October 18, 2017

Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’

In 1911, Robert Montgomery, a wealthy Philadelphia stockbroker, commissioned the architect Horace Trumbauer to build his family a home. He chose 300 acres of rolling pasture […]
October 5, 2017

Wild Horses and the Inmates Who ‘Gentle’ Them

There’s a term in the horse world known as “gentling.” It refers to working with a wild horse until it becomes responsive to a trainer’s commands, […]
September 28, 2017

Can the Yeti Unite America?

In a country where we can’t seem to agree on anything, one opinion has lately reached a broad consensus across diverse groups of people: Yeti is […]
September 14, 2017

My Space: A Tour of Philipp Plein’s Master Bathroom in Manhattan

My Space By STEVEN KURUTZ Philipp Plein Age 39 Occupation Fashion designer Location Upper East Side His Favorite Room In 2015, Mr. Plein bought a four-bedroom, […]
September 12, 2017

Dispatches From the Nomad Musician Alex Zhang Hungtai

Alex Zhang Hungtai is a man of many names. As Dirty Beaches, he released several critically acclaimed indie rock albums, mixing what Pitchfork called “grimy, dissonant […]
August 25, 2017

The Doorman at the Mudd Club Tells All

In the world of Manhattan night life, the doorman occupies the role of St. Peter. Heaven awaits inside, but to join the party you must first […]
July 26, 2017

An Ode to Shopping Malls

One day in 2015, Dan Bell left his home in Baltimore and drove into the suburbs to visit the Owings Mills Mall. It was a trip […]
June 7, 2017

A ‘Lost’ John Lautner House Is Found and Restored

LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Trina Turk, a fashion and housewares designer who channels the sunny optimism of California, logged onto the real estate website […]
June 6, 2017

My Space: A Tour of Alexander S.C. Rower’s Penthouse Office in Chelsea

My Space By STEVEN KURUTZ Alexander S. C. Rower Age 54 Occupation President of the Calder Foundation Location Chelsea, Manhattan His Favorite Room Mr. Rower spends […]
May 31, 2017

Bleecker Street’s Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant Stores

Someday urban planners and retail executives may want to debrief Robert Sietsema. As someone who has lived at the corner of Bleecker and Perry Streets for […]