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Departures Home & Design issue, October 2019
Departures Home Design issue

I was asked to take an architect, an interior designer, and a chef shopping for kitchen systems as part of a story for Departures magazine's current Home & Design issue. As you can imagine, these three -- Brian Messana of Messana O'Rorke, Young Huh and Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn -- had very distinct tastes and preferences. I learned a lot...

JCK 150th Anniversary cover, Kenji Toma
JCK Magazine/150th Anniversary cover shot

JCK is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in America. For the 150th anniversary cover, we pulled pieces representing every decade, era and movement, setting them in and around a paper sculpture by Jo Lynn Alcorn. This was shot by Kenji Toma, and includes pieces ranging from vintage Victorian to David Webb, Martin Katz and Anna Khouri. The whole issue is an amazing journey through the eras of adornment. I highly recommend a read...

Kelly Wearstler, Rima Suqi, Evocative Style, Rizzoli, 2019
My latest book project….

Evocative Style is Kelly Wearstler's latest book, featuring four residential and four commercial interiors that mark a huge departure from what you think you know about her style. I was in a dressing room at J. Crew when I got an email from Kelly asking if I'd help her write it. That was back in February; it is officially released tomorrow, October 1st. More details here....

Galerie Magazine, Designers working in Marble, Carla Baz, Francesco Meda, Ben Storms
Marble arts/Galerie magazine

Carla Baz, Francesco Meda, Ben Storms and the North American Sculpture Center are all turning out works in marble that are at once innovative and accessible (in terms of design, not necessarily price). Rock Solid includes mini profiles of all of the above designers/institutions....

Athletic Club & Social, Cape Town
An awesome Cape Town eatery in How To Spend It/The Financial Times

My trip to Cape Town in May yielded many fantastic discoveries, including The Athletic Club & Social, a 3-storey, impeccably designed restaurant and club. I'm not one for hyperbole, but I loved everything about it. You can read my ode to this lovely establishment here....