Grandfather clocks

Wedding Presents for Gay and Lesbian Couples in New York

06.29.11

Well, as most readers of this Blog already know, gay marriage has been approved in New York State, the largest such State to change its laws in this regard to date.

Without getting overtly political, if that is even the right word, we certainly cheer equality under the law.

So know down to the really important stuff – wink – what is the perfect wedding gift for a gay or lesbian couple?  How about a perfect Anniversary Gift?  Or an ideal gift from one of the parent(s) of of the wedding party. Well, you probably won’t jump out of your seat in shock, but we have witnessed that on thousands of occasions that grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks, and even a special wall clock or mantel clock, can make a fantastic gift for the newly wedded couple.

While there’s no doubt, whatever one thinks on this subject, that the times are a changing.  One of the really cool things about a grandfather clock, same is with a mechanical chiming mantle clock or wall clock, is that it is like having a piece of the past with us today.  And whatever one things about the past, no one can argue with the fact that the past, with all its greatness and flaws, has brought us to where we are today.

So when contemplating the ideal wedding present for a newly married gay or lesbian couple, and even heterosexual couples, do not forget to the about adding a grandfather clock as the new heartbeat to the home.

By the way, grandfather clocks are cherished and appreciated as wedding gifts not only in New York, but also around the USA, and even globally.  Wall clocks and mantel clocks too.

Charles Gwathmey’s St. Barts Paradise

06.27.11

The architect designed one of his final projects for a spectacular island site: a villagelike compound of pristine white pavilions with breathtaking views

A Heavenly Home and Garden in Belgium

06.27.11

(Slide Show) East meets west at an entrepreneur’s historic estate in the countryside, with interior design by Axel Vervoordt and grounds by landscape firm Wirtz International

Editor’s Page

06.27.11

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Charles Gwathmey’s St. Barts Paradise

06.27.11

(Slide Show) The architect designed one of his final projects for a spectacular island site: a villagelike compound of pristine white pavilions with breathtaking views

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Seaside Enhancement

06.27.11

The designer deploys vivid colors and a worldly sensibility at a Hollywood client’s expansive retreat in Punta Mita, Mexico

A Heavenly Home and Garden in Belgium

06.27.11

East meets west at an entrepreneur’s historic estate in the countryside, with interior design by Axel Vervoordt and grounds by landscape firm Wirtz International

Wirtz International’s Gardens of Earthly Delight

06.27.11

(Slide Show) At the eminent Belgian landscape-design firm Wirtz International, shapes are as important as plants. Hedges are shorn into curving coils that wander dreamily across pristine lawns, while shrubs are trimmed into cloudlike formations that seem to billow. Artificial hills are carefully graded, their gentle swellings adding movement to parks and gardens. The effects are both stately and slightly surreal. Take a walk through some of the greatest work in the firm’s six-decade-plus history in AD’s exclusive slide show.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Latest Designs

06.27.11

This month, AD visited a dramatic seaside retreat in Mexico that was outfitted by the decorator. To infuse your home with his fanciful style, see our selection of pieces from his fabric, furniture, and accessories collections.

This Year’s Most Inventive Concept Cars

06.27.11

Concept-car designs give us the auto industry at its most optimistic, creative, and, occasionally, impractical. Concepts always get attention, but the following cars, many which debuted at auto shows in 2011, especially turned heads. Here’s what the four-wheeled future just might look like.
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