Crazy crifters

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Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, which marks its 35th anniversary this year, will present its usual lineup of 300-plus artists and artisans in Tarrytown starting May 1. And visitors can expect a menagerie of animal-themed jewelry, fashions, art and decorative work to be among the offerings.

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With a British accent

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The New British Galleries have been unveiled at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, some 11,000 square feet devoted to four centuries of British decorative arts, design and sculpture – and a most visible part of the continuing celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary.

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Home eclectic home

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Eclectic Home has opened its doors in Greenwich, with veteran interior designer Kimberly Handler offering a mix of vintage, modern and one-of-a-kind home furnishings, accessories and art in a new retail setting.

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Splendors indeed

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The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan is attracting many a design lover these days as “Aesthetic Splendors: Highlights from the Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore” continues. The showcase of The Gilded Age in our region is brought to life through sumptuous furniture, metalwork, ceramics, paintings and jewelry, many objects never before seen by the public.

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A Viennese valentine

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Fin de siècle Vienna comes to New York with “Madame d’Ora,” a Neue Galerie exhibition devoted to the Austrian fashion and portrait photographer. Her storied models ranged from Pablo Picasso to Josephine Baker to Colette, and her groundbreaking work had a decidedly sensuous appeal.

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A storied allure

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Art, architecture and design elements influence the creations of David Howell & Company. In fact, the romance of the past forms the heart of this Bedford Hills-based jewelry firm that sells its accessories around the world.

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A brand with heart

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WAG revisits KD Spain, the Bridgeport-based lifestyle brand of fabric designer Kate Spain and her husband, Pete, who handles the business side of the company. The duo catches us up on their side-by-side work, including details of the new rug collection, eye heart hand, which focuses on sustainable production and was recently installed in public spaces at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor.

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In focus

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Marcy B. Freedman, the veteran Croton-on-Hudson performance artist, recaps her interactive “2020 vision” project and gives us a preview of her projects for the 2020.

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The art of train travel

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Trains follow a schedule – or at least are supposed to… Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk takes time to explore the artistic side of the enduring mode of transportation in “The Trained Eye: The Art of Railroads & Stations.”

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