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August 19, 2018

These Five Summer Books Will Serve You Well Throughout All Seasons

The lazy days of August are a great time for clearing your mind — and enriching it with striking images and thoughtful reflections on design. You might not want to haul these books to the beach, but they're ideal for a quiet afternoon of daydreaming on the couch.

by Ted Loos
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These Five Summer Books Will Serve You Well Throughout All Seasons

The Secret Society of Rebellious Artists Behind a Dreamy, Hyper-Romantic Movement

A new show explores the historical context and influences of the Pre-Raphaelites, whose works still provoke very strong and opposite emotions.

by Marlena Donohue
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The Secret Society of Rebellious Artists Behind a Dreamy, Hyper-Romantic Movement

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Makes Holistic Spaces with Natural Textures

The Seattle firm takes a full-service approach, from architecture to art, always with the clients’ lifestyle in mind.

by Pilar Viladas
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Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Makes Holistic Spaces with Natural Textures

Paradise Is Found Underfoot in These Majestic Persian Textiles

Persian garden carpets, with their timeless beauty and unmatched craftsmanship, have an enduring appeal.

by Liz Logan
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Paradise Is Found Underfoot in These Majestic Persian Textiles

Pepe Lopez Makes Homes for Art and Art out of Homes

The Puerto Rico-born designer specializes in creating layered interiors where comfort is key.

by Pilar Viladas
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Pepe Lopez Makes Homes for Art and Art out of Homes

From Art Deco to the Orient Express: the Legacy of René Prou

Despite his major influence on his peers, the French designer has been little known, until now.

by Ian Phillips
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From Art Deco to the Orient Express: the Legacy of René Prou

Marilyn Lewis Made ‘That Girl’ Costumes and ‘It’ Girl ’70s Style

The late designer behind Cardinali and the classic Marlo Thomas sitcom continues to influence fashion today.

by Priya Rao
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Marilyn Lewis Made ‘That Girl’ Costumes and ‘It’ Girl ’70s Style

Julie Charbonneau Takes a Bespoke Approach to Clean-Lined Design

When it comes to authentic materials and quality craftsmanship, the Toronto-based designer accepts no substitutes.

by Jorge S. Arango
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Julie Charbonneau Takes a Bespoke Approach to Clean-Lined Design

Blaze Makoid Does Chic, Not Shingles, in the Hamptons

The architect has a knack for camouflaging the volume of sprawling homes and making their interiors feel intimate.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Blaze Makoid Does Chic, Not Shingles, in the Hamptons

These Artists Are Changing the Nature of Landscape Photography

Developing images using contaminated water or printing them on expired photo paper are just a couple of ways today's talents are putting their own spin on tradition.

by Liz Logan
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These Artists Are Changing the Nature of Landscape Photography

Mark Epstein Designs Personal Experiences, Not Just Interiors

Whether composing decor or appetizers, the New York-based designer is lauded for his ability to set the scene.

by Craig Kellogg
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Mark Epstein Designs Personal Experiences, Not Just Interiors

The Golden Boy of Finland’s Golden Age of Design


Timo Sarpaneva used unconventional methods to create the highly expressive yet functional works that made him one of his nation's design treasures.

by Paula Weideger
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The Golden Boy of Finland’s Golden Age of Design

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