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The Pursuit of Balance

A. Lange & Söhne

From the moment we are each ushered into this life, we are groomed to seek out a sense of balance.

We Margiela Bilbao

by Persuade

It was only a question of time for Persuade boutique to pay tribute not just to Martin Margiela but to one of the most important eras in the history of fashion.

Kandinsky/Klee House

Bauhaus Dessau

The East German town of Dessau seems unassuming at first glance.

The Hidden Dimension

Manuel Cervantes

With the invention of the concept of a house and studio, a new approach to indoor living emerged.

August

A Conversation with Vincent Van Duysen

It was no weather for a wool shirt, but August’s chapel-turned-into-a-bar kept me cool enough.

At Vespertine with Chef Jordan Kahn

Vespertine is an ensemble built out of artistic respect and trust, at a specific moment in time. The uniqueness of the result could never be replicated.

Finding Beauty In The Unadorned Wall

John Pawson

Minimalism is a term that is often misconstrued in this day and age.

A Summer Afternoon in the Pavilion of Dreams

RCR

The second day of the RCR Summer Workshop begins with a project review to a group of outstanding experts: Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta.

Golden Hour at Armando Mesías’ Studio

Nestled in the midst of vibrant Raval neighborhood, Colombian artist Armando Mesías’ studio is a haven of peace inside the bustling streets of Barcelona center.

The Pebble and the Round Pond

As I walk, I heed the spherical pattern traced on the ground…my mind is engrossed in circular trains of thought…

Refreshing Glance for a Contemporary Paradise

Not far from Barcelona, by the Catalan village of Sant Feliu de Codines, a unique family home lies over ancient hills and pine tree forests.

ICELAND

A Caravan, Caterina and Me

We spent hours and hours in silence, watching the wind drawing new and constantly changing tracks over the stony terrain from the shelter of our caravan.

A Rhythmic Dynamic Dance

Teixidors + Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood’s new collection for Teixidors is based on a unique mix of structures, proportions and finer details.

The Future of Design

at The Audo

The future of design is called The Audo, an experimental house with a strong sensory appeal, where design companies from all four corners of the world can engage in enriching dialogue.

With the Wind in Your Sails

The sea can be choppy or calm, it can carry you safely home or sweep you straight into the eye of a hurricane.

Ethics and Aesthetics

by Reform

According to various different studies, Denmark holds first place in the world rankings of something as intangible as happiness.

Walking Barefoot

It was the strong personality of the Gràcia district of Barcelona with its squares, its markets...

Lessons in the Art of Calmness

Introducing Issue 12

In these stories, we are grateful to those whose practices clear for us spaces of reflection, unhurry us with deeper sensory attention...

Casa di Marco

A place is but a place, yet home is wherever we feel like it to be.

Nurturing the Soul

Openhouse + Nimu

The Nimu + Openhouse beach towel is inspired by the Mediterranean light and the tiles that were used at Masseria Moroseta.

A Morning With Nani and Ilse

All taking our seats, for those twenty minutes or so that we talked to Nani Marquina and Ilse Crawford, it felt like we were in a quite home, away from the maddening crowd.

An Oasis of Elegance

Palazzo Daniele

After a long drive through the dry fields of grass and olive trees in the smouldering heat of the deep south of Italy, we finally reached our destination.

Chaos and Calm

The streets were so full of cars. The drivers changed lanes, some in the opposite direction, and then there she was: a cow in the middle of everything.

Gunopur

It is so easy to be trapped into the cities and the tourist routes in India, while the most magical moments are passing villages that were worlds in their own.

The Golden Temple

Where the People Come Together

Thousands of volunteers work here every day, cleaning the white marble or in the kitchen that never stops, feeding 80,000 people a day for free.

El Celler de Can Roca

A Family Affair

Although El Celler de Can Roca has three Michelin stars and was twice voted into the number one spot by the jury of the Worlds 50 Best, the Roca brothers remain reassuringly down-to-earth, a quality they attribute to never having erred too far from their roots.

The Earth is Only a Little Dust Under Your Feet

The book singed by the Spanish artist Bego Antón talks about her travel to Iceland and the magical world of The Elf School of Reykjavik.

Sleeping Beauty

Kissed by the Light of Salento

Antonio Ludovico Scolari and Christian Pizzinini are two eclectic souls brought together by nomadic life and their passion for art and design. Their life is a creative journey made of light and the celebration of beauty.

Casa Poli

On the Verge of Plunging into the Blue Yonder

After several months coordinating my visit to Casa Poli, I meet up with Mauricio Pezo and Sofía Von Ellrichshausen at Casa Cien, where they live and work.

Tijara Fort

The Palace of the Winds

The uncompleted fort whose construction came to a standstill in 1845 when its owner Maharaja Balwant Singh was murdered, lives a new life.

Cabeça da Cabra

In Praise of Simplicity

A minimalist architect’s paradise to unwind and take a break from the fast pace of modern life with other guests, friends and locals.

Frugal Luxury at La Fábrica

Ricardo Bofill found this mighty building in 1973 and transformed it into both a family home and the headquarters of the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.