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Drake Anderson, Rima Suqi, WSJ
A glam Drake Anderson living room in Mansion/The Wall Street Journal

“Rich minimalism” is the phrase used by Drake/Anderson, a New York City design firm, to describe the interiors of this sprawling apartment on a high floor in an iconic Tribeca tower in Manhattan. The owners, a couple with homes on both coasts, are repeat clients of the firm. They bought two 3-bedroom units from the building’s preconstruction plans and combined them to create a 7,300 square-foot four-bedroom aerie with its own gym and wine cellar. The resulting apartment has two great rooms, “east” and “west.” See one of them, and the cost breakdown, here....

Ardmore wallpaper, Cole & Son, Rima Suqi
Ardmore’s new wallpapers in AD PRO

A mother leopard helps her cub climb into a tree. Elephants parade to a watering hole. Giraffes outstretch their svelte necks to nibble leaves at the tip-top of a tree, while zebras frolic nearby. These enchanting scenes of everyday life in the bush grace Jabula, the latest collection of Ardmore wallpapers produced in collaboration with Cole & Son. You can read the whole article here....

Luxury Anguilla Hotels, Rima Suqi, Architectural Digest
Anguilla hotels for Architectural Digest

A quick trip to Anguilla resulted in a round-up of luxury hotels on the Caribbean Island for Architectural Digest. The newest is the Aurora, which is a reimagining of the former Cuisinart property, I also included Cap Juluca, a Belmond hotel, Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, and the Four Seasons (formerly the Viceroy, designed by Kelly Wearstler). You can read the entire piece here....

Dale Chihuly, Taliesin West, Rima Suqi
Dale Chihuly desert installations/T, The New York Times

The glass artist Dale Chihuly has said that his intention is “always to create unexpected experiences” and, with “Chihuly in the Desert,” an exhibition with installations in two iconic Sonoran Desert locations — the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Ariz., and Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and school in Scottsdale — he’s done just that. The latter location is particularly noteworthy because Chihuly, who grew up in Tacoma, Wash., and now lives in Seattle, has cited Frank Lloyd Wright’s work as an important influence on his own. Among the six three-dimensional glass pieces at Taliesin West are “Red Reeds...

Arje Griegst Spira flatware, Rima Suqi, New York Times
Arje Griegst new Copenhagen boutique in T/The New York Times

The artist and jeweler Arje Griegst, who designed everything from the Conch fountain in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens to porcelain for Royal Copenhagen to a tiara for the country’s queen, is a household name in Denmark. After his death in 2016, his son, Noam Griegst, a photographer and filmmaker, took over as creative director of his father’s eponymous studio, and, last fall, he opened the brand’s first boutique in 30 years, in Copenhagen, “gathering the universe of Griegst in my own way, while still embodying his hallucinatory and opulent spirit,” as he puts it. That meant, in part, working with Georg...

Aaron Poritz, Cristina Grajales
Aaron Poritz new works in T/The New York Times

For his show “Big Woods,” opening at Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York on Jan. 27, the Brooklyn-based designer Aaron Poritzwent back to the source. “I wanted to go for walks in the woods, find trees and envision pieces that fit within the shapes of them,” he says. “The tree is the starting point. I find that romantic.” The seven pieces he created for the show represent a stylistic departure for Poritz, who is best known for his masterfully crafted wooden furniture. “This was about exploring and being inspired by abstractions of the human form.” Two years in the making,...

James Turrell Skyspace, Jose Ignacio, Posada Ayana
Posada Ayana/Galerie Magazine

Posada Ayana, new hotel in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, boasts the first James Turrell Skyspace in South America. Read all about it here....

Lake Flato rammed earth house Marfa Texas
Lake Flato home in Marfa, Texas in Architectural Digest

So here’s a kind of crazy story. Couple A buys land outside Marfa, Texas, and enlists Lake Flato architects to design a rammed earth home for them. That’s cool, but not the crazy part. They ultimately do not build the house, and sell the land to Couple B.  Couple B, rather than starting over with their own architect, go ahead with building the Lake Flato house originally designed for Couple A. Over 3 million pounds of Texas soil were involved. To see the full slide show and read the pretty interesting (to me) story, go here....