David Yurman Announces Opening of Soho (NYC) Boutique

David Yurman unveiled its second New York City retail location in the heart of Soho today. The company was founded in New York in 1980, and quickly became known as America’s leading fine jewelry and luxury timepiece designer for men, women, and children. The signature gold and silver designs; diamond, pearl, and gemstone jewelry; and Swiss-crafted timepieces are renowned for capturing the essence of relaxed American luxury. David Yurman collections are available at 32 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, France and China, and at authorized fine jewelry and timepiece retailers worldwide.

David Yurman Soho Boutique Exterior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

David Yurman Soho Boutique Exterior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

Conceived by The Yurmans in partnership with the company’s in-house design team, the 2,000-square-foot store is an expression of their approach to casual luxury, appreciation of craft and legacy as artists in Soho’s 1970s community. The boutique ( 114 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012) is located in the Soho-Cast Iron Historic District in a late nineteenth-century loft building known for its Richard Haas trompe l’oeil mural. The classical lines of the cast-iron facade beautifully frame the sculpted forms of David Yurman’s collections.

David Yurman Soho Boutique Interior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

David Yurman Soho Boutique Interior Shot in New York City, New York. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Totaro (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

Located blocks away from the company’s headquarters, the store will house two bronze angels created by David, life-size versions of his evocative direct-welded sculptures. The space will reflect The Yurmans’ aesthetic and inspirations with a wall of artifacts and sketches, live-edge wood surfaces, and artisanal metal finishes. Paintings by Sybil will be displayed throughout the space.

The boutique will carry David Yurman’s classic collections, including gold and sterling silver designs for women and men; timepieces; high jewelry; and the Wedding Collection. Recently launched collections will also be available, including the Venetian Quatrefoil® Collection, Hampton Cable Collection®, Cable Buckle Collection®, and pieces from the Petite Pave Collection, as well as the  Forged Carbon, Frontier(TM), Meteorite, and Modern Chevron collections for men. A selection of unique pieces created exclusively for the Soho boutique will also be available.

I cut my teeth as a sculptor and an artist in this neighborhood – it truly is home for Sybil and me.  What was the epicenter of gallery culture in New York has since evolved into a vibrant, international destination. We’re thrilled to be a part of this community’s past, present and future,” says Designer and CEO David Yurman.

 

 

30th FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

$75,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers 

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma and Whiplash.

Now in its 30th year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is an annual celebration honoring artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers whose films embody independence and originality. The Spirit Awards recognizes the achievements of FILMINDEPENDENT_SpiritAwards_30th_Black (1)American independent filmmakers and promotes the finest independent films of the year to a wider audience. The winners of the Spirit Awards are voted upon by Film Independent and IFP Members. Awards are given in the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best International Film, Best Documentary and the Robert Altman Award. The Filmmaker Grants include the Piaget Producers Award, the LensCrafters Truer Than Fiction Award, and the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award. The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, The Lincoln Motor Company, Bank of America, Heineken and IFC. FIJI Water is the Official Water of the 2015 Spirit Awards. WireImage is the Official Photographer of Film Independent.

As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, “this year’s nominees are an astonishingly strong group of films and filmmakers which demonstrate the uniqueness of vision we honor at this show.”

Inherent Vice was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was created in 2008 in honor of legendary director Robert Altman who was known for creating extraordinary ensemble casts.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is a testament to the spirit of Altman’s tradition of artistic collaboration,” said Welsh. “The film features an exquisite ensemble of actors masterfully directed and cast.”

Film Independent also awarded a Special Distinction Award to Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher for its uniqueness of vision, honesty of direction and screenwriting, superb acting and achievement on every level of filmmaking. Due to Spirit Awards guidelines, Inherent Viceand Foxcatcher werenot eligible for individual nominations.

Winners will be announced at the Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The awards ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. This year the show will broadcast live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 PM PT/ 5:00 PM ET.

Winners of the Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grants will be highlighted during the awards ceremony and announced at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grants and Nominee Brunch on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.

The Spirit Awards Nominating Committees selected nominees from 341 submissions this year and applied the following guidelines in determining the nominations: uniqueness of vision, original and provocative subject matter, economy of means (with particular attention paid to total production cost and individual compensation) and percentage of financing from independent sources. The Spirit Awards Nominating Committees are comprised of writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers and other working film professionals.

Over the past 30 years the Film Independent Spirit Awards has made a name for itself as the premiere awards show for the independent film community. Artists who have received industry recognition first at the Spirit Awards include Joel and Ethan Coen, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Ashley Judd, Robert Rodriguez, David O. Russell, Edward Burns, Aaron Eckhart, Neil LaBute, Darren Aronofsky, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Hilary Swank, Marc Forster, Todd Field, Christopher Nolan, Zach Braff, Amy Adams, Lena Dunham and many more.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, The Lincoln Motor Company, Bank of America, Heineken and IFC. T-Mobile is the Official Arrivals Show Sponsor and FIJI Water is the Official Water of the 2015 Spirit Awards. WireImage is the Official Photographer of Film Independent.

The Spirit Awards is the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs. For more information on submission guidelines, voting, media and publicist credentials, and the history of the Spirit Awards, please visit spiritawards.com.

 

2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST FEATURE  (Award given to the producer; executive producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood
Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange
Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma
Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash
Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

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