McCall Wines - Livestock Farming Is Changing Agriculture on Long Island - NYTimes.com

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention:"Novice farmers like the Browders are taking their place next to seasoned veterans like Russ McCall, 71, of McCall Wines in Cutchogue. In 2010, inspired by travels to Argentine ranches and by the Charolais cattle in Burgundy, Mr. McCall expanded the vineyard property to include a 100-acre ranch for Charolais. The breed is valued for its lean, slightly marbled beef. McCall Ranch produces a limited number of dry-aged steaks, chops, ground beef and rib-eyes each season.

“We sell out quickly. We have to put limits on how much people can purchase,” said Brewster McCall, 34, Russ’s son. McCall Ranch will harvest only 12 cattle this season, and will offer cuts of meat for purchase as it becomes available at the vineyard’s tasting room from mid-June through November."—By SUSAN M. NOVICK


Kaminer Haislip - Reese Witherspoon Launches a Southern-Inspired Lifestyle Brand : Architectural Digest

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "Named for her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, the brand offers clothing and accessories as well as home items such as throws and mint-julep cups. Draper James has also commissioned items from Southern artisans and stores, including a magnolia-shaped sterling-silver bowl by Charleston, South Carolina, silversmith Kaminer Haislip and a set of linen cocktail napkins embroidered with sayings like “Top Me Off” by Savannah, Georgia’s Number Four Eleven. The products are available online, and a brick-and-mortar Draper James store will open in Nashville this fall.—Text by Colleen Egan


A Casual Venue for Contemporary Art | The East Hampton Star

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention:" Within two years, Estia began showcasing the work of local artists. It continued to do so until 1998, when Mr. Ambrose sold it and opened Estia’s Little Kitchen on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. As they have been for many years, art and food are intertwined in his restaurants. (He opened a second in Darien, Conn., three years ago.)

“When I bought Estia’s Little Kitchen, I wanted to work hard on making its imagery tight with the striped bass,” he said, “because the striper story has always been a fundamental part of my connection to this community.” Two bass weathervanes by Bill King spin outside the restaurant. A large installation by Ross Watts of bass swimming in front of a haul seine spans a wooden fence in the backyard. A scrimshaw surfboard by Peter Spacek, etched with an image of what baymen call the “money fish,” hangs from the ceiling of one of the dining rooms."—Mark Segal

Colin Ambrose & Estia's Little Kitchen (and Estia's American) were featured on The Nice Niche in September 2013...

http://www.theniceniche.com/the-art-of-estias/

Source: http://easthamptonstar.com/Arts/2015324/A%...

This Company Makes Furniture with Salvaged Railroad Materials - Yahoo Homes

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "As the owner of a railroad contracting and maintenance firm, John Hendrick oversaw a crew responsible for, among other things, disposing of old or unusable rails and ties. After a while, Hendrick grew tired of seeing so much beautiful, often historic material either junked or sold off for scrap. That's when he developed an idea.

His newest company, Rail Yard Studios, works to transform railroad cast-offs into pieces of fine furniture. Since Hendrick had trained as an industrial designer, it wasn't much of a stretch for him to envision a second life for these heavy-duty components, particularly with his carpenter father involved as a business partner."—Nina Malkin

Railyard Studios was featured on The Nice Niche in February 2013....

http://www.theniceniche.com/rail-yard-studios


The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// xochi solis

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "You know how they say “art feeds the soul”… well, these deliciously layered, sandwich-like collages could feed me forever! Ok, I’m pretty sure they’re not meant to look like sandwiches, but that’s what I see every time I look at these crazy layered mixed media pieces by Austin based artist Xochi Solis. See that beauty at the very top? That was the piece Xochi made for my book, Collage… and then she sent it to me! I was beyond thrilled to see one of her originals in person {so many layers of goodness!}, and it is now proudly displayed in my living room, not far from the kitchen. Oh dear, and now I want a tomato, avocado and rosebud bagel… hold the paint."—The Jealous Curator

Xochi Solis was featured on The Nice Niche in October 2014...   http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/xochi-solis-artist

Xochi Solis was featured on The Nice Niche in October 2014...

http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/xochi-solis-artist


VIDEO: Colin Ambrose's 'From Seed to Plate' Ushers Carrots to the Kitchen - Dan's Papers

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "Colin Ambrose, the chef and owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, has debuted the first episode of his new online video series From Seed to Plate.

The first episode focuses on carrots and most of it was filmed at the Estia’s Little Kitchen Root Tasting in November 2014.

Ambrose asked East End farmers to plant carrots about two months before the tasting, giving just the right amount of time for the seeds to grow into plate-ready vegetables.

“I had an idea last fall to foster a rich dialogue between local farmers and chefs. I invited them to plant the same carrot seeds—Scarlet Nantes—in their soil at the same time (mid-August), and to share both crops with local chefs for a special tasting event at Estia’s. Farmers were also invited to grow a carrot variety of their own choosing concurrently,” Ambrose says. “The result was our ‘Carrot Palooza’ celebration event, our first in a series of root tastings, which will be followed this summer with the planting of beet seeds and will culminate in a beet tasting event this fall.”—Dan's Papers


Playful Animal Sculptures Made from Repurposed Old Books by Federico Uribe | Junkculture

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "Conceptual artist Federico Uribe(previously), just released a new collection of artworks made from repurposed old books that have been cut up and reassembled into remarkably realistic sculptures of animals. The sculptures which were recently on display at art on paper in New York City, explore the the unique qualities and the potential of paper as a sculptural material. Speaking about his work Uribe says, “I have the hope,that people who relate to my sculptures and live with them, will see the love I put into them. I want people to feel that I do this with a lot of careful attention and the purpose of beauty. I give my life to my work and I want people to see it.”

Photography by Moris Moreno

Photography by Moris Moreno


Amy Genser Portfolio | X-Ray Mag

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "American artist Amy Genser works wonders with paper, transforming it into vibrant liquid images and cellular studies reminescent of forms found in coral reef colonies and aquatic environments. A Connecticut native, Genser grew up by the sea, which greatly inspired and influenced her works of art. We caught up with the artist to gain an insight into her mesmerizing, textural pieces..."—Edited by Gunild Symes

"Float" by Amy Genser. Paper and acrylic on masonite, 46 x 72 x 5 inches

"Float" by Amy Genser. Paper and acrylic on masonite, 46 x 72 x 5 inches

Amy Genser was featured on The Nice Niche in July 2013....

http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/amy-genser-artist


Faculty Slide Jam opens VADA season, Mention Melinda Laszczynski via The Rice Thresher

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: " At the same time, in the student-run Matchbox Gallery, located in the Sewall courtyard, new artist Melinda Laszczynski will be opening her new exhibition, “Everything All at Once.” Laszczynski’s work is an intriguing amalgam of painting, sculpture and installation that features bright colors and diverse textures and materials. 

She said the paintings in her show are inspired by cakes she saw at Wal-Mart. 

“I liked how, though I wasn’t interested in eating the cakes, they still made bright and interesting sculptures,” Laszczynski said. “So when I started these paintings over the summer, I used the same color palettes and pipetted out of pastry bags to create that cake aesthetic.”

Laszczynski’s work will also feature a variety of mixed materials, including everything from hair clips to glitter. "—Kaylen Strench, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Melinda Laszczyski was featured on The Nice Niche in December 2013...

http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/melinda-laszczynski-artist


KDHamptons Feast End: Sink Your Teeth Into Valentine’s Day with South Fork + Spoon’s Ombre Gift Box of Flowers & Treats

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "South Fork + Spoon and the Hamptons Aristocrat have you covered for a weekend of love with your Valentine’s Day foodie. Kick things off with a Friday Afternoon Ombre Snack Box which is packed with local cheeses, fresh fruit, chocolate cake and truffles − topped with a bouquet of ombre roses.  How can you go wrong?..."—KD Hamptons

South Fork & Spoon was featured on The Nice Niche in May 2014...

http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/south-fork-and-spoon


Las Vegas Weekly Mentions Melinda Laszczynski (The Art of Dialogue: Cappuccino potato chip inventor opens Downtown art gallery)

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "That’s what his latest project is about, albeit more steeped in his background as an artist (he studied sculpture at the University of Houston). Scott and his wife, Chyllis, opened the new Rhizome Gallery in Emergency Arts, a small space dedicated mostly to works by emerging career artists, including Melinda Laszczynski, an MFA candidate at the University of Houston, whose After Party is the gallery’s first show..."—Kristen Peterson

Melinda Laszczynski's "Fringe" at Rhizome Gallery

Melinda Laszczynski's "Fringe" at Rhizome Gallery

Melinda Laszczyski was featured on The Nice Niche in December 2013...

http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/melinda-laszczynski-artist


Peter Roux, New Work

by Ryan Salinetti


Peter Roux was first featured on The Nice Niche in January, 2013.... http://www.theniceniche.com/peter-roux-artist

Read more about Peter's experience in Iceland here: http://www.theniceniche.com/interviews/peter-roux


New Textiles by Alyson Fox for Ferm Living – Sight Unseen

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "When we profiled the designer and artist Alyson Fox last year, on a visit to the home she and her husband built themselves in the wilds of Texas, we spent much of the story marveling at the sheer, unrelenting range and volume of her creative output. Which is to say: We could theoretically be writing about some new project of hers every week if we wanted to — she’s just that prolific. We won’t go there, of course, yet when of-the-moment Danish housewares brand Ferm Living offered to let us be the first to share the new line it’s done in collaboration with Fox, in advance of revealing its full 2015 collection to the world tomorrow, we figured it was as good a time as any to check in with the talent..."— By Monica Khemsurov

Alyson Fox was featured on The Nice Niche in March 2013...

http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/alyson-fox-artist-designer


The Corliss Chair by Studio DUNN - Architecture Interior Designs

by Ryan Salinetti


Mention: "The Corliss Chair by Studio Dunn cleverly integrates conventional American hardwood development in its maple seat with a sleek, consolation pushed, and handcrafted aluminum backing. Its true connection a secret between them, this union of sustainable and recyclable supplies harmoniously joins alongside a curved aircraft. Paying homage to George Corliss, the founding father of the primary independently-powered steam engine, the chair naturally innovates any setting."