Beth Edwards Harris and her husband, Brent Harris, had no intention of purchasing the Kaufmann house when they first visited it in 1992—nor could they envision the years and millions of dollars th
Most furniture collections, like runway fashions, are unveiled in the spring and fall. This year, the two genres share more than seasonal schedules.
“When a design is perfect, it does not age,” says Dominique Facon, senior marketing director of Porcher.
“Florida is flat as a pancake. You must build with a strong skyline to give your buildings character....The landscape gives you no help in Florida.
“I want to get away from the predictable in British interiors and introduce confidence, color, wit, and glamour,” pronounces Mark Humphrey.
“I work within my personal line of elegance and thinking, my personal line of life,” muses Piero Lissoni.
An appliance with a split personality seemed impossible until Whirlpool (800.253.1301, www.whirlpool.com) introduced the Polara Refrigerated
The atmosphere is easy, relaxed. A woman’s laugh intermingles with the strains of a lilting, lazy guitar solo and floats over the crowd.
Sparkling turquoise water, steep cliffs, rosemary swaying in the breeze. If this sounds like a scene from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, it is, just bottled and exported directly to Southern California.
According to the Kohler Company, 87 percent of Americans spend an average of 80 hours a year in the shower.