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Wicked Design Gets Fine Tuned

AAD REPORTS 22/05/2017RUSSIA AND CHINA IN FEAR: USA'S F-22 RAPTOR IS GETTING MORE STEALTH AND FIREPOWER -  [Read More]
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Patterns for the Paranoid

AAD REPORTS 16/05/2017Justified?  It would certainly explain your patterns. Essentially, these are digital cookies that become social dogshit stuck to your feet, which is then tracked right into the house. Somethings you just wish would just stay...[Read More]
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Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design win 2017...

AAD REPORTS 11/05/2017The largest awards programme celebrating both architecture and product design, the Architizer A+Awards support meaningful architecture and its potential for positive impact on everyday life. Projects by Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design will be...[Read More]
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Restored Original 'Star Trek' Enterprise Model Now On...

AAD REPORTS 20/04/2017The original Starship Enterprise may have explored many strange new planets and civilizations, but for years the classic prop from Star Trek: The Original Series has sat neglected in the basement gift shop of Smithsonian’s National Air and Space...[Read More]
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PAD Paris, 2017

Maura Haverly 26/03/2017What is in the Tuilleries in the springtime, has been around over 20 years, is subject to extreme vetting (as Trump would say), serves a lovely drop of my favorite drink (rhymes with champagne) and has its own flock of sheep? The answer is obvious...[Read More]
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Legends of the Past

AAD REPORTS 15/03/2017A B-29 nicknamed the Lady of the Lake, due to its presence in a pond near a USAF base, later used for training  in escapes from downed aircraft has been revealed by examination of its serial number to be the reconnaissance aircraft that detected the...[Read More]
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Mirrored house in Mojave draws Rave Reviews

AAD REPORTS 11/03/2017Artist Doug Aitken Workshop has installed a completely mirror-clad house in the middle of California's Coachella Valley. Mirage, which is modeled after the classic American Ranch home design, is entirely covered in mirrored panels, inside and out,...[Read More]
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Lost "Bullitt" Ford Mustang allegedly found...

AAD REPORTS 04/03/2017One of the most legendary cars in Hollywood history may have been found after nearly 50 years. The 1968 classic “Bullitt” had two stars in it: Steve McQueen and his Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT. A more iconic on-screen duo there never...[Read More]
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London Classic Car Show 2017

Elliot Lee 25/02/2017The opportunity to see Nick Mason’s incredible 250 GTO up close and personal, doesn't happen too often, and that experience is only available at The London Classic Car Show at the ExCel London through to this Sunday. A collaboration and curated...[Read More]
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F-35 Lightning II 2016 Year in Review

AAD REPORTS 25/02/2017Watch "F-35 Lightning II 2016 Year in Review" on YouTube: [Read More]
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2017 BRIT Awards Statue by Zaha Hadid

AAD REPORTS 22/02/2017Tonight’s BRIT Awards 2017 will present winning artists with the statue designed by Zaha Hadid. BRITs Chairman Jason Iley initially reached out to Hadid in early 2016. Iley wanted to create something modern and culturally relevant for The BRITs....[Read More]
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German jet of WW2 looked like modern American stealth...

AAD REPORTS 22/02/2017The Horten Ho 229 is generally known by a few unique names. The plane was called the H.IX, by the Horten Brothers. The identity Ho 229 had been given to the plane by the German Ministry of Aviation. Sometimes, it was also called the Gotha Go 229, because...[Read More]
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Russian billionaire's £360 million superyacht is...

AAD REPORTS 21/02/2017A Russian billionaire's £360 million superyacht has been impounded after the shipbuilder said it was still owed millions in fees, it has emerged. The futuristic vessel is now being kept in Gibraltar after shipbuilders Nobiskrug said Andrey...[Read More]
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Packed Show Set To Be A Classic For The Capital

AAD REPORTS 17/02/2017The London Classic Car Show is less than a week away, but still the organisers are lining up rare and exciting cars guaranteed to thrill the thousands of visitors preparing to make the trip to ExCeL, London for the four-day show (23-26 February). •...[Read More]
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Construction of Leeza SOHO reaches level 20

AAD REPORTS 17/02/2017Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world's tallest atrium, has reached level 20.  Leeza SOHO Atrium Within the Lize Financial Business District - a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to...[Read More]
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Edwards Air Force Base

AAD REPORTS 17/02/2017Editors Note: The thousand people sent by Denmark to California shows the commitment for this programme in design to succeed. This is the opposite of Jean-Claude Juncker's whimsical and hubristic ideas about European Defence.    You may...[Read More]
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B29 Cockpit on Takeoff

AAD REPORTS 14/02/2017B-29 Superfortress B-29 Superfortress Cockpit Millenium Falcon Cockpit Restored Boeing B-29 Superfortress ‘FiFi’ Takeoff – Filmed From The Cockpit!   In this video, we see a truly magnificent plane, the Boeing B-29...[Read More]
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Loud design hobbles Royal Navy

AAD REPORTS 06/02/2017British diesels so noisy Daring class diesel engine replacements looming so loud, even noisy Russian subs can hear them 100 miles away. FYI the Americans retrofitted their destroyers with port and starboard spare natural gas fired turbines for powering...[Read More]
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Deadly Design: Old Smoky Limps home minus a few jets...

AAD REPORTS 06/02/2017Russia’s rickety aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is close to being home after spending a couple months off Syria’s coast. During that short period of time, two of its aircraft plunged into the Mediterranean, and it seemed as if the...[Read More]
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Royal Air Force Typhoons Buzz Russia's Carrier In The...

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2017RAF Typhoons buzz Old Smoky as the Russian ship of shame limps home to Murmansk via English Channel. After having a less than stellar cruise to the Mediterranean, Russia’s carrier and its armada are making their slow voyage back to...[Read More]
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Melania Trump Stuns in First Lady Fashion Stakes

AAD REPORTS 23/01/2017After being publicly shunned by strident designers offended by her husband's stances, most notably by former Gucci designer Tom Ford who refused to bow out in a manner fashion, who then saw his own line tossed out of Steve Wynne's resorts in...[Read More]
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Reagan Personally Invited Thatcher To Join The Top...

AAD REPORTS 04/01/2017Editors note:  Long before Britain became a partner on the F-35 program, it has been revealed today that President Reagan personally drafted an offer for Margaret Thatcher UK to buy the then Black F-117...[Read More]
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Rediscovered M-1 Supercar discovered in a barn, headed...

AAD REPORTS 31/12/2016A BMW M1 hiding away in a garage in southern Italy has seen the light for the first time in more than three decades, according to Mint Classics, a BMW specialist shop and showroom in Berlin. Hiding under a thick layer of dust, some assorted trash, and...[Read More]
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Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she...[Read More]
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Private Camelot | Vanity Fair

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2016Editors Note:  Despite the many allusions to the debutantes and dilettante of the ill fated Kennedy administration, introduced in this tale by Vanity Fair are the people who raised the decorations of the White House from aged or tired, to one of the...[Read More]
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New England Air Museum

Robert Alexander Boyle 23/11/2016 Wrecked Convair F-102, 1979 Windsor Locks Tornado Damage Situated in three hangars just north of Bradley International AIrport, of Windsor, CT, the New England Air Museum was established after the original collection then called the Bradley AIr Museum...[Read More]
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China Air Show, Thieves Bazaar

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2016On November 1, Airshow China in Zhuhai unveiled what appears to be stolen technology from at least one U.S. company. In a marquee spectacle that underwhelmed viewers, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) revealed its J-20 stealth fighter for the...[Read More]
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Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive"...

AAD REPORTS 08/11/2016When a scientist announced last decade that he’d built a new form of spacecraft propulsion called the EmDrive that didn’t require conventional fuel, it sounded too good to be true. But the great thing about science is that you don’t...[Read More]
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African Dictator Son's Super Cars Seized

AAD REPORTS 04/11/2016Usually when you are fortunate enough to get your hands on a Bugatti Veyron, a Koenigsegg One:1 and a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, the goal is to hang onto them. Not have them confiscated by, oh say, the government. The Vice President of Equatorial...[Read More]
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Locomotive Graveyard

AAD REPORTS 02/11/2016Deep in the northern woods of Maine, a collection of abandoned locomotives is quietly rusting away. Check out this footage by YouTube user “Dylan Magaster,” and read on for a preview of this incredible, secret cache of vintage trains. To...[Read More]
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China's New Stealth Fighter, Worlds Largest Seaplane...

AAD REPORTS 01/11/2016One of the largest air shows in the world is currently being held in Zhuhai, China. Currently in its eleventh year, the air show has become the go-to spot for seeing the latest in Chinese military hardware. An impressive number of new airplanes are...[Read More]
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Secrets of the Hopeless Diamond and Other Billion...

AAD REPORTS 13/10/2016We think that the story of the hopeless diamond is pretty interesting. The jet is based upon a Russian mathematical theory concerning the reflection of radar waves. In the link below, you will find a number of declassified images of the most expensive...[Read More]
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War Birds 4 Sale

AAD REPORTS 12/10/201623 Military Designed Aircraft The Rich Enough Civilian Can Legally Own! Obviously, for security reasons these old fighters, or more commonly called ‘warbirds’ are modified so they can’t carry munitions. Read more: 23 Military...[Read More]
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Ecclestone Sells Out

AAD REPORTS 08/09/2016Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone, who will remain CEO, hopes the deal will drive the growth of F1, particularly in the U.S. (LONDON) — Formula One is being bought by Liberty Media, a U.S. company that invests in entertainment and sports, for...[Read More]
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Space Travel Isn't As Easy As It Looks

AAD REPORTS 01/09/2016Editor's Note: As Richard Branson and Elon Musk dream of space travel and high end outer atmosphere tourism, yesterday's explosion of a Space-X on a NASA launch pad shows us that the "Right Stuff" does not come without great risk. Legendary American...[Read More]
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NAU Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Mayan Tomb In...

AAD REPORTS 28/08/2016An archaeology expedition led by Northern Arizona University has uncovered one of the largest Mayan tombs ever found in Belize. It’s the most significant discovery in more than century of research at the site.  The dig took place at...[Read More]
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First ever Shelby Cobra sets new American record at RM...

AAD REPORTS 24/08/2016Shelby Cobra History was made at RM Sotheby's at the weekend as the first ever Shelby Cobra, a CSX 2000, sold for $13.75 million setting a new record for American automobiles.  Alongside the Shelby Cobra, a Le Mans-winning aguar D-Type...[Read More]
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All Three Of the USAF’s Bomber Types Congregate...

AAD REPORTS 11/08/2016A B-52, B-1 and B-2 sit on the ramp at Andersen AFB in Guam as part of a historic three bomber type deployment to the Pacific region - Image Courtesy USAF It was known that B-1Bs would replace a contingent of B-52Hs currently on rotational...[Read More]
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F-35 Too Stealthy: You Can't Hit What You Can't...

AAD REPORTS 02/08/2016The F-35 has hit yet another snag. During a recent exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, US Air Force F-35A pilots set out to practice evading surface-to-air missiles, but they could not, because the SAM radars on the ground could not even...[Read More]
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An Ultra-Rare, $3 Million Tucker 48 Was Discovered in...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Preston Tucker's car company was responsible for 51 cars being built. Of those, we know that 47 "Tucker '48s" have survived and we know where all of them are. Sometimes, they come up for sale and fetch millions. 15 years ago, Mark Lieberman located one...[Read More]
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The Ghost Towns That Were Created By The Oil Rush

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Over the last 150 years, oil booms and busts have given rise – and laid waste – to hundreds of towns across the world. In many places on our planet, striking oil has meant the eruption of new settlements in previously uninhabited places....[Read More]
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The F-35 UK Debut Stuns the Farnborough Air Show...

Elliot Lee 20/07/2016You know when you are in the presence of something special, and the F-35b lightening is precisely that. Recent touch down on British soil, first at RAF Fairford, then as part of the air display at Farnborough Air Show last weekend, certainly didn't...[Read More]
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F-35, The Ultimate in Design Lands in the UK

Robert Alexander Boyle 03/07/2016 Aided by a mammoth USAF KC-10 tanker, the much anticipated 5th eneration F-35B Lightning II finally crossed the pond to take part in Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8th through 10th and participate...[Read More]
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Burgess' Tower House Heavenly Precedent

Robert Alexander Boyle 24/06/2016 Tower House, Melbury Road, London, UK, completed 1877 - Purchased in 1972 by Jimmy Page New spotlight on the current owner brings Tower House into new light. William Burgess (1827-1881) was a 19th century architect and the foremost practioner of what...[Read More]
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'Zaha Hadid' exhibition, Palazzo Franchetti

AAD REPORTS 27/05/2016In celebration of Zaha Hadid’s career in architecture and design that spans four decades, Fondazione Berengo is hosting an abridged retrospective exhibition of her work at the 16th century Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. The...[Read More]
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Salerno Maritime Terminal Inaugurated 25 April 2016;...

AAD REPORTS 25/04/2016The new maritime terminal is composed of three primary interlocking components: administration offices for national border controls and shipping lines; the terminal for international ferries and cruise ships from around the world; and the terminal for...[Read More]
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Dame Zaha Hadid DBE dies suddenly in Miami

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2016Photography © Mary Mccartney It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and...[Read More]
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The Lost Third Imperial Easter Egg By Carl...

AAD REPORTS 26/03/2016Editor's note: Being Easter weekend, we thought it apt to re-publish the most incredible egg story of the past few years, if not the past decade. THE LOST THIRD IMPERIAL FABERGÉ EASTER EGG EXHIBITION One of the missing Imperial...[Read More]
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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2016 (Part Two)

Robert Alexander Boyle 21/03/2016 Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles...[Read More]
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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 2016 (Part One)

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/03/2016 Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles...[Read More]
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Statement from Zaha Hadid on New National Stadium,...

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2015Image Courtesy Mary McCartney @ Architectural Digest “We were honoured to be selected to design a stadium that would enable Japan to welcome the world for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo, before becoming a new...[Read More]
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Stolen Designs

Robert Alexander Boyle 29/10/2015American made F-35, the Ultimate Desire of Espionage, First Flight in 2006 It is no secret that modern China used copycat industrial techniques to fast track their rise as an industrial power. It is a subject that has appeared in a rash of news articles...[Read More]
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Northrop Grumman Rules the Nest, Blackest of Birds...

Robert Alexander Boyle 25/10/2015 Long shrouded by cold war mystique the most expensive plane ever built or designed, has finally emerged from the shadows to appear in a High Definition video by the United States Air Force. This came on the eve of the announced selection of Northrop...[Read More]
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Design Matters, How Cost Over Runs On New Russian...

Robert Alexander Boyle 09/10/2015 The Sukhoi T50 PAK is a beautiful fighter jet now in the prototype stages of development by the Russian Air Force. Similar to the American made F22 and F35, it is a stealth aircraft (radar absorbent) with extraordinary abilities. The American made F22...[Read More]
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The Samaritaine, Common Sense Prevails

Maura Haverly 07/09/2015One city’s world-class architect is another’s world-class eyesore. Such is the case with the long, unhappy arguments over Samaritaine, the exceptionally beautiful long-closed department store which sits on some of the most valuable real...[Read More]
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Dutko Gallery Hits Mayfair this Autumn With A New...

AAD REPORTS 05/08/2015Paris-based Galerie Dutko expands to London this autumn with the opening of its first London space in Mayfair, at 18 Davies Street. A leading authority on the Art Deco movement, Jean-Jacques Dutko is reputed for staging the finest examples of Art Deco...[Read More]
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Ferraris Return to Retrace Historic Road Race Course...

AAD REPORTS 06/07/20152015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance poster celebrating Ferraris that Raced at Pebble Beach. Painting by Peter Hearsey/ Editorial use courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Hopes ran high for the 1949 Ferrari 166 Mille Miglia owned by Jim Kimberly...[Read More]
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Basel: Home of Art & Architecture in...

AAD REPORTS 16/06/2015Basel counts with its 40 museums as the art capital of Switzerland – no other Swiss city has such a concentration of interesting places to visit. Museum buildings by acclaimed architects have endowed the beautifully preserved old city with...[Read More]
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Patek Philippe brings its Royal Collection to the...

AAD REPORTS 26/05/2015Pocket Watch presented by Ferdinand I, Prince of Bulgaria The Royal Collection, will be showcased at the Saatchi Gallery London, in a dedicated room recreating the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace at Hyde Park in 1851. Presented will be more than...[Read More]
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West Dean College appoints new Head of School of...

AAD REPORTS 30/04/2015West Dean College has appointed Shayne Rivers MA (RCA), a world renowned expert in the conservation of furniture and Asian lacquer, as Head of Conservation. Rivers joins the College after 16 years at the Victoria & Albert Museum where she was Senior...[Read More]
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Emily Young - Call & Response

AAD REPORTS 27/04/2015Image Courtesy of the Artist and the Fine Art Society The Fine Art Society have announced two major exhibitions of new work by Emily Young (FRBS), widely acclaimed as Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor. The first exhibition will be...[Read More]
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Hatton Garden Heist :: Update

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2015Image Courtesy :: The Metropolitan Police   Officers investigating the theft of items from a number of safety deposit boxes at a business in Hatton Garden have released CCTV stills from the robbery to trace the suspects involved. Detective Chief...[Read More]
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Auction : Mesmerizing Egyptian Courtesan...

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2015Los Angeles – A rare Demetre Chiparus sculpture entitled "Thaïs" is headed to the auction block in Bonhams' 20th Century Decorative Arts sale - April 29 in Los Angeles, with an estimate of US$150,000 - 200,000 - £100,000 -...[Read More]
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London's Great Easter Jewelry Heist

Elliot Lee 12/04/2015Bang! smash, the clatter of alarms, hundreds of police descend on Hatton Garden, within 5 minutes of the alarm being tripped…Well, that was what should have happened. Instead, we get a single copper looking through a window, and deciding not to...[Read More]
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City...

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/04/2015Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, Mach Three Spyplane, Built in 1967 Deck of the USS Intrepid, West 46th Street, New York, NY A week before Easter, on a cold blustery Friday afternoon this writer was privileged to play host to the newest member of the AAD team,...[Read More]
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Boston's Britches Falling Down, Falling Down...

Laura Stewart 07/04/2015BOSTON’S BRITCHES FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN... MY FAIR CITY AAD’s Laura Stewart Finds Brahmins Skipping Across Beacon Hill As America’s Most Straight-Laced City Finally Loosens Up - A brain teaser for art world cognescenti. What...[Read More]
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Detroit Institute Of Arts :: Update

Graham W.J. Beal 03/04/2015When architect Paul Cret, with input from soon-to-be director William Valentiner, designed the DIA, the central features were a great hall and a garden court; the latter adorned with a sprawling fountain and a wide array of potted plants. It was always...[Read More]
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And Then There Was Light | Renzo Piano Unveils His...

Laura Stewart 27/03/2015THE PIANO PLAYS AT HARVARD AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PERFECTLY TUNED AAD’s Laura Stewart heads to Boston to See How the Architect Pulled off an Amazing Feat - Getting Harvard to Lighten Up - Renzo Piano Renzo Piano in his studioCuriosity is what...[Read More]
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On The Fly: From Buttresses to Beams

Gail Green 14/03/2015Perhaps if the Gothic architects of the Middle Ages, say those of Canterbury Cathedral, are retained to design a New York City apartment, they might decide to incorporate into their design some flying beams. Usually defined as horizontal bearing members,...[Read More]
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Review: 'Opening The Shutters' – Photography...

Ros Ormiston 23/12/2014At the opulent Mallett gallery in Ely House, Dover Street, London, a contemporary photography exhibition ‘Opening the Shutters’ is on until 21 December. Its display is a collaboration between Mallett and The Wapping Project on Bankside, an...[Read More]
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The Salon: Objects Beautiful And Beguiling

Gail Green 21/11/2014The Salon: Art + Design event at the Armory was more than an armory show; it was an exposition of objects beautiful and beguiling. What set it apart from other fairs here in NY was its presentation. Booths were designed in an aura of architectural...[Read More]
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Sotheby's Board Conducting Search For Next CEO

AAD REPORTS 21/11/2014PRESS RELEASE: William F. Ruprecht to Step Down By Mutual Agreement; Will Continue as Chairman, President, and CEO Until Successor In Place NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) today announced that its Board of Directors...[Read More]
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Forgery That Has Value Added

Lawrence Klepper 05/09/2014When is a forgery worth more than an original? As an estate representative my expertise was in the fine arts and over the years it has proven to be an exciting and unexpectedly adventuresome occupation. I have written about some of the larger pieces...[Read More]
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A High Stakes Game

Clinton Howell 20/08/2014I had a conversation with a curator friend the other day about just what museums were spending their money on. He says that contemporary art is getting the lion's share of attention, which baffles him. He doesn't really begrudge that fact, instead he...[Read More]
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A Rare Read

Gail Green 05/07/2014“YOUR LIBRARY IS YOUR PARADISE” ERASMUS I suspect that the question now is … can anyone live in a world without computers? Has the ascent of the keyboard created the demise of the physical book? Is extinction in the cards? Well, yes...[Read More]
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Christie's Contemporary Art Sale, London :: Tracey...

Elliot Lee 01/07/2014Well that was great fun. You walk in, the staff treat you beautifully, you are presented with a free luscious looking catalogue, and a Christie's pen to boot. The tone is set for the evening, right there. This was the first Contemporary Art sale I'd...[Read More]
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Culture At The Heart Of Politics

Laure Kaltenbach 20/12/2013Creativity and cultural diversity are key assets for Europe in the international competition, but also a meaningful stop signal to the demagogic “Europebashing”. I am delighted that AAD participates to the empowerment of Culture. I am deeply...[Read More]
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The Invisible Bath: Now You See It, Now You Don't!

Gail Green 06/12/2013The modern bath has evolved into a space that is hardly recognizable from its predecessor. What one envisions as the typical loo is now reconfigured, redesigned as an extension of the home. That is, bathrooms are now outfitted as though they are yet...[Read More]
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The State Of The Decorative Arts Market, Never...

Lewis Baer 04/12/2013After a solid 15 years of ho-hum at best business, the decorative arts are finally reaching a critical state, with the greatest potential for success in front for all to see. Great merchandise has never been more available. The quality is of all shapes...[Read More]
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Sipping The Wine Fantastic: An Oenophile's Treat

Gail Green 19/11/2013Surely, a most enjoyable way of spending a Thursday evening is by sipping a splendid panoply of Grgich Hill’s fine wines at The Yale Club. Combined with the gastronomic delights of Chef Kerli, the chosen wines made a most perfect treat, marrying...[Read More]
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Reinventing The Nest: From Full To Empty

Gail Green 12/11/2013With their children now having left for college (and, perhaps for good), the baby boomer begins life anew. Alone in a big house, laden with maintenance issues that a structure of this size demands, empty nesters seek a simpler way of being. The demands...[Read More]
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Discrimination Is A Term That Connotes Lost...

Lewis Baer 17/10/2013It amazes me how some institutions, both public like our government, and private institutions can arbitrarily create their own rules that supersede written laws. You can be quite capriciously not be admitted to an antiques dealer association as easily as...[Read More]
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Return Of The Sublime

Robert Alexander Boyle 16/10/2013In staggering contrast to the rampant chicanery that American collectors encountered when venturing into the European field of art, the 19th century American field remained strangely pristine in terms of controversies over authenticity or lack thereof....[Read More]
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Reveals: Full Disclosure

Gail Green 08/06/2013An architectural whisper of a statement, reveals are anything but transparent. In fact, they offer full disclose for the areas into which they are set. If that sounds paradoxical it’s because the detail itself is not apparent to the observer....[Read More]
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At Home With A Gnome

Maura Haverly 03/06/2013It’s summer. And there you are in the garden (well, somebody’s garden, anyway). I’ll bet you have one..maybe more…In a closet, gathering dust. Out in the garden, scaring the hell out of the squirrels. Holding down papers that...[Read More]
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Russian Roulette In The Contemporary Art Auction...

Howard L. Rehs 23/05/2013I guess you had to be there to actually believe it. The recent series of contemporary auction sales in NYC were nothing short of astonishing. Over the past week I received a number of calls from clients asking: how could this be? How could all that...[Read More]
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The Mercer's Role In The Silk Industry…. But A...

Mary Helen McCoy 16/05/2013 Today, I listened to a design story from a colleague about a lady who was concerned with finding the right fabrics for her antique American furniture seating in a beautiful historic home in Charleston, South Carolina. She was not satisfied with any of...[Read More]
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Industrial Design

Clinton Howell 11/05/2013 “What is so wrong with industrial design?” I asked my chair the other morning. “Nothing at all and I sensed you would take my observation incorrectly. Industrial design refers to a style of designing, not to whether it is good or...[Read More]
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Reinventing Our Physical Landscape: Apres Le Divorce...

Gail Green 20/04/2013The value of altering our physical landscape – the home – is an excellent first step towards personal reinvention, paving a visual path to becoming a more positive and happy person. If clothes make the man, then surely a change in one’s...[Read More]
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Storing Collections: Be Aware Of The Risk…

Mary Helen McCoy 15/04/2013Those of you who live in larger metropolitan areas are very fortunate to have access to large warehouse facilities which offer the best conditions for receiving and storing art, antiques, and designer furnishings. They also provide the best packing,...[Read More]
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Change, It Happens

Clinton Howell 06/04/2013Dominant power in any situation is always temporary. Societies, religion, business all seem incapable of holding a center. Inevitably, there is change be it for better or worse if only because societal inertia is so implausible. This is equally true in...[Read More]
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Q & A - Someone Asked Me A Question

Lewis Baer 22/03/2013Question “Do you know, by chance, about similar cases? Where should I address myself to (I live in Germany) , New York State Attorney? Consumer Affairs? Is there any special body in NY dealing with “misbehaviour” of auction...[Read More]
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Hey Any Art, Antique and Design Dealer Friends, ..

Mark Goodger 24/02/2013Hey any Art, Antique and Design Dealer friends, got something to say blurb it out on here for all to see. Going…going…gone! When buying antiques, us dealers are often up at silly hours of the day travelling hundreds of miles whilst most...[Read More]
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Fine French Furniture Of The Provinces Of France

Mary Helen McCoy 17/02/2013AN OVERVIEW ON FINE FURNITURE FROM THE PROVINCES OF FRANCE During the reign of Louis XIV, the French developed a desire foe beautiful and luxurious decorative arts in their homes. Louis XIV inspired the creative talents of French artisans and...[Read More]
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What's In A Word?

Tom Higginson 10/02/2013“ The object of oratory is not truth but persuasion” ( Macaulay –letters on Athenian Orators ) Hands up all those old timers who once drove a 1950’s Ford Popular Van? You remember, the with one with no power, three gears, no...[Read More]
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Fashionably Frisky

Maura Haverly 09/02/2013Enjoying my favorite beverage the other night (hint: it has bubbles) I noticed that last year’s Hugo Boss award winner, Danh Vo, has a show coming up at the Guggenheim. OK – full disclosure here - I worked on the Hugo Boss awards project some...[Read More]
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The Decorative Arts, Where To Next?

Lewis Baer 17/01/2013Today, in the higher end decorative arts market, it is not about what an auctioneer can offer (or demand), but how can dealers present a better alternative. The auction method as practiced by the Sotheby’s/Christie’s duopoly works quite well...[Read More]
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The Mayfair Fair Wrap Report

David Harvey 16/01/2013Ingrid Nilson’s latest venture, the Mayfair Fine Art and Antiques Fair has caused considerable excitement and interest. Held last week in the ballroom of the Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel it housed some 43 stands and provided a way to kick start...[Read More]
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In The Beginning There Was Light

Gail Green 27/12/2012Light is not only an expression of heavenly awareness, it is one of the designer’s basic tools through which architectural invention is reflected. Without light, neither the aesthetics nor the function of a room would be highly visible. Light,...[Read More]
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GREENBERG'S ART DECO: THE SPLENDOR OF THE SUBLIME

Gail Green 11/12/2012The Salon, a show both sophisticated and chic, is sure to delight its observers and buyers. With paintings, furnishings, sculpture, books at a exceptionally refined level of quality, the exhibition is top tier. Works span centuries and cover multiple...[Read More]
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Friskier in Miami

Maura Haverly 08/12/2012I was invited to the opening – well, one of the openings – of Art Miami Basel – along with about 8 million others. I lasted 15 minutes. Lots of pretty girls complaining about their very expensive foot wear. And you couldn't see the...[Read More]
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An Overview of 2011 | Moving Forward

Lewis Baer 01/12/2012I often think of my grandmother these days who was fifty years old when the Depression hit the United States in 1929. My father was 19 and he had a brother of 17 and another that was 12. My father was at Yale and his two brothers were in boarding school...[Read More]
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