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Havana Modern
The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes...
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City Guides Spotlight: Miami
Sponsored content: Since its historic years as a military fort, a flourishing Art Deco capital and an exciting rush of Cuban and South American culture, the bright city of Miami is now home to some of America's most impressive minds in fashion...
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One Light Only Wood Pendant
Building on the 2010 success of One Light Only (OLO), this year Lee Broom reintroduced his lighting concept in solid walnut. The Art Deco-inspired shape is maintained, yet the wood finishes added a natural, sensory experience to the piece. Blending...
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The Webster
Created by a trio of French fashion veterans, The Webster offers a well-edited collection of of coveted men's and women's labels like A.P.C., Visvim, Osklen and many more. Located inside the eponymous Henry Hohauser-designed Art Deco hotel, the 20...
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The James Royal Palm Hotel
"Design is always a collaborative process," says Lauren Rottet, the founder of Rottet Studio and head designer of the freshly minted The James Royal Palm Hotel. The subject of a recent $42 million renovation, The James' latest property has tapped...
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St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Set to open 19 January 2012, the St. Regis Bal Habour Resort brings the supremely luxurious service and accommodations the brand is known for to the worldwide destination of South Florida. Designed by Seiger Suarez Architectual Partnership with...
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The Bauer Hotel and Il Palazzo
In a place like Venice where nearly everything in the city has been featured in a postcard, the Bauer Hotel and Palazzo stand out for their surprising design, which I recently had the pleasure of exploring. Built in the '40s, the linear and austere...
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The Palace
by Meehna Goldsmith Designed by complications maestro Christophe Claret, the Palace is the latest addition to the luxuriously retro watch line Jean Dunand. The timepiece, inspired by the dynamic Art Deco age (the company's name references a famed...
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Town Hall Hotel
by Shawn Thomson As the name suggests, a beautifully built, early 1900s town hall houses London's newly renovated Town Hall Hotel in the East End's working class borough of Bethnal Green. While the building's façade is classic Edwardian baroque...
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Holly Fulton SS2010
Following her eponymous label's dazzling debut last fall, London-based fashion designer Holly Fulton has been on one stellar ascent. In keeping with the momentum, her current Spring/Summer 2010 collection delivers a fantastically vivid flashback...
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Decodence: Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the SS Normandie
At the height of the Art Deco era, the SS Normandie, an opulent transatlantic ocean liner fitted with lavish furnishings, attracted the most sophisticated passengers of the day. To commemorate the stylish ship, NYC's South Street Seaport teamed up...
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Illustrator Edward Kwong
Vancouver-based artist Edward Kwong makes quasi-retro, noir-ish illustrations that reference old comic books, art deco, and other classic looking aesthetics. Full of angular, expressive figures, high-impact typography and often sepia-infused colors...
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Wood Exorcist
Yann Hervis is a rare craftsman of inlaid wood marquetry, bridging into contemporary art and interior design. His refined combination of precious woods humanizes the usually cold transit spaces of architectural projects: lobbies, doors, staircases...