L.E.S Artiste? You be the judge.]
If you haven't already seen this, take some time to read "This Just In from the 1890's". The article is an interesting look from the NY Times on the trend of 19th Century American revial that is currently going strong. Siting current brands, resturants, and films (with a special focus on NYC's Lower East Side) the article explores the trend's influence on art, fashion and design. I personally believe the tipping point was the widespread acclaim attached to There Will Be Blood, but it's one of my favorite movies so I'm kind of biased. Read it and weigh in.