Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 26 Spring 2010 Contents A TOUCH OF GLASS
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is known for exhibitions that run the
gamut from ancient to modern, from one-of-a-kind to mass-produced. On view until
January 2011 are 163 rare examples of glass from J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna, Austria.
Some pieces date back to 1835 yet look surprisingly modern. cooperhewitt.org.
TOP OF THE PILE
New York interior design institution ABC Carpet might just have the rug pulled out
from under it by London-based retailer The Rug Company. Visiting the company’s
new SoHo showroom is like stepping into a gallery: the humble rug takes on a new
lease of life in artfully merchandised floor displays that resemble lavish film sets.
Visit therugcomp any.i nfo.
A shimmering glass tower on the Lower East Side, The Hotel on Rivington couldn’t
be mistaken for anything other than the new kid on the block. Standing out like a
beacon in the sea of brick 19th-century buildings that surround it, its rooms boast
unobstructed, almost vertiginous, views of one of the hippest ’hoods in Manhattan.
In an ever-changing city, this is one view that’s sure to stay: the owners of the
Rivington have also bought the air rights of surrounding buildings, ensuring
panoramic views for decades to come. Visit hotelonrivington.com.
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