NEST PRESENTS THE UNVEILING OF THE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT “IT GIRLS & BOYS” BY TERRY O’NEILL

EXHIBIT CURATED BY THE LITTLE BLACK GALLERY OF LONDON FOR NEST

To build a nest means putting a personal space together piece by piece. In the end, no two nests are alike … they are a creation of personal style and a reflection of individual taste” – Sara Colombo, Founder, NEST.

(MIAMI, FL) – April 2013 – NEST is proud to present TERRY O’NEILL: “It Girls & Boys,” an exhibition of iconic photographs by the legendary British photographer, curated by The Little Black Gallery of London exclusively for NEST (120 NE 39th Street, Miami, Florida 33137) on Thursday, April 11th beginning at 7:00 p.m.   The exhibit features some of O’Neill’s most famous and memorable pieces including images of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and Raquel Welch among many others. For the unveiling of this unique stateside exhibit, Terry O’Neill will personally introduce a 35 piece photography collection that will be on display and available for purchase at NEST until June 2013 and signing copies of a selection of his books.

Audrey Hepburn on the set of two for the road, directed by Stanley Donen in St Tropez, France, 1967 (photo by Terry O'Neill)

Audrey Hepburn on the set of two for the road, directed by Stanley Donen in St Tropez, France, 1967 (photo by Terry O’Neill)

British supermodel Naomi Campbell wearing a stiched fetish style leather outfit and goggles on her head, 1993. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)

British supermodel Naomi Campbell wearing a stiched fetish style leather outfit and goggles on her head, 1993. (Photo by Terry O’Neill/Getty Images)

Known for its artful selections, the collaboration with famed photographer O’Neill is a perfect partnership as his work reflects as much personality and life as each furnishing and accessory available at NEST.  With commitment to quality craftsmanship in each showcased piece,Colombo’s store is also reminiscent of O’Neill’s iconic work: never going out of style.

NEST, in the heart of Miami’s dynamic Design District, is a 2,400-square-foot home emporium where beautifully imagined, finely sourced European furnishings, lighting, imported textiles, accessories and art are showcased in an environment that nurtures comfort and exclusivity. One enters a modern showroom with a workspace approach to interior design, where designers and aficionados will find a one-stop shop of limited edition and handmade pieces. Here, the attention is on inventory that is personally selected to ensure every project reflects style, individuality and refined elegance.

With a vast inventory that covers every category, as well as custom and vintage, NEST attracts top interior designers and homeowners who are seeking high-quality, superior pieces not found anywhere else. In demand by leading interior designers and their clients, NEST has become known as a one-of-a-kind design leader for its fine artistry in custom upholstery, custom finishes, custom sizes and its ability to fulfill highly specialized, individual requests.

Photographer Terry-O'Neill strikes a serious pose photo by Terry O'Neill, 2004

Photographer Terry-O’Neill strikes a serious pose photo by Terry O’Neill, 2004

With a flagship Miami Design District showroom, nearby warehouse and online store, NEST has a vast inventory that ensures merchandise is available immediately. And, unlike big-box chain stores, the store’s unparalleled selection is ever changing to ensure a diverse array of items that are personally chosen and sourced. Offering a wide range of fine European goods, including Missoni Home, the shop has garnered a reputation as one of Miami’s pre-eminent style icons for home furnishings and décor.

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Terry O’Neill (b 1938) is one of the greatest British photographers of the twentieth century.  He has achieved worldwide success documenting fashion, style and celebrities from the 1960s until the present day.  He has photographed countless icons during his 50 year career with his distinct style of capturing his subjects in unconventional or candid settings.  Terry O’Neill’s iconic photographs of Elton John are among his most well-known. A selection of them appeared in the 2008 book, Eltonography. Also considered among his most famous images are a series of shots showing American actress Faye Dunaway (his girlfriend at the time) at dawn on March 29, 1977, lounging next to the swimming pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel the morning after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for Network, with several newspapers scattered around her and her Oscar statuette prominently shown on a table beside her breakfast tray. The series was photographed in both color and black & white. One black & white from the series hangs in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. 

NEST will open a second location dedicated to home and gift accessories at Bal Harbour Shops late this spring.

 

 

Traveling America: 10th Annual “WWII Heritage Days” Festival Honors Greatest Generation and Celebrates 1940’s

Experience the sights and sounds of the Greatest Generation when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the tenth annual “WWII Heritage Days” April 27-28, 2013.  The history festival will be held at The Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City from 9am-4pm both days. The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft.  Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 9,500 members and operates a fleet of over 150 World War II aircraft.

2012 Photo WWII Vets  - The CAF Dixie Wing will recognize local WWII veterans at the WWII Heritage Days Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 27 10am-11am.  The ceremony will recognize local WWII veterans and kick of the 10th annual history festival to be held at the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport, Peachtree City on April 27-28, 9am-4pm each day.  Suggested Donation is $5, Children 5 and under free.  For more info, visit http://www.wwiidays.org/.  (PRNewsFoto/Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, Pam Ellis)

2012 Photo WWII Vets – The CAF Dixie Wing will recognize local WWII veterans at the WWII Heritage Days Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 27 10am-11am. The ceremony will recognize local WWII veterans and kick of the 10th annual history festival to be held at the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport, Peachtree City on April 27-28, 9am-4pm each day. Suggested Donation is $5, Children 5 and under free. For more info, visit http://www.wwiidays.org/. (PRNewsFoto/Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, Pam Ellis)

The weekend will again feature vintage aircraft, period vehicles, guest speakers, education displays, demonstrations by reenactors portraying Allied and Axis troops and activities for school age kids.  Local actors and singers from Twilight Theatre will impersonate 1940’s celebrities and perform musical hits from the era throughout the weekend. Highlights include an opening ceremony recognizing local WWII veterans and a 1940’s-theme hangar dance.

Sunday morning will begin with a jeep-top religious service familiar to millions of American servicemen during and since the Second World War. Saturday evening will bring back the Big Band sound synonymous with the 1940’s at “Keep ’em Flying“, a hangar dance fundraiser featuring a 21-piece swing band.  Proceeds from the dance offset the cost of WWII Heritage Days, aircraft preservation and “Education Through Living History“, the group’s WWII history program made available to schools and youth groups free of charge.

Mr. Ewoud Swaak, the Honorary Consul to the Netherlands for Georgia and South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker at the WWII Heritage Days Opening Ceremony.  The theme of the program, Operation Market Garden: History and Legacy, will commemorate a battle in September 1944 when 40,000 Allied paratroopers attempted to liberate a series of cities, towns and bridges in Holland in an effort to shorten war. The WWII Heritage Days Opening Ceremony is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of WWII veterans in Georgia this year.  Activities begin at 9:30am.

Bruce Gamble, author of Swashbucklers and Black Sheep: A Pictorial History of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II, will describe the exploits and accomplishments of the famous squadron.  Award-winning aviation artist Marc Stewart will be displaying several of his WWII-theme prints.

WWII Heritage Days is a community celebration that will educate and entertain the entire family,” said Jim Buckley, CAF Dixie Wing leader.  The event draws enthusiasts to Peachtree City from throughout the southeast.

Our goal is to honor the Greatest Generation, the men and women who won the Second World War,” adds Buckley.

Organizations scheduled to attend include the Atlanta History Center, U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum, Marietta Museum of History, Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History & Holocaust Education, 1st Infantry Division (reenacted), Five-oh-First, 134th IR134 “Hoch und Deutschmeister” and Kelly’s Zeroes. Local civic organizations and schools are also invited to create and display 1940’s exhibits.

Suggested donation for “WWII Heritage Days” is $5, Children 5 and under free.  “WWII Heritage Days” will be held rain or shine. Please no pets. Tickets for “Keep ’em Flying” are $50 before April 22nd, $60 at the door.  Reserved tables and group discounts available. All ticket sales final.  For more information, please visit www.wwiidays.org or call 678-364-1110.

 www.commemorativeairforce.org