December 29th, 2014
I’ve been exploring our built environment lately, thanks to assignments from Architectural Digest‘s website (click on the pictures to get to the magazine’s site). Topics have ranged from the precious handful of preserved historic theaters around the U.S. (giltapaloozas!) to a well-provenanced artisan’s furniture repair and restoration techniques (ciré rempli anyone?). In a testament to self-indulgence, deep passions, and big dreams (not to mention more than a few quirky work relief undertakings), there’s a slideshow of garden follies across both time and space. A new exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles (through May 3, 2015) explores how coastal communities across the globe are designing in response to climate change. Two portfolios of amazing landscape designs offer green eye candy, first from this year’s ASLA winners’ circle and next from The Gardener’s Garden, an encyclopaedic, carefully annotated survey compiled by Phaidon. #BetterthanBuzzFeed
Neo-Tudor furniture from Milan
August 15th, 2014
Click here to read about Ferruccio Laviani’s line of neo-Tudor cabinetry—produced by a fourth-generation Milanese furniture maker—on Architectural Digest’s website.
Q&A with Judy Kameon, Landscape Designer and Bonne Vivante
July 21st, 2014
Plenty of eye candy and great advice here from Judy Kameon, an LA-based landscape designer who knows from hardscaping and employs a mid-century modern aesthetic in ways that are fresh (rather than fussy). She recently published her first book, Gardens Are for Living, thus occasioning our conversation (and a gorgeously laid-out slideshow) on the 1stdibs website.
Check out Kameon’s book.