Articles

Posted by
Zaha Moment
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

Love or loathe the term “starchitect,” sometimes it simply fits. So it is for London-based Zaha Hadid, the first female to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize, architecture’s version of an Oscar. From being made a Dame Commander of...

Posted by
Going for Bold
Joanne Furio | April 11, 2014

The fact that a San Francisco pied-à-terre has a lot in common with that city’s Exploratorium, the self-proclaimed “museum of science, art and human perception,” is no coincidence. The owners are George Cogan, the Exploratorium...

Posted by
The Great Outdoors
Laura Eckstein, Amanda Friedman and Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

Dream Weavers
Since launching more than 20 years ago, Dedon has transformed the outdoor furnishings business with its...

Posted by
Hillside Splendor
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

“I hate fussy,” says interior designer Jane Hilton. “Although I like to look at glossy modern homes, I would never want to live in one!” And that’s precisely the honest spirit that permeates the Palisades...

Posted by
Wide Open Spaces
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

“I don’t know if there are three straight walls or two,” says Lori Gray with a laugh. And she means it. The La Quinta home she recently built with her husband, Mike Gray, is a soaring, sweeping and curving ode to all that is...

Posted by
Natural Attraction
AnnaMaria Stephens | April 11, 2014

When a family friend asked designer Cachel Rupp to give his Coronado digs a contemporary face-lift, the first thing she fixed was the view.
“The side of the house facing the water was almost all drywall,” says Rupp...

Posted by
Modern Jewel
AnnaMaria Stephens | January 17, 2014

When Andrew Canter set out to build his contemporary residence on a covetable piece of beachfront property in La Jolla, he collected binders full of bold ideas for the compact lot. A successful young entrepreneur, Canter figured home design...

Posted by
Point of View
Maile Pingel | January 17, 2014

For a national political consultant who spends his days dealing with strategic planning, advertising, the media, public opinion—the list goes on—it’s little wonder that his home must function equally as a place of respite and a...

Posted by
Paradise, Found!
Alex Markoff | January 17, 2014

Subtle Islands, Canada
$27.4 MILLION

THE RUNDOWN Think private islands, and you’re not likely to ponder the Great White North, but this British Columbia retreat defies convention. Sprawling...

Posted by
Visual Feast
Maile Pingel | January 17, 2014

When a designer turns your hotel into one of the most iconic destinations in the state, it only makes sense to ask him back for the next project. So it was for ETC Hotels, which first enlisted Michael S. Smith for the 2005 redesign of Shutters on...

Syndicate content