ‘Next to Last Stand’

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) — Cassilly Adams’ 1888 painting Custer’s Last Fight — copies of which still hang in drinking establishments across the American West today — was the inspiration for author Craig Johnson’s latest Sheriff Walt Longmire adventure.

His novel Next to Last Stand hits bookshelves Tuesday.

“The best way it has been described is the piece of art that has been critiqued by more inebriated amateur art experts than any other piece of art in the world. It’s very true,” Johnson told UPI in a recent phone interview. “It’s in every bar, saloon and restaurant all over the West.”

Custer’s Last Fight memorialized the brutal battle between U.S. Army Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry and several Native American tribes during the Great Sioux War of 1876.

The original painting was said to be lost in a fire in 1946, but the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association cemented

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Inside the Hong Kong home of jewellery designer Corina Larpin, where statement art and scores of skulls inspire



a screen shot of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Corina Larpin's Repulse Bay flat. Photography: John Butlin. Styling: Flavia Markovits. Photo assistant: Timothy Tsang


Corina Larpin’s Repulse Bay flat. Photography: John Butlin. Styling: Flavia Markovits. Photo assistant: Timothy Tsang

House hunting in Hong Kong can be a long-drawn-out process but not, it seems, if you are Corina Larpin. The uber-glamorous owner and creative director of luxury jewellery brand StefEre, whose client list reads like a roll-call of the rich and famous, had little more than one month to find a home to buy and furnish.

“We opened (the StefEre) office in Hong Kong eight years ago, but as we were travelling back and forth between here and Geneva, we lived in an apartment in The Peninsula hotel until the summer of 2018,” she recalls via a Zoom call from her villa on Mykonos, Greece, where she is working on a renovation project as well as designing jewellery. “At that point, we decided to move here more permanently but it all depended on whether my

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Art and science merge at River Arts with solo show by Jacqueline Johnson

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts Gallery will present Jacqueline Johnson in a solo show in the River Room, located at 36 Elm St. This exhibition will run from Friday, Sept. 11 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Johnson’s work, deeply inspired by nature and her concern for climate change, combines her fine technical skill with powerful emotional content, according to a news release from the gallery.

“Swallowtail” by Jacqueline Johnson. PAUL FRIEDMAN

With a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has a broad experience with oil painting and illustration. She is a visual arts instructor in the Bath Public School where she encourages her students to “observe, examine and question like a scientist and to see like an artist.”

“Great Blue Heron” by Jacqueline Johnson. Photo courtesy or River Arts Gallery

Speaking of her motivations, Johnson

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Art and science merge in new exhibit at River Arts

Work by Jacqueline Johnson Submitted photo

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts Gallery presents Jacqueline Johnson in a solo show in the River Room. The exhibition runs from Friday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 23. Johnson’s work, deeply inspired by nature and her concern for climate change, combines her fine technical skill with powerful emotional content.

Work by Jacqueline Johnson Submitted photo

With a bachelors of fine arts from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson has a broad experience with oil painting and illustration. She is a visual arts instructor in the Bath Public School where she encourages her students to “observe, examine and question like a scientist and to see like an artist.”

Work by Jacqueline Johnson Submitted photo

Speaking of her motivations, Johnson said, “I am an artist and an educator. I approach my art work being inspired by

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Couples Design Their Own ‘Virtual Babies’ at Dutch Art Exhibit

AMSTERDAM — Couples who want children of their own got a brief taste of parenthood by creating their own “digital babies” during a virtual reality art exhibit in the Netherlands.

Visitors selected the baby’s character traits, physical appearance and other features by answering questions on a computer tablet.

They sat in sofas in a futuristic room with soft lighting and flowing drapes, which was all part of an installation called “IVFX: posthuman parenting in hybrid reality,” created by Dutch visual artist Victorine van Alphen.

“I had lots of deep, personal conversations that inspired me,” Van Alphen said, including with people who wanted to have children but couldn’t, someone who had lost a child and neighbours considering artificial insemination.

“There were lots of beautiful, inspiring conversations, anecdotes and background discussions that formed this strange, futuristic project,” she said. “I kind of gave myself the ‘mission impossible’ to create a presence in

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Ho Che Anderson’s Novella Stone: Exclusive Excerpt and Art

Illustration for article titled Get a First Look at Ho Che Andersons iStone/i, a Neo-Noir Tale of Basketball, Revenge, and Rebellion

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In a not-entirely-unfamiliar world harshly divided along class lines, where elections are canceled and the wealthy keep a tight hold on power, a young basketball star who just happens to be descended from the legendary rebel queen Boudica decides enough is enough. That’s the set-up for Ho Che Anderson’s new novella Stone, featuring gorgeous illustrations by the author.

io9 is thrilled to be debuting the cover, four illustrations, and an excerpt from Stone today. “The notion of revenge is exciting on a visceral level,” comic creator Anderson said in a statement. “Who among us hasn’t had the fantasy of exacting payback against those who have wronged us? And who among us doesn’t enjoy seeing that fantasy played out by onscreen proxies? But the reality of that cycle of violence in the real world is ugly and messy. I wanted to look at revenge at a

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Etain Health Manhattan, Bringing Subtle Design To The Art Of Medical Cannabis

Etain Health, New York’s only family-run, women-owned vertically integrated agribusiness and medical marijuana dispensary, has opened its new flagship facility at 242 East 58th Street on August 6, 2020.

The Peckham family, which owns the premium cannabis company, transformed the 5,000 square foot street level space into a dispensary and retail location for the commercial distribution of its medical marijuana, and THC-free products.

Sophisticated and inviting, the new Midtown East location is only a block from Sutton Place on the iconic Designers Way, and welcomes medical marijuana patients and retail customers to enjoy experiential interactions and integrative wellness offerings. The space is suffused with joy through elements such as a living green wall, an airy mezzanine, and a retreat space permeated by the sounds of running water. Renowned designer Clodagh applied her life enhancing minimalist approach by filling the space with simple, natural

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