Barnaba Fornasetti’s Hallucinatory House Has His Father’s Spirit

Behind a nondescript facade in northeastern Milan is the magical residence of Barnaba Fornasetti. It's a shrine to the style developed by his design-legend father, which still defies categorization.

by Jorge S. Arango | photos by Oberto Gili
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Barnaba Fornasetti’s Hallucinatory House Has His Father’s Spirit

This Artist and Designer Is Running His Dream Studio

Israeli-born, New York City-based Ghiora Aharoni combines different disciplines and influences in his creations for a highly discriminating clientele.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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This Artist and Designer Is Running His Dream Studio

Charles de Lisle Has a Fresh Take on the California Look

The Massachusetts-born, Bay Area–based interior designer brings a unique perspective to his craft, creating spaces as intriguing as they are inviting.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Charles de Lisle Has a Fresh Take on the California Look

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 Jonathan Adler Spun a Design Empire from His Pottery Wheel

The self-described "terrible employee" has managed to build a thriving business creating everything from objets to interiors.

by Julie L. Belcove | photos by Manuel Rodriguez
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How Jonathan Adler Spun a Design Empire from His Pottery Wheel

The Mad Scientist of Dutch Design Is 3-D Printing a Real Bridge

With his studio's just-opened exhibition at the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt museum, Joris Laarman is bringing the future of design to New York, sharing with a new audience his seamless welding of craft and technology.

by Stephanie Murg
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The Mad Scientist of Dutch Design Is 3-D Printing a Real Bridge

Kim Alexandriuk Designs Homes That Reflect Their Owners’ Histories

Composition and balance are the watchwords of this Los Angeles creative, who considers herself an interpreter of her clients' personal styles — the farthest thing from a design dictator.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Kim Alexandriuk Designs Homes That Reflect Their Owners’ Histories

British Designer Douglas Mackie Melds Elegance and Comfort

Equally adept at decorating in traditional, modern and contemporary styles, the London-based aesthete uses his impeccably trained eye and carefully cultivated drawing skills to create houses as special as their sophisticated owners.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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British Designer Douglas Mackie Melds Elegance and Comfort

Marie-Louise Sciò Ushers an Iconic Italian Resort into Its Next Era

As creative director of Il Pellicano — her family's 50-year-old Tuscan Coast retreat — the Rhode Island School of Design–trained architect has smartly and sensitively reimagined a mid-century legend for a contemporary clientele.

by Andrew Sessa
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Marie-Louise Sciò Ushers an Iconic Italian Resort into Its Next Era
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