Some of Susanna Salk’s Favorite Designers Show Us How to Play with Patterns

Taking us on a whirlwind tour of spaces that use charming prints with aplomb, the interiors expert makes a compelling case for ditching staid solids when tackling your next decorating project.

by Susanna Salk
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Some of Susanna Salk’s Favorite Designers Show Us How to Play with Patterns

The Creator of L.A.’s Most Iconic Houses Wasn’t Even an Architect

Michael Boyd digs into the aesthetic legacy of mid-century-modern Southern California designer Craig Ellwood.

by Cara Greenberg
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The Creator of L.A.’s Most Iconic Houses Wasn’t Even an Architect

Remembering a Powerful Patron of African-American Arts

The sudden passing of collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz invites a look back at and celebration of a life filled with activism, advocacy and art.

by Julie L. Belcove
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Remembering a Powerful Patron of African-American Arts

A Power Couple Creates an Oasis of Calm in the Los Feliz Hills

Interior designer Mike Powers and design writer Anthony Iannacci have turned their apartment on the 10th floor of a Los Angeles tower into a highly personal mid-century-modern-inspired retreat.

by Melissa Feldman | photos by Peter Murdock
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A Power Couple Creates an Oasis of Calm in the Los Feliz Hills

Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

When it comes to holiday gifts, it’s hard to go wrong with a beautiful and smart book — especially compared with a chunky sweater or a dreary gift certificate. You’d have to be pretty Scrooge-like indeed to turn up your nose at the following six volumes, which take the world of design seriously, but not too soberly. All demonstrate the magic that can happen when the elements of the physical world are arranged just so. Something transcendent occurs, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

by Ted Loos
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Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

How Cullman & Kravis Makes Classic Still Feel Comtemporary

Now in its third decade but as vital as ever, the storied New York City decorating firm has devoted itself to celebrating the alchemy that can happen in an interior when old meets new.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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How Cullman & Kravis Makes Classic Still Feel Comtemporary

Tina Barney’s Large-Format Portraits Are Rich with Subtext

This contemporary chronicler of the affluent captures her subjects in their natural habitats — although not necessarily at their happiest moments.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Tina Barney’s Large-Format Portraits Are Rich with Subtext

The Best Design Books to While Away the Lush Last Days of Summer

At the end of August, our daily rhythms slow down to their most languid summer pace. This is the time to feed our brains with the best of the recent crop of design books — which are not only good reads, but they look great on the coffee table stacked next to a vase of freshly cut hydrangeas.

by Ted Loos
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The Best Design Books to While Away the Lush Last Days of Summer

This Is How to Look at Art (Spoiler: Put Away Your iPhone)

Veteran gallerist and art dealer Michael Findlay is staging an all-out war against Art Attention Deficit Disorder.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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This Is How to Look at Art (Spoiler: Put Away Your iPhone)
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