A world of design

From sailing ships to hot-air balloons, the means and tools of travel are celebrated in the home goods offered by Authentic Models.

Turning the tide

The “Hudson Rising” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library in Manhattan examines two centuries along the river. From commerce to art to wildlife, varied elements combine to create a detailed exploration that encompasses ecological change and environmental activism.

Branching out

In Jackie Battenfield’s world, it’s always springtime. The Brooklyn-based artist – represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont – has developed a unique process of painting leaves, branches and blooms on Mylar to stunning effect.

Petal-ing through the pages

Two new books take readers into the garden, accompanied by two experts, Australian celebrity florist Fleur McHarg and Hamptons-based landscape designer Frederico Azevedo.

Go floral – or go home

Voutsa, the luxe design studio based in Columbia County – known for its intricate, artistic patterns – goes boldly floral in its latest collection of images for wallpaper, linens and lifestyle products.

Every dog has its day

The American Kennel Club has relocated its popular Museum of the Dog from St. Louis to midtown Manhattan. Executive director Alan Fausel walks WAG through the treasure trove of canine art, collectibles and history.

Caffeine fix

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. says, “great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.” To that end, 20 percent of the profits of its fair trade and organic specialty coffees and related products fund animal rescue initiatives across the country.

Inspired by antiquity

Bard Graduate Center Gallery in Manhattan explores jewelry design, specifically looking at how contemporary jewelry makers are drawing from antique forms and techniques to create modern-day works of art. “A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements” continues through July 7.

An ode to gracious living

The Lyndhurst Flower Show weekend is growing again, by design. This year’s season-opening April event at the Tarrytown historic site will incorporate contemporary artists into the annual celebration of flowers, antiques and gracious living.

The fabric of her life

Onetime Westchester resident Alison Kouzmanoff – a former designer for Westfair – has continued her artistic pursuits after a move upstate. The big news is the launch of Palampore Fabrics and Hangings, quietly sophisticated fabrics for the home.

The enduring lure of the sea

A new day, a new design trend – or so it seems. Veteran dealer J. Russell Jinishian talks about one decorative element that continues to appeal – marine art. He walks us through his specialty gallery in Fairfield, explaining why the genre continues to find a home in so many interiors.

One sweet afternoon

Greenwich Historical Society has announced an afternoon of themed programming expected to draw visitors of all ages to its reimagined Cos Cob campus.

Ya gotta have heart

WAG first met Kerri Rosenthal a couple of years ago when she was working with a Weston-based interior design firm. Today, the longtime artist and interior designer is on her own with a stunning Westport design studio/showroom that offers a glimpse into her heart-filled world.

Leading Lalique

In 10 years of ownership of Lalique, Chairman and CEO Silvio Denz has taken the legacy brand’s rich heritage in the decorative arts to new heights, transforming it into a thriving luxury lifestyle brand.

Staging more success

WAG profiled Geoffrey Walsky in January 2017, focusing on his design work through both the Fairfield Co. Antique & Design Center in Norwalk and his own, in-house Iconic Modern Home. Since then, his business has taken off, particularly in the field of luxury home staging.