East & West Coasts Celebrations

High Praise

Did you know that the stylish editor in chief of Interior Design Magazine, Cindy Allen, was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate on May 16th, 2012 by the Academy of Art University? It all took place in San Francisco, where the AAU president, Dr. Elisa Stephens, through a special reception at the school to honor this visionary New York-based editor, who has been heading Interior Design Magazine for the last 10 years.

Interior Design Magazine Editor in Chief, Cindy Allen

In addition to spearheading this most prestigeous trade magazine, Cindy Allen also handles the selection of inductees into the Interior Design Hall of Fame at the annual event, which she co-hosts with publisher Mark Strauss. She also presides over the Best of Year Award competition, honoring the best in product and interior design. And here's some more good news: Cindy Allen was recently appointed chairwoman of DIFFA.

Cindy Allen
Cindy Allen, Elisa Stephens, Laura Blumenfeld
Laura Blumenfeld, Cindy Allen, AAU Student
Elisa Stephen, Arthur Gensler, Cindy Allen
Photos courtesy Strohl & Co.


The second edition of the International Migration Art Festival took place without a hitch this week. The celebration started on Tuesday night at Eataly, where the exhition Sport Your Food opened, and a second show followed at Wook & Lattuada Gallery, yesterday evening. The idea behind Sport Your Food was to assumed that in the second decade of the 21st Century, gastronomy is generally considered to be an art form rather than a mere physical requirement. Five artists and five chefs were asked to work in pairs on a common theme - creating a recipe and the other a work of art. All this was brilliantly done to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics. This charming event came equipped with holograms, ravioli, biscuits, sandwiches, fillets of fish, video installations, paintings and photographs.

Ferrarelle water for guests
Gregg LeFevre (photographer and sculptor) and Massimo Bottura (chef)
Gregg LeFevre (photographer and sculptor) talking to Giorgio Faletti (Italian best-selling writer)
Grana Padano
Rossella Canevari (writer, screenwriter and artistic director of IMAFestival), Giorgio Faletti (Italian best-selling writer
and Elena Manzini (producer and lawyer)
Eataly at 23rd street between 5th and 6th Ave.

Photos courtesy Arturo Stanig

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