Orlando Diaz-Azcuy’s Top 10
PLACE TO UNWIND: My new country house in Lucas Valley, [in] San Rafael [California]. It’s an Eichler house I’ve been restoring for two years. I want it to look like what an Eichler house would look like today.
RESTAURANT: A16 in San Francisco. Very simple Italian food and no fusion! I do not like fusion; it’s fake cuisine.
ART: Maillol, Paul Klee, Egon Schiele.
ERA FOR DESIGN: Right now! Modernism has evolved to a point where we have a freedom we have never had before.
SOUVENIR: Always chocolates, wherever I go. I also buy pieces of textiles.
POSSESSION: The Christian Bérard paintings my partner, John Capo, and I have collected.
FRAGRANCE: Eau de Cologne Impériale by Guerlain. I always pick up a bottle when I’m at Charvet.
VACATION SPOT: San Miguel de Allende [Mexico]. I’ve never seen a little place with so much self-identity. The Rosewood hotel there is the top of the top.
CLOTHES: Dior Homme for special occasions, but Cos for everyday clothes. It’s a Swedish company, and their clothes are very simple, with perfect silhouettes.
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