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What was originally conceived as a visual list of the people, places, things, and ideas over which the DCoopMedia editorial staff had been obsessing, is now a stand-alone lookbook. The byproduct of countless random Google searches, an incurable addiction to Pinterest, and a love of discovery, TheLIST by N o. 26 is a curated directory of twenty-six luxury obsessions made available to design enthusiasts worldwide in both digital and printed formats. The Premiere Issue, the November 2016 edition is just one more way DCoopMedia and N o. 26 redefining the luxury marketplace. Published by DCOOP MED IA


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I S F O R A U G H N NOT VERA It may be that we’ve just pissed off the Gods of Fashion. Don’t get us wrong, the tailored designs of one Ms. Wang do certainly elevate the aisles they grace. But for us, when it comes to such a monumental occasion, the swaths of fabric into which we may slip should do more than just elevate. Finding inspiration in the most unbridal of influences, whipping them into diaphanous, fantastical, and, dare we say, mischievous vestments, it is Kate Pankoke doing just that. A Project Runway alum, the darling talent behind Elaya Vaughn Bridal isn’t simply designing dresses in her quiet Washington DC studio. Here, the Chicago transplant brings to virgin cloth the inner personalities found deep within each of her brides, the unique couture gowns becoming examples of personal expression untamed by the rules of ceremonious restraint. So, Vera, we do love your work. But when it comes to our special day, we just happen to love Kate more. Nothing personal of course. shown: Winnie, 2016 Bridal Collection photo by Kirsten Miccoli ELAYA VAUGHN BRIDAL by KATE PANKOKE www.elayavaughn.com

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H OM E TO M AN Y OF T H E WOR LD ’S MOST FA B LED S TORY T ELLER S , D EN M AR K I S TH E U N D EN I AB LE B I R T H P L ACE OF T H E FA IRY TALE. S O TOO I S T H E D ES I G N H OT - SP OT H OM E TO H EI D I Z I LM ER . A S TORY T ELLER IN H ER OWN R I G H T , Z I LM ER ’S U N I Q U E O L DWOR LD S K I LL S ET AN D P EN CH AN T FOR TIME H ON OR ED T ECH N I Q U E AR E AT T H E H E ART OF H ER V I S UAL S TOR I ES . WH I LE H E R H I S TOR I C WOR K LI N ES T H E WALLS AT T I R S B AEK CAS T LE A N D G A M M EL ES T RUP , N EW COLL AB OR AT I ON S WI T H LO UIS P OU LS EN A N D R EA LDAN I A AR E M I LES TO NE S FOR T H E TA LEN T ED AR T I S T. WE I N Q U I RE D AS TO WH AT M AD E H ER T I CK . T H E L IST S H A R ES J U S T PA R T OF T H E LEN G T H Y L ATE N I G H T CON V ER SAT I ON T H AT FOLLOW E D.

BEG YND E L S E I completed a full painter’s apprenticeship from 1993 to 1998, specializing in wallpaper and decorative painting techniques. I became a teacher at the painter’s craft schools in Aarhus and Odense teaching color theory, composition, decoration, history of the Danish painting craftsmanship. [My] first company in 2009 [was] a specialist in restoration of historical and listed buildings – mainly restoring marbled and wood-grained surfaces but also making customized artworks directly onto walls and ceilings. In 2011 I started Zilmers ApS, at the same time [resigning] from my wonderful teaching position. H YG G E My years as a teacher taught me about process and how to grow from experimenting. I pushed some of the most talented painters in Denmark to perfection and it gave me new insights in return. My path has given me 23 years of practical experience and a lot of different techniques that I draw upon when I analyze, restore, or replicate historic wallpapers. When I replicate or restore historic wallpapers and surfaces I do not use my own creativity. These specific jobs are very delicate and demand perfection. I am only the ‘caretaker’ of the old masters’ designs and skills. I must honor their work with my respect and try my best to show just how amazing their craftsmanship really was. I study their different techniques, color combinations, contrasts, compositions, and especially patina. The ancient master painters teach me and inspire me to revitalize the craftsmanship and techniques.

signature hidden in one of the decorations. Or to slightly rearrange colors in one of the decorations – just to show that I am not a machine. I leave minor perfections – this is also a tradition – craftsmen are human and humans are not perfect. We must try to reach perfection but also recognize that we are not gods. VÆ KS T I team up with the best painters, architects, and conservators in the country to be certain about the fine details of pigment, paper, binders, etc. I’m not afraid of accepting a challenge or cooperating with other colleagues when the job demands it. My first assignment replicating historic wallpaper was at Tirsbaek Castle in 2012. They actually requested my Bowler Hat design for an entrance hall but ended up ordering restoration and reproduction of their 100-year-old pea flower wallpaper after seeing articles and samples of my work. Since then I have been quite busy restoring antique wallpapers in cooperation with the National Museum of Denmark’s conservators and architects, redesigning historic wallpapers for Danish castles, museums, listed historical buildings.

I hope that I can bring back decorative paint into modern architecture and interior design with my own designs. I would like for the techniques to survive. They are not outdated; they have been used for thousands of years and they will continue to be so if modern master painters just find ways to interpret them and use them It is an old trades tradition to leave a mark or signature in modern contexts. Most of my designs draw on ageand I ask every customer if I am allowed to place my old patterns from different cultures. 12


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In 2009 I made my first handmade and gilded wallpaper design, which was accepted and exhibited at the prestigious Salon Bergamo in Italy. This made me continue to design wallpaper. I exhibited at Salon Versailles in 2010; sold my first bespoke, handmade wallpaper in 2011. I started exhibiting my wallpaper designs at fairs in Copenhagen and found there was a market for my designs.

to experiment and learn from our processes. From our experiments, new products and ideas arise and take on lives of their own. We work with harmony and often add that small element of contrast that brings extra balance to the design; many are both functionally as well as sculpturally designed.

Design runs in our blood like classical art does in the Italians.

A mind-blowing and life-changing experience, I was invited to exhibit at Tokyo IFFT. This was the first time In February I was assigned to reproduce the very I realized that my wallpapers were extraordinary. original wallpaper that Poul Henningsen had specially designed for his own house in Gentofte. The motif DANSK DESIGN Danes have been given many of the wallpaper was Ladies in the Nude. He was a privileges when it comes to our design history. We have very unique personality and his cooperation with Louis been raised to appreciate craft, creativity, aesthetics, Poulsen gave him the financial freedom to express and design ever since the Viking era. Every new Danish himself in many other original ways. generation can find inspiration in our design history. This naturally inspires us to create new ideas, explore L UX S US When a beating heart puts every bit of his or new opportunities, and meet the demands of the her skills into a product to please the receiver ultimately modern era. AND the receiver is able to see and appreciate the detail and the work behind the product. Right now I’m cooperating with Louis Poulsen, represented in their newest catalogue Louis Home FI N A L T H OUGH T S A luxury necessity: Rudolph as well as exhibiting my wallpapers and art pieces in Care organic beauty products. A guilty pleasure: their showroom in Copenhagen until September 2016. Summerbird organic chocolates. On my bucket list: I find great inspiration in the Danish designer Poul To do work for the Danish Royal Family. From my Henningsen – he designed the PH Lamps but also childhood: I wish I still had my Hans Wegner Peters designed and built his own kites, wrote poems, and Table (I still have the chair!) political songs about politicians, World War II, hope, life, and death. We work in a very detailed way, combining craftsmanship, minimalism, tactility, surface, contrast, and patterns into perfect designs. We are not afraid

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A FAMILY LEGACY For most, the Bugatti name brings to mind record breaking speed and a mastery of automotive seduction, usually by way of the racy Veyron and curvaceous Type 57C. Upon closer inspection one finds that ambitious experimentation and artistic excellence runs deep in the Bugatti family, becoming a collective thread that spanned three generations. Beginning with Giovanni Bugatti, a stonemason, and son Carlo, a decorative artist, beauty was a trademark embodied in the work of sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti and Ettore, the father of the French automotive brand. Jean continued the love of seductive bodies while sisters Lydia and L’Ebé contributed to the family’s artistic history by way of written word and painted surfaces. The recently renovated Petersen Automotive Museum pays tribute to the entire Bugatti family, highlighting their individual influences on the venerable brand as part of the current Art Of Bugatti exhibit. Combining both specimens of automotive perfection with the furniture, sculptures, and paintings - all products of the Bugatti family - the exhibit is a can’t miss for automotive enthusiasts and those in the designed arts.

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A MULTI-FACETED E D U C AT I O N 0 7 Establishing the first school of its kind, venerable French jeweler and watch-maker Van Cleef & Arpels offers enthusiasts and professionals alike the hands-on opportunity to broaden their knowledge of gemology, finishing technique, and art history - discovering the best of the jewelry world from one of the best jewelers in the world. L’ÉCOLE VAN CLEEF & ARPELS www.lecolevancleefarpels.com

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Before her retirement in 1969, the SS United States captured the transatlantic speed record, transported international royalty in untold numbers, and captivated travelers with her Cold War-era, Pentagon stipulated features. Nearly 47 years later, the world’s fastest transatlantic liner may once again crisscross the North Atlantic under the direction of Crystal Cruises. Scheduled to be completed by end of 2016, the bespoke travel company set in motion a technical feasibility study with the prospects of re-building the grand ship as a modern-era 800-passenger luxury cruise liner featuring 400 luxurious suites while retaining the original Promenade and Navajo Lounges. Never fear, there is plenty of time to order a bespoke steamer trunk. Goyard? Louis Vuitton? Pinel & Pinel? Decisions. SS UNITED STATES imagined by CRYSTAL CRUISES with SS UNITED STATES CONSERVANCY www.crystalcruises.com www.ssusc.org 18

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THE TIKI BAR REVISITED The graphic representations of mid-century Polynesia enliven CH Projects’ newest San Diego endeavor, trading the buttoned up mentality of their original Craft & Commerce with a wonderfully camp and delightfully kitsch tropical paradise. Fashioned on the advice of tiki artists Bosko Hrnjak and Ignacio “Notch” Gonzalez, False Idol pays tribute to imagined gods of eras past, every inch of the 1,000 square foot space decorated in pop-inspired tiki artifacts. And for that we’d like to raise our glass!. FALSE IDOL at CRAFT & COMMERCE a project by CH PROJECTS 675 W. Beech St., San Diego www.craft-commerce.com P H OTO B Y Z AC H B E N S O N , CO U R T E S Y O F C H P R OJ E C T S

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For the past 175 years, Cunard has not only emphasized but led the way in elevating the travel experience, christening decadent ocean-going passenger liners that continue to set the benchmark for luxury even today. While it is their ships, the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 for example, that have firmly established their mastery of the voyage itself, it is their architecturally important buildings in Liverpool, New York, and Southampton that define the epitome of arrival and departure. Specially commissioned as part of the recent Queen Mary 2 refurbishment, photographer Paul Ward was given a master key to Cunard’s three heritage buildings and tasked with finding and capturing on film the spectacular personalities of each historic property. Seen through the lens of Ward, the architectural and ornamental elements built into each of the three properties become strikingly powerful examples of just what it means to travel well. THE CUNARD BUILDINGS at NEW YORK, LIVERPOOL, & LONDON as photographed by PAUL WARD www.cunard.com www.paulward.net

T H E PA S T , R E C A S T 11 The sculpted vessels that once held the cigars of yesterday’s Captains of Industry aboard the North German Lloyd passenger liner Europa, molded and recast in variety of hues, may now find their way under the smoldering cigarillos of today’s Titans of Trade. “EUROPA” CAST REPRODUCTION ASHTRAY by CONCRETE CAT www.concretecat.com 25


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W E IM AGINE TH AT F O R T HE M O ST PA R T , A N OR M AL DAY I N THE L IFE OF AN INF INIT I DE SIG NE R IS S P EN T T I N K ER I N G W ITH THE B RA NDS M O R E SE R IO US PR O D U CT AT T R I B U T ES . L ANE DEPARTUR E SY ST E M S, F UE L E CON OM Y , CR AS H TEST RATINGS. C E R TA INL Y , A L L O F T HO S E ELEM EN T S A R E I MPORTANT TO M A INTA INING T HE IR R E P U TAT I ON AS A TRUSTED, RELIA BL E M O DE O F T R A NSPO R TAT I ON . WI T H THAT STELL AR PE R C E PT IO N INTAC T , T H E D ES I G N A N D ENGINEERING T E A M S R E SPO NSIBL E F O R R U G G ED S U V S A N D L UXURIOUS SEDA NS W E R E L E T L OO SE A N D EN COU R AG ED TO GET A LITTL E W IL D. A ND W IL D T HE Y WER E, I N FU S I N G 40 0 HORSEPOWE R W IT H A M USC UL A R DE S I G N S EN S I B I LI T Y , THE RESUL T BE ING A R AUCO US PA IR OF S I B LI N G S T H AT CAN ONL Y B E DE SC R IBE D AS T HE F IR ST I N FI N I T I M OD ELS DESIGNED FOR T HE T R UE AUTO M OT IV E E N T H U S I AS T A N D WORTHY COM PE T ITO R S TO T HE IR G E R M A N COU N T ER PAR T S . P HOTOG R A PH Y BY BRANDON A. S MITH

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INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD price as tested $62,660 USD engine 3.0-LITER TWIN-TURBO V6 power 400 HP @ 6,400 RPM torque 350 LBFT @ 1,600-5,200 RPM transmission 7-SPEED AUTOMATIC drive train ALL-WHEEL DRIVE measurements 189.1”L x 71.8”W x 57.2”T wheelbase 112.2” luggage volume 13.5 CUBIC FEET weight 4,005 LBS top speed 155MPH 0-60mph 4.5 SECONDS epa mileage 19/26 capacity 20 GAL.

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INFINITI Q60 RED SPORT 400 AWD price as tested $61,555 USD engine 3.0-LITER TWIN-TURBO V6 power 400 HP @ 6,400 RPM torque 350 LBFT @ 1,600-5,200 RPM transmission 7-SPEED AUTOMATIC drive train ALL-WHEEL DRIVE measurements 184.4”L x 72.8”W x 54.9”T wheelbase 112.2” luggage volume 8.7 CUBIC FEET weight 4,024 LBS top speed 155MPH 0-60mph 4.5 SECONDS epa mileage 19/26 capacity 20 GAL.

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I N C A PA B L E H A N D S For as long as there have been automobiles, there have been Engelmüller's hand-made leather driving gloves. Age-old designs and supple materials keep the spirit of racing alive and well. Not to mention at one's fingertips. L to R: N.V.65 pays tribute to three-time Targa Florio winner Nico Vaccarella, €172.00 // The German racer Wolfgang von Trips lends his name to the W.V.T.61, €172.00 // The J.J.53 honors the Czech driver Jaroslav Juhan’s participating in the 1953 Carrera Panamericana, €192.00 ENGELMÜLLER https://engelmuller.com

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NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

Let us take a moment to share with you the story of four Emmas. We’ll keep it short. Emma (1) marries. She falls ill. Husband hires nurse who is, coincidentally also named Emma (2). Husband has affair with nurse and hires Emma (3) to pick up the slack from resulting from the indiscretions of Emma (2). Emma (1) recuperates and replaces husband with family brewery. Major beer label purchases brewery’s product. Finding inspiration within, Roman & Williams transforms brewery into the seriously cool and whimsically industrial Emma (4). Intrigued? We were too. THE HOTEL EMMA / 136 E. Grayson, San Antonio / www.thehotelemma.com 33


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Where aerodynamics is important to road going vehicles, streamlined statements are just as important in today’s progressive media. And like this short, simple statement, the Bowlus Road Chief in all its gleaming, nostalgic glory, gets to the point. It’s our opinion that it’s a point worth making. BOWLUS ROAD CHIEF OPEN ROAD EDITION starting at $137,000 US www.bowlusroadchief.com 34


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1 6 AU TO M O T I V E R E I N C A R N AT I O N Giving second life to automobiles beyond repair, MariClarRo re-purposes leather from luxury vehicles, taking special care to save recognizable accents such as the pleats from a 1969 Lamborghini Espada Series 1. Paired with vibrant linings and heavy duty straps, each of their hand-crafted bags and accompanying small goods put these once great vehicles back on the road.

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WEEKENDER 1969 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES 1 by MariClaRo available online $1,359.20 US www.mariclaro.co

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AT THE HA NDS O F L O S A NG E L E S I N T ER I OR D ES I G N ER L AURA M UL L E R , A NO NDE SC R I P T TOWN H OU S E IN C ENTURY C IT Y IS R E - IM AG INE D AS A N M ET R OP OLI TAN OASIS, PROV IDING A PO INT O F R EFU G E FOR A R ECOR D EXEC UTIV E A ND HIS FA M IL Y. A CA LM I N G COLOR PAL AT E AND M IXTUR E O F BOT H SO L ID A ND ET H ER EAL M AT ER I ALS EXTENDS TO T HE M AST E R SUIT E A N D A DJACEN T S T U DY INSPIRING QUIE T R E F L E C T IO N & P ER S ON AL WELL- B EI N G . interior design by LAURA MULLER FOUR POINT DESIGN BUILD photography by RILEY JAMISON

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LUXURY IS A FEELING. IT’S EMOTIONAL. OF COURSE, PERSONAL LUXURY IS PEACE OF MIND, AND TIME. A PRODUCT IS LUXURIOUS WHEN YOU CAN SEE AND FEEL THE UNDENIABLE AND RESOUNDING PRESENCE OF UNWAVERING QUALITY AND INTEGRITY IN MANUFACTURING; WHEN EVERY SINGLE DETAIL AND STEP IN THE PROCESS HAS BEEN THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED AND EXECUTED WITH PASSION, SKILL, AND CARE - NO MATTER THE SCALE.

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STUDY . accessories CALIFORNIA FURNITURE GALLERIES, WEST ELM . artwork EMILY VAN HORN, MICHAEL MOON textiles KRAVET . fireplace surround WALKER ZANGER . side table CALIFORNIA FURNITURE GALLERIES . sofa KREISS reupholstered by MERCALI DESIGNS . MASTER BEDROOM artwork KRISTA MARLENE . bed, bedding RESTORATION HARDWARE . bedside lamps, bench CALIFORNIA FURNITURE GALLERIES . carpet SHAW CARPET . coverlet, fabrics KRAVET side tables BERNHARDT . MASTER BATHROOM . accessories WEST ELM . artwork MARSCHA BOSTON, VAL ECHAVARRIA . backsplash WESTSIDE TILE & STONE . bathtub HYDRO SYSTEMS . cabinet hardware REJUVENATION . countertops CAESARSTONE . faucet, . flooring WALKER ZANGER . mirrors RESTORATION HARDWARE hand shower ROHL . side table CALIFORNIA FURNITURE GALLERIES . sink KOHLER sconces LIGHTOLOGY steam shower MR. STEAM . toilet TOTO . towel bar, ring REJUVENATION . tub filler faucet ROHL

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JEFFERY S. POSS for ORO EDITIONS $19.95 US 108pp., Softcover www.oroeditions.com Every so often, during the occasional odd moment when productivity is sacrificed for a few moments of cinematic pleasure, I’ll happen across a program promoting the vestiges of tiny home living. It is during that moment, if ever so fleeting, that I wonder “what if?” What if I were to leave it all behind? And with the opening of a closet door or a glance in the direction of shelf after bookstacked shelf, I am hurled back to reality. I’ve never been one to hold on to every little thing for the sake of sentimentality. On the other hand, I’ve never packed a few belongings into a backpack, wandering the crests and valleys of far away lands. I, like most people, just need a little room to breathe. And maybe that’s just it. Maybe one really needs

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just a place to exhale. A few feet to call one’s own. To be one’s self. To reflect. But mainly, to just breathe. Highlighted in an equally small-scale volume are six freestanding structures, the skillful works of architect Jeffrey S. Poss, FAIA. Constructed from a multitude of materials – galvanized steel, red cedar, concrete block – each of the compact abodes exist to serve one singular purpose. For these architectural marvels, these Spaces of Serenity, their purpose and reason for being is quite simply to share with their lucky owners a few un-complicated cubic feet in which to accomplish the one task we find so hard to do. Although it is the real world that dictates my need for closet space, it is through the vibrant images and simple illustrations of Poss’ pictorial that I may live vicariously.

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2 0 F R A C TA L ENLIGHTENMENT Bruce Wayne’s Bat-Cave meets Jones’ Holy Grail (not Monty Python’s) with the distinct flair of the Emerald Palace, the Assemblage Pendant imagined by Thaddeus Wolfe brings an inspired element of light to what might otherwise be a cave-like dwelling.

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It is nestled into the rolling plains that line the Thu Bon river in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province that one finds the quiet workshops of the country’s silk, mat, and terra cotta artisans and craftspeople. While each of these traditional places of creation dotting the quiet countryside is inspired by and finds a connective thread in the adjacent river, so too does each personify the personalities of the maker residing within. Exuding the appearance of strength and permanence as well as a persona defined by delicate luminosity, the creative studio of artist Le Duc Ha, designed by Tropical Space Co. Ltd., become one with the surrounding environment. Here, the artist and his handicrafts are free to interact with the sun and moonlight that pierce the clay walls of the functional structure. At once its open-work exoskeleton of hand-made brick highlights the organic sensitivities inherent in the artist’s work and encourages connection with the world beyond by inspiring conversation and observation from those passing by.

THE TERRA COTTA STUDIO, DIEN PHUONG, VIETNAM by TROPICAL SPACE CO., LTD. for LE DUC HA TERRA COTTA http://khonggiannhietdoi.com www.datnungcuaha.com P H O TOG R A P H Y B Y O K I H I O Y U K I

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The delicate patterns of world-renowned fashion houses become a solid foundation for Blazysgérard’s mosaic collaboration with Mosaïque Surface the result being a fashionably-French and wonderfully avantgarde take on the classic abstractions imagined by the houses of Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Kenzo Takada, among others. Clockwise from Top Left: Gianni in Calacatta Oro & Gunmetal / Nadja in Calacatta Oro & Brass / Coco in Arabescato & Nero Panthera / Jeanne in Brass & Chantilly Grey / Kenzo in Brass, Calacatta Oro, & Gunmetal / Sorrenti Petite in Cloud Grey, Imperial Danby, Nero Panthera, & Storm Grey THE ATELIER COLLECTION by MOSAÏQUE SURFACE and BLAZYSGÉRARD www.mosaiquesurface.com www.blazysgerard.com

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Santa Monica’s WestEdge Design Show last year saw the debut of Los Angeles furniture maestro Taylor Donsker. We immediately fell in love with his bronze work and signature brass corset joints. The Barker Hangar will once again play host to Donsker’s detailed craftsmanship when WestEdge returns November 3rd through the 6th. CAST EDGE DESK In Solid Claro Walnut with Aged Cast Bronze Live Edge. Featuring Taylor Donsker’s Signature Brass Corsets. TAYLOR DONSKER DESIGN www.taylordonsker.com

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Not unlike the Morris Chair made wildly popular by 19th century craftsman Gustav Stickley, Chaise Maurice, an adaptation of a once popular Lebanese chair brought to life by design studio David Nicolas, also makes use of a strikingly simple mechanical element to provide a vast spectrum of seating positions. The artists, rendering the mechanics in brass and pairing them with American Walnut and supple leather, successfully transition the turn of the century chair into a place of respite for the modern interior space. CHAISE MAURICE by DAVID NICOLAS for NILUFAR GALLERY www.davidandnicolas.com www.nilufar.com

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THE LEGACY OF DR. NO

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A 40-year veteran to the industry, Michter’s master distiller Willie Pratt is known as Dr. No. Often times letting a barrel’s contents longer than their published age statement, his refusal to release a spirit until he feels it is ready has resulted in Michter’s long-standing legacy of distilling approachable and delicate bourbons. The 10-Year Single Barrel Bourbon, having spent the better part of a decade in a charred oak barrel, is no exception, boasting a flavor profile that is characterized by a richness that can only come with age. Dark amber in appearance, the 10-Year Single Barrel Bourbon comes across the glass with hints of vanilla, orange, and richly burned sugar before blanketing the mouth in a smooth balance of butterscotch and orange. The taste never quite matures, the lingering tones of muted spice ever so noticeably youthful, yet surprisingly comforting, before parting with a buttery kiss – delicate, yet savory. As enjoyed by TheLIST Spirits Expert Christy Cates MICHTER’S 10-YEAR SINGLE BARREL BOURBON www.michters.com

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There are so many ways we could go with this one. Sleep like a Rock. Want to get stoned? Rock a bye baby...However you see it, one thing is for certain, Warren’s digitally printed 100% silk pyjama sets are rockin’! TOMBSTONE PYJAMA SET by LOTTIE WARREN www.afterpartystore.co.uk

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RE SO URC E S

Blazys Gérard www.blazysgerard.com Concrete Cat www.concretecat.com Crystal Cruises www.crystalcruises.com Cunard www.cunard.com David and Nicolas www.davidandnicolas.com Elaya Vaughn www.elayavaughn.com Engelmüller https://engelmuller.com False Idol/Craft & Commerce www.craft-commerce.com Four Point Design Build www.4ptdc.com Heidi Zilmers www.zilmers.com Infiniti www.infinitiusa.com Juana Gómez www.juanagomez.com

Kiel Mead www.kielmead.com Le Duc Ha Terra Cotta www.datnungcuaha.com L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels www.lecolevancleefarpels.com Lottie Warren www.afterpartystore.co.uk Michter’s www.michters.com Micuna www.ovobymicuna.com Mosaïque Surface www.mosaiquesurface.com Nilufar www.nilufar.com Oro Editions www.oroeditions.com Paul Ward Photography www.paulward.net Petersen Automotive Museum www.petersen.org R And Company www.r-and-company.com

Riley Jamison www.rileyjamisonphotos.tumblr.com

SS United States Conservancy www.ssusc.org Taylor Donsker Design www.taylordonsker.com Thaddeus Wolfe www.thaddeuswolfe.com The Hotel Emma www.thehotelemma.com Tropical Space Co. Ltd. http://khonggiannhietdoi.com Virginia Sin www.virginiasin.com

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