September 28, 2012

Links We Love: What we’re reading this week

1. Dezeen tours Hôtel Droog, the Dutch studio’s new sustainable destination located in the historical center of Amsterdam. The name is a bit misleading, as this “hotel” features a lecture hall, art gallery, shops, restaurant, and garden (with ed...
September 28, 2012

Roped Up

View SlideshowOn June 19, in the wake of New York’s blockbuster design auctions, bids were steadily climbing at a sale half-way around the globe in Brussels. There, Pierre Bergé & Associés was making its way lot by lot through the personal ...
September 27, 2012

Chiming Grandfather Clocks

There are essentially 4 kinds of chiming grandfather clocks, three of which are mechanical grandfather clocks based, and one of which is quartz or battery based. […]
September 25, 2012

Golden Age

The Portuguese city of Guimara?es, designated a 2012 European Capital of Culture, can now claim an arts complex worthy of that title. Designed by local firm Pita?goras Arquitectos, the recently opened Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade clads a se...
September 24, 2012

AD100 designer Nicky Haslam releases his first music video, "Total Control"

Longtime clients Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, and Rod Stewart might have inspired Nicholas “Nicky” Haslam, as the AD100 decorator recently released his first music video. The video, showcasing enviable singing chops and intuitive phrasing, is for “T...
September 24, 2012

Full Speed Ahead

Nearly a decade after introducing the Phantom Series I, Rolls-Royce has executed an elegant, if subtle, makeover of the line. Outside, the Series II models still boast the brand's trademark grille, but the round headlights have been squared off and out...
September 24, 2012

Book Smart

View SlideshowBefore the advent of minimalism, soaring real estate prices, or the Kindle, the books one kept on their shelves made them, well, a kind of open book to their guests. Will Schwalbe, founder of and previously the editor in ...
September 21, 2012

Sweet Remembrances Into the Hereafter

Exhibitions of mourning jewelry are coming up; pocket watches will be auctioned; and a 19th-century sculpture by Jacob A. Holzer will return to the lobby of the Osborne apartment house in Manhattan.
September 21, 2012

Cocktails with Valentino

View SlideshowLast Friday evening, Editor in Chief Margaret Russell hosted a cocktail party in honor of Valentino Garavani and his October cover story at the home of Susan and John Gutfreund. The elegant setting served as the perfect complement to...
September 21, 2012


Living in the shadow of a legend isn’t easy, especially when the legend in question—Diana Vreeland, the high-octane editor in chief of Vogue from 1963 to 1971—is a family member. Treading carefully and respectfully might be the best approach. But...