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Elle Decor Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Holiday Gift Guide/Elle Decor

50 "small luxuries" for your family, friends, or yourself, with many under $500. See them all here....

Luxury Holiday Gifts, Rima Suqi
Holiday gift guide/Alexa

Gucci pencils, a Campana brothers-designed hanging chair for Louis Vuitton, and an awesome puzzle that's a portrait of the late great Halston, are just a few of the items on this page that I've worked on for the past few years. See all the merchandise here....

World's Best Bookstores, How To Spend It, The Financial Times, Rima sUqi
World’s Best Bookstores/How To Spend It, The Financial Times

A round up of the world's best bookstores. My personal contributions were Marfa Book Co. in Marfa, Texas, The Strand and Printed Matter in NYC, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge in China, and El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires. You can see the whole list here....

Mission Blue, Rima Suqi, Alexa
Rolex + Mission Blue in Alexa

The Azores, a dreamy chain of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Portugal, has long been a destination for nature lovers, wellness buffs, scuba divers and surfers. Among other reasons, they journey to this picture-perfect archipelago for its insanely rich deep-sea ecosystem of more than 25 types of dolphins and whales, hundreds of species of fish and coral gardens galore. The site was also just designated a “Hope Spot” by Mission Blue, an organization founded in 2009 by Rolex Testimonee Sylvia Earle (who is also a partner in Rolex’s Perpetual Planet initiative), which aims to create a global...

Michael Graves former apartment in Mansion/The Wall Street Journal

“I walked into lime green walls and a black and pink kitchen” says Eilyn Jimenez, founder and creative director of Sire design, of the 1,100-square-foot 1-bedroom 2-bath condominium her clients, a Canadian couple, had purchased in Miami. The previous owner of the 12th floor apartment, with expansive views of South Beach, was Michael Graves, the pre-eminent architect who also happened to design the entire building (but is possibly best known for his incredibly popular designs for Target). Her clients had done little to change it except paint the walls to the point where, Ms. Jimenez jokes, “it looked like Crayola vomited...

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.   ...