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Making Space with Brittney Hart and Justin Capuco

Ray and Charles Eames. Florence and Hans Knoll. Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi. The worlds of design and architecture have cultivated some of history’s most legendary power couples. Working as a team, these duos have shaped cities, molded interiors, defined the aesthetic of their respective era. In consuming...

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Designer Lola Abbey of Dadybones Is One of a Kind

To meet Dadybones is to love Dadybones. Or, rather, to meet Lola Abbey is to love, well, you get it. The L.A.-based designer is inextricably tied to her brand, and the things she makes are true extensions of herself. Abbey is playful, excitable, and jubilant. Dadybones follows suit. When...

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Harry Nuriev Is Shaping the Future of Design

A peculiar dichotomy exists in the work of designer Harry Nuriev. His is a war between shameless opulence and strident restraint. As the founder of Crosby Studios, Nuriev excels in the creation of interiors that seem almost at odds with themselves: the brass of a modern sofa screams from...

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In the Studio with Leah Ring of Another Human

A lot of words come to mind when appraising the work of Leah Ring. “Joyful” is one of them. “Electric” is another. The pieces the L.A.-based designer creates within her studio, Another Human, are ecstatic takes on the utilitarian. Here, a piece of furniture—a chair, a lamp, a coffee...

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At the Bar with Butterfly’s Jesse Anholt

Patrons slink through a well-heeled crowd and slip into velvet couches. Seductive photos from Sante D’Orazio hang alongside winged works from Damien Hirst. The Cure hums overhead. This is the stage for SIXTY SoHo’s Butterfly, a sexy little spot from nightlife guru Nur Khan (Rose Bar, Kenmare, Don Hill’s)...

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Block Party: L.A.’s Arts District

Not long ago, the only thing happening in the L.A. Arts District was solely concentrated on a little street called Mateo, where a few small clothing factories had set up shop and semi-trucks barreled through between the 10 and 101 freeways. Nearby Urth Caffé was the only spot you could...

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On Stage with Comedian Khalil Walker

Sometimes it seems like no other city on earth is as ripe for comedy as New York. Its notoriously tight quarters and trying conditions make it a breeding ground for humor—a necessary release from the things that could, when thought about too hard or taken too seriously, drive you...

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In the Studio with Drew Seskunas of SAW.EARTH

It is easy, when walking through city streets, to become numb to the usual shapes taking their usual order. There, a rectangular building made of stone and steel. Here, a park of trees blowing in the breeze. The things you see, natural and manmade alike, can feel limited to...

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At the Counter with the Team Behind Gertie

There are few debates as eternal than the one which pits New York and Los Angeles against one another like two boxers in a ring. Much is made of traffic and weather, flight times to Europe, galleries and museums. And while, decades ago, in Woody Allen’s prime, when his...

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The Interrogator with Upstate’s Kalen Kaminski 

In today’s sleek and technological world, a piece of hand-dyed fabric can feel almost like a loaded argument against capitalism. It refuses our pursuit of mechanized economies of scale, denies a compulsion towards exactitude. Instead, it welcomes disorder and refuses perfection. It exists on the opposite end of mass...

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