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Dream of Venice – Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture 5

Dream of Venice Architecture is the second book in the series edited by JoAnn Locktov that shares the enchanting beauty of the city. Like her first book Dream of Venice – where Locktov collected short essays from people who have … Continue reading

how to make a “home” – listen to nate berkus

Nate Berkus, the interior designer whose energy and talent is known by many, first came into my periphery in 2005.  Not initially as a designer, but as one of the survivors of the Indian Ocean’s tsunami of 2004. Coincidentally, I … Continue reading

500 years of sensational residential staircases

Today, I’m sharing some inspiration from what I think is one of the most difficult aspects of great interior design: a cool, imaginative and beautiful staircase.  The array of inspiration includes Leonardo Da Vinci’s nearly 500 year old staircase at … Continue reading

Mastering comfortable perfection: a New York loft by architect Len Morgan

Über-New York architect Len Morgan has quietly cultivated a selective client roster often shying away from the glitz of the shelter magazines we all review.  And having experienced his work in the flesh, I can see why clients keep coming … Continue reading

maison jansen: sybaritic decorators and tastemakers of the 20th century

You know the name: you’ve heard it mentioned constantly and seen it referenced on the pages of magazines and auction catalogues, but what do you REALLY know about the fabled Maison Jansen (1880 – 1989)? Not to be confused with … Continue reading

A 70’s home in the Kentish hills

main house A feature in the New York Times Homes & Gardens section recently caught my attention.  It was a story on Capel Manor, the home of TV producer Remy Blumfeld and photographer Henryk Hetflaisz that sits on 23 acres … Continue reading

spiraling above the Canadian flatlands

We tend to think of innovative skyscrapers as being where the money is … namely Asia and the Middle East.  Skyscrapers in the West are scarcely built these days and if they are, they are efficiently built as rectilinear boxes … Continue reading