• Modern Waterfront House in Brazil

        At first glance, this weekend house appears to be an architectural anomaly perched on the cliffs above the Sea of Crete or the Bay of Biscay, its stark white planes playing off of the islands dotting the undisturbed blue water beyond. But it is neither Greece nor France, it…

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  • Celebrating Women in Design with Cassina by Diva Group

    At the Cassina showroom in Los Angeles, interiors hosted an evening with some of the most talented female architects and designers working today. We celebrated the work of Cassina design luminaries from Charlotte Perriand to Patricia Urquiola, Cassina’s art director. Celebrated guests paused in Urquiola’s new, aptly named Gender chair,…

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  • Classical Getaway on Lake Como

    PUBLISHED AS: Noble Pursuit Text: Joann Greco Photography: Nathan Kirkman ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: AUGUST+SEPTEMBER 2008 Villa La Cassinella isn’t just another Old World, postcard-perfect estate ready for the tourist’s lens. Instead, its service and style are the pinnacles of aristocratic luxury, and exceed even the highest-rated European hotels. This is a…

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  • Baker: Modern Luxury Furniture Made in America

    Published as: Baker, American Heritage Text: Zoe Settle In 1893, Dutch native Siebe Baker built his first piece of furniture in Allegan, Michigan: a combination desk–bookcase, which marked the beginning of what would become Baker & Co. When Siebe’s son Hollis took over as president of the company in 1925,…

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  • Interiors® Italian Style

    “I propose to build for eternity,” the Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi said of constructing the famous dome atop the Florence Cathedral. Such is the way of Italian design, defined by an unparalleled dedication to craftsmanship, quality and beauty intended to last forever. Not since that period of artistic rebirth has…

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  • Larissa Sand Studios

    Published as: Industrial Chic Text: Erika Heet Photography: Charles Kay Jr. Within a humble building in San Francisco’s industrial South of Market neighborhood, distinguished by a geometric steel door, is the world of Larissa Sand, a designer, metalworker and artisan who runs her eponymously named studio over several floors. The…

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  • Carolina Couture

    Within the ancient hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina lies a pocket of sweet serendipity in which a unique mélange of ideal materials, excellent geographic locations and, above all, generations of highly skilled craftspeople creates exquisite high-end furniture. In the way that soil, climate,…

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  • Modern Renovation in Belgium

    Published as: Divine Intervention Architectural and Interior Design: Pas-Partoe Text: Tina Høm Photography: Jean-Marc Wullschleger At first glance, Jan and Kathy Smits’ turreted home—a former vicarage in the quiet village of Heindonk, near Antwerp—is all Gothic splendor. But the couple, both designers who make up the firm Pas-Partoe, have a…

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  • Indoor-Outdoor California Home

    Published as: California Zen Architecture: Harvey Sanchez Interior Design: Conrad Asturi Studios Text: Zahid Sardar Photography: Charles Kay Jr. “An interior floor plan isn’t the only thing to focus on,” Modesto designer Conrad Sanchez says, pointing to the single-story, 4,400-square-foot home he built nearly six years ago with his father,…

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  • Brazilian Midcentury Modern Furniture

    Published as: Midcentury Maestro Designer Jorge Zalszupin Text and photography by Audrey Hall For Polish-born architect and furniture designer Jorge Zalszupin, who emigrated to Brazil after World War II, the fundamental inspiration for his work is the human anatomy. He tells me this from his home in São Paulo, seated…

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