Shining Stars

Overview

Brilliant penthouses, vacation villas, and more in London, Los Cabos, San Francisco, Bahamas, Stockholm, Sydney and Milan.

From This Issue

City Style: Stockholm

Sweden’s leaders of midcentury modern design, from the late architect and furniture designer Bruno Mathsson to the international furnishings brand Ikea (a privately held Dutch corporation with Swedish origins), earned the Scandinavian country attention as a hotbed of design. Today that reputation still holds true, thanks in part to the tastemakers featured on the following […]

London Eye

Gazing upon a Candy & Candy–designed property is as rewarding as watching a Gold Glove winner turn a double play or a fleet-footed wide receiver catch a football in the end zone. Founded by the British brothers Nick and Christian Candy in 1999, the London-based firm crafts super opulent trophy homes for the international elite—chief […]

Home Tour: Out of Sites

Having too many breathtaking sites on which to build is an unusual predicament. Yet the Mexico City–based firm of Legorreta + Legorreta faced that very challenge when it was commissioned to carry out the architecture and interior design of this striking weekend getaway in central Mexico, about 100 miles southwest of the country’s capital. The […]

Design Seen: Sleep On It

1} Hästens The venerable Swedish brand has long been revered for its beds made from natural materials. The Vividus (king size, $99,900), a solid-pine, flax-lined frame and coordinating mattress of cotton, wool, and horsehair, requires up to 160 hours of labor—exacting work the company entrusts to only two of its craftsmen. This fall, the brand […]

Smart Showings September 2013

Sag Harbor, New York “A hulk of a building and an acre of parking lot” was Jack Beyer’s first impression when his architectural firm, Beyer Blinder Belle, signed on to help transform a former factory that made watchcases for Bulova into a Hamptons rarity: a residential development occupying a city block just off Sag Harbor’s […]

Portfolio: Paul Wiseman

During his more than 30 years as an interior designer, Paul Wiseman has witnessed shifts in the economy, in styles, and, most of all, in the way the design world functions. “When I first started out, at the age of 27, interior design was mostly a housewife-decorator world,” says Wiseman. “So much has changed today. […]

Great Escapes September 2013

SOUTH PACIFIC Hemisphere, the world’s largest sailing catamaran, is living up to its name in 2013, having made its way from ports in the Caribbean through the Panama Canal to spend fall and winter exploring French Polynesia. Launched by the United Kingdom’s Pendennis shipyard in 2011 with interiors by Michael Leach Design, the 145-foot yacht […]

Design Seen: September 2013

LOS ANGELES Ruche Job Cheers to the new Souffle cocktail chair, which the Los Angeles–based designer Kelly Wearstler (855.295.3559, http://www.kellywearstler.com) created to look as attractive against a wall as it does in the center of a room. “The back has gathers of ruching, which I really love, and there’s a lot of well-finished detailing to […]

A Vessel of the First Water

Shining Star Vicem Yachts is well known for building boats with cold-molded mahogany hulls. But for its first superyacht, the Turkish shipyard ventured into composite construction, and the result is the stunning 151-foot fiberglass-and-epoxy Vulcan 46, which at press time was available for sale for $31.4 million through Fraser Yachts. “It’s possibly the biggest one-piece […]

Second Look: All Angles

In 1971, the then president of France Georges Pompidou asked the French furniture and interior designer Pierre Paulin to decorate several rooms in his official residence, the Élysée Palace. “He wanted modernity to enter the homes and the mindset of the French,” Paulin would later say with regard to Pompidou’s request. Thanks in part to […]

Design Seen: New Old-World Charm

1} MATHIEU LUSTRERIE The Provence studio is known for having restored chandeliers at the Château de Versailles, but its 6-foot-tall amber rock crystal Astrolabe sheds a modern light on the firm’s design capabilities. $140,000. 212.683.2081, http://www.mathieulustrerie.com 2} BERNARDAUD To mark its 150th anniversary, the French porcelain manufacturer commissioned the artist Jeff Koons to follow his […]

Resort Town: Los Cabos

Second-home seekers are almost certain to find Los Cabos an intoxicating mix of coastal living, comfort, and convenience. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the region offers miles of secluded white-sand beaches; the picturesque Spanish colonial town of San José del Cabo; […]