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August 2013 - Houston

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LAURANN CLARIDGE Contributing editor, co-founder Claridge + King X MARKS Earth Wind & Fire THE SPOT The movie Grace of Monaco, due to be released around Thanksgiving. Nicole Kidman channels elegant actress turned fairy-tale princess Grace Kelly. We're salivating over the fall launch of innovative carmaker Tesla's gull-winged SUV, the Model X. The smart and subtle looks of this electric vehicle confirm that green design can be good design. At Tesla Motors Houston, Galleria IV; reservations through modelx. Seth Vaughan Music: Love me some Earth Wind & Fire. Their new CD, Now, Then & Forever, hits stores and next month. Shameless plug: I can't wait until our new cashmere zip-sleeve sweater hits the shelves at The Row I'm lusting for The Row's modern take on Le Smoking. BROOKE HORTENSTINE As I own every issue of Domino magazine, I can't wait for the relaunch in October. VP Brand Building, Consilient, PaperCity contributor Bryan Downey's fall debut of chic cigarette tables for his highly covetable (and collectable) Waylande Gregory collection of ceramics. $650, at Longoria Collection. • Painting my wood floors in Farrow & Ball's Black Blue No. 95. • Joining RDIO and following Billy Reid's personal music list.  Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco PRIVATE COLLECTION ©2013 MORGAN ART FOUNDATION/ARS, NEW YORK We're betting the Whitney Museum of American Art will make you think again. The fact that he created the emblematic Love signage is reason enough to make us journey to New York for this long overdue survey organized by the Whitney that traces the painter's early beginnings to one of the breakthrough moments when he first introduced word play: the verb "Eat" juxtaposed with "Die" (1962). "Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE," spanning 50 years, marks the Waylande Gregory ciggy artist's first significant American retrospective table (September 26 – January 23, 2014). After this NYC debut, Señor Indiana travels to San Antonio's McNay Art Museum next spring (February 3 – May 25, 2014). Catherine D. Anspon Robert Indiana's Eat/Die, 1962, at Whitney Museum of American Art GREAT ROOMS We're eagerly awaiting the opening of the signature Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store in Highland Village Shopping Center, September 23, with 11,000 square feet of lushness. Can't wait to order a custom parsons table — we can choose from two shapes, seven sizes and four tops. So cool. 4091 Westheimer, Highland Village Shopping Center. Claridge + King Narciso Rodriguez • I'm mixing elegant and edgy — these Narciso Rodriguez ladylike heels morphed with a boot-like last would be perfect to wear to the office. • Seventies-inspired brass designs call to me. Design Within Reach tapped Chris Hardy for a newly launched exclusive, the Helix table. Shark-tooth earrings at Forty Five Ten Billy Reid • Finally, a clutch with a ring attached to alleviate an evening of hand cramps, from Tom Ford. At Neiman Marcus.. FRIEZE ART FAIR TAKES LONDON BY STORM OCTOBER 17 THROUGH 20. Helix table at Design Within Reach N ow in its 11th year, this British-founded contemporary art fair is considered the closest rival to the Art Basel brand and a must-shop for the world's top collectors — as well as a mustsee for curators and the curious. The art action again resides on the lush grounds of Regent Park in Central London, but with a new design by London's star firm, Camordy Groarke, and NYC-based, German-born architect Annabelle Selldorf, the latter who will once again devise the Frieze Masters section of the fair, where more then 100 elite galleries strut their stuff, ranging from venerable Didier Aaron & Cie, Paris, to Blum & Poe, L.A. Megan Pruitt Winder Philip Guston's Untitled (Shoe), 1968, at McKee Gallery, Frieze Masters, London COURTESY HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR CAN-CANNING AT THE CAMH The hot-blooded Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 65th anny is Thursday, October 31, marked with a raucous CAMH-style bash. We're saving a dance with director Bill Arning and curators Valerie Cassel Oliver and Dean Daderko, who have rolled out a look at painting today: "Outside the Lines," which spills from the upstairs main gallery to the ground-floor Perspectives space (through March 24, 2014). The artist list is hush-hush, but here's an image of one of the participants we've gleaned from the grapevine. Catherine D. Anspon Tom Ford COURTESY MCKEE GALLERY, NEW YORK Robert Indiana? • Since everyone seems to talk about therapists like family members these days, upgrade your cocktail counseling conversation by reading Tumbledown by Robert Boswell. COURTESY JOHNNY VAN HAEFTEN LTD., LONDON KENNON EVETT • Dezso's shark-tooth pear diamond earrings from Forty Five Ten in Dallas.  Think you know Sexy Sadie chair at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Tesla's Model X Gabriel Dawe's string theory coming to CAMH AUGUST | PAGE 25 | 2013 Jacob Van Hulsdonck's Still life on a draped table, 1625, at Johnny Van Haeften Ltd., Frieze Masters, London WICK [ED] We're burning Cire Trudon for Cire Trudon's collaboration with sexy, subversive Parisian costume jewelry designer Yaz Bukey for her namesake bougie. It's the olfactory tale of a fiery beauty sheathed in violet perfume who applies red lipstick before zooming off on her boyfriend's motorcycle, enveloped by the scent of his black leather jacket. It's so us. $95, at Carl More Antiques, Chateau Domingue, Kuhl-Linscomb, Longoria Collection. Seth Vaughan

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