FrontRunners: Hi-Fi and Hideaways

<< Back to Robb Report, November 2003

Adele Cygelman, Robb Report’s home and design editor and editor of The Robb Report Collection, along with photographer Erica Lennard, reveals some of Los Angeles’ most intimate green spaces in Secret Gardens of Hollywood and Private Oases in Los Angeles (Universe Books, an imprint of Rizzoli New York, 2003), a hardcover book published in September. More than 200 photographs capture a variety of outdoor retreats, ranging from cactus and tropical gardens to Japanese water and English flower gardens.
 
On a completely different note, Robb Report writer Ken Kessler has written and edited Quad: The Closest Approach (International Audio Group Ltd., 2003), a coffee table book celebrating one of Britain’s most renowned audio brands. The company that eventually became Quad (Quality Unit Amplified Domestic) was founded in 1936, but the tome marks the anniversary of another event. In 1953, Quad changed its focus from producing public address equipment to making domestic hi-fi, including the first full-range electrostatic loudspeaker.

Giorgio Armani’s pure lines, harmonious colors, and sophistication transfer well to home products…
The designer’s new stemware and other home accessories summon art deco glamour and the Machine Age…
From glass shelving to stainless-steel side tables, these are our favorite new products for fall…
Photo by Michael Woodall, michaelwoodall.com
Daniel Germani partners with Cosentino for a simple yet abstract table…
Photo by Ross Cisneros
Designer Erin Sullivan creates an eye-catching, geometric bookend…
Asia’s capital of style is a portal to the future—and the past.
Former ballerina Asztalos draws design inspiration from her intimate knowledge of the human form…
Photo: Nancy Nolan; Interior Design: Tobi Fairley
Move over, traditional paper, for Black Crow Studios’ big, bold prints...
The London brand celebrates new outposts with the Emperor’s Collection inspired by Chinese...
Photo by Pascal Anziani
Hermès, the nearly 180-year-old fashion house and brand, also creates limited-edition board games...