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Dan John Anderson, Andrea Zittel
An artful feast in a spectacular setting/Galerie Magazine

Dan John Anderson, maker of monolithic wood (functional and non functional) objects had this crazy idea to have a socially distant dinner in the desert (to benefit a local food bank). It took place last month at Andrea Zittel's compound in Joshua Tree and I am so bummed I wasn't there. Read the article and see amazing shots of the setting here....

Amr Salama, Netflix Paranormal
Paranormal series story for Netflix Queue

The debut of Paranormal, a new series based on the best-selling novels by Dr. Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, marks a major milestone for the Egyptian entertainment industry. It is the first Netflix Arabic Original to be produced in that country, boasting a predominantly Egyptian cast and crew. Directed by Amr Salama and starring Ahmed Amin. It's a super cool story, which you can read here....

Ido Yoshimoto, Departures, Rima Suqi
Profiles of 4 Makers in Departures Magazine

I was asked to write mini profiles of ceramicist Ben Medansky, weaver Jessica Green and two guys who do amazing things with wood: Ido Yoshimoto and Dan John Anderson. (Photo above is Ido Yoshimoto, whose Dad was JB Blunk's right hand for over two decades)....

Indiana architecture story, Rima Suqi, Departures Magazine
Indiana architecture road trip/Departures Magazine

I'm posting the unedited copy here, since there was only room for about half in the Magazine, and so many people have been asking for more information. Go to Indiana! *** The Midwest has a lot to offer for architecture fans and, as a journalist who grew up in Chicago and has written extensively about design, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what was where. Until I was asked to create a single state road trip itinerary of “greatest hits” and surprises. Chicago and the environs were an obvious choice, Wisconsin for all things Frank Lloyd Wright, Michigan for...

Top Luxury Spas, Galerie Magazine, Fall 2020, Rima Suqi
World class spas that combine wellness and incredible design/Galerie Magazine

Because a girl can dream of the day when she can once again visit that amazing shaman at the Chable resort outside Merida, designed by Paula Moran, or head back to the Hawaiian island of Lanai to see how the Four Seasons transformed one of their properties there into the new Sensei Lanai, with interiors and architecture by Todd-Avery Lenahan, or to tick an item of the bucket list and head to Iceland to experience the healing thermal waters of The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, designed by Reykjavik-based Basalt Architects with Milan’s Design Group Italia. Further afield is the Aman Kyoto, a...

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5 new wallpaper lines/AD Pro

A bunch of new wallpapers are hitting the market, including Mazy Path, a botanically-inspired collection from an ex Beacon Hill exec, available to the trade through Temple Studio. Patch NYC's collaboration with Antoinette Pouisson will make its debut its digitally-printed debut, just as gorgeous as the hand painted stuff and, hello, a bit less expensive. Illustrator Rob Wilson apparently also has a line of wallpapers that quietly launched a couple years ago with Look Walls and Interiors. They're wallflowers no more.  ...

Innovative Interior Materials, Departures Home Design issue, Rima Suqi
Innovative new materials for interiors/Departures Home & Design

After several months spent working from home, a lot of us are realizing that our living spaces are not designed to withstand the wear and tear of round-the-clock daily use—especially when children and pets are involved. Fortunately, many of the performance materials that were so unsightly in the past have been given a facelift. There are now plush rugs you can clean, supple synthetic stain-resistant leathers, and porcelain that looks and feels like marble. Read the whole article here....

Covid PPE organization, Off Duty, Wall Street Journal, Rima Suqi
Chic storage solutions for PPE/Off Duty, The Wall Street Journal

It's time for an entryway intervention. These formerly warm, welcoming spaces have turned into mini medical-supply stores—dumping grounds for masks, rubber gloves, bottles of hand sanitizer and wipes galore. With space at a premium, safety-minded tastemakers are struggling to add personal protective equipment to an existing mix of coats, shoes and backpacks in an orderly yet stylish way. I interviewed organizing expert Shira Gill for her take on this situation, and also found a few stylish products to help get you organized. Read the whole article (paywall) here. ...