December 23, 2015
Tis the season.
David Hicks via
John Lautner, Silvertop
Jeffrey Billhuber via Mark Sikes
In honor of some of Mexico's greatest contributors to design, art, and culture.
Gunther Gerzso Semblantes
Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait
Alberto Arai, photo by G. Emmanuel Hernández
There is something about macrame that just feels like summer. Feeling inspired by this time-tested art form.
American Trade Hotel designed by Atelier Ace, Panama City-based Conservatorio, and Commune Design
I had the pleasure of attending MAISON & OBJET Miami this year where Zanini de Zanine was honored as designer of the year. As the son of Brazilian designer and architect José Zanine Caldas he comes by his talent rightly. Thomas Hayes and Jeremy Petty of Noho Modern in Los Angeles offer a thoughtful reflection on how they met and worked toward his first showing in the states at their gallery back in 2009 here. I am grateful for Zanine's commitment to honor the history of Brazilian furniture design and construction in his work.
Banco REVISTEIRO 2014
Photo by André Nazareth via
Butzke, Espreguiçadeira Mucuri, 2015
Poltrona Serfa, 2015
Saleiro e Pimenteiro Riva, 2014
“I am only a symbol for all those who have been touched by beauty." - Luis Barragan
Hanneli Mustaparta, after Dior (wearing Calvin Klein), Paris, March 2013
I used to live in Miami and it remains one of my favorite cities and inspirations. Here are a few favorite shots from my recent trip to Maison & Objet Miami as well as some of its iconic architecture and culture.
By Leo Matiz, 1946
"So I really learned that you have to have a major total idea or it's nothing, you know; it's just an assembly. What most people do is an assembly of cliches or facades or what-have-you ..." - John Lautner