Vaux Le Vicomte: A Private Invitation by Guillaume Picon tells the fantastic tale that begins with Nicolas Fouquet’s elaborations and ends with the efforts of its current third-generation stewards, the de Vogüé family, to ensure Vaux endures.
Fantasies of life set in Southern California inevitably involve water. It might be a pool, its mirrored finish punctuating a green lawn. It might be the ocean, pounding away at the shore, its foaming waves full of promise.
Originally built in 2005 and located in Montauk, New York (a half-mile from the local beach and a short walk to the state park), the Edison Bungalow started its new life in August 2020.
Rich in decorative tensions, the sumptuous, generously dimensioned residence is a reflection of its well-traveled owners’ refined eye for style and design.
It’s on this narrow line between the ephemeral and the realistic that the firm performs their subtle, yet powerful, balancing act, creating homes that manage the trick of being both eminently livable and undeniably luxurious.
While it’s not without its gray days, the beauty of Southern California lies in its temperate climate. So, too, while it’s also not without its gray moments, the beauty of family is in being together.
Housed in the Biscuit Company Lofts building—which was erected in 1925 as the West Coast headquarters of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)—in Los Angeles’ Arts District, the 1,620-square-foot loft space was initially transformed into a two-bedroom apartment.
Since its debut in 1943, IKEA has been a pioneer. At that time, its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, was only 17 years old. He started the company with a small sum of money that his dad rewarded him for doing well in school. He chose the name IKEA as an abbreviation of Ingvar Kamprad from Elmtaryd (the family farm), Agunnaryd (the nearby village, located in southern Sweden). The rest is history.
On view through July 24, 2021, this exhibition showcases new and site-specific contemporary art and design works by 18 international artists taking place in Luss House, the former residence of Gerald Luss in Ossining, New York.
Where does the story for a centuries-old building truly begin? As it pertains to Italian artist and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis, the question is not nearly as interesting as to how the story ends, particularly in the case of the austerely done residence he designed inside a badly neglected palazzo near central Milan.