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A VIEW FROM THE EDGE: GLACIER POINT AT Y O S E M I T E N AT I O N A L PA R K PHOTO BY BRANDON SMITH

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GOLD LEAF APPLIED B Y HAND, BECOMES A N ASTROLOGICAL LANDSCAPE IN COSMOS, A BESPOKE WA L L C O V E R I N G FROM SARKOS. PHOTO COURTESY OF SARKOS

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IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE COMPLICATED. ONE MIGHT BELIEVE THAT WHAT WE’VE COME TO DEFINE AS “LUXURY” SHOULD BE WROUGHT WITH A COMPLICATED BACK STORY. A PROVENANCE, A PERILOUS STRING OF WOVEN TALES DESIGNED TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT SOMETHING, ANYTHING REALLY, IS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE. EVEN WHEN IT ISN’T, WHEN THAT SOMETHING ISN’T REALLY THAT IMPORTANT AT ALL. AT LEAST NOT TO YOU OR I THAT IS. IN THE REAL WORLD, IT IS THE SIMPLE THINGS THAT ARE TRULY LUXURIOUS. NO STRINGS ATTACHED. NO DRAWN-OUT, “PINKIE-UP” EXPLANATIONS NEEDED.

LUXURY IS WHAT LUXURY ISN’T. IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS, LUXURY CAN BE THOSE THINGS THAT ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US; CASUALLY STREWN SPOTS ON A WALL, PERHAPS. BUT THOSE SPOTS, TO YOU AND I, THE DREAMERS, THE CREATIVES, ARE INSTEAD A REMINDER THAT THE STAR-STUDDED SKY OF A BREAKING DAWN IS THE ONLY LIMIT TO ONE’S FUTURE. A REMINDER THAT THERE EXISTS THE STURDY HAND OF A CARING ARTIST WORKING TIRELESSLY TO BRING, IF ONLY FOR A FLEETING MOMENT, THE GOLDEN GLIMMER OF SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THE DAY AT HAND.


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By the time you’re reading this issue I’ll most likely have retired to my chambers for a long winter’s nap. There were so many other ways that I could have phrased that statement but I was afraid that had I written them some of you might have sent help.

The D’LUX ROAD TRIP featured in this issue, is also a pairing of sorts, combining the MASERATI GHIBLI with YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK .

But, of course, there is rarely any real sleep for the weary. Especially when the weary is an overachieving perfectionist with OCD tendencies and a penchant for late night Google searches. It certainly doesn’t help that we’re making preparations for the 2016 editorial season, and putting together a soon to be launched publication that aims to introduce the public to artists and craftspeople as well as their innovative wares. We’ll be sharing more about the launch of TheLIST in the very near future.

Did I also mention that we’ve tasted and shared as part of our winter coverage seven rare spirits? We call it WISHFUL DRINKING .

As you may have already noticed, the team and I at DCMHQ have continued to refine our overall aesthetics and format. Each issue continues to be a work in progress but we’re getting closer every day to reaching our goal of editorial perfection.

Alright kiddies, I do believe I hear my pajamas calling. Of course, the team and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Finally, we’ve included a special highlight of the 2015 WEST EDGE DESIGN FAIR , sharing our luxury design favorites.

New to this issue, and a part of future issues to come, you’ll find DETAILS , home to current events in the world of luxury design. We’ve also expanded on our DESTINATIONS component, SAN FELIPE, B.C. being the first of our highlighted locales. And finally, THE26 , our list of luxury obsessions, has grown into a larger section of its own. To celebrate the holiday season, we couldn’t resist curating our own, very special 2016 GIFT GUIDE , pairing objects of extreme luxury with more down to earth gifts for those of our champagne taste, beer budget readers.

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DAISY FROMKIN

ERIN MURPHY TRIMBLE

A vibrant yin and yang of natural color brings life to the curations of Christopher Marley. In Sangaris Levels , the stark white wings of the Pieridae butterfly provide serenity, a visual resting place against the bold hue of the Red Glider, the only butterfly sold in the world with naturally red wings. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHEROMONE GALLERY

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BRANDON SMITH, ERIN MURPHY TRIMBLE

LAURA D. SCHWARTZMULLER

PHOTOS BY JAYMIE MANNING,

CHRISTOPHER MARLEY


The Solna® Articulating Kitchen Faucet by Brizo® pairs stunning, Scandinavian style with breakthrough culinary innovation. Inspired by the simplicity and efficiency of a classic task lamp, the articulating arm can be positioned virtually anywhere—making it the ultimate kitchen assistant. Available exclusively in showrooms. brizo.com


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BUGATTI NAMES

SUPERCAR CHIRON PHOTO COURTESY O F B U G AT T I

VEYRON SUCCESSOR TO BE NAMED AFTER ACCLAIMED FRENCH DRIVER

The last of Bugatti’s 450 Veyrons, La Finale, left the workshop early 2015. Since then the exclusive French automaker has kept under close guard the specifics of the supercar’s replacement. Ahead of its world debut, which is set to occur during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Molsheimbased company has confirmed speculation that the upcoming vehicle will be called Chiron, a nod to Louis Chiron, a successful race car driver for Bugatti in the 20s and 30s. It is rumored that the Chiron will be fitted not only with a 16-cylinder power plant capable of achieving a mind-blowing top speed of 288 mph, accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in a projected 2.3 seconds, but also with a spectacular $2.5 million price tag. With reports that Bugatti has been previewing the Chiron to prospective buyers as early as July of this year, it should come as no surprise that the first 100 units of the Chiron’s planned 500 unit production have already been spoken for. We hope that Santa is listening.

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THE FABULOUS BEEKMAN BOYS TO ANCHOR 2016 WINTER L AS VEGAS MARKET

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BMW GROUP ANNOUNCES NEXT ART CAR COLLECTION ARTISTS

PHOTO COURTESY OF IMC

Celebrity lifestyle duo Brent Ridge and Josh KilmerPurcell, best known around the world as The Fabulous Beekman Boys, have announced they will be bringing their special brand of “fabulous-ness” to the festivities of the upcoming 2016 Winter Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center in Nevada. In addition to celebrating the expansion of their Beekman 1802 collection, represented by Fine Lines, Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell will be hosting “Beekman 1802: Merchandising Lifestyle & Designing for Attraction of Opposites”, a discussion specifically focused on the experiences and lessons they learned while building the Beekman Boys brand. Sharing their artisinal take on design and lifestyle, the contemporary taste-makers will also take to the halls of the World Market Center, posting to Instagram their must-haves as part of the bi-annual #ViewonVegas. They will also be hosting a book signing of the recently released book Beekman1802: The Attraction of Opposites.

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The recently redesigned BMW M6 GT3 is the next to serve as a fast moving canvas on which to portray the graphic visions of talented artists. Joining an elite group of renowned individuals including Andy Warhol and David Hockney, artists Cao Fei and John Baldessari have been given the task of transforming two of the GT3s into art for the BMW Art Car Collection. Chosen by a jury of museum directors and curators, the internationally renowned artists represent both the youngest and oldest to be featured in the collection’s 40-years of pairing cutting-edge technology with the creative energies of contemporary artists.

The 2016 Winter Las Vegas Market runs January 24th to 28th at the World Market Center.

The BMW Group plans to showcase the transformed racers in museums in 2017, following their introduction to the racing community.

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P H OTO S CO U R T E S Y O F E N S TA R C A P I TA L

f i n d i n g i n s p i r a t i o n i n m i l a n ’s a r m a n i h o t e l , s t i f f

BROOKS MEWS LONDON STIFF & TREVILLION FOR ENSTAR CAPITAL

& trevillion refurbished the staid office property in the exclusive mayfair district.

with the ÂŁ4

million price tag came restroom facilities fitted with gold tile mosaic, marble slab surfaces, and mirror finished, integrated dispensers. could this be a throne fit for a king? king midas, perhaps? www.stiffandtrevillion.com // www.enstarcapital.com

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THE LIBRARY

JR:

CAN ART CHANGE THE

WORLD?

PHAIDON PRESS $59.95

It is through an encyclopedic compilation of, over-scaled black and white murals plastered against the structural boundaries of gritty back streets, candid snapshots of passerby in-the-moment, and staid portraits hung formally in minimal white galleries that the artist only known as JR answers the question he so abruptly asks the reader. Words, in this case, mean little in his tome developed with Phaidon Press for the artist turned author and philosopher adopts the adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” letting image after nondescript image answer on his behalf. His is not a glossy, sugarcoated answer, of course. Though neither is short and long-term effect art has on an ever more volatile world. Not that either really matter as one thing is for certain, Art, especially his art, isn’t about coming to a supposedly happy ending. Instead, it is his highly graphic brand of art (not to mention his unapologetic volume) that is a catalyst for doing rather than seeing, bringing about a deeper insight into and eventual understanding of the human experience.

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www. p hai do n. co m PHOTOS BY BRANDON SMITH


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T H E 2 0 1 5 L O S A N G E L E S AU TO S H OW L U X U R Y AU TO M O B I L E D E B U T S Every November, auto enthusiasts and professionals alike descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center, its North and South Halls hosting the North American and World debuts of the auto industry’s newest concept and production vehicles. A number of luxury brands were on hand to unveil their visions. Just which debuts stole our hearts?

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2017 RANGE ROVER Evoque Convertible, spring 2016 2016 PORSCHE Cayman GT4 Clubsport, winter 2015 2017 CADILLAC Crossover Touring 5 (XT5), spring 2016 2017 ALFA ROMEO Giulia Quadrifoglio, spring 2016


THE AUTONOMOUS AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE: IMAGINING 2050 L A AUTO SHOW PL ANS MULTI-INDUSTRY DESIGN COLL ABORATION TO EXPLORE FUTURE CONCEPTS

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What do Activision, Crayola, KTM, DreamWorks, Legendary, LEGO Future Lab, Hot Wheels, and National Geographic all have in common? Industry leaders, each globally recognized brand represents a unique and well-respected take on the industries in which they serve. The Los Angeles Auto Show, understanding the importance of cross-industry collaboration in developing future lifestyle-centric products, has brought these entertainment, software, and products giants together with international automotive manufacturers as part of “Autonomous Vehicles: A Redefined User Experience for 2050”.

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Concept VOLKSWAGEN Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid 2017 MERCEDES-BENZ S63 Cabriolet, spring 2016 Concept AUDI E-Tron Quattro 2017 INFINITI QX30 Premium Crossover, summer 2016

Developed in response to the rising role technology continues to play in automotive design, the yearlong multi-industry collaboration challenges each of the highly creative teams to both envision the autonomous driving experience in years to come as well as imagine what role independent vehicular transportation plays in the lifestyles of future generations. Over the next 12 months, the all-star teams will develop a refined concept which will then be brought to life as part of an interactive experience presented as part of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

...THIS PROJECT COULD BE MORE THAN JUST A DESIGN C O M P E T I T I O N , B U T R AT H E R A N E XC I T I N G O P P O R T U N I T Y TO U T I L I Z E THE CONNECTED CAR AS A NEW P L AT F O R M F O R S T O R Y T E L L I N G . - ian richter, legendary entertainment


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SERENITY and ROSE QUARTZ

PANTONE ANNOUNCES THE COLORS FOR 2016

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Each year, Pantone, the industry leader in the communication of color, selects a single color to serve as an expression of current cultural happenings and social climate. For 2016, the color giant chose, for the first time ever, not one color but instead the blend of two shades. Rose Quartz, the first of the two hues, brings warmth to traditional pink. Serenity, on the other hand, is a cool blue with a noticeable slant towards violet. According to Pantone, the two distinctly feminine shades reflect “connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”, a response to the market’s desire for security, well-being, and reassurance in light of current world affairs. Pantone also cited a “societal movement towards gender equality” and the overall blurring of gender as a basis for their selections. So far, the response from the design community has been mixed, with commentary ranging from an unadulterated love for the pair to others in the industry seeking something a bit more masculine. What we do know for certain, however, is that we can anticipate an onslaught of pink and blue toned products coming to market in the coming months.

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SENSE OF PLACE ELEMENTS OF CAL I FORNI A M O DERNI SM KO VA K A R C H I T E C T S and MICHAEL WEBB ORO EDITIONS $50.00

GALASSIA’S ERGO VANITY

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There a r e v e r y f e w s t at e m e n t s t h at h av e t h e a b i l it y t o s ay s o m u c h i n t h e s p a c e o f s o l i t t l e . I L ov e Y ou. Q u a l i t y O v e r Q u a nt i t y. What , e x a c t l y , i s e m b e d d e d de e p w it h in t h at l a s t statem ent ? W e c o u l d v er y w el l dis s e c t the trif e c ta of wor d s d o w n t o t h e ir v e r y c o r e . I ’ m a f r ai d t h at an essay c o m p l ic at e d b y l it e r al in t e r p r e t at io n s ( c h o o s e be t t e r p r o d u c t s ) an d p r o v e r b i al ad ag e s ( l i v e l if e to th e f u l l e s t ) w o u l d n o d o u b t b e t h e c o n s u m m a t e r e s ul t of our e f f orts . Lu c ki l y t h e r e e x is t s a m o r e v i s u al l y s t i m u l at i n g d is s e c t i o n , t h e o f t - r e p e at e d m an t r a s e r v i n g not s i m p l y as t h e f o u nd at io n f rom w hic h K ov ak A r c h i t e c t s h as b u i l t t h e s t o r y t h e y ’ v e s h ar e d i n Se n s e o f P l ac e , b u t a l s o t h e p r in c ip a l s b y w h ic h M ic h ae l K o v ak i m ag i n e s and e x e c u t e s t h e f in al p r o d uc t h e d el iv e rs to hi s c l ie n ts . The c o l l e c t i o n o f S o u t h e r n Ca l if o r n i a r e s id e n c e s h i g h l i g h t e d i n t h e O r o E d it i o n s ’ r e c e n t v o l u m e le av e s b e h in d al l t h at is u n n e c e s s ar y p r o v id i n g warml y l i t e v i d e n c e t h at l e s s t r u l y is m o r e an d t h at quality o f l if e is n o t a s a c r i f i c e m ad e f o r M o d e r n is m .

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P H O TO C O U R T E S Y G A L A S S I A I TA L Y

With Mother Nature his muse, designer Antonio Pascale finds a harmonious balance in the Ergo Vanity, his latest collaboration with Italian sanitary fittings brand Galassia. A simple white ceramic washbasin perched atop an organic structure of solid Iroko, the Ergo blends natural, free-flowing motifs with the restrained, ultra-simplicity we’ve come to expect from Italian industrial design. The Ergo Collection is available in the United States through MilUSA. www. cerami cagalassi a. co m www. mi lusai nc. co m


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RIZZOLI PUBLISHERS $85.00

The Brothers Grimm Hans Christian Andersen Charles Perrault Todd Eberle Of course, all of these great men are storytellers, we know that as much. But what is it that these literary figureheads have in common? What is their connective thread? With Castles, Princesses, and Carriages their cornerstones, it all comes down to one thing the contemporary depiction of the Fairy Tale. For Perrault it was Cinderella and her fragile glass slipper. The Danish Andersen took to the seas with The Little Mermaid. The Brothers Grimm let it all hang out with Rapunzel. And for Eberle? His castle is St. Emmeram palace and his princess, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis. The marriage of Gloria, at the time the Countess von Schoenburg-Glachau, to Prince Johannes von Thurn und Taxis in 1980 and their sumptuous lifestyle is a fairy tale in and of its own right. But it is the sprawling Palace that is the subject of Eberle’s own “looking glass”. It is through his lens that the real life working castle comes to life, 12th and 14th century cloisters becoming a theatrical accompaniment to the Princess’ own art collection. Koons on Rococo, Warhols on neo-Renaissance, and Harings on painted door frames are the royal subjects of this particularly delightful tome. The carriage you ask? Don’t worry, Eberle has included several of those as well. Minus the mice, of course. www. ri zzo li . co m PHOTO BY BRANDON SMITH COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI


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aesop art of board august uncommon audi toolmaking bario neal brie harrison for winterspoon casa bonay chelsea lemon dlv designs dupenny illustration & design ernie & irene gamfratesi for gebruder thonet vienna knots studio louise de weger maison galet michael paulus nathalie lĂŠtĂŠ olympia le-tan opus concrete rebuild foundation rossinavi saintkaren ceramics snedker studio wah-wah wood melbourne

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PINE CONE CABINET with A N G U L A R PA R Q U E T R Y D E S I G N b y Australian Artist CHELSEA LEMON.

In design, it is most often the aesthetic treatments that are the most linear, the most simple in their appearance that are the most painstaking to create. The facade of Canberra artist Chelsea Lemon’s Pine Cone Cabinet may appear to be just haphazard flitches of wood applied to a flat surface. What her elaborate parquetry treatment really is, however, is evidence that she must have the patience of a saint, investing countless hours attempting straight lines and perfectly matched angles.

www.chelsealemon.com


top left WATER FROM WOOD: The Oscar Round Timber Taps from Wood Melbourne. And yes, they are available for US plumbing applications. courtesy of wood melbourne www.woodmelbourne.com

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top right AUDI & 3D PRINTING:

Audi Tooling has replicated in 1:2 scale, the 1936 Auto Union Type C using 3D Printing technology modified to work with sheet metals. photo courtesy of audi ag www.audi.com bottom TAXONOMY OF DESIGN:

In the interest of sharing great design with the public, retailer Aesop has gathered the details of each of their uniquely designed locations - from materials to methodology - the result, a generous digital resource for novice and professional alike. photo courtesy of aesop www.taxonomyofdesign.com

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A PA R Q U E T F L O O R i m a g i n e d b y A r t i s t H E N R Y K R O K AT S I S f o r t h e MAISON GALET Flagship Boutique in Paris, a Project Designed in Collaboration with Kinetic Artist K L E M E N S TO R G G L E R .

If there is something, some great lesson, that must be kept in mind when designing for any brand dedicated to servicing the needs of pedestrians everywhere, it is that there is no other surface viewed more than the floor. When the founders of Galet, a French footwear brand known for luxurious men’s slipper shoes, decided to open their first flagship, they took this lesson to heart, tasking artist Henry Krokatsis with the application of his style of art the reuse of reclaimed materials - in the creation of a stunning work of art under foot. The finished product is not simply a beauty to behold but also something of a rarity. The artist has done only one floor like it - for famed fashion sensation Issey Miyake. photo courtesy of Galet m a i s o n ga l e t . 8 r u e d e l ’o d e o n . p a r i s www.galet.com


top left WOOD-N’T YOU KNOW: Refraction #2, Danish artist Pernille Snedker Hansen uses traditional marblezing techniques to finish her one-of-a-kind hardwood flooring for SNEDKER STUDIO.

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photo courtesy of Snedker Studio www.snedkerstudio.dk top right NO FOOLIN’: Pyrite-inspired Ceramic Vase,

hand-crafted by SAINTKAREN CERAMICS.

photo by Julie Jamora www.saintkaren.co bottom right TIED UP: A Large Knot Floor Stool in

mustard and Knot Stool in light grey by KNOTS STUDIO’S NETA TESLER.

photo by Amy Tesler www.knots-studio.com inset IN STITCHES: “ Harlequinade”, an embroidered Book

Clutch by designer OLYMPIA LE-TAN.

photo courtesy of Olympia Le-Tan www.olympialetan.com

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right IT DESERVES A GOOD CANING: The Viennese-inspired TARGA SOFA designed by GAMFRATESI for furniture maker GEBRUDER THONET VIENNA. photo courtesy of Gebruder Thonet Vienna www.gebruederthonetvienna.com // www.gamfratesi.com top middle ON EGGSHELLS: Coquille d’Ouef, an ancient Vietnamese lacquer technique using broken eggshells, as mastered by DLV DESIGNS. photo courtesy of DLV Designs www.dlvdesigns.com bottom middle I’VE A QUESTION FOR YOU: Unisex WAH-WAH x BEN MONTERO wool and nylon SWEATER from WAH-WAH. photo courtesy of Wah-Wah www.wahwahaustralia.com left NOT YOUR MOTHER’S FLORAL: CARNATION Fabric designed by BRIE HARRISON exclusively for WINTERSMOON. photo courtesy of Brie Harrison www.brieharrison.com // www.wintersmoon.co.uk


The STONY ISLAND ARTS BANK, a once-forgotten, circa 1923 bank building finds new purpose as a heritage and art center for Chicago-based REBUILD FOUNDATION.

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With every waking moment, the future of signifigant architecture continues to find itself hanging in perilous balance. Rising land values and decaying cultural values tend to find themselves at odds with abandoned structures devoid of a modern-day purpose. Sadly, these important vestiges of times past usually lose, meeting a destructive fate. There are times, however, that historic relics find a supportive voice, becoming a cornerstone of the neighborhoods that once forgot about them. In this case, that the voice belongs to Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation, that cornerstone an stunning center for the preservation of heritage and culture. photos by Tom Harris for Hedrich Blessing, courtesy of Rebuild Foundation www.rebuild-foundation.org

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S T E A K: A tufted rug hand-crafted from New Zealand wool by whimsical French artist NATHALIE LÉTÉ. courtesy of Nathalie Lété www.nathalie-lete.com

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at right In Portland, MAGNOLIA FOYER, handpainted by muralist MICHAEL PAULUS for designer CASEY KEASLER.

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We were on a search for hand-painted wallpaper when we came across a wood-trimmed foyer in a West-coast bungalow, across its smooth walls a collection of white blooms. We’d found the fanciful work of Michael Paulus, this particular foyer adorned with 40 Magnolia blossoms individually hand-painted by the artist making the foyer just as unique as its owners. photo by Casey Keasler www.michaelpaulus.com

CONCRETE VESSEL SINK, modern ramp style in Graphite, by OPUS CONCRETE. www.opusconcrete.com

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Th e L o f t s a t C h e r o ke e Studios featuring a backsplash of RECLAIMED S K AT E B O A R D D E C K S b y A R T OF BOARD. www.artofboard.com

MALACHOS Knit Installation by HOLLY GUERTIN of ERNIE & IRENE. www.ernieandirene.com

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Earrings created from sliced Sapphires, the work of jeweler BARIO NEAL. courtesy of Bario Neal www.bario-neal.com

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The historically-inspired M.Y. TARANSAY, a 128-foot yacht executed by ROSSINAVI featuring interiors imagined by STUDIO TASSIN DESIGN.

For some time something has been missing in the design of modern-day ocean going vessels. Call it a yearning for times past. Or maybe just a desire to dress in all white; from the Top-siders on my feet to a straw boater resting just so atop my golden locks. Wait! Piercing the gray mist and tepid waves is M.Y. Taransay. Casting aside the streamlined decks and equally spaced portholes, she instead is cloaked in the spirit of vessels past, as if she has just returned from Martha’s Vineyard circa 19-Kennedy-3. Why sail into what can only be a bland future when, instead, one can sail full steam into such a wonderfully gilded past? p h oto s by W i o l e t ta Kowa l s ka , co u r te sy of Ro s s i n a v i www.rossinavi.it | www.studiotassindesign.com


bottom EN ESPAÑOL: No translation required, Barcelona’s Casa Bonay speaks of simplicity and modern, Danish-esque repose. photo by Nacho Alegre casa bonay . barcelona spain c/ gran via de les corts catalanes 700 www.casabonay.com

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bottom inset PINKIES UP: Every season sees a palatable curation of loose-leaf teas with bold flavors from LA based August Uncommon. Fall Winter 2015 included Tropic of Cancer. photo courtesy of August Uncommon www.august.la

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Th e G E O M E T R I C W O R K o f a r t i s t L O U I S E DE WEGER hangs in a home designed by THOMAS ARCHER HOMES.

I’ll be frightfully honest... I love works of art that appear at face value to be relatively simple in their creation but that in reality require more than the artist’s fair share of sweat, tears, and lost hair. In the cheerfully abstract visualizations of artist Louise de Weger can be found just that, a kaleidoscope of vibrant, off-beat polygonal shapes. One can only wonder, however, if hidden in the artist’s closet is a canvas adorned only with circles. photo by Red Rabbit Photography www.louisedewegerdesigns.com


PHOTOS BY BRANDON SMITH

in the politics of design, spanning the battlefield of the interiors marketplace, the prospect of

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old country, new world : a d’lux road trip:

the

maserati

california’s

ghibli

yosemite

sedan

national

and park

san felipe . baja california . mexico joseph phelps vineyards . napa valley PHOTO BY BRANDON SMITH

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available worldwide joannabaileydesigns.com


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SAN FELIPE BAJA CALIFORNIA . MEXICO

a quiet fishing town nestled on the west bank of the sea of cortez offers the perfect excuse to practice the art of discovery

TEXT + PHOTOS BY BRANDON SMITH

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san felipe and her winding trails

of

sand

are

the

promise of something new

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Circulating is a joke that my cravings for great tacos were ultimately the reason I applied for a SENTRI pass. Being just 20 minutes from the United States / Mexico border, the joke is only half true. Though there have been frequent opportunities for exploration south of the border, my Mexico experiences had been limited to the occasional Tijuana taco run. Head east on Highway 8, through the border crossing at Mexical, journey south about five hours on a newly paved, remarkably straight road. The destination is San Felipe, a quiet desert community that lingers along the east coast of Baja California. An invitation to visit found myself not motoring the lengthy highway but instead, sitting just 18 inches behind one of two pilots at the helm of an 11-passenger Cessna, the salty remnants of an airport margarita on my lips. Although San Felipe was born as a fishing village, the adjacent Sea of Cortez an abundant source of several varieties of fish, at the end of the millennium it had found a second calling – as a tourist destination. The allure of owning property beach side (San Felipe is one of the few places in Mexico where Americans own rather than lease the land) at a fraction of the cost, the short distance from the United States, and the wonderfully temperate weather attracted a steady flow of snowbirds and week-enders. Cue the collapse of the housing market. Hanging in the air just before touching down at the quaint municipal airport on the outskirts of San Felipe, the makings of future roads and unfinished construction can be seen, both reminders of the town’s anticipated yet unfulfilled prosperity. Where other towns of a similar variety have accepted the hand dealt them before folding out of the game entirely, however, San Felipe has upped the ante. The addition of direct commercial flights from San Diego and the repositioning of the largest of their beach side resorts has given San Felipe a place at the table and

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with it, the possibility of great rewards. Cabo, Ensenada, and Rosarita have all made a name for themselves in the United States. San Felipe has created a similar opportunity. What San Felipe brings to this particular table, however, is one important element that other, more well-known Mexican destinations can no longer claim – the element of discovery. For me and many, the thrill of the hunt is what makes travel worth the hassle of traveling. The search for something that has been viewed by few, tasted by fewer, or is still rumored to not actually exist. I choose not to be the typical “let’s go here because it’s AAA rated” type of tourist. San Felipe and her winding trails of sand, marked by the faint tracks of ATVS, are the promise of something interesting, something new, a surprise of sorts. They are experiences that can leave a mark. Or in my case, a scar. It will be interesting to watch as the beach village experiences her rebirth as what the future has in store is still left to be seen. Until then, San Felipe’s gems await their discovery by those who enjoy the hunt. Did I mention the Naval Hospital?


an altar perched high on a rock is the perfect vantage point to survey the coast

PHOTO BY BRANDON SMITH


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it has been said repeatedly that time moves in mexico at a seemingly slower pace than in many other parts of the world. this south of the border time warp,

h o w e v e r,

shouldn’t

always

be

seen as a detriment. see in san felipe, there is always enough time in the day to stop and catch up with an amigo or two. there is always enough time for another round of margaritas (salt please).

and there is certainly enough

time to stop along the malecón and enjoy what is quite possibly the best ceviche

on

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western

seaboard.

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SAN DIEGO

YUMA

SAN FELIPE

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SAN FELIPE VISITA S E AP ORT AIRL INES Weekl y, d irect flights to San Felipe fro m San Diego International. www.seapor tai r li nes.com

SIESTA SAN FE L I P E MARI NA RE S ORT & S PA There is yo u , a b each, and cev iche. What mo re co u l d yo u ask fo r? www.sanfeli pemar i na.net

FIESTA LA VAQUI TA M ARINA The chef here is o ne of San Fel ipe’s unto l d secrets. Cu isine to rememb er. avenue mar de co r tés & calle p uer to p eñasco RE S TAURANT BAJA MAR This is t he ‘Cheers’ of San Fel ipe. They cert ainl y knew OUR names! ave. mar de cor tés 100 THE SWE E T S P OT BAR & GRIL L Tired of fish? The o nl y pl ace to find b eef brisket on the malecó n. malecón sur #162

IMMAGRACIÓN A VALI D PAS S P ORT I S REQUI RE D FOR E NTRANCE INTO MEX ICO. Up o n arrival in San Fel ip e, to u rist s are required to purchase a Mexican To u rist Card ( 1 9 0 peso s/$ 2 0 u s) . At d epart u re, an ad d it io nal $ 6 . 0 0 u s fee is co l l ected at t he airp o rt . CASH ONLY. Keep in mind , there is no AT M at t he airpo rt . www.vi si tmex i co.com M A P O F M E X I CO BY S . A . M I TC H E L L J R . C I R C A 1 8 5 0 ; U S E BY P U B L I C D O M A I N

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JOSEPH PHELPS

VINEYARDS THE NAPA VALLEY ST. HELENA CALIFORNIA

oenophiles had a very good reason to visit joseph phelps: insignia. a recently completed renovation of the original redwood-faced building by firms baldauf

catton

von

eckartsberg

architects

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brandenburger associates aia resulted in enhanced perspectives of the valley below as well as new private t a s t i n g a r e a s , a l i b r a r y, a n d c o m m e r c i a l k i t c h e n . www.josephphelps.com

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OLD WORLD NEW COUNTRY

A D’LUX ROAD TRIP PHOTOJOURNAL the old world and wild wild west collide when we tour c a l i f o r n i a ’s yosemite national park in the maserati ghibli s4 sedan.

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YO S E MITE NAT I O N A L PA R K VISIT

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YOS E MI TE NAT IONAL PARK The ho me of Hal f Do me and El Capit an, Yo semite is 1 , 2 0 0 squ are mil es of Mot her Nat u re’s finest creat io ns. www.yosemi tepar k.com

MAMMOT H BRE WI NG COMPANY Known for their numerous beers, yo u’d never know t hey also have a killer ro ot b eer as well. 1 8 lake mary road, mammoth lakes www. mammothb rewi ngco . co m

BODI E S TATE HIS TORIC PARK At t he end of a g ravel ro ad l ies t he preserved remains of an o rig inal mining town fro m t he l ate 1 8 0 0 s. Pl ent y of Inst agram opportunities. www.bodi e.com DE VI L’ S P OS T P I L E 6 0 fo ot t al l co l u mns of b asal t st and as a test ament to symmetry in nature. www.nps.gov/depo/ i ndex

REST T HE AHWAHNEE* Bu il t in 1 9 2 8 , t he fo u r- st ar hotel is guarged by Half Dome, Yosemite Po int , and Gl aciar Fal l s. 1 ahwahnee dr., yo semi te nat’l p ar k www.yosemitepark.com/the-ahwahnee.aspx HE I DE LBE RG I NN A sto ne firepl ace st and s center at t he lo d ge Cl ark Gab le and Charlie Chaplin o nce cal l ed a home away from home. 8 5 lakev i ew dr i ve, j une lake www. hei delbergi nnresor t.com

T HE AHWAHNE E DI NI NG ROOM* Sugar pine trestles span the 34-foot hig h d ining ro o m where pro p er d ress is still a requirement at dinner time. Reservat io ns requ ired . 1 ahwahnee dr., yosemite nat’l park www.yosemitepark.com/the-ahwahnee.aspx JUNE L AKE BRE WI NG Ju st d ownhil l fro m Ju ne L ake’s main st reet , t he b rewery has a hip , yo u nger v ib e and a g reat select io n of b rews. 1 3 1 s. crawford avenue, j une lake www. j unelakeb rewi ng. co m

INFORMATION CAL I FORNI A STAT E PARKS www. p arks. ca. gov NAT I ONAL PARK SE RVI CE www. np s. gov YOSE MI T E I NFORMAT I ON www.yo semi te. co m

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THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS NOT IN SEEKING NEW L ANDSCAPES, BUT IN HAVING NEW EYES. MARCEL PROUST

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PRICED AS TESTED $90,600 USD ORIGIN GRUGLIASCO, TURIN, ITALY POWERTRAIN 3.0 LITRE TWIN TURBO V-6 // engine 404 HP @ 5,500 RPM // power 406 LBFT @ 1,750 RPM // torque 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC // transmission ALL WHEEL DRIVE // drivetrain MEASUREMENTS 196” X 58” X 77” // l x h x w 118” // wheelbase 17.7 CUBIC FEET // luggage volume 4,123 LBS // weight PERFORMANCE 175 MPH // top speed 4.7 SECONDS // 0-60 mph 15 CITY & 25 HWY // epa mileage 21.1 GALLONS // capacity 91 (PREMIUM) // octane www.maserati.com

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THE WHOLE OBJECT OF TRAVEL IS NOT TO SET FOOT ON FOREIGN L AND. IT IS TO AT L AST SET FOOT ON ONE’S OWN COUNTRY AS A FOREIGN L AND. G . K . C H E S T E R TO N


PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS

the tailgate. for the average you and i, that more than

BESPOKE PICNIC HAMPER BY ROLLS-ROYCE ACCESSORIES

likely includes the ubiquitous red solo cup. for others, h o w e v e r, e v e r y e v e n t i s m e a n t t o b e a s p e c t a c l e . intricately apportioned and stocked with enough goodies to make Emily Post proud, this $46,328 limited edition hamper is bound to bring elevated spirits to just about any event - if you get our drift. www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

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adding to a home bar can be a cumbersome task. to help, here are seven special spirits that deserve a space in your collection. if you can find them that is. TEXT BY BRANDON SMITH STEVE STEPHENS

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DORSET OLD-FASHIONED CRYSTAL DOUBLE $79.95 / 4 Williams-Sonoma www.williams-sonoma.com


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ARDMORE CLUB WHISKEY DOUBLE OLD-FASHIONED $ 60 .0 0 p air V ille roy & Boch www.ville roy-b och.com

CUVÉE DU CEN TENNAIRE

GRAND MARNIER . $199.00

A number of XO Cognacs, including some that have aged 25 years or longer, come together in The Centennaire, a crisp, youthful blend highlighted a distinctive orange peel note. Centennaire is a perfectly wonderful way to become hooked on Cognac. www.grandmarnier.com from Reserve Bar www.reservebar.com

DORSET OLD-FASHIONED CRYSTAL DOUBLE $79.95 / 4 Williams-Sono ma www.williams-sonoma.com

GOLD EDITION BLANTONS . £ 58.95

The creator of the first single barrel bourbon, Blantons actually bottles four versions of their Kentucky spirit. However, only one can be purchased stateside. To add the Gold Edition to your bar you’ll need to factor airfare into the total purchase price. www.blantonsbourbon.com from The Whisky Exchange www.thewhiskyexchange.com

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THE F IF TY

T HE BALVEN IE $38,000.00

Master Distiller David Stewart filled a European Oak Sherry Hogshead cask with a single malt in 1963. Fifty years later the cask’s contents were ready to be emptied into just 15 hand blown and etched glass bottles. Encased in a specially crafted wooden box made of 49 stacked wood rings finished with a milled brass closure, The Fifty is a mixologist’s unicorn. The chances of coming across this particular scotch, a smooth blend with a powerful undertone, are slim to nearly none. www.the b alve nie .com Avai lab le f ro m The W hi s k y E xc han ge www.the whiskye xchange .com


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TAIKA GLASS by Heikki Orvola with etched design by Klaus Haap an i e mi , for Ii ttala $ 4 4 .9 9 p air www.iittala.com

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SPECIAL RESERVE BLANTONS . £ 34.95

A lower alcohol by content (40% versus the standard 46.5%) makes the Special Reserve appealing for those with a more sensitive palate, a great Bourbon to “cut one’s teeth on”. That is, if you don’t live in the US; this bottle can’t be purchased stateside. www.blantonsbourbon.com from The Whisky Exchange www.thewhiskyexchange.com

CUVÉE 1880

GRAND MARNIER . $349.00

In Cuvée 1880 you’re not tasting a warm Cognac meant to warm the tummy and the spirits. What you’re tasting is 60 years of perfect aging, on the tongue a delicate balance of both youthful exuberance and softened maturity. Even empty (gasp!), we can’t help but love the golden Belle Epoque floral motif enveloping the bottle’s sinulous shape. www.grandmarnier.com from Reserve Bar www.reservebar.com

ARDMORE CLUB WHISKEY DOUBLE OLD-FASHIONED $60.00 p air V ille roy & Boch www.ville roy-b och.com

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QU I N T E S S ENC E G RAN D M ARNI E R $ 8 9 9 .0 0

If you’ve never been one to appreciate the warmth of a refined cognac or maybe just haven’t gotten up the nerve to try just yet, the quintessence will immediately beg of you one question: “why have i waited so long?”. To achieve the delightful sweet + spice taste structure, the distiller blends grande champagne cognacs including age old liquors from the family’s private cellars as well as others that have aged over 100 years. To Enjoy quintessence is, quite s i m p l y, t o t a s t e a n e n t i re century of cognac history. The original makers may no longer be alive but they certainly continue on in spirit. ww w. gran dmarn i e r. co m Avai lab le f ro m Re s e rve Bar ww w. re s e rve b ar. co m


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TUN 1509

THE BALVENIE $369.97+

Would you call someone that understands the complexities of genetics a doctor? A scientist perhaps? Bringing together 42 casks of The Balvenie’s aged stocks, each one carefully selected for their individual flavor profiles, Tun 1509 is evidence of David Stewart’s mastery of the genetic code that is scotch. This may just be what the doctor ordered. www.thebalvenie.com from Master of Malt www.masterofmalt.com

AMERICAN BAR STRAIGHT BOURBON COCKTAIL TUMBLER $ 4 6.7 5 p air . V ille roy & Boch www.ville roy-b och.com

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remember when as a child, you’d sit cross legged on the floor with the holiday edition of the sears catalog making your list to santa?

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DAVID &

GOLIATH 2016 GUIDE TO GIVING

each flip of the b o o k ’s g l o s s y pages produced another toy that needed to be in your posession. we’re older now and sears no longer publishes a catalog. but we can still make a list to santa claus. we’ve scoured the far corners of the world scouting some of the most unique luxury gifts available. better yet, we’ve paired each one with something down to earth. the way we look at it, when you have champagne tastes and a beer budget, you simply buy the best champagne you can afford.

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B rave t h e c hill of the winter’s air with GRAY MALIN’S “THE S W I M M I N G P OOL”, a chromatic aerial of Florida’s South Beach.

The icy chill of a mid-western snow is no match for the radiant brilliance of Gray Malin’s Deco Collection, a series of photos highlighting the Art Deco masterpieces of Florida’s South Beach. Might we recommend The Swimming Pool and its bathing beauties? Available in 11.5”x17” (limited edition of 100) and 24”x36” (limited edition of 25). Photo copyright Gray Malin Star ti n g at $ 2 9 9 . 0 0 w w w. gray mali n . co m


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TO THE BEAT OF HER OWN DRUM

W H E N T H E N O R M J U S T W O N ’ T D O ARM CANDY: ALL OVER STICKERS Maxi Featherweight Ebury by designer of London Pop, ANYA HINDMARCH. $3,500 www.us.anyahindmarch.com PIN A ROSE:

PINATA and HONEYBEAR Enamel Lapel Pins by CITY OF INDUSTRY SHOP. $12.00 each www.cityofindustryshop.com

COFFEE MACHINE and ANNA WINTOUR Enamel Lapel Pins by FROM THE HIP. $10.00 each www.fromthehip.bigcartel.com

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1 9 6 4 PORSCHE 356 C 1600 SC CABRIOLET ow ned by JAN IS JOP LIN , of fe re d by RM SOT HE BY ’S

A symbol representing the mentality of a different era, the highly customized Cabriolet is unlike any other featuring the handiwork of Joplin’s friend and roadie Dave Richards. Having received a full restoration in the early 1990’s, Joplin’s Porsche is the ultimate connection to renowned singer. Offered by RM Sotheby’s as part of the Driven by Disruption sale. p hoto by Darin Schnab e l, courte sy R M Sothe by’s Auction Estimate: $400,000 . www.rmsothe bys.com UPDATE: Jo p li n’s i co n i c ro ads te r s o ld o n December 10th for $1,760,000, we ll ab ove i t’s o r i gi n al e s ti mate .

P H OTO S CO U R T E S Y O F R M S OT H E B Y ’ S , A N YA HINDMARCH, CITY OF INDUSTRY SHOP, & FROM THE HIP


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CECI UNE

VÉLO

I WA N T T O R I D E M Y B I C Y C L E , I WA N T T O R I D E M Y B I K E . I WA N T T O R I D E M Y B I C Y C L E , I WA N T T O R I D E I T W H E R E I L I K E

OL D SCHOOL :

WOODGUARDS, Custom made wood-fenders from SQUARETREE CYCLE. £150 - 250 per pair www.woodguards.co.uk

SADDLE UP:

Bicycle SADDLEBAG (upper right) in Hunter Green by WINTER SESSIONS for SCOUT REGALIA. $300.00 www.scoutregalia.com

Leather TOOLBAG (left) in Lt. Brown from VELORBIS €44.00 www.velorbis.com

ISLE OF WIGHT Saddle Bag in Dove (upper left) from BROOKS ENGLAND £50.00 - 60.00 www.brooksengland.com P H O TO S C O U R T E S Y O F H E R I TA G E BICYCLES, SCOUT REGALIA, SQUARETREE CYCLE, VELORBIS, & BROOKS ENGLAND

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The CHIEF Bicycle, LEGACY Edition, from HERITAG E BICYCL E S

Do you remember the forgotten two-wheeler you once found in the corner of a dusty attic? Was it grand-dad that rode it daily to the mill or grand-mom on her daily run to the general store? Oxblood red powder-coat complemented by walnut fenders and aged brown leather seat and grips make this a bicycle to be passed from generation to generation. May we suggest a Panama Hat for your journey down memory lane? From $1,850.00 www.heritagebicycles.com

The SR BICYCLE, designed by SCOUT REGALIA, hand-built and assembled by FIRT H & WIL S ON T RAN SP ORT CYCL E S .

This is the bicycle that appears in nearly every picture perfect postcard of the canals winding through Amsterdam. A front rack perfect for a bottle of chilled Pinot; a rack at the rear designed specifically for hitchhiking friends. Hints of a mountain biking heritage. All completed hand-built and assembled in Pennsylvania. Did we mention the brass bell? Starting at $4,500 www.scoutregalia.com


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TINY BUBBLES

BOXED WINE: DOUBLE CHAMBER Portable Wine Bar in Chestnut (top), HandCrafted in Bridle Leather with Solid Brass Fittings by B U T F I R S T , C H A M P A G N E ! SWAINE ADENEY BRIGG. £2,295 www. swai neadeneyb ri gg. co m

ICE ICE BABY: The Futuristic PLUM TONGS in Copper (upper left) by TOM DIXON. $50.00 www.to mdi xo n. net

MEMORIES: Double Chain Fob BRACELET with Signature Champagne Locket LOCKET Ready for Your Favorite Champagne Cap, by WEARING MEMORIES. $695.00 AU www.weari ngmemo ri es. co m

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF GOYARD, SWAINE ADENEY BRIGG, TOM DIXON, AND WEARING MEMORIES

Bespoke CHAMPAGNE TRUNK in Goyardine from French Luggage Wo rks h o p G OYARD

Very special occasions require very special bottles of bubbly. And very special bottles of bubbly require even more special accommodations. Respected maker of bespoke trunks and travel goods, Goyard, has just the case. With the opportunity for further customization, the Champagne Trunk packs an ice bucket, glassware, and protective homes for your beloved cru, all encased in Goyard’s signature Goyardine Chevron. Price Available Upon Request

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© CALIBER APPLIANCES

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IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE: The ROCKWELL BY CALIBER, a 360 degree “Social Grill” designed by David Rockwell for CALIBER APPLIANCES, features a 20,000 BTU crossburner and retractable lid atop a custom Brazilian cherry stand with a hand rubbed finish. starting at around $10,000 www.ca l i bera ppl i a n ces. co m

PL ATED: TRIO TRAY in Dark Blue ($57.00) & HUMBLE TRAY in Orange ($51.00), handcrafted in Walnut by DAVID RASMUSSEN FURNITURE DESIGN.

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The Rose Gold embellished interior of the ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS’ W RAIT H: In s pire d by Musi c.

Yes this magazine has a habit of gushing lavishly over nearly every introduction made by this venerable British marque. But how could we not when one of the cornerstones of their automotive philosophy is to take the best and make it better? The result of their faithful commitment to design excellence has been the realization of a number of fanciful one-off vehicles. Wraith: Inspired by Music is just one of those concept-turned-reality vehicles. Why this particular Wraith? The design team in the UK has replaced every surface that might have been wood with a warm, tonal rose gold further accentuating the expansive interior with highly detailed speaker housings also in rose gold. Needless to say, there is no need to view the world through Rose-Colored glasses when you’re driving them. Pr i ce Avai lab le Up o n Re q ue s t www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

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BOOMBOX: BEOPLAY A2 Portable Entertainment Center in Special Edition Black Copper by BANG & OLUFSEN ($399.00, www.beoplay.com)

MAK IN G MU SIC : Handcrafted GUITAR PICS in Copper by MASTER ARTISAN. Silver on Copper, right ($19.95) and UK Bronze Penny, top ($12.95) Available from CHUCK LEVINS (www. c huc klev i ns. co m)

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IT’S ALL IN THE DOING WHEN IT COMES TO GIVING FROM T H E H E A R T, N O T H I N G B E AT S A N U N F O R G E T TA B L E E X P E R I E N C E

REDEFINING “ALL-INCLUSIVE”: As far as cruise lines are concerned, the term All-Inclusive can be both good and bad. Who hasn’t tried eating their weight in cruise ship buffet food to get their money’s worth? CRYSTAL CRUISES, the industry’s benchmark for luxury sea travel, is taking the term and making it airborne with the launch of CRYSTAL LUXURY AIR (beginning early 2016) featuring a decked out Boeing 777200LR and 787 Dreamliner in addition to an ACJ319 and Bombardier Global Express, all redesigned for the utmost in air travel. w w w. cr ys ta l cr ui s es . co m

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THE ONLY SHOW ON ICE THAT MATTERS: When the ice thickens on the lakes of Northern Finland, the Arctic Circle comes alive with the mighty roars of Bentley’s V8s and W12s. Power on Ice is the ultimate driving experience with two days spent plowing through the icy weather in the Bentayga, Flying Spur and GT3-R while taking in the sites and learning from F1 champions. from €11,900 per person, www. events.bentleymotors.com

WHEN IN ROME ( OR VENICE...): They say the thrill is in the hunt. The Antiques Diva agrees; especially when it comes to scouting the perfect piece of furniture. Three days in Venice will have you behind the closed doors of Italy’s finest purveyors of antiquities as well as the living rooms of the oldest Palazzo. Even better, they’ll help facilitate in your purchases making it stateside safely. from €2,250 per person, www. antiquesdiva.com

THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL: There are very few moments that allow one to truly step back in time. Just once a year, the Venice Simplon Orient Express retraces the path it once pioneered in 1883, departing Paris, traveling through Budapest and Bucharest, before ending its journey in Istanbul. With an on-board steward, vintage cabins, and the European landscape, this is a train ride like no other. from $9,636.80 per person, www. belmond.com/venice-simplonorient-express


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BIG THANKS GREETING CARD 4”x5”, Hand-Printed on 100% Cotton Paper from Honizukle Press $5.00 each, www.honizukle.com

GOLD BOUQUET THANKS 4”x5”, Hand-Illustrated and Gold Foil Printed from 9th Letter Press $16.00 box of 6, www.9thletterpress.com

THANK YOU #1040 Letterpress on Cotton from Old School Stationers

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THANK YOU FLORAL 4”x5”, Screen Printed on Kraft Paper from Wiley Valentine $5.50 each, www.wileyvalentine.com

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DOTS T HANK YOU NOT ES 4”x5””, Foil Stamped on Sustainable Fiber from by William Arthur for Crane & Co. $18.00 box of 10, www.crane.com

GRAZIE MILLE 5”x7”, Black & Blind Deboss Impression from Printerly Press $5.00 each, www.printerlypress.com

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THANK YOU TREE FOLDER 6”x5”, Engraved Cream Stock from Bernard Maisner $13.00 each, www.bernardmaisner.com

THANK YOU! 5”x7”, Matte Gold Letterpress on Cotton from Thunderwing $8.00 each, www.thunderwing.com/shop

CL ASSIC BL ACK THANK YOU 4”x5”, Hand-Printed Letterpress from Sugar Paper $28.00 box of 6, www.sugarpaper.com


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ANYWHERE BUT HERE

I GOT THE WHOLE WORLD:

T H E R E A R E T I M E S W H E N Keep her world on a string I T I S I M P E R E T I V E T H A T with the URBAN GRIDDEN O N E M U S T G E T A W A Y NECKLACE from AMINIMAL STUDIO. Available in a variety of metropolitan cities. from $40.00 www.aminimalstudio.com THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE:

French designer NICOLAS CORRE reminds us that New York will always be the center of the universe with his MANHATTAN M5 CENTERPIECE. €350.00 www.nicolascorre.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF LALIQUE, NICOLAS CORRE, AND AMINIMAL STUDIO

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L A TERRE BLEUE, an Earthly creation in copper and cobalt oxide cr ystal, designed by YVES K LEIN for L A L IQUE .

Growing up my parents had always wanted to give me the world. The world may certainly be a lofty aspiration, however, I’d certainly settle for Yves Klein’s 1961 interpretation. A stunning masterpiece in crystal, Lalique tasked its artisans to recreate using the lost wax technique and a very specific formula of copper and cobalt oxide the Terre Bleue crystal globe Klein originally envisioned for the French marque. Limited to an edition of 100 $95,000.00 Fo r mo re i nfo r mati o n, co ntact the New York Boutique at 212.355.6550 www.lalique.com


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SWEET DREAMS: LUXURY LIVING GROUP brings the uber-luxury of the Bentley automobile indoors, blending the burl woods, soft quilted leathers, and handstitching of the bespoke vehicles into their AUDREY DOG BED. Price Upon Request

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DOG BOWLS: Crisp white ceramic is the ECHO PET BOWL by REIKO KANEKO (top) (£40, www. rei ko ka n eko . co . uk ); Mable & steel collide in GRACIE SMALL DOG BOWL by KELLY WEARSTLER (center) ($395, www.kel l ywea rstl er.co m ); Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend; DEPEDI’S DIAMOND PET DISH makes them your pet’s as well (top right)(from €42, www. depedi . ee ); Natural wood & muted glazes, part of BENJI & MOON’S CARVED WOODEN DOG BOWL, are perfect for the Modernist home (bottom right) ( www.ben j i a n dmo o n .co . za ).

WATERSIGN ON THE LAKE: Canadian design group

NORQUAY CO. brings Native-American inspired style to the SCOTT CANOE, sculpted by ABITIBI & CO. Finlayson pictured. $5,499.00

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PREPAREDNESS: Some may call NORQUAY CO’S Hand-Painted BEAVERTAIL CANOE PADDLE daydreaming. We like to think of it as being prepared for the weekend. $325.00 www.norquayco.com

POOLSIDE: No matter where you may be, you can always be poolside. That is, so long as you’ve added WYATT LITTLE’S BIG DIPPER ceramic catchall to your décor. Offered by AMERICAN DESIGN CLUB. $80.00 www.americandesignclub.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF LUXURY LIVING GROUP , REIKO KANEKO , KELLY WEARSTLER , BENJI & MOON , & DEPEDI .

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WRAPPED: Hand Twisted Cashmere from a woman’s co-op becomes the foundation for vibrant, natural dyes, the result a sumptuous One-of-a-Kind BLANKET from MATSON+PALMER. Price upon Request www.noonbyjanepalmer.com

TWISTED: Hemp becomes a study in versatility as part of SAINTE MARIE DESIGN TEXTILE’S hand-woven Table Baskets: Mini in Vert ($45.00 CAD), Small in Bleu ($70.00 CAD), and Medium in Orange ($90.00 CAD). www.saintemarietextile.com

KNOTTED: Los Angeles artist TANYA AGUINIGA unravels and hand-paints 100% cotton rope in the making of THE WHOLE SHEBANG NECKLACE AND THEN SOME NECKLACE. $250.00 www.adorn-milk.com

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THERE’S NO REASON TO BE CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

STONE AGE: There is a reason the Ice Age was so cold Stones. RUNA KLOCK brings the Ice Age to the personal bar with a set of geometric DRINK ROCKS fro AREAWARE. $35.00 set of 4 www.areaware.com FRAGILE: The Glass-work of DAVID WISEMAN is both Organic and Fractal at once, his GLACIER DOUBLE OLD FASHIONED for ARTEL the perfect example. €272.00 each www.artelshop.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF ARTEL AND AREAWARE. PHOTO OF SERRIFORM SILVER BY STEVE UNDERHILL, COURTESY OF KEVIN GREY.

SERRIFORM SILVER, a sculptural vessel craf ted entirely of 925 Silver by UK ar tist Kevin Gr ey.

Once upon a time it was commonplace for the well-to-do family to have in their possession a grand set of silver hand crafted especially for them. Times have changed since then and one is hard-pressed to even find real silver flatware in a family’s scullery. Suffice it to say that most homes are devoid of silver for two reasons - economic and aesthetics. Silver is either too expensive or has been ornately “done up”. UK Artist Kevin Grey, however, is taking the art of silver smithing in a highly contemporary, distinctly sculptural direction. His Serriform Silver bowl, for example, is almost Gehry like in it’s progression. And like Gehry, Grey has managed to give a lightweight, sinuous appearance to over 9000 grams of 925 silver. This particular piece now resides in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, however, Grey is accepting commissions for future iterations of the stunning bowl. Pri ce Avai lab le Up on Req uest www. kevi ngrey. co . uk In the United States via Maison Gerard www. mai so ngerard. co m


The TONKA T-REX, Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck, imagined for FUNRISE by TIM NICOLAU DESIGNS, BANKS POWER, & GALPIN AUTO SPORTS.

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RIDIN’ DIRTY SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO GET DOWN IN THE MUD TO H AV E A L I T T L E F U N

For most little boys and girls there is just something about getting dirty. For many, the attraction to mud and dirt never really goes away. FUNRISE, the producer of TONKA branded toys, tapped into that underlying attraction, kitting out a Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck with a Kelderman 8-10 inch four-link air suspension, 20 inch American Force wheels fitted inside Toyo Open Country M/T tires, a 4 inch monster exhaust, a Bedslide with a 1,000 pound loading capacity, and one heck of big ass winch making this the Tonka of our adult dreams. Funrise isn’t “officially” offering these modified Toys for sale, but we’ve heard from official sources that if you pony up enough cash and beg really, really hard, they’ll create one just for you. www.funrise.com

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TONKA Steel T.S. 4000 FRONT END LOADER ($49.99) and TONKA Toughest Steel MIGHTY DUMP TRUCK ($49.99) both feature FUNRISE’S nostalgic steel construction. www.funrise.com MINI MI:

The LAND ROVER DEFENDER replicated as a Child-Size PEDAL CAR, available Spring 2016 from Land Rover. £10,000 www.landrover.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF L AND ROVER, FUNRISE, PELLE, GORDON GUN/ELEVEN FORTY COMPANY. DANESON PHOTO BY C O O L M AT E R I A L

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SINGLE MALT No. 16 Daneson

SOAP STONES Pelle Designs

BESPOKE CUFF-LINKS Eleven Forty Company

End a meal on the right note with Toothpicks featuring a just a hint of great scotch.

Cleaning up shouldn’t be “hard”. Available in 3 & 6 ounces in a number of natural scents.

Wear your heart on your sleeve with jewelry crafted in your choice of busts, even your own.

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GUARDING SECRETS ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO KNOW?

TOP: Primitively luxurious, the LEATHER JOURNALS from TWIGG’S BINDERY feature an exposed binding in a choice of brilliant colors. $120.00 190.00 www.twiggsbindery.com

Finished in Rose Gold, BEYOND OBJECT’S Empty Memory 8GB STRUCTURE USB turns even the most boring of e-documents into something special. £60.00 www.beyond-object.com

The Rose Gold SKELETON CLIPS from CLOTH AND PAPER CO. hint at the special somethings clipped within. $12.00 set of 8 www.clothandpaperco.com BOTTOM:

The TREASURE BOX, crafted by TOOOLS, is more than storage. One part zen, one part sensory. Just like a juicy secret. $80.00 www.toools.co

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M a s s i ve O a k C h u r c h CONFESSIONAL, circa 1800 France, O f fe r e d for s a le by OBSOLET E.

Considering the ease with which it is possible to become an ordained minister thanks in great part to the World Wide Web, and, of course, the vast number of people who have actually completed the process (my father included) in order to perform the rites of nuptial passage for friends and family, it seems that the next logical step would be to ensure the continued success of those couples entangled in holy Internet matrimony with the installation of one’s very own Confessional. Think of it this way, never again be on the receiving end of juicy gossip when, instead, you’ll have the opportunity to hear it first hand. $ 2 4 ,5 0 0 . www.obsoleteinc.com

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WESTEDGE

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2 0 1 5 . S A N TA M O N I C A . C A L I F O R N I A a hangar on the california coast turns yearly into a design mecca, playing host to a curated display of luxury wares. we share our favorites.

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The lack of 90 degree angles at planar junctions, especially where seat and back meet, and surfaces devoid of overt ornament together define the purpose of the SAMOS L OU N G E CH AIR by B ASE10 FU RN ITU RE . This is a stable place to land. www. b ase10f urni ture. co m

There is little to tell of WEST OF NOBLE’S CASTE N A DA CHA IR . Simple lines. Ever so slightly contoured back. Strong seat (with or without cushion). Put together with classic mortise and tenon joinery. www.westof no b le. co m

It is quite possible that it might just be me and my over-active imagination but I do believe that the arms of WHYRHMER’S MID CEN TU RY SERIES N O. 6 are reaching out. A chair should do that, to reach out and pull you into a comfortable embrace. www.whyrhymer. co m

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FURNITURE SEEMS TO BE MOVING MORE TOWARD STRONG, CLEAN FORMS MOTIVATED BY PURPOSE

A a child of the 1980s I can safely admit to having an infatuation with Chairy. For those who know what I’m talking about, you’re smiling. For those who don’t, I assume it will not make sense when I say that the OCULUS CH AIR , one of CA R L HA N SE N A N D SON ’ S masterpieces, is how I picture Chairy after a serious make-over. www. carlhansen. co m

Who doesn’t feel the Need for Speed? Sometimes it might be while strapped into a fast car. Sometimes it’s while noshing on chips and guacamole bar side. The AERO B ARSTOOL designed and constructed by TEL EG EN IC CH AIRS might just be the ticket. Or it may get you a ticket. www.telegeni ccali fo rni a. co m

Michaelangelo was once loosely quoted as saying that he would carve away everything from a block of marble that was not a horse until he got a horse. The STEPHANIE COL L ECTION designed by ALEXANDER PU RCEL L RODRIG U ES uses the same philosophy. Minus the marble that is. He uses Euro-ply instead. www. alexanderp urcellro dri gues. co m

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WHEN I CAN FEEL THE HANDS OF CARE AND LOVE IN THE ENGINEERING OF A PIECE OF FURNITURE: THAT IS LUXURY

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SPOTLIGHT ON

TAYLOR DONSKER

TAYLOR DONSKER DESIGN

We fell in love with his bronze work on display. We drooled over his corset joint. Here, we get to know the Los Angeles based furniture designer.

ON WHO TO WATCH Steven Haulenbleek, Stefan Thoreen, Christopher Allen

OPENING STATEMENT Luxury is simply the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want.

ON MATERIALS I have recently begun working with cast bronze, and I would like to further explore the opportunities that lie in casting metal. When I speak to my local foundry, I ask them how we can explore imperfections in casting, rather than trying to create flawless sculptures.

DEFINING HIMSELF Grain: Interlocking, meaning strong, yet also one of the more difficult types to work. Strength: Fearlessness, in the sense that I am willing to attempt that which is unfamiliar, unnerved by the possibility of failure. Weakness: stubbornness, self explanatory. Origin: A Samurai in 13th Century Japan End: I hope to be buried in the crotch of a tree so that one day my face may meet a sawyer. ON 3-D PRINTING I recently became fascinated with jewelry, and while many have said that my corset joint is like jewelry embedded in a tabletop, I am more interested in the way jewelry alters our perception of the people wearing it and the way that it makes those wearing it feel differently about themselves. 3-D printing has advanced to allow the ability to print precious metals and I am interested in utilizing that technology to prototype jewelry designs with a similar aesthetic to my furniture designs. ON HERITAGE California is in my DNA. My family has lived in LA for two generations and I believe that has had a profound influence on my taste. My grandfather began a custom woman’s coat business in downtown LA just after serving in WWII. He both ran the business with 20 employees and also designed the coats themselves. His attention to detail and preference for high quality furs and fabrics were key to his success and I feel that I have him to thank for my similar sensibilities. ON THE RAW EDGE The raw edge reinforces the fact that wood is a completely natural material, the product of a tree. When I cast the raw edge in bronze, I am both emphasizing this notion and honoring the memory of it, like a statue of an iconic figure. When we remove the raw edge, wood becomes dimensional lumber, less about the material itself than the object that it is a part of.

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ON THE FUTURE I’d like to work on large scale sculptural commissions, continue working on custom commissions, and further develop a product line of signature furniture pieces. At some point I think my background in Architecture will lead to a holistic vision of a home designed, built, and furnished solely by me and my company. LAST WORDS The furniture joint that describes me is ... Our signature Corset, it is refined, functional, and totally unique. I can’t live without ... The ability to schedule my week, month, and life by virtue of owning my own business. My guilty pleasure is ... I love a good drink, whether it be a peaty Scotch or a peppery Mezcal prepared neat with a splash of cool water. On my bucket list is ... I want to own a California Walnut Orchard where I can design and build a home and a woodshop. It is such a romantic notion of being able to live and work around all stages of a tree’s life. From my childhood I wish I still had ... I have a fuzzy memory of being at the beach as a young child, with a group of friends. I recall fishing a fossil from the shore, bragging about it to all of my friends, only to have a friend enviously throw it back into the ocean. But on second thought, maybe the memory is more valuable than the fossil itself. www.taylordonsker.com twitter: @taylordonsker instagram: @taylordonsker facebook: taylor donsker design


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WHEN THE QUALITY OF THE MATERIAL, WHETHER RECYCLED OR POLISHED, BOLDLY, YET QUIETLY, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF ... THAT’S STYLE

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M AT T H E W F A I R B A N K D E S I G N www.mfdnyc.com

B AY L Y A R T www.baylyart.com

FRANK ALLART www.frankallart.com

FINELL www.finell.co

ORLEY SHABAHANG www.orleyshabahang.com


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THE TREND IN FURNITURE, TEXTILES, EVEN HARDWARE AND LIGHTING SEEMS TO BE MOVING EVEN CLOSER TO COMPLETELY PARED DOWN. CLEAN LINES, NO FUSS FURNITURE, YET NO LOSS OF LUXURY.

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CBM WOODWORKS

CASEY McAFFERTY

ON PAST LIVES It wasn’t that I had woodworking in my blood, or that I always knew what I wanted to do. What I did have, was a father who always taught me the value of using my hands to build, create, and fix. As a New York City Firefighter, and a father of 5 children, my father was a jack-of-all-trades, and I was always his assistant. Whether it was plumbing, masonry, or metal work, my father did it all! Woodworking was the medium that I felt closest to and had the passion to continue. ON MATH Math skills translate to everything in life. Math helped with both banking and woodworking. I’m just thankful I had a great education. ON HIS DESIGNS One word - simplicity. Using traditional quality joinery to connect clean, bold lines, to make beautiful and functional furniture. ON TRENDS I always try to keep up with the newest designs and furniture. I think the only way to stay successful as a furniture maker, is to continuously evolve, and keep pushing your level of design ... But the whole plumbing pipe legs trend has to go. ON WHO TO WATCH Too many to list them all! But two in particular would be Greg of “West of Noble” and Garrett of “GN Woodwork” they both make and design inspiring furniture. There are so many talented craftsmen out there. I think this new world of Social Media, specifically Instagram, displays this regularly. ON LUXURY Luxury for me, specifically in this time of my life, is waking up, having a coffee with my wife, then riding my bike to work and doing something I love all day long. Coming from the busy life of commuting to Manhattan everyday, this change of lifestyle is indeed a luxury in itself ON MATERIALS Currently I am building a collection inspired by the ancient Japanese technique of Shou-Sugi-Ban. It is the process of taking raw wood, torching it to a specific char, then wire brushing to take off the disposable ash pieces and finishing with Tung oil. The torching creates a natural finish, which is bug and weather repellent. It’s a tedious process, but the end result is a beautiful black finish with unending character.

ON THE FUTURE I have a collection called “Drought” that I will be launching shortly before the New Year. It will feature functional furniture pieces that bring awareness to the drought we are experiencing here in California, and ways we can conserve water. All of the pieces will be Charred Black with a torch to represent dryness, and turquoise inlays will be used to represent the dwindling water. Eco-wise wool, Grey Glass, and Brass will also work their way into the collection. LAST WORDS The furniture joint that describes me is ... The Dovetail. It illustrates great craftsmanship and timeless joinery and furniture. Classically, a hidden joint, I show them in my furniture for a modern twist. I can’t live without ... Good Coffee is something I can’t seem to live without. Even at times in my life where I am struggling to pay the bills, I will still find myself at a small, artisinal coffee shop, spending upwards of $5 on a small cup of coffee. My guilty pleasure is ... Watching TV shows like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and Antique Roadshow. I have an extreme fascination of finding out the history of old relics and what their value is. On my bucket list is ... Hiking the John Muir trail with my wife Briana. From my childhood I wish I still had ... A prewar Stanley number 5 Hand Plane used for woodworking that my grandfather gave me when I was younger. He didn’t give it to me because I was into woodworking, I just thought it looked cool and was fun to play with. Uncovering it again when I really got into woodworking was such a treat. Unfortunately I misplaced it on my move to the west coast 1.5 years ago. www.cbmwoodworks.com instagram: @cbmwoodworks


Back in my designing days it wasn’t uncommon for clients to have simply no idea what they wanted. Or, for that matter, what they liked. They liked Chinoiserie. They liked shapes. They liked florals. If only TRES TINTAS BARCELONA’S DAMASKO MURAL represented by N EWWAL L had have been

around back then.

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www. newwall. co m

There is something a bit “Warhol-ian” about the work of San Clemente artist JP G REEN WOOD once you consider that he has the ability to take the most innocuous of items and give them a new sense of depth. Take M OB IL CAN . It forces you to rethink every item in your grandfather’s garage. www. j pgreenwo o d. co m

Having actually been the target of AMY B EN TON ’ s lens a number of times I can

tell you that she has a way of pulling out a certain Je ne sais quoi from nearly any scenario. Finally she’s making that superpower available to the general public through her L IL Y PREU SS STU DIO . www. li lyp reuss. co m

TRENDS @ W ESTEDGE

PERSONAL VISION EVERYWHERE. AS DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS WE ARE MOVING TOWARDS A MORE AUTHENTIC PRESENTATION

Wouldn’t it be fun to paper a room in something that made the guests in home stop and stare at your walls for awhile? And then to ask them what they see while touching the end of your pen to the corner of your mouth? PH IL OM EL A is way ahead of you. How does that make you feel? www. p hi lo melasweb . co m

If you want your decor to say “I’m sharp”, “I’m enlightening”, “I’m romantic”, or “I’m King Midas”, you may want to take a look into the WS. 1 SCON CE by designer JENIFER JA N N IE RE . I’m fairly certain it says “I’m all of the above”. www. j eni ferj anni ere. co m

I’m always on the look out for the connective tissue of every design show I attend. Throughout this year’s WestEdge, that particular thread was the theme of transit. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the ORB FIXTU RE by SCH M ITT DESIG N . Tell me it doesn’t remind you of roadside lighting. See? I told you. www. schmi ttdesi gn. co m

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CONCENTRIC wall sconce by ROB ZINN for BLANKBLANK www.blankblank.net

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HALO CHANDELIER by J. L I S TO N D E S I G N www.jlistondesign.com

TRENDS @ W ESTEDGE

AS DESIGNERS WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR UNIQUE WAYS TO INTEGRATE TRENDS WITHOUT BEING CAUGHT IN A WEB OF TEMPORARY

H A L O L A M P b y K J A R TA N OSKARSSON STUDIO www.kjartanoskarsson.com

OBLIQUE RING PULL by ARMAC MARTIN www.armacmartin.co.uk

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Touch it.

See it.

Hear it.

Taste it.

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J O I N U S F O R F O U R D AY S OF CONTEMPORARY A RT & E NT E RTA I NM E N T I N T H E C OAC H E L L A VA L L E Y

MARCH 17–20, 2016 INDIAN WELLS, CA

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW Thursday, March 17: 5:00 – 9:00PM SHOW HOURS Friday, March 18: 12:00 – 7:00PM Saturday, March 19: 12:00 – 7:00PM Sunday, March 20: 12:00 – 7:00PM

LOCATION Renaissance Indian Wells Resort 44400 Indian Wells Ln Indian Wells, CA 92210

WWW.SPECTRUM-INDIANWELLS.COM


THE

2 oz Blanton’s Bourbon 3/4 oz Pecan Nut Brown Beer Syrup 4 dashes Cardamom Bitters 1/8 tsp Cinnamon 1/8 tsp Nutmeg Ice . Cinnamon Stick Jigger . Stirrer . Shaker Double or Tumbler

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A MAN’S GOT TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING. I BELIEVE I’LL HAVE ANOTHER DRINK. - W. C . F I E L D S -

P S A L M

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DIRECTIONS -

Measure out components into a vintage shaker.

BY

RUSS MEREDITH

Don’t worry if you’ve lost the lid.

T H E B E E R S Y R U P C O M PA N Y

Add ice. Like holiday family drama, stir it up .

F E AT U R I N G

B L A N TO N ’ S

Let the golden concoction flow over a glistening sphere of ice.

SINGLE BARREL BOURBON

Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Glass in hand, take a seat at the grown-up’s table.

ERIN MURPHY TRIMBLE

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Remember: Tylenol Doesn’t Match Your Bag, So Please Drink Responsibly


RESOURCES DETAILS 12-23 // BMW Art Car Collection www.bmwgroup.com/culture // Bugatti www.bugatti.com // Cao Fei www.caofei.com // Connected Car Expo http://contectedcarexpo.com // Enstar Capital www.enstarcapital.com // Fabulous Beekman Boys www.beekman1802.com // Galassia www.ceramicagalassia.com // John Baldessari www.johnbaldessari.org // Las Vegas Market www.lasvegasworldmarket.com // Los Angeles Auto Show www.laautoshow.com // MilUSA www.milusainc.com // Oro Editions www.oroeditions.com // Pantone www.pantone.com // Phaidon Press www.phaidon.com // Stiff & Trevillion www.stiffandtrevillion.com // Alfa Romeo www.alfaromeousa.com // Audi www.audiusa.com // Cadillac www.cadillac.com // Infiniti www.infinitiusa.com // Mercedes-Benz www.mbusa.com // Porsche www.porsche.com // Range Rover www.landroverusa.com // Volkswagen www.vw.com // OBSESSIONS 24-45 // Aesop, Taxonomy of Design www.taxonomyofdesign.com // Art of Board www.artofboard.com // August Uncommon www.august.la // Bario Neal www.bario-neal.com //

Brie Harrison for Winter’s Moon www.brieharrison.com www.wintersmoon.co.uk // Casa Bonay Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 700, Barcelona www.casabonay.com // Chelsea Lemon www.chelsealemon.com // Coup d’Etat www.coupdetatsf.com // DLV Designs www.dlvdesigns.com // DuPenny Illustration & Design www.dupenny.com // Ernie and Irene www.ernieandirene.com // GamFratesi www.gamfratesi.com // Gebruder Thonet Vienna w w w. g e b r u e d e r t h o n e t v i e n n a . com // Knots Studio and Neta Tesler www.knots-studio.com // Louise de Weger Design www.louisedewegerdesigns. com // Maison Galet 8 rue de l’Odeon, Paris www.galet.com // Michael Paulus www.michaelpaulus.com // Nathalie Lété www.nathalie-lete.com // Olympia Le-Tan www.olympialetan.com // Opus Concrete www.opusconcrete.com // Rebuild Foundation, Stoney Island Arts Bank 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago www.rebuild-foundation.org // Rizzoli Publishers www.rizzoli.com // Rossinavi www.rossinavi.it // SaintKaren Ceramics www.saintkaren.co // Snedker Studio www.snedkerstudio.dk // Studio Tassin Design www.studiotassindesign.com // Wah-Wah www.wahwahaustralia.com // Wood Melbourne www.woodmelbourne.com //

DESTINATIONS 46-69 // Joseph Phelps Vineyards www.josephphelps.com // // SAN FELIPE // La Vaquita Marina ave.mar de cortés & calle puerto peñasco, san felipe, b.c. // Mexico Tourism www.visitmexico.com // Restaurant Baja Mar ave. mar de cortés, san felipe, b.c. // San Felipe Marina Resort & Spa www.sanfelipemarina.com // Seaport Airlines www.seaportairlines.com // The Sweet Spot Bar & Grill malecón sur #160, san felipe, b.c. // D’LUX ROAD TRIP // The Ahwahnee 1 ahwahnee dr., yosemite national park w w w .y o s e m i t e p a r k . c o m / t h e awahnee.aspx // Bodie State Historic Park www.bodie.com // California State Parks www.parks.ca.gov // Devil’s Postpile www.nps.gov/depo/index // Heidelberg Inn 85 lakeview drive, june lake www.heidelberginnresort.com // June Lake Brewing 131 s. crawford ave., june lake www.junelakebrewing.com // Mammoth Brewing Company 18 lake mary rd., mammoth lakes www.mammothbrewingco.com // Maserati www.maserati.com // National Park Service www.nps.gov // Yosemite Information www.yosemite.com // Yosemite National Park www.yosemitepark.com //

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RESOURCES WISHFUL DRINKING 72-79 // The Balvenie www.thebalvenie.com // Blantons www.blantonsbourbon.com // Grand Marnier www.grandmarnier.com // Iittalia www.iittalia.com // Villeroy & Boch www.villeroy-boch.com // Williams-Sonoma www.williams-sonoma.com // SOURCES // Reserve Bar www.reservebar.com // Master of Malt www.masterofmalt.com // The Whisky Exchange www.thewhiskyexchange.com // DAVID & GOLIATH 80-103 // 9th Letter Press www.9thletterpress.com // Abitibi & Co. www.abitibico.ca // Adorn-Milk www.adorn-milk.com // American Design Club www.americandesignclub.com // Aminimal Studio www.aminimalstudio.com // The Antiques Diva www.theantiquesdiva.com // Anya Hindmarch www.us.anyahindmarch.com // Areaware www.areaware.com // Artel www.artelshop.com // Bang & Olufsen www.beoplay.com // Benji & Moon www.benjiandmoon.co.za // Bentley Home by Luxury Living Group www.luxurylivinggroup.com // Bentley Motors www.bentleymotors.com // Bernard Maisner www.bernardmaisner.com // Beyond Object www.beyond-object.com // Brooks of England www.brooksengland.com // Caliber Range Corporation www.caliberappliances.com //

City of Industry Shop www.cityofindustryshop.com // Cloth & Paper www.clothandpaperco.com // Crane & Co. www.crane.com // Daneson www.daneson.com // David Rasmussen Furniture Design www.davidrasmussendesign.com // David Wiseman www.dwiseman.com // DePeDi www.depedi.ee // Eleven Forty Company www.elevenforty.com // From the Hip www.fromthehip.bigcartel.com // Goyard www.goyard.com // Heritage Bicycles www.heritagebicycles.com // Honizkle Press www.honizukle.com // Iacoli & McAllister www.shop.iacolimcallister.com // Jane Palmer www.noonbyjanepalmer.com // Kelly Wearstler www.kellywearstler.com // Kevin Grey www.kevingrey.co.uk // Lalique www.lalique.com // Land Rover www.landrover.com // Lindsey Adelman Studio www.lindseyadelman.com // Master Artisian via Chuck Levins www.chucklevins.com // Nicholas Corre www.nicholascore.com // Norquay Co. www.norquayco.com // Obsolete www.obsoleteinc.com // Old School Stationers www.oldschoolstationers.com // Pelle www.pelledesigns.com // Printerly Press www.printerlypress.com // Reiko Kaneko www.reikokaneko.co.uk // Rifle Paper Co. www.riflepaperco.com //

RM Sothebys www.rmsothebys.com // Rolls-Royce Motor Cars www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com // Sainte Marie Design Textile www.saintemarietextile.com // Scout Regalia www.scoutregalia.com // Smock www.smockpaper.com // SquareTree Cycle www.woodguards.co.uk // Sugar Paper www.sugarpaper.com // Swaine Adeney Brigg www.swaineadeneybrigg.com // Thunderwing www.thunderwing.com // Tom Dixon www.tomdixon.net // Tonka/Funrise www.funrise.com // Toools www.toools.co // Twigg’s Bindery www.twiggsbindery.com // Velorbis www.velorbis.com // Venice Simplon-Orient Express www.belmond.com/venicesimplon-orient-express // Wearing Memories www.wearingmemories.com // Wiley Valentine www.wileyvalentine.com // Wyatt Little www.wyattlittle.com //

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RESOURCES WESTEDGE 104-107// Alexander Purcell Rodrigues www.alexanderpurcellrodrigues.com // Armac Martin www.armacmartin.co.uk // Base10 Furniture www.base10furniture.com // Bayly Art www.baylyart.com // BlankBlank www.blankblank.net // Carl Hansen & Son www.carlhansen.com // CBM Woodworks www.cbmwoodworks.com // Finell www.finell.co // Frank Allart www.frankallart.com // Iacoli & McAllister www.iacolimcallister.com // J. Liston Design www.jlistondesign.com // Jenifer Janniere www.jeniferjanniere.com // JP Greenwood www.jpgreenwood.com // Kjartan Oskarsson Studio www.kjartanoskarsson.com // Lily Preuss Studio www.lilypreuss.com // Matthew Fairbank Design www.mfdnyc.com // MatthewLechowick www.matthewlechowick.com // NewWall www.newwall.com // Orley Shabahang www.orleyshabahang.com // Philomela www.philomelasweb.com // Schmitt Design www.schmittdesign.com // Shopfloor Design www.shopfloorsf.com // SMEG USA www.smegusa.com // Taylor Donsker Furniture Design www.taylordonsker.com // Telegenic Chairs www.telegniccalifornia.com // West of Noble www.westofnoble.com // Wyrhymer www.whyrhymer.com //

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