Written by Princeton University’s Office of Communications

Academy Award-nominated film director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann has been selected to deliver the keynote address at Princeton University’s Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Class Day, which takes place the day before Princeton’s Commencement, is being organized by members of the graduating class. The ceremony also includes remarks by class members, the recognition of class members for their contributions and the induction of honorary class members.  more

Surprise the college graduate in your life with something fabulous and functional. 

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Elevate your self-care routine with these lovingly made soaps. 

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Fresh and athletic, the slip-on sneaker is the must-have shoe for summer. 

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Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day!

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“McPhillips Self Portrait”

No matter where Princeton-natives live, James McPhillips’ paintings will take you home.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

If you don’t already have James (Jay) McPhillips’ Princeton rebus on your car, you’ve likely seen the bright orange bumper sticker around town. McPhillips’ pop rebus graphics have certainly made their mark on Princeton, and most recently, the Princeton Public Library (PPL). In conjunction with the redesign of the library’s second floor, McPhillips debuted his biggest art show to date, “Nassau Hall to Hoagie Haven.” On display in the Reading Room until July 31, the body of work features paintings of Princeton and the surrounding areas, along with the pop rebus graphics synonymous with McPhillips’ name. more

Photography by Robert Manella, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty

The First in an Occasional Series

by Anne Levin

Back in the late eighteenth century when the Rev. John Witherspoon was the sixth president of Princeton University, he was known to end his work day at Nassau Hall when he saw a light in a front window of Tusculum, his 
country house and tenant farm located just a mile to the north. According to a local legend, one of Witherspoon’s daughters would light a candle in that window, letting her father know it was time to close up shop and head home. more

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Get ready for a sun-fueled summer at the Jersey Shore with these fun and stylish products. 

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In honor of Earth Day on April 22, shop these green gifts, which are globally-minded in perspective. 

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The cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. have reached their peak around the Tidal Basin, so why not plan a weekend getaway?

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by Doug Wallack 

photography by Andrew Wilkinson

I am led upstairs to the waiting area outside the tea room. It’s a Saturday morning and there is a lesson already underway inside. Sunlight streams into the space, illuminating its warm wooden hues. It is February, and the outside world is freshly blanketed in snow, but here a diminutive space heater keeps the chill at bay. One of my hosts, Glenn Swann, instructs me to wash my hands in ritual purification while we wait.  more

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

32 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ / 831 W. Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
610 924-7910 / 609 921-1401
www.bnl-interiordesign.com

What is the history of Bruce Norman Long Interior Design?

BNL opened his office in Princeton approximately 24 years ago after he moved to New Hope from Manhattan, where he worked for Mark Hampton. He quickly acquired a handful of prestigious clients in the Princeton area and his business and reputation grew rapidly. Bruce has always been a fan of designer show houses and has participated in the Kips Bay Show House in NYC, the Princeton Junior League, Bucks County, and the Vassar Show House in the Main Line. Projects outside of the region have included Sun Valley, Santa Fe, Boston, Palm Beach, London, and Verbier. BNL has been featured in several books and national publications. He has recently opened an office and showroom in Bryn Mawr, Pa. more

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New spring looks and fashion trends from Bloomingdale’s.

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“UNTITLED”: This photograph is from Ricardo Barros’s exhibit “Figuring Space.” He will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton on Monday April 3. The event is free and open to the public.

By Doug Wallack

In his most recent work, noted photographer Ricardo Barros tackles the inexpressible — the abstraction that is space itself. Barros will be giving a lecture on his portfolio “Figuring Space” on Monday, April 3 for the Princeton Photography Club at the D&R Greenway. more

Photography by Jeffrey Tryon 

American and Dutch designers highlight a land transformed by tulips and eco-design 

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” celebrates the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture, from vivid flower fields to innovative eco-design, on view through Sunday, March 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Incorporate these trendy plants into your home decor for spring. 

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Graphic stripes are given a fresh look for spring.

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