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Molly MacFadden « MAD Blog
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Posts by Molly MacFadden

A Perfect Evening- Scent, Chocolate and Wine Pairings

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We have all thought about food and wine pairings, whether during a night on the town, when throwing a dinner party, or after a long day. The luxuroius match between just the right food and wine is an art form in itself. MAD, along with LAFCO NY and Vosges Chocolat have devised a way to elevate these sublime pairings to a new level. This holiday season, why not spend an evening with friends discussing the delicious possibilities of chocolate, wine and scent pairings? The last Wine & Design event (exclusively for MAD Contemporaries) revolved around notes and accords pleasing to multiple senses, hosted by LAFCO NY, with support from Vosges Chocolat. Read on for details on pairing suggestions from the experts, rooted in beautiful Tuscany.

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Get to know LAFCO, with MAD Contemporaries

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What are your Tuesday evening plans? Tonight, a group of MAD Contemporaries will experience fragrance, wine, and chocolate pairings, guided by curator of olfactory art Chandler Burr and Jon Bresler, owner of Luxury Articles & Fragrance Company (LAFCO)- the purveyor of some of the most historic and distinguished body care and fragrance lines in the world. Read on for Bresler's take on what SoHo smells like, and more.

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Wil Fry Says Lighten Up It’s Just Fashion

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By the end of New York Fashion Week, we're all feeling a bit overworn. To bring back the fun, I sat down with the mysterious Wil Fry, an Australian designer who has been probing the fashion industry for years. Fry is a graphic designer by day, but runs his experimental fashion projects on the side, exploring luxury, value, materialism, parody, and free booze.

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A Forest of Jewelry- exhibition design with Rupert Deese

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In response to comments from visitors about the ethereal layout of Space, Light, Structure: the Jewelry of Margaret De Patta, we decided to sit down with exhibition designer Rupert Deese. Interviewed by Rachel Weisman, Deese talks about his plans and practice, key concepts from the show, and his connection with Donald Judd.

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Must-Have Manual for “Terrarists” Everywhere

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Tiny World Terrariums hits bookshelves around the city this week; a brand new step-by-step guide to creating tiny green worlds for anyone (whether green-thumbed or not). The Twig ladies rightly say, “no matter where you live, terrariums are therapeutic to create and peaceful to observe.” But there’s more to their work than tranquil verdant compositions. Twig takes it further.

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made in…

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Hint 1) faced multiple political power struggles Hint 2) thrives on a reinvented economy, based in technology Hint 3) re-emphasized craft traditions as a way to construct national identity Read on for the big reveal!

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Risk + Reward

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We just got a whole bunch of these killer-cool posters in for Risk + Reward, our upcoming performancance series, designed by Ryan Waller and Vance Wellenstein. Read on to hear more about this project, and their new studio venture Other Means.

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Terrariums in art, and art in terrariums.

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Much to the dismay of moss enthusiasts, Hurricane Irene has rained out Twig Terrariums' last demo day in the Open Studios. Thanks so much to everyone for the terrarium enthusiasm! It's interesting to me is that the renewed interest in terrariums has been undeniably dominated by artists and designers, so I'd like to highlight some of my favorites.

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summer time with Twig Terrariums- two weeks left

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The end is near... The end of summer, and the end of Twig Terrarium's work in the Open Studios. Come by tomorrow or next Saturday to get your fix! Complete terrarium kits are available for sale in The Store at MAD, and master "terrarists" Katy & Michelle will be at work in the Open Studios, sharing their secrets for sustaining life.

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studio visit with August featured artist Twig Terrariums

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Each Saturday in August, Twig Terrariums will be working in the Open Studios at MAD- sharing their often humorous, sometimes naughty and beautifully alive little worlds this Museum visitors. Mark your calendars! Summer always goes too fast.

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