2022年6月29日 星期三

The T List: Five things we recommend this week

A lodge in Bali, an exhibition of Katherine Bradford's dreamlike paintings — and more.

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Floating Figures by Katherine Bradford

From left: Katherine Bradford's "Woman Flying" (1999) and "Mother Ship" (2006).© Katherine Bradford. Left: courtesy of Luc Demers. Right: courtesy of Stephen Petegorsky Photography

By Gillian Brassil

T Contributor


The paintings of Katherine Bradford offer themselves like scenes from a dream, vivid and immediate even as their meaning remains mysterious. Fluorescent nude men ring a pool suspended among the stars. Disembodied legs wearing dress shoes encroach on a green-haired woman's personal space. A group of sea swimmers gaze out at lightning on the horizon. "Sometimes I do a painting," says Bradford, who splits her time between Brooklyn and coastal Maine, "and then I make it darker, and then darker and then darker. It's because I like the mystery. I like things that happen at night." Bradford has been painting since the 1970s, but her turn to figuration in the '90s serves as the starting point for the first solo survey of her work, now at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. Across more than 40 paintings, the show traces her technical evolution — from single subjects to ensembles, from oils to acrylics — as she returns to what she calls her "bag of tricks": swimmers, caped superheroes, floating horizontal bodies. The artist is drawn to these avatars of fear and uncertainty, she says, because "it's the opposite of those old stately portraits of royalty, where they're supposed to look invincible. I like to do people who are slightly falling apart." "Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford" is on view through Sept. 11, portlandmuseum.org.


Pieces for a Nostalgic Summer, Italian Style

A T-shirt, tote bag and beach towel design inspired by a 1980s-infused weekend "à la plage" from Chateau Orlando, a brand from the British designer Luke Edward Hall. Antonio Cafiero

By Ellie Pithers

T Contributor

The British designer Luke Edward Hall was listening to "Week-End à Rome," the synth-driven 1984 pop hit by Étienne Daho, when he dreamed up his latest capsule collection for Chateau Orlando, the fashion and housewares brand he launched in February 2022. A French song about an Italian getaway, it evoked for Hall the sun-drenched promise of summer vacations and languorous, long lunches in the Mediterranean — and spawned retro restaurant-inspired motifs in his trademark scribble for T-shirts, tote bags, a beach towel and a poster. Hall has designed interiors, ceramics and clothes for brands including Burberry, Ginori 1735 and Diptyque, but Chateau Orlando allows him to indulge his personal whims, such as zanily patterned cotton sweater vests and drink trays featuring an illustration of his whippet, Merlin. He test drove this latest capsule on his honeymoon hopping between Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast in June, but those staying closer to home might find the brand's cherub-adorned beach towel, a spritz and an Italo-disco playlist can usher in a lazy afternoon in their own backyard. From about $100, chateauorlando.com.



A Farm-Fresh Shop in Vienna

Left: Mulatschak, an aromatic skin-contact white wine from Meinklang. Right: house sourdough bread made with flour from ancient varieties of wheat grown on the Meinklang farm.Manu Grafenauer

By Lane Nieset

T Contributor

For the past 20 years, the family-run Meinklang biodynamic farm and winery in Austria's Burgenland region has focused on producing ancient grains like einkorn and emmer (from which it makes its own beer) and grass-fed Angus beef. This spring, inspired by a pandemic pop-up in Vienna, the estate's managing director, Niklas Peltzer, and Werner Michlits, one of the three sons still operating the farm, opened Meinklang Hofladen, a farm shop and bistro in a converted home in the capital city's Fifth District. "We preferred a cleaner, modern look that reflects the farm's character through the materials we're using — we didn't want it to seem artificially old or kitschy," says Peltzer of the minimalist design, which features bouquets of dried herbs and hand-carved oak shelves lined with jars of pickled and preserved produce from last year's crops. Ninety percent of products on offer come from the farm, and are joined by nearly 200 bottles of natural wine from across Europe, the United States and Australia. The chef Thomas Piplitz, previously of Studio in Copenhagen, assembles a seasonally driven daytime menu of herb-heavy salads and small plates, like the signature Angus tartare, for the handful of tables in the shop and street-side terrace until 3 p.m., when the bistro starts pouring vino alongside housemade charcuterie and cheese from the Austrian Alps. Margareten Strasse 58, Vienna, meinklang.at.


A Designer Cooperative From Ecco Leather

Left, from left: Isaac Reina, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Bernard Dubois, Kostas Murkudis and Bianca Saunders. Right: A side table by Ramsay-Levi from At.Kollektive's first collection.Courtesy of At.Kollektive

By Jameson Montgomery


After two years of isolation, collaboration has never felt so precious. With its first project available for purchase by everyday customers, Ecco Leather, the Danish tannery that typically sells directly to manufacturers, seems to agree. At.Kollektive brings together four star designers for regular nine-item drops of considered leather objects, including furniture, clothing and accessories. The names include the Catalan designer Isaac Reina, the French designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the German designer Kostas Murkudis and the British designer Bianca Saunders; Ramsay-Levi takes the reins for the initial collection, out this fall, in her first time working on furniture and her first design outing since her departure from Chloé, where she served as creative director, in 2020. The results include an ottoman and side table that pair rough Trani marble with vacuumed leather. "I realized that the veins we were freezing on the leather echoed the natural veins of the marble, so we accentuated this dialogue, as if in a game of mirrors," Ramsay-Levi explains. Furthering the collaborative spirit, each season the group plans to work with an architect (beginning with the Belgian Bernard Dubois) to devise leather-centric displays for the pieces, which will be on view at Ecco's gallery and boutique in Copenhagen. From $200, atkollektive.com.


A Bali Property at One With Nature

At the Lodge in the Woods on Bali, in Indonesia, guest spaces named for resident animals, like the Karo room (left), are minimally decorated with photographs of their eponymous creatures. In the hallway (right), megalith stones from Jember Regency in East Java.Lukas Vrtilek 

By Cynthia Rosenfeld

T Contributor

Insomnia drove the Singaporean former fashion executive Bernard Teo to search, five years ago, for the "most inhospitable place on earth" and then go there: Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, with its 125 degree temperatures, and onward to the Omo Valley. On the ground there with the villagers, he finally slept through the night, and was inspired to foster that kind of interdependence with the environment, albeit in a friendlier climate — among the radiant green rice fields of Tabanan Regency on Bali, in Indonesia. His hotel, the Lodge in the Woods, opens this week as a series of low-slung concrete structures that hew to nature, with hallway roofs punctured to accommodate sinewy tree trunks and a colossal boulder backstopping the open-air river house. Filled with Central Javanese wooden statues and batik textiles by the Bali-based American jeweler Lou Zeldis, who died in 2012, the six guest rooms (including a two-bedroom barn) evoke the Tropical Modernist Geoffrey Bawa's seamless indoor-outdoor living. Harmonizing with nature here means encouraging all to roam freely, including four albino horses and seven albino Etawah goats, who may join guests for a swim in the nearby waterfalls and tide pools. Visitors can also plant zucchini and eggplant on the adjacent chemical-free farm and enjoy meals in the whitewashed dining room overlooking the pool. It's a sanctuary, Teo says, where "humans and animals mingle without distinction." Rooms from $240 per night, lodgeinthewoods.com.


T's Book Club Returns

For this round of the series, we'll be focusing on New York City novels — ones that aren't only set, at least in part, in New York but that have something to say about the city itself. First up is Paula Fox's "Desperate Characters" (1970), which begins in the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Boerum Hill in the late 1960s. One late winter night, Sophie Bentwood steps outside middinner (sautéed chicken livers, risotto Milanese) to give some milk to a stray cat and gets bitten in return. Though she tells her husband, Otto, it's nothing, she wonders if the cat was rabid, and whether everything from her health to her marriage to the whole of America — still in the throes of the Vietnam War — is falling apart. R.S.V.P. for a virtual talk about the book with the novelist Sigrid Nunez on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Eastern time, and follow us on Instagram.

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2022年6月24日 星期五

The Daily: The Overturn Is Official

"It's kind of embarrassing as an American."

The big idea: It's official — Roe v. Wade is overturned

Sydney Harper, producer for The Daily, was dispatched to the Supreme Court steps to capture the response in the hours after the ruling.Sydney Harper

Roe v. Wade didn't live to see 50.

Today, a landmark Supreme Court ruling overturned the constitutional right to an abortion in America. In effect that means that millions of people, mostly in conservative states, will imminently lose access to that health care service.

Xavier Becerra, President Biden's health secretary, was at a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis today when the news broke that Roe v. Wade had been overturned. Missouri's "trigger law" kicked in, making abortion illegal in the state.

The clinic immediately stopped booking appointments.

In the afternoon, Mr. Becerra crossed the Mississippi River and traveled 13 miles to another Planned Parenthood clinic, in Illinois, where abortion is still legal. Dr. Colleen McNicholas, its chief medical officer, was suddenly swamped with requests from health care providers in other states who were begging her to take their patients.

The disparity was not lost on the visitor from Washington. "It's kind of embarrassing as an American," Mr. Becerra said in a telephone interview, "to say that I was about to leave a site where, from one moment to the next, women had lost their rights, and to go just across state lines where a woman in the same circumstances would still have that right."

With the decision, the United States joins a handful of countries, like Poland, Russia and Nicaragua, that have rolled back access to abortion in the last few decades. Nearly every other developed nation ensures access to abortion care — and offers universal health care to support women at all stages of pregnancy as well as children's health care after birth.

But today, the court decided to cement what was once a constitutional right as a political issue, subject to partisan polarization and patchwork provision. Representing the decision of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that it was time "to return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives."

The three liberal justices, who dissented, wrote "with sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection" that "one result of today's decision is certain: the curtailment of women's rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens."

Below, you can listen to our breaking coverage of the news from our colleagues in Opinion. Then, keep an eye on The Daily feed for a special episode about the ruling, coming soon.


From The Daily team: Covering the Jan. 6 hearings

The control room at MSNBC's studio in New York City on the first night of the hearings, which aired during prime time.Sinna Nasseri

This week, the nine-member House select committee continued its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The televised events have shed light on the details of a day that was the culmination of a campaign spanning months to delegitimize the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The Daily has followed the story of the attack from the very beginning.

In the immediate aftermath, we heard from reporters in and around the Capitol. "All of a sudden, I found myself in the fast-movie sea of the United States Senate," Nicholas Fandos, then a Times congressional correspondent, told us on our Jan. 7, 2021, episode, "not certain where we were going, not certain where the mob had entered the building." And since then, we have analyzed the reverberations from that day.


So we wanted to share a playlist of episodes spanning the last year and a half — shows that have explored the political ramifications of the day, examined the mind-set of members of the mob and looked at the impact the attack had on the people present.

On The Daily this week

Tuesday: Why it's so hard to buy a house in the United States right now.

Wednesday: Heading into the midterms, Democratic candidates are having to contend with President Biden's low approval rating.

Thursday: The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in West Virginia v. E.P.A., a case that could affect the power of the federal government.


Friday: What one elite high school's struggle over admissions reveals about trends rippling across the American education system.

Plus: Keep an eye out for a special bonus episode coming soon.

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