July 30, 2012

Revisiting Marrakech, the Moroccan city where rich tradition meets 21st-century luxury

My husband and I recognized the transformation instantly upon our arrival at Marrakech’s airport for a week’s vacation last April. After six years away from the Moroccan city we once called home—and where our daughter, now ten, learned to convers...
July 26, 2012

A Clock Measures Your Sleep (Then Suggests Getting More)

Did you get enough sleep last night? Are you sure? A new device called the Renew SleepClock from Gear4 endeavors to measure your sleep - here's the twist - without requiring you to wear a monitor. Just perch the clock near the bed and put an iPhone...
July 25, 2012

A pastoral estate in upstate New York

Millbrook, NYSTATS 7 BEDROOMS 8 BATHS 8,224 SQ. FT. $17.5 MILLION PEDIGREE: In 1990 this 19th-century Greek Revival Colonial was transported 40 miles from its original neglected site in upstate New York to its current location on a magnificent 197-ac...
July 25, 2012

Grandfather Clock Riddle

Who does not love a good time or clock related riddle.  Well, we came across on at Dictionary.com the other day, and as a leader in […]
July 24, 2012

A new book examines Long Island’s Modernist homes

Throughout much of the 20th century, New York’s Nassau and Suffolk counties served as an unlikely laboratory for architectural innovation, welcoming projects by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra, and other thought leaders. That design legacy i...
July 23, 2012

Star Resorts

As punishing summer temperatures transform Manhattan into a barbecue grill, the usual suspects who populate local events—fair-weather socials and peripatetic Hollywood stars—migrate to luxurious hotels and resorts around the globe. (We know because...
July 19, 2012

A Watch Counts Your Laps And Knows Your Strokes

Swim training in a pool takes enough concentration without trying to keep track of your laps and statistics. Garmin's new fitness watch, the Swim, is made specifically for use in a pool and is designed to automatically log laps, tell what strokes w...
July 19, 2012

Dedon premieres a new resort in the Philippines

The Philippines have always loomed large on Dedon’s cultural radar. Twenty-one years ago company founder Bobby Dekeyser started the outdoor-furniture line after discovering woven-rattan pieces from the isle of Cebu, where Dedon’s manufacturing has ...
July 18, 2012

Designer David Easton’s rural New York retreat, Balderbrae

Suffern, NYSTATS 4 BEDROOMS 2.5 BATHS 3,650 SQ. FT. $1.895 MILLION PEDIGREE: Built in 1910 by noted horticulturist Louise Bebe Wilder and her husband, architect Robert Wilder, Balderbrae was purchased by interior designer David Easton in 1980. Easton...
July 17, 2012

Glass Act

Washington state has long been home to Dale Chihuly, whose organic sculptures and Pilchuck Glass School helped usher in the contemporary-glass movement. Now the artist’s work has a new residence there, as well. Spread over one and a half acres at the...