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Jee Levin and Randall Buck are artists who find inspiration in a myriad of images. Design influences for Trove, their innovative wall-coverings company in Brooklyn, run the gamut from an Alfred...
The 20th-Century French architect and designer Paul Dupré-Lafon created this circa-1935 architect’s desk for himself. Like many of his contemporaries, including Jean-Michel Frank and Eugene Printz,...
What the 911 Cabriolet is to summer driving, the new X-Series barbecues could be to summer grilling. Porsche Design Studio—an offshoot of the German automotive company that has designed products...
When billiard tables were first introduced, during the 15th century, they were covered in green felt to simulate the grassy lawns on which the game’s predecessor, croquet, was played. Australian...
Not since the Middle Ages has chain mail looked so stylish. Hudson Furniture’s Atlantis 100 chandelier (about $16,800), designed by Turkish founder Barlas Baylar, gathers hundreds of suspended...
A new residential resort on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica will comprise 240 homes along the edge of the country’s most popular national park, with untouched white sand beaches and 4,000...
Phillip Jeffries Ltd. was eco-chic back in 1976, before this idea caught marketing buzzword fire. Purveying natural wall coverings made from rapidly renewable, biodegradable, and recycled materials,...
In Europe, B&B Italia has been selling outdoor furniture through its stable of international designers for years. But not until 2007 did B&B Italia Outdoor become available to the U.S. market...
Imagine a bowl of ramen that suddenly comes to life, its tangled squiggles rising up and taking the shape of a chair. Odd though it is, this was the idea behind Noodle, one of the latest offerings...
French furniture designer Jean Bérenger de Nattes, who combines dark woods, metals, and 24-carat gilt bronze in his modern designs, has created a new collection of 10 pieces that were recently...
Pristine Bay Resort, a second-home community located on the tropical island of Roatan nearly 35 miles off the coast of Honduras, will finish building its first phase of homes in December. The resort...
The Galerie Van den Akker furniture gallery in midtown Manhattan has unveiled a collection of recently rediscovered 1960s and 1970s light fixtures, tables, and bookshelves from Luigi Sormani Design,...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is inviting its guests to put down roots. The hotel group announced its latest venture, the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, which offers guests two choices in membership...
Lalique, the century-old crystal house known for its ornate glass tabletop pieces, is feeling blue this spring. The DayDream Collection is the company’s most technical feat yet, featuring crystal...
What to know before you buy or sell in 2009 This is an excerpt from a feature in the April/May issue of Robb Report Vacation Homes. With housing prices dropping across the country and throughout the...
Capella Hotels & Resorts’ first North American project recently opened in Telluride, Colorado. Located in the center of the Mountain Village, at an elevation of 9,540 feet and just steps from the...
Judith Sheindlin, known to fans of her popular courtroom TV show as Judge Judy, removes a cream-colored envelope from her desk drawer and points to the Cartier logo on it, then to the engraved name:...
The 100 block of Madison Avenue in New York is not known for having a calming effect on passersby. Structures that house this month’s hottest fashion labels and frenetically paced advertising...
To mark the silver anniversary of the opening of her first showroom, in Chicago, Holly Hunt has released a new line of limited-edition home furnishings. The HH25 collection ( www.hollyhunt.com )...
New York interior designer Juan Montoya, recognized for his bold modernist style, will sell a selection of his personal mid-20th-century furniture and decorative arts collection at Rago Arts &...
The Gates Residences is the latest condominium community joining the growing real estate market at the entrance to the Beaver Creek Resort in Vail Valley, Colorado. The 49 two-, three-, and four-...
In 1985, when Viscount David Linley founded the London-based furniture-design firm that bears his name, he wanted to rattle some cages. "At that time, the industry was making things that could be...
Open Architecture | From the beginning of the 32-month design-and-build process for this 32,000-square-foot home in Palm Desert, Calif., the primary goal of the homeowners—a couple in their 70s who...
A house inevitably expresses the personality of its owner—for better or worse. This year’s Ultimate Home (see "Taking Shapes," page 78), a dramatic yet welcoming space flooded with natural light,...
A new condominium-hotel residence venture in Park City, Utah, will be the first ski-in, ski-out resort added to the Waldorf-Astoria Collection, a group of unique hotels run by the Hilton Family of...
The Ritz-Carlton’s latest real estate venture, The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira in Los Cabos, Mexico, is a 44-residence community on the shores where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. The...
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...

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