Peter Pennoyer Takes His Architecture Practice Indoors

The lauded New York firm's new interior design department took on a big challenge with its first full-scale project: a tony duplex maisonette on Fifth Avenue.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Peter Pennoyer Takes His Architecture Practice Indoors

Natasha Baradaran Has a Global Perspective and a Personal Touch

The Los Angeles designer, who is well-versed in a variety of styles, has a knack for creating interiors that speak to her clients’ interests and lives.

by Keith Plocek
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Natasha Baradaran Has a Global Perspective and a Personal Touch

Pretty, Playful and Perennially Popular: The Story of Chinoiserie

Europe’s obsession with the Far East led to a creative boom in the decorative arts, centuries of appropriation and, surprisingly, one of decor’s most enduringly chic styles.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Pretty, Playful and Perennially Popular: The Story of Chinoiserie

Objects of Desire from the Far East

Long an anchor of the TEFAF fair, Vanderven Oriental Art, a Dutch dealer in remarkable Asian objects, treats connoisseurship as a soulful endeavor governed by instinct and an impeccable eye.

by Nina Siegal
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Objects of Desire from the Far East

Radical Houses

A new book looks at more than 50 recently completed, architecturally ambitious Japanese houses, offering a profound counterpoint to the comparatively safe — in several senses of the word — 21st-century residential design frequently found in the West.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Radical Houses

How Kishani Perera Began Designing for Sophisticated Celebs

Growing up in Southern California, Kishani Perera ignored her Sri Lankan parents' plans for her go to medical school — and instead followed her dream of becoming a designer. Time proved her choice to be the right one.

by Susanna Salk
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How Kishani Perera Began Designing for Sophisticated Celebs

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