Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

NOV-DEC 2016

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Painting by artist Francine Turk By Bridget McDermott, Publisher, Sophisticated Living Chicago In the last issue of Sophisticated Living, we featured an amazing story on Chicago artist Francine Turk and her latest collection of work, Next Level BadAss: Miles Davis & Francine Turk. I was fortunate to attend the back-to-back events that celebrated the collaboration of the late jazz musician and this incredibly talented woman. e moment I stepped into the gallery I saw this painting, lit up perfectly from every angle, and I couldn't take my eyes off it. I have had a crush on Turk and her art for a long time, but this particular canvas really speaks to me. e explosion of color, the in-your-face messages and the pure rawness of it all…perfection. I Start a Painting and I Finish It, oil on canvas (84"x84"), $68,000 by artist Francine Turk, $68,000 (grace@francineturk.com). Landscape painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir By Jeff Jeffers, Publisher, Sophisticated Living Columbus Who wouldn't want to own a painting by an Impressionist giant like Renoir? is landscape is perfectly understated and a stunning palette - really a wonderful example of his skillful eye for color. Too bad I'm not allowed to bid at our auctions! Selling on November 25 at Garth's Fine Art Auction, this painting is estimated at $140,000 - $160,000 (garths.com). Artisan 22k gold and opal ring by Carolyn Tyler By Amelia Jeffers, Editor-In-Chief, Sophisticated Living Columbus is lavender opal is a striking shade of blue, and I love the luster of the high karat gold. e design gives this ring the feel of an ancient archaeological find. Selling in Garth's December 1, 2017 jewelry auction, this ring is estimated at $2,500 - $4,500 (garths.com). Blue Sense+ intelligent air purifier By Elise Hofer Shaw, Editor-In-Chief, Sophisticated Living Chicago As a mom, providing a safe and healthy environment for my family is always top of mind. We try to eat clean and lead an active lifestyle. But I had never really thought about the air quality in my home until an interior designer friend of mine introduced me to Blueair air purifiers. It's HEPASilent filtration process captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles down to 0.1 micron in size! I have the Sense+ model in my bedroom and have become obsessed with monitoring my outdoor and indoor air quality in real time via the app. With a quick tap, I can turn it on or off, increase the fan speed if activate the child lock–et voila! It swiftly removes all impurities from the air inside my home. Blue Sense+ intelligent air purifier, $499, with Aware monitor, $199 (blueair.com). Roger Lounge Chair from ayer Coggin By Matthew Millett, Editor-In-Chief, Sophisticated Living Cincinnati I'd love to be lounging and enjoying my wine in the Roger chair from ayer Coggin. An original Milo Baughman design, the perfect pitch of the chair and 'floating' appearance make it the ultimate showpiece of any room. Available through the trade (thayercoggin.com). Manila Boxing Gloves in Blue Paint Splatter Snakeskin from Elisabeth Weinstock By Bridget Williams, President, Sophisticated Living Media Boxing is the best way to knock out stress and get killer abs in the process. While more suitable for display than delivering a punch, having these over-the-top handcrafted snakeskin boxing gloves hanging around is a chic reminder to make some time for the gym. Available in colors ranging from solid white to paint splatter, the gloves retail for $1,562 (elisabethweinstock.com). TO MAR KET, TO MAR KET Our editor's and publishers share items from their most wanted list 50 slmag.net

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