World’s Fair’s Fantastical Visions of Tomorrow Seen Today

For her Lost Utopias project, photographer Jade Doskow has traveled across North America and Europe to document the current state of futuristic architecture built for bygone world expos.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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World’s Fair’s Fantastical Visions of Tomorrow Seen Today

Behind the Scenes with the British Royal Family’s Photographer

Now exclusively available on 1stdibs, the work of Samir Hussein captivatingly captures the queen, princes and princesses at both work and play.

by Roslyn Sulcas
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Behind the Scenes with the British Royal Family’s Photographer

Art Shay, Who Photographed JFK and MLK, Is Back in the Spotlight

The lensman is reflecting on his storied career capturing the biggest events and icons of the 20th century.

by Stephanie Murg
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Art Shay, Who Photographed JFK and MLK, Is Back in the Spotlight

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

Sex and Abstraction Converge in Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s Photography

Now on view in a group show at New York's New Museum, the Los Angeles–based artist's images both seduce and implicate the viewer.

by Hilarie M. Sheets
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Sex and Abstraction Converge in Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s Photography

Massimo Listri Carves out a Singular Home in Florence

The architectural lensman is famed for his depictions of palatial spaces. Here, he shares exclusive photographs of his own labyrinthine apartment and tells us about its eclectic rooms.

by Megan Cipollini | photos by Massimo Listri
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Massimo Listri Carves out a Singular Home in Florence

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

A Famed Photographer Seeks out Nonchalant, Nonconforming Elegance

The images captured by Miguel Flores-Vianna offer a unique view into the homes — and the lives — of some of the world's most creative individuals.

by Pilar Viladas
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A Famed Photographer Seeks out Nonchalant, Nonconforming Elegance

An Artist and Fashion Expert Talks Classic Style on Cape Cod

As a stylist, Kate Schelter had to be up on the latest trends. Now, she's embracing her authentic style and helping others do the same.

by Colleen Egan | photos by Lesley Unruh
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An Artist and Fashion Expert Talks Classic Style on Cape Cod
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