Judith Leiber’s East Hampton Home Goes on the Market

The four-bedroom house of Mrs. Leiber and her husband, Gerson, is on 2 acres in Springs, N.Y., and is for sale at $3.9 million. By Julie Satow In 1956, Judith Leiber, the designer who would become famous for her whimsical handbags, and her husband, Gerson Leiber, who later achieved renown as an American modernist painter, bought a six-acre […]

So You Want to Blow Out Your Brooklyn Brownstone

Meet Elizabeth Roberts, go-to architect for the open kitchen and other 21st-century modifications to 19th-century spaces. By Steven Kurutz Elizabeth Roberts lives in a four-story townhouse in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn that is light filled and lovely but not, strictly speaking, an “Elizabeth Roberts townhouse.” The entire ground floor hasn’t been turned into a […]

The Tax Break Was $260 Million. Benefit to the State Was Tiny: $155,520.

How a lawyer with deep connections to Democratic politicians in New Jersey helped to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars in state tax credits. By Nick Corasaniti and Matthew Haag It was called the Economic Opportunity Act, a measure intended to kick-start the sputtering post-recession economy in New Jersey, particularly in its struggling cities. The state would […]

The Power of a Nap, Metal-Heavy Accessories and More

T’s roundup of people, places and things to know now. Loewe Celebrates the Craft of Weaving Bamboo is rhizomatic, meaning that unlike a single-trunked tree, it sends roots and shoots in all directions and can regrow when chopped down. It’s a concept that resonates with the sculptor Jiro Yonezawa, who lives on Japan’s mountainous Kyushu […]

T Suggests: Gingham Handbags, a Shrine to Italian Design and More

A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week. Bags Inspired by a Designer’s Coming-of-Age Each time I visit my parents’ house, I find myself mining the drawers of my childhood dresser for gems from the early aughts. Many of these items were bat mitzvah […]

T Suggests: Perfect Quilts, a New (Affordable) Design Fair and More

A roundup of things our editors — and a few contributors — are excited about in a given week. A Different Kind of Design Fair The artist Peter Shire’s rainbow-colored abstract sculptures often sell for more than the price of a modest car. But at Echo Park Pottery, his ceramics studio in Los Angeles, he […]

Tefaf Brings Masterpieces (and Tulips) to the Armory

The Dutch art fair, focusing on modern and contemporary art and design, has cemented itself as a key appointment on New York’s art calendar. By Jason Farago Art fairs used to be principally trade shows for specialist audiences, and few were more established and exclusive than the European Fine Art Fair — which each March lures […]