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Villa Igiea, Palermo
Hotel Villa Igiea in Galerie

Villa Igiea is an old, grand hotel in Palermo, recently restored and renovated by Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen after being purchase by Rocco Forte Hotels several years ago. It's a pretty amazing story, about this property with a fascinating back-story, which you can read here....

Basil Kincaid quilts, Rima Suqi, Galleria Poggiali
Basil Kincaid’s solo show/T Magazine, The New York Times

Five years ago, I was visiting a friend in St. Louis who introduced me to a young artist named Basil Kincaid. At the time, he was fresh off a 9 month-long residency in Ghana where he created rectilinear, collage-style works influenced by quilts, and was starting to experiment with making his own. He later told me that, prior to his exploration of quilting, he “had made a lot of art that focused on black pain and suffering. I realized I didn’t want to make art like that anymore and I wanted to focus on joy. The mixture of my interest...

João Fazenda, Tom Gold, Rima Suqi, The New Yorker
Talk of the Town/the New Yorker

My first-ever piece in The New Yorker is a Talk of the Town about a dance performance that took place at the Untermyer Gardens, formal gardens in Yonkers, New York, on the Hudson River. The performance was something that the New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham wanted to see happen. He had discovered the gardens while on assignment and became convinced that Tom Gold Dance needed to stage a performance there. Sadly this didn't happen in his lifetime. But when it did happen, it was pretty magical and also made for a very sweet story that you can read here.  ...

JCK July issue, Denim and Diamonds, Rima Suqi
Cover story/JCK July issue

JCK's July cover story is denim and diamonds. I pulled all the jewelry, Daniel Edley was the stylist, photos by Jason Kim.   ...

Ryan Saghian, Rima Suqi, Wall Street Journal, Annotated Room
A $90,000 Beverly Hills family room/The Wall Street Journal

Ryan Saghian’s client’s directive for the interiors of their 15,500 square-foot Victorian home in Beverly Hills was simple: “They wanted glitz and glamour,” he said. The request seemed appropriate for a grand, 6-bedroom, 8 bathroom home a stone’s throw from the swank Beverly Hills Hotel. The family room had good bones—a 10-foot coffered ceiling (which Mr. Saghian said gives the space a “more upscale look”), french doors that opened onto a covered patio and a natural stone fireplace—so no major renovations were required. But the interior designer, who founded his eponymous Los Angeles-based firm five years ago and has said he’s...

Robert Kaner, Reid Balthaser home, Rima Suqi
Wainscot renovation in The New York Times

Believe it or not, this house was a classic Cape Cod Salt Box that the owner bought in the early '90s - but times change, tastes change, and he wanted something different. It's a pretty dramatic, but very good, renovation. Read all about it here.  ...

Alma Allen sculptures, Kasmin gallery, High Line, Rima Suqi
Alma Allen’s new sculptures on Kasmin rooftop/Galerie Magazine

A wonderful installation of 3 Alma Allen sculptures is currently on view on the rooftop of Kasmin Gallery, visible from the High Line. There's also a concurrent exhibition in the gallery of 20+ smaller scale objects. Read all about it, and him, here....

Carole Wantz, T Magazine, New York Times, Rima Suqi
The art of Carole Wantz/T The New York Times

Last summer I finally made it to Columbus, IN, a bucket-list destination for architecture buffs. It was part of an architecture and design-focused road trip through Indiana that included stops in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and my personal favorite, New Harmony. One of my biggest discoveries was a painting hanging on the wall of Richard McCoy's office at Landmark Columbus - it was a "portrait" by Carole Wantz. Richard was in the process of tracking down more of the artists works for an exhibition he curated that recently opened at the Indiana State Museum. I'm just so psyched I got to...

New Hamptons stores for summer 2021, Rima Suqi, Alexa, The NY Post
New Hamptons stores and Pop-ups in Alexa/The NY Post

There will be a lot of cool new places to spend your hard-earned cash in The Hamptons this summer. The article goes town by town from NIBI MTK in Westhampton to LoveShackFancy, Christian Louboutin, FiveStory and Jade Trau in Southampton, Sag Harbor welcomes Hudson Grace; Manolo Blahnik, Tod’s, Balenciaga, Gucci, Vince and One set up shop in East, Noah Hideout, Clare V Jenni Kayne and Il Buco Vita in Amagansett and Lingua Franca, Noemi Goods at Montauk Beach Club, A Wild Dove and the expansion of Wyld in Montauk. Happy shopping!...