The true measuring stick of a home automation system is the controller—not the visible touchpanels or keypads.
To develop a home theater unconstrained by space and price, the DVD player of choice is the top-loading TAG McLaren Audio DVD32R.
However enveloping surround sound feels, the pinnacle for pure music playback resolutely remains stereo. Purists believe that the only way to listen to music is with the venerable vinyl LP.
Today, an audio system can emphasize aesthetics without compromising sonics because manufacturers of traditional (read: massive and utilitarian) audiophile electronics have learned to downsize wit
An all-in-one home cinema in which everything is included save speakers and a monitor can almost provide a full-scale theater experience.
For proof that the Italians are still on the cutting edge of kitchen design, look no further than Boffi.
As a boy growing up in England, James Dyson’s fascination with vacuum cleaners began with the high-pitched scream of the motor and the odor of dust that permeated the room.
Few pieces of furniture are as voluptuous as the chaise longue—it is the prime perch for lounging around and daydreaming. And few are as impractical as the Barcelona daybed.
“I signed a lease at the Pacific Design Center before I knew what I was going to sell,” jokes Janice Feldman, founder of Janus et Cie.
Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He helped form the Walter Chrysler Jr.