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Chaos and Calm

Sleepy, we arrived to Delhi at 3 a.m., where a wall of heat hit us like walking into an oven as soon as we had left the comfort of the airport’s air-conditioned halls. A team from Kamalan had come to take us to our hotel. The streets were so full of cars it could have been midday. The drivers changed lanes without notification, drove between them, some in the opposite direction, and then there she was: a cow in the middle of everything, oblivious, as if in the middle of a paddock. Welcome to India.

Gunopur

After Delhi and Chandigarh, we welcomed a break with open arms. The idea of spending a couple of nights in a remote village surrounded by rice fields sounded like a dream. We were hot and exhausted with many hours on the road.

The Golden Temple

Where the people come together

With a sweltering heat of over 40ºC, we were asked to take off our shoes and cover our heads way before we had reached the doors of the Harmandir Sahib, the Abode of God. Being one of the 100,000 people that would visit the Golden Temple within these 24 hours, a feeling of “who are we?” came rushing to my mind. This Sikh temple was first built in 1577 by Guru Ram Das, and it is the most visited place in India, three times more visitors than the Taj Mahal.

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.

Tijara Fort

The Palace of the Winds

Neemrana Hotels injected new life into the uncompleted fort whose construction came to a standstill in 1845 when its owner Maharaja Balwant Singh was murdered.

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.

Invitation at Desert’s Edge

AZ West

Staying in a one-room cabin at the edge of the Mojave Desert in California is not a retreat; it is an opportunity to consider assumptions about how to live, instead.

Pierre Jeanneret

Chandigarh Belongs to Him

It is his cousin that usually takes the credit for this city, but immersing yourself in the life here you realise it is Jeanneret to whom the city really belongs.

James Goldstein’s Ever-Expanding World

If there was ever a man acclimated to construction, it’s Goldstein. For forty years, almost half his life, he’s been surrounded by it.

The Art of Waiting

A. Lange & Söhne

From the moment we wake, there is a quiet rhythm that conducts our every movement. It is the thread that has sewn humanity to the fabric of every era.

Arno Declercq

Modern Black Totems

Arno Declercq designs seem to possess a certain mythical and totemic quality that departs from the presence of the object in the space.

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.

A Rebellious Spirit

Frames by Expormim

Chic, inviting, lightweight and dynamic… Defining the Frames collection by Expormim is tantamount to describing the personality of its designer, Jaime Hayon.

An Ode to Singularity

Huguet

They sit one next to the other, each with the same pattern…and yet different. No two tiles by Huguet are alike. The beauty of these carefully handcrafted tiles lies precisely in their singularity.

Non-Conformist Design

Reform

Non-Conformism may create something extraordinary out of something very mundane. And if there is a place that is common to all communities, it is the kitchen.

We launch issue No.11 in Milan

On 10th and 11th of April, we will be launching issue No.11 during Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Your Lab

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand

Andre and myself created Your Lab as a place to slow down, to see everything with new eyes and to become more connected to yourself and the things around you.

A New Take On Tradition

Presenting Our New Issue

When we moved office a few months ago, we decided to revisit the tradition that first set the magazine in motion and welcome both old and new friends to join us in our new space for sharing.

Roth Bar & Grill

The Heart of A Comunity

Steve and Jules Horrell are no ordinary restauranteurs: they farm 1000 acres and still find time to host pumpkin festivals for the kids.

A Modernist Masterpiece Opens Up

The Margaret Esherick House was built by an American master, and its splendor cannot be understated. A recent renovation and gracious new owners have once again made it a welcome destination.

Van Doesburg Studio-House

Coup de coeur

While relaxing from an intense year of work, Daniëlle van Ark & Thomas Raat immersed themselves into the world of Dutch artists Theo van Doesburg & his wife Nelly van Moorsel, founders of this house turned artistic residency.

Going Local at Mil Centro

Shining a Light on the Future of Peruvian Food

Driven by an ancient agricultural community whose knowledge goes back centuries, Virgilio Martínez's Mil Centro is set to make lost ingredients and ancient techniques part of the vernacular again.

Squaring Light and Colour

Benoit-Pierre Emery’s design quest for silk and space

Creative Director at Hermès, Benoit-Pierre Emery’s love of silk scarves has resulted in a personal collection of over 10,000 vintage pieces.

Transformations in the Clouds

Saddle Peak House

Nestled on top of the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific, Saddle Peak House is a haven for city escapists seeking serenity and transformation.

Sunday Suppers

Tea Time in Brooklyn

Sunday Suppers started six years ago when a few friends gathered at the apartment of Karen and Genieve. From there, their dinners have evolved and expanded beyond their expectations.

Openhouse Blankets

Made by Teixidors

Two blankets designed together with Teixidors in the finest ecological, sustainable wool and silk perfect for curling up on the sofa, or to be warn as a shawl on cold winter days.

Gabriel Hendifar

Behind the Veil

Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson have turned Apparatus into one of the world’s most feted interiors brands. We visit their New York studio, where they still make all their designs, to find out what makes them tick.

George Nakashima Woodworkers

The Soul of a Woodshop

George Nakashima, the preeminent American designer and master craftsman, made furniture out of a philosophical and spiritual reverence for trees.

Close to Nature

Inspiring Houses Off the Road

Close to nature is an ode to homes with a personal touch and a profound respect for the nature that surrounds them.

César Manrique

An Uneasy Nature

In the conviction of beauty’s power and the importance of aesthetics in the social cultures, his art interventions represented a whole new turning point on Lanzarote.

24 Hours of Unlimited Facets

An A. Lange & Söhne event by Openhouse

In October, Openhouse organised an event to launch the new DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN “Lumen” by German fine watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne.