Stories written by Typhanie Stewart

Vizcaya Museum conserves 600-year-old Admiral Carpet

  Vizcaya has completed conservation treatment of the 600-year-old Admiral Carpet, one of the most important objects in its collection, with funding from the American Express Charitable Fund. Built in the 1910s by businessman James Deering, Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark and AAM-accredited museum owned by Miami-Dade County. Commissioned by the 26th Admiral of […]

Auction house offers unique way to buy art, collectables

19th Century Burmese kalaga

By Typhanie Stewart…. Hammer & Block Auctioneers, Miami’s new and only full-service auction house, combines the atmosphere of an art and antique gallery with elements of some of America’s favorite reality TV shows: American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Auction Kings. Hammer & Block is the only licensed auction house in Miami with bi-weekly live auctions […]

Teen diagnosed with leukemia campaigns for research funds


By Typhanie Stewart…. Melanie, an eighth grade cheerleader from Coral Gables who was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2010, currently is undergoing chemotherapy at Miami Children’s Hospital. She has not attended school this year due to her condition. Although Melanie is being given a chance to live through the use of chemotherapies developed by Leukemia […]