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By Deanna M. Ashley In the heart of Paris, a heart in which harsh torments of history have played out violently, and yet where the loveliest of sights and sounds can still be savored, sits the opulent Hôtel de Crillon. Towering prominently over the Place de la Concorde...

There’s Knoll, Eames, Saarinen, Breuer, and then Alexander Girard, “the most famous designer you’ve never heard of” as dubbed by Vogue. He is most recognized for his festive and colorful textiles, though he was a true renaissance man who worked in architecture, typography, furniture, exhibition,...

By Cecilia Chard “By day Lisbon has a naïve theatrical quality that enchants and captivates, but by night it is a fairy-tale city, descending over lighted terraces to the sea, like a woman in festive garments.” –Erich Maria Remarque, novelist Originally named Ulissipo, meaning “enchanted port” by...

By Deanna M. Ashley More than a contemporary conceptual artist, Ai Weiwei, a native of Beijing, China, has used his art as a means of engaging the social consciousness of humanity through site-specific installations. [caption id="attachment_36057" align="alignnone" width="714"] Ai Weiwei c/o Yu Photography[/caption] Many fans of his work...

Most of us are familiar with the beauty and elegance Carrara marble can bring to a piece and to a space, but what is the story behind this timeless stone? [caption id="attachment_35956" align="alignnone" width="493"] Mission Stone[/caption] The name derives from its provenance in the city of Carrara,...

Whether flipping through a design magazine or scrolling through your Instagram feed, you are sure to spot an iconic tulip table or Charles Eames style chair. As other design trends have come and gone, the Mid-Century Modern furniture craze has yet to subside, and in...