Crazy crifters

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.

With a British accent

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.

Going to the dogs

Bob and Karen Madden, the husband-and-wife artists of Rock and A Soft Place studio, not only own a pair of Dobermans but designate proceeds from their work to support local animal causes.

Home eclectic home

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.

Splendors indeed

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.

Anatomy of a collaboration

Founders Kyra Schulhof of Greenwich-based Fayette Studio and Samantha Gallacher of Miami’s Art + Loom teamed up to create the Art + Loom x Fayette Studio capsule rug collection.

If these walls could talk…

Wallpaper designer Cristina Buckley launches her second collection this spring, inspired by her move back to New York from Los Angeles. The Muses Collection is hand-designed and inspired by jazz, Art Deco and chinoiserie.

A Viennese valentine

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.

A storied allure

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.

An artist’s eye

The eternal appeal of romance in home design is captured in the work of Melinda Marquardt. The London-based artist founded The Vale London in 2017, a company that creates and provides textiles and wallpapers for the luxury interiors market.

A brand with heart

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.

In focus

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.

History, in fashion

The noted fashion historian and author Caroline Rennolds Milbank – who has lectured locally – shares her thoughts on fashions of the 1920s and their legacy.

A trendsetter, by design

Eileen Gray, a pioneer of the Modern movement in architecture and furniture design and an Irishwoman who rose to international fame in the 1920s, is the subject of a career retrospective at Bard Graduate Center Gallery.

The art of train travel

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.”

Inspired by the past

Hudson Valley artist Donna Castelluccio travels through time, integrating vintage images, fabrics and ephemera into her mixed-media work that ranges from handbags to wall hangings to collages.

Sweet surrender

Holidays are the time for sweet treats, so WAG checks in with Brookfield-based Bridgewater Chocolate for the lowdown on the best of the season.