Roman and Williams Does Another Head-Turning Hotel Transformation

For their latest project, the Freehand in New York, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch imbued a 1928 building with a youthful, colorful vibe.

by Pilar Viladas
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staircase at Freehand hotel

We Took Over a Historic Milan Palazzo and Filled It with Edgy Design

With "A New Breed," we showcased exceptional pieces by rising talents, a rapidly growing area of strength among 1stdibs' many offerings.

by Pilar Viladas | photos by MAREMOSSO
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19 Dreamy Estates along Istanbul’s Coveted Waterfront

The Bosphorus may be known for its enchanting views, but the extraordinary homes lining its shores are equally alluring.

by Pilar Viladas
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The Most Beautiful Depictions of French Gardens You’re Likely to Encounter

A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, celebrates the grand green Gallic spaces captured by such artists as Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse and others.

by Pilar Viladas
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Paul Wiseman on Designing for a Tech Giant and with Frank Gehry

The versatile San Francisco designer brings a quintessentially Californian earthy yet sophisticated casualness to his work.

by Pilar Viladas
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master bedroom on pool by Paul Wiseman

Experience the Poetry of a Bobby McAlpine Home

The Southern architect and founder of the studio bearing his name designs houses that perfectly reflect their locations and their owners' personalities.

by Pilar Viladas
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Gil Schafer Designs Homes That Look Traditional but Live Contemporary

The architect keeps his work, with its distinct style, fresh by collaborating with interior designers and playing with modernism.

by Pilar Viladas
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What Stirs Beneath the Painted Surfaces of these Mid-Century Houses?

In the German artist's quietly eerie architectural paintings — currently on view at San Francisco's Hosfelt Gallery — all is not as serene as it at first appears.

by Pilar Viladas
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Meet the Master of 1970s Pared-Down Design

Simplicity and elegance were the hallmarks of Ward Bennett's work, which ranged from corporate interiors to candlestick holders.

by Stephanie Murg
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