In Sag Harbor, a Loft by Campion Platt

In Sag Harbor, a Loft by Campion Platt

Campion Platt may be a favorite designer and architect for celebrities like Al Pacino, Meg Ryan and Conan O’Brien, but when it came time to design a loft for the Holiday House Hamptons, he had another kind of client in mind: A cougar. As in a wealthy Hamptonite, transplanted...

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Poliform’s Custom Italian Artisanship

Poliform’s Custom Italian Artisanship

Poliform, established in the 1970s in the northern Italian furniture district of  Brianza, has evolved from a small artisan family business into a larger company offering diversified living and dining collections. And with its acquisition of Varenna, it now offers sleek and...

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Streamsong Resort, Literally Translated

Streamsong Resort, Literally Translated

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida’s Bone Valley, their titles read like a Who’s Who of American literature. On the shelves are William Faulkner’s Light in August, Harper Lee’s To...

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In Venice, a Whimsical Taiwan Pavilion

In Venice, a Whimsical Taiwan Pavilion

Jimenez Lai is on a roll. After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Toronto, he lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin West, then in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout, on the piers of Rotterdam. Before he set up Bureau Spectacular...

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A Sustainable Surfboard by David Hertz

A Sustainable Surfboard by David Hertz

Sure, Groundswell – the June 28 gala for the Architecture + Design Museum on Los Angeles’ Magnificent Mile – is attracting its share of internationally-known architects and designers. And yes, they’ll be offering for auction some one-of-a-kind surf-themed designs. And...

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Stan Bitters’ Ceramics Are about Scale

Stan Bitters’ Ceramics Are about Scale

Stan Bitters is a master ceramicist who’s been plying his craft for more than 50 years. He likes to play with scale, producing large pieces for massive installations, but he’s equally adept at small and inexpensive birdhouses and lanterns. Mostly, he’s interested in...

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A College Degree in the Building Arts

A College Degree in the Building Arts

At a time when one out of five young adults is still living with his or her parents, graduates of the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, S.C. are discovering something of real value: Work. In a four-year program, they’re learning the time-tested skills of...

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Richard Sammons: Perfectly Imperfect

Richard Sammons: Perfectly Imperfect

Richard Sammons is a classical architect who believes in drawing, in scale and proportion, and in the “perfectly imperfect.” He begins each of his projects with a Beaux Arts-style analytique, drawing from every possible angle. “I do the working drawing, the section, the...

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Bentley Meeker Pops the ‘H’ in Harlem

Bentley Meeker Pops the ‘H’ in Harlem

Think of it as Harlem’s new Eiffel Tower, if only for three months. Bentley Meeker, the bright and thoughtful artist who designed the lighting for Burning Man’s temple twice – first in 2011 and again in 2013 – believes it’s time to call attention to one of New...

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Phil Freelon and His Designs for Atlanta

Phil Freelon and His Designs for Atlanta

Architect Phil Freelon, whose Freelon Group recently merged with Perkins+Will, will be heading to Atlanta on June 23 to join opening ceremonies for his newest civic space there. His firm, teamed up with architect of record HOK, was named a finalist in a 2008 competition for the...

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