Home and Design

It has been 10 years since Blanco sink and faucet company introduced its last creation, an under-mount kitchen sink that was considered a breakthrough in stainless-steel sink design. After years of...
Pascal Mahvi, the founder and former owner of nearby Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa in the Val des Pitons area of St. Lucia, has broken ground on his latest project: The Jalousie Enclave, an...
Designer Vikki Smyth created her Sushi Ushi serving dishes to add artful expression to the dinner table. The Sushi Ushi is a one-inch-thick, clear rectangular acrylic platter that rests upon an...
The Mexican government has invested $200 million over the past 30 years in the city of Loreto, improving the roads, electricity, water, and even building an international airport. Despite these...
San Francisco-based furniture designer Jiun Ho unveiled a collection of 15 pieces inspired by the “primitive, raw landscapes” of his recent travels in Botswana. The Baobab table, which earns its name...
The Four Seasons will open an intimate resort with only 16 full-ownership residences at the base of Vail Mountain in late 2009, just in time for next ski season. The first Four Seasons to open in...
Sound is typically heard, not felt. Tactile sound, however, is felt, especially by way of the Sonic Lounger from Tucson, Ariz.-based Taiz Design. Also known as “vibroacoustics,” tactile sound is a...
A 500-year-old recently restored farmhouse in Tuscany on 20 acres of panoramic countryside is the latest addition to the Resort Equities portfolio of properties. Partners of the San Francisco-based...
John Keats observed in men of high achievement an aptitude for "being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." This comfortable acceptance of...
The Paul Kohn Design boutique in New York is the culmination of 20 years of design collaboration between the store’s owners, Elaine Paul and Barbara Shaltuck Kohn. The two friends, who enjoyed...
A new residence community has opened in Southern California's secluded Anza-Borrego Desert, the largest unspoiled and permanently protected state park in the United States. The Borrego Ranch...
THE GIFT A collection of eight wooden cabinets designed by David Linley as scale replicas of Bordeaux’s most celebrated wine châteaux. Eighteen bottles per cabinet of the corresponding château’s...
THE GIFT A 5,760-square-foot pied-à-terre at the new Montage Beverly Hills. A custom-tailored interior-design scheme by Cheryl Rowley. A housewarming dinner for 12 guests, prepared by Wolfgang Puck...
In the middle ages, kings hung richly detailed tapestries behind their thrones as symbols of authority. Today, the crafts are often limited to depictions of staid abstract patterns or dull landscapes...
Tiffany & Co. is offering a new level of personalization for its clients: customized hand-painted fine porcelain table settings made by its Parisian atelier. Clients are invited to meet with a...
Israeli artist Ron Arad is known for creating furniture that is as artistic as it is utilitarian. A comprehensive show of Arad’s newest work, “Guarded Thoughts,” will be shown at New York’s Friedman...
The northern tip of Miami Beach will soon share the area’s white sandy beaches with three new buildings, comprising the St. Regis Resort and Residences, Bal Harbour. The 27-story towers will house...
Traditionally, makers of high-end dinnerware have found it difficult to maintain the integrity and consistency of a single design throughout all the pieces of single-theme collections because...
Texas cattle ranchers and aficionados of Dutch abstract art now have a common point of reference: the Four Seasons Collection ( www.kylebunting.com ) of cowhide rugs from the Kyle Bunting company of...
Typically associated with semiopaque crystal treasures and a solidly Occidental style, Lalique ( www.lalique.com ) turned to the East for inspiration as it created its new China Mood collection—an...
Marsia Holzer spent two decades designing costumes for high-profile rock stars on tour, including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Elvis Presley, as well as for Broadway shows such as Hair, before...
One of the last remaining untouched islands off the South Atlantic Coast is the latest addition to Hampton Island Preserve private residence community, which comprises a series of small coastal...
Most weekends, you’ll find contemporary American furniture collector Todd Merrill shuttling between country estates across America seeking great discoveries for his Bleecker Street gallery in New...
A new marina community on the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean’s Netherlands Antilles is set to open summer 2009, offering one- to four-bedroom residences along a harborside village. Cupecoy...
After designing five homes for one family over the course of a 25-year working relationship, Chicago-based interior designer Cheri Friedman of Cheri Lynn Designs has come to know her clients very...
To hear Geoffrey Kent tell it, little has changed with the safari-outfitting company Abercrombie & Kent since he and his parents, John and Valerie Kent, founded it in 1962. "We’ve always been...
The new Phyllis Morris Originals Old Hollywood furniture line ( www.phyllismorris.com ) reflects the appreciation that the company’s namesake and founder had for dramatic flare. Like all of the 55-...
The Club at Spanish Peaks, a private residence community at the foot of Montana’s Big Sky ski resort, is offering 49 new condominium residences in the Lodge, the Club’s most recent development. About...
SieMatic, maker of bespoke luxury kitchens since 1929, opened its first showroom in the Northeast in downtown Boston in early September. The luxurious space, one block from Boston Common, presents...
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann will open her first shop-within-a-shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York next month, showcasing her vintage-inspired home collection. Kosann and her husband, Rod, began...

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