From the land of Vasco da Gama and Carmen Miranda come two spectacular limited-edition pieces (20 of each) that embody both the daring int
The villas of Ho’olei at Grand Wailea in Maui enjoy all the amenities of the Grand Wailea next door, most notably its 770,000-gallon water wo
Kyle Bunting has been carrying on a love affair with animal hide for nearly a decade.
Dutch design studio Brand van Egmond intended for its La Vie en Rose lighting collection (
Familiar objects and fundamental forms are the stuff of inspiration for furniture maker Sylvan Fiss.
Fazenda Boa Vista honors the beauty of the Brazilian countryside with its dense woods, rolling hills, and tree-lined paths.
The award-winning Philippine furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s inspirations range far and wide—from a crushed Coca-Cola can to a crois
Located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, the Ocean House, which originally opened in 1868, closed in 2003 after falling into severe disrepair.
Brett Grossman, a fifth-generation Coca-Cola bottler from Boerne, Texas, had an unexpected encounter with nature while vacationing with hi
The value of a scientific experiment lies in the fact that, when repeated under the same set of conditions, it always yields the same resu
In 1958 Laurance Rockefeller, an early pioneer of ecotourism, opened his Dorado Beach Resort and Club west of San Juan, which, for the fir
Irish artist John Gerrard’s work often deals with the impact of human consumption on our environment, as in the agri-industrial landscapes
A small fishing community just outside of Los Cabos, Mexico, is vying to become the next great getaway.
Since 2002, the Los Angeles-based SylvanSF has employed painstaking craftsmanship, high-quality base materials, and precious veneers (parc
Balcones del Atlántico are taking great care to ensure that this resort community, located in the former fishing village of Las Terrenas,
When New York–based interior designer Andrew Suvalsky walked into the newly constructed high-rise apartment of h
People looking for very ornate, wedding cake-style Venetian chandeliers “generally don’t come to us,” says Giovanni Corrado, creative dire
Like a sculptor before a block of marble, Italy-based designer Brian Rasmussen conceives his pieces from solid forms.
THE GIFTA 1.21-acre homesite within the Red Cloud community at Talisker in Park City, Utah.
The Swedish company Hästens began life as a fine saddler in 1852 and, with ready access to horsehair, created mattresses on the side.
Italian furniture house Natuzzi combined modern design and state-of-the-art electronics to create its Sound chair.
On the night of January 16, 1939, the captain of the Greek cargo steamer Pelinaion decided to make an unscheduled stop at the island of Be
A third-generation Las Vegan planning to build a home for his wife, son, and daughter took inspiration from Nevada’s desert landscape.
Jaime Hayon, the barely-30-year-old, Spanish designer of the moment who has a prankster’s irreverence for high style, has created a collec
Last year, Lyle and Umbach introduced the Peregrine collection, which excelled in its array of small occasional tables swathed in all mann
When James Magni travels to Paris, he stays at a flat near the city’s most central park, the Jardin des Tuileries.
Of the pioneers of midcentury modern—the design movement that spanned roughly 1945 to 1970—Oscar Niemeyer is probably the best known to ha
Around 1598, Jacopo Peri debuted Dafne—thought to be the world’s first opera—at the Florence, Italy, home of Jacopo Corsi, a composer and
Like music, design requires the harmonious conjoining of parts.
Interior-design trailblazer Stephanie Odegard is known for reinventing the traditional Tibetan rug for the modern era and, in so doing, be