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new york Archives - Kimberley Seldon's Dabble

Cutout Map DIY

Map of Paris

Cut Out Map of Paris

White paper
Self healing cutting mat
Exacto knife (and extra blades)
Metal ruler
Poster paper – black
Spray adhesive

Find and print a map of your favourite city. Enlarge it on a photocopy machine to create a pleasing scale.

Place your map on top of a large white sheet of paper and tape together and then tape both pieces securely to cutting mat (so papers don’t shift). Using an Exacto knife and a metal ruler as a guide, carefully cut through both sheets of paper removing only the buildings and landmarks and leaving the streets uncut. The streets will remain intact, attached to the white paper.

Once all cuts are complete, remove the tape and carefully separate the photocopy from the white paper. Place the cutout underlay on top of a black or colourful piece of paper and affix in place with a spray adhesive.

Protect your art by framing it behind glass.

From Issue 17 – JulAug 2014

Design Express 2014: New York (Apr 30 – May 4)


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Budapest Shopping: Buda

Budapest 14

ABOVE: Kimberley negotiates with an eager vendor at Ecseri Flea Market.

Ready to give that credit card a workout? The good news is there are fewer temptations than you’d find in larger cities like Paris and New York.

“The bad news is, there is none,” says Dabble’s Editor in Chief Kimberley Seldon. “Arrive early and bring cash. The selection can keep you busy for hours.”

1. “Vintage Herend Porcelain, turn of the century objets d’art and fine oil paintings,” says Kimberley, “are just some of the goods I look for at Ecseri Flea Market.” Visit during offseason when prices are very favourable. However, do be prepared to find busts and portraits of Mussolini and Hitler in multiple stands (though these infamous items are tucked away during warm weather months when tourists are more plentiful). History buffs may appreciate communist memorabilia. The market is open on Saturday. Cash is king, though many vendors take credit cards. Also check out these amazing painters in london.

Dabble does Budapest47

ABOVE: Herend porcelain.

2. Make sure to bring a good pair of walking shoes and wear sunscreen when you visit Szentendre, just outside of the city centre. It’s easy to lose track of time in this popular destination for visitors and local weekend pilgrimages. Nestled among the hills of Buda, the folksy village-turned-artistrefuge has shopping opportunities galore. Not to mention several museums, colourful restored buildings and restaurants decent enough to make spending four to five hours here a pleasant outing. Look for handmade pottery, jewelry, embroidered linen (learn more), and hand blown glass to tempt your spending resolve.

3. Although the styles are diverse, Hungary has more than one famous ceramics house. In addition to Zsolnay’s Art Nouveau pieces (which are admittedly an acquired taste) there is the perennially pleasing Herend Porcelain. Founded in 1826, Herend specializes in hand-painted and gilded porcelain for a discerning worldwide clientele. Many of its classic patterns are still in production.

Best Places For… Art Lovers

Dabble’s resident location scouts Jennifer Weatherhead and Stephanie Gray share top spots for art appreciation.

Basel, Switzerland
Basel’s Old Town
The annual Art Basel (June 15-19) hosts 300 galleries from around the world, eager to showcase their modern masters and new talents to the more than 62,000 visitors— collectors, curators and enthusiasts. Beyond the fair, Basel’s Old Town has much to offer. Fondation Beyeler is an art dealer’s private collection- turned-public-foundation with works by Picasso, Giacometti and van Gogh. Kunstmuseum Base holds the largest and most significant art collection in Switzerland spanning the 15th century to the present.


Untitled (Barbara in a Burka), by Robert Longo, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg.

Brooklyn, New York
No doubt The Met and MoMa are top of mind when it comes to art museums in the Big Apple. However, by branching out across the bridge to Brooklyn you’ll find a diverse art scene, ranging from large museums to local artists’ co-ops. The biggest of the bunch is the Brooklyn Museum which houses 1.5 million pieces from the ancient world to the contemporary. Opening March 4, the museum’s Great Hall will be transformed into an interactive architectural installation by Situ Studio. Just to the west is Zora Space, a café-meetsgallery showcasing a broad range of artists in a cooler than cool setting.

Paris 3rd Arrondissement
A neighbourhood that deserves focus in a city built for art lovers is the 3rd Arrondissement, also known as the Upper Marais. The twisting streets of this trendy neighbourhood are dotted with museums. Musée des Arts et Métiers is home to an eclectic mix of scientific gadgets and instruments. There are some independent galleries like Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin whose namesake has an uncanny knack of seeing the magic in emerging artists, and is credited with discovering the likes of Damien Hurst. Don’t miss Daniel Firman until April 30. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac specializes in European and North American art and features Robert Longo’s religion inspired towering charcoal drawings (March 22-April 23).


Niark1, Lost. Courtesy of West Berlin Gallery.

Berlin’s Brunnenstrasse
Berlin’s current It spot, Brunnenstrasse, was once a rough and tumble street before the rise of its 2007 artistic movement when dozens of galleries, tiny cafés (the best croissants at Rée Kaffee) and trendy restaurants opened. New galleries pop up on a regular basis, like the bold works featured at Martin Mertens. Eclectic art lovers will enjoy Galerie Peter Herrmann where the focus is an African theme, while those who like an urban edge should take a look at West Berlin Gallery which specializes in street art and illustration. Catch the tortured graphic imagery of Sebastien Feraut (aka Niark1) (March 3-April 16).

London’s Shoreditch
Booming with hipsters, designers, musicians, up-and-coming artists and new galleries, London’s Shoreditch is a hub of creativity. Lovers of celebrity artists like Anselm Kiefer (March 11-April 9) should stop by White Cube in Hoxton Square. One of the original 1980s’ East End spaces, Flowers Galleries, stays true to the flourishing neighbourhood by showcasing developing artists and photographers. We are loving their current Jiro Osuga show of Tokyo musings until March 26. Idea Generation is a working gallery and art PR company that specializes in pop culture like ex Pink Floyd member turned photographer Syd Barrett (March 18-April 10).


Jiro Osuga, Vending Machine. Flowers Galleries, London.