Architecture

A.M. Cassandre, Deco poster master, on display in N.Y.C.

The largest exhibition of original posters by the artist A.M. Cassandre ever assembled will be shown at New York’s International Poster Center, Oct. 6 through Oct. 26. Through 45 original works by one of the greatest graphic designers of the 20th century, the exhibit captures the best of the era by displaying the origins...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...

How America lost its $50B furniture industry

Check out this fascinating report on the future, or lack thereof, of the American furniture industry. The report asks, “do American furniture companies have a leg to stand on?”  The release on the report reads as follows: Baby Boomers don’t care about owning fine furniture. Department stores aren’t interested in stocking furniture. Design piracy...

Louisville (Ky.) Antique Mall to close

BizJournals.com reports that the Louisville Antique Mall will close. At a meeting last night, owner Denise Golden told dealers the mall will close at the end of June. “The antique business has been hit especially hard during this economic recession,” Golden said in a news release. “Antiques are not essential purchases, and although traffic...

Alabama historic sites endangered

An interesting item in today’s mail: one of Alabama’s Top 10 endangered historical sites list a number of schools – a result of  cities closing older buildings and opening new ones. According to a report from the Alabama Historical Commission, the Birmingham Board of Education recently closed, or proposed to close, 28 older schools....

Hot News: Winterthur Announces New Admission Options and Tours

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate has initiated new tour offerings and pricing options to provide visitors with greater opportunities to enjoy its world-class collections of American decorative arts.   Winterthur will now offer visitors a single ticket option, providing them with full access to the Winterthur Garden and Galleries as well as an introductory...