Art for Good – Gund for Art

Philanthropic superwoman Agnes Gund has more awards and sits on more boards than I have anti-ageing creams. Beyond the arts, Ms. Gund supports women’s issues and the environment. But the cause that is dearest to her heart is arts education. Nearly 40 years ago today, Ms. Gund created Studio in a School, a program where working…

Tate Modern Fatigue – Wanna Save the Tate for a Later Date? Then Read On

I know, I know,  the new Tate Modern is a must-see.  Switch House, the 10-story twisted pyramid of latticed brick is as mesmerising as it is overwhelming. The panoramic views from the 10th floor, the gorgeous Louise Bourgeois watercolours on the 4th  floor, the vast exhibition spaces with eye-popping installations,  the industrial concrete walls throughout, the…

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A Life In Buttons

The over-sized gold button has hung above this quirky, cosy shop on a tree-lined street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for 52 years, proof that it is possible to make a living selling only buttons. Tender Buttons, named after a Gertrude Stein book about insignificant objects, has been peddling buttons since 1964 when antique restorer…