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January 2018- Dallas

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ART + DECORATION A u s t i n n a t i v e Palmer Early is just one of those nomadic creative souls. For years, he could be found skateboarding the streets of New York and London or surfing the Pacific waves in L.A., between stints of writing, film and television, and music. In 2013, he and his wife moved to Ho Chi Minh City, where he founded Nellcote Studio, a lighting design workshop. Nellcote Studio has produced private-label lighting for Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, Harrods, and ABC Home (via Sonder Living). "It's all about quality and originality," Early says. Each fixture is handmade, and inspiration from organic materials (such as a luxe twist on the classic capiz-shell chandelier) and architectural symmetry are conveyed in desk lamps, sconces, pendants, and chandeliers in brass, marble, and Lucite. Early and his wife have recently moved back to Austin but frequently return to Vietnam to oversee production. Now, Austin-based Bravo Interior Design lighting is the first to carry the full Nellcote Studio collection in Texas. $150 to $6,400, at Bravo Interior Design, 3708 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, 512.372.0700. Anne Lee Phillips WHITE HOUSE- WORTHY COLLAGED CANVASES I f we were choosing a group to be marooned w i t h , this might just be the one. The Authentics (out now from Clarkson Potter, $60) is p h o t o g r a p h e r Melanie Acevedo and Dara Caponigro's new book depicting their tribe of forward- thinking, fashion-loving decorative devotees, photographed in their quixotic homes. "It's not the easy path to be authentic," says fashion designer Johnson Hartig, "and I think it takes a tremendous amount of courage." Acevedo (whose clients include Casa Vogue, World of Interiors, Elle) and Caponigro (creative director of Schumacher and former editor in chief of Veranda and founding editor of Domino) visit with Kelly Wearstler, Ashley and Katalina Hicks, Hutton Wilkinson, Michael Bastian, Anne-Marie Midy (designer, Casamidy, San Miguel), Nicky Haslam, Johnson Hartig (Libertine), Laura di Collobiano, and more fascinating people. EARLY ON AN AUTHENTICALLY GREAT READ T exas native Laura Roosevelt has returned to her home state and is setting up viewings of her latest work, which bears a personal relationship to American presidential history. The great-granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the painter (who wields a Master's from NYU) sources both family photos and images from the National Archives, as well as vintage U.S. flags. Everything makes its way into collaged canvases that literally bear the weight of history. Historic American Pop paintings from $4,500; limited-edition prints from $750; Catherine D. Anspon Nellcote Studio marble pendant lights Palmer Early Nellcote Studio Big Sur walnut pendant Nellcote Studio Marble pendant lights Laura Roosevelt's Seers, 2016 Kelly Wearstler

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