Fire & Water: Yen for Zen

A bathroom can be a sanctuary, but it can still be dynamic,” says Bruce T. Linthicum, design director/residential of Marc-Michaels Interior Design. The Florida firm was called to Pennsyl-vania for a client who is a practicing Buddhist and who is establishing wellness centers across the country that integrate Eastern and Western medical practices and holistic […]

Fire & Water: Bright, Light, White

Troy Adams of Studio Becker is best known for his fusion kitchen designs that bring together influences from the East and West. But he agreed to collaborate with a German manufacturer to produce an updated version of the traditional kitchen. “It has all the traditional English elements: a cooking alcove, a mantel with shelves and […]

Fire & Water

With people spending more time at home, kitchens and baths are beginning to receive the attention they deserve. The size of the rooms and the scale of their fixtures are expanding—as is the number of top architects and interior designers focusing on these all-important comfort zones. Here, we present three kitchens and two bathrooms from […]

Robb Design Portfolio: Alessi Is More

It has been 20 years since 11 unknown architects (Michael Graves and Aldo Rossi among them) introduced elegant silver tea and coffee sets to the world. This year, Alessi unveiled its Tea and Coffee Towers created by a new clutch of architects. The services, made in limited editions of 99, range from a titanium flower […]

Features: Succulents By The Sea

Sparkling turquoise water, steep cliffs, rosemary swaying in the breeze. If this sounds like a scene from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, it is, just bottled and exported directly to Southern California. Rick Silver had spent nine magical summers vacationing in Positano and on the isle of Capri. When he found the oceanfront property overlooking Crescent Bay […]

Robb Design Portfolio: Simple Spheres

“I’m addicted to simple forms—ovals, spheres, and squares,” says John Eric Byers. His furniture is strikingly elementary in shape, but the surfaces are tightly coordinated arrangements of incised and painted patterns. About a year ago, Byers moved from Oregon back to upstate New York, where he grew up. He still gravitates to painted wood pieces, […]

Robb Design Portfolio: Primary Colors

“A syncopation of space, form, and color,” says architect Alexander Gorlin, the proud papa of a piano that looks like a cross between a Mondrian painting and a Gerrit Rietveld chair. Gorlin won the first International Piano Design Competition, sponsored by Maximiliaan Rutten for the 10th anniversary of his company, Maximiliaan’s House of Grand Pianos. […]

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