Victor Stonem

Thresholds

by Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo has always lived between boundaries, either temporarily or permanently.

NEW DIRECTIONS

Cadogan Contemporary

The work of the gallery is changing, but it is still key in the art industry.

UNDER A DOME

at Cadogan Contemporary Gallery

‘Under a Dome’ is a first for artists Lorenzo Brinati and Leonardo Anker with Cadogan Contemporary, curated by Martino di Napoli Rampolla.

Garden House

An Experiment In Ecological Integration

In the outer woodlands of Melbourne, Australia, a crystalline structure sits camouflaged amid the timeworn bush.

YAECA

On Top of Kamakura Mountain

Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide, founders of Yaeca, found a hidden gem on the top of Kamakura mountain.

Studiopepe

and its multidisciplinary workings

Even before Milan Design Week was cancelled, the founders of Studiopepe were already working on a digital project for the occasion.

Placing Biography

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum

In Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman's 1930s Rivera-Kahlo House-Studio is almost an architectural proposal of how to live apart-together.

ENRIC MESTRE

Touch Ceramics

For Enric Mestre, ceramics allow him to delve into three essential dimensions: colour, shape and texture.

HACIENDA XUCÚ

A Recomposition of Place

In the Yucatán Peninsula of southeastern Mexico, an age-old hacienda sits hidden within the confines of the sprawling jungle.

HOTEL MARTEL

Economies of Art and Life

Hotel Martel has been restored and conserved by its owner, Eric Touchaleaume, being the most complete example of Mallet-Stevens’ residential work.

VILLA RA

A Modern Approach to Rural Dwelling

Atop the rugged cliff sides of the Calabrian coast, a contemporary structure roots firmly to the sun-baked dirt.

VVD II RESIDENCE

A Sanctuary and a Refuge —a Place Where Time Stands Still

Like a physician swearing the Hippocratic Oath, architect Vincent Van Duysen takes his role in creating spaces very seriously.

The Krane

Post-industrial Luxury

The Krane, a one-room hotel and spa in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn, epitomises the concept of a hideaway.

Frey House II

Thinking on the Ledge

In the shadowed interior, barely visible as an irregularly curved silhouette, but instantly recognizable, is the iconic rock, around which the house was built.

Castello di Potentino

A Return to Tradition

Tucked inside a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany sits an ancient stone structure.

Memory and Modernism

Villa Cavrois

Home is more than a place that provides shelter. It’s a private space where life finds its personal expression.

Palehua House

Vladimir Ossipoff and Hawaiian Modernism

Chris Mottalini traveled to Honolulu to shoot the work of Vladimir Ossipoff, the foremost practitioner of Hawaiian Modernism, and visited the architect’s most celebrated buildings.

Casa das Canoas

Quintessence of the Brazilian House

Late morning of October. Blue sky and sweaty weather typical of the beginning of the summer in Rio de Janeiro.

Poliform

Iyo Aalto, designed by Maurizio Lai

IYO AALTO has been designed by Maurizio Lai, one of Italy’s most interesting contemporary architects and designers with the key contribution of Poliform.

Max Cetto

Life of the Rocks

By 1949, Max Cetto had become famous in Mexico and was known affectionately as “El Hombre del Pedregal”. He had built and lived in the first house in Pedregal.

Paulin Paulin Paulin

Dedicate one’s life for the sake of Pierre Paulin’s utopias

While both Benjamin and Alice had initially very different passions in life, the adventure of Pierre Paulin’s design overtook everything.

Kanaal

The Art Manifesto of Axel Vervoordt

Kanaal represents the philosophy that Axel Vervoordt began to develop in the late 1960s and it is an important milestone in his life.

Brutal Honesty

Habitación 116

An interior architecture and furniture design studio, seeking to create perfect interiors by questioning uses and habits.

Axel Vervoordt

How the Story of a Style Evolves

We share a weekend with Axel Vervoordt to discuss travel, collecting and style.

Cinc Sentits

The making of a food family

Jordi grew up in Canada, but the holidays were for La Torre de l’Espanyol – a tiny village in Southern Catalonia surrounded by fertile lands lush with olive groves and vineyards.

DAR HI

Where Time Takes its Own Pace

As the Tunisian sun baths ochre-hued terrace with flares of sunlight, in stunning contrast to the subtle gold of the dunes in the distance, you fall into a meditative trance.

The Androgyne Table, Disputing Gender

Menu

Menu’s new collection is inspired by the harmony and balance of combinations that we tend to describe as opposites.

Kumano Kodo

An ancient Japanese pilgrimage road consisting of a series of sacred routes that put you in touch with the strength of the Shinto nature.

Memoirs of a Moment

Introducing Issue Nº13

At this moment we can take time to reflect on what it is to be home, to take care of our loved ones, and to really appreciate what we have.

Palazzo Monti

Classically Contemporary

From a first floor window of the Palazzo Monti, a brilliant gold square appears out of nowhere, as though suspended from the blue Brescia sky.

Pocoapoco

The research residency of Oaxaca

During my trip to Mexico, I visited Pocoapoco, the community of artists that Jessica Chrastil hosts in Oaxaca.

NUMEROVENTI IN RESIDENCE

Cary Fagan

As I walked in our courtyard the day after his arrival, our chairs were already getting stacked in different corners of the space, initiating a conversation, just like deers roaming through a park.

Isla Lebe

An Endemic Marker in the Landscape

A journey to Chile's Chiloé Archipelago to discover the wonderful project of Guillermo Acuña in Isla Lebe.

I-House

A vision of mutual understanding through cultural exchanges among the people of Japan and the world.

Wooden Craft

Passing along the tradition of boatbuilding

Nurturing the craft of wooden boat building and located on the waterside of Newport, is The International Yacht Restoration School, or IYRS.

Villa Empain

East, West, Time Machine

The gardener and I greet each other. The leaves that he prunes fall on top of and in between the pebbles. Many times before, he has seen the impressive beauty of Villa Empain.

House of Spirits

As Merle pours a cup of tea, I walk over to the cabinet of curiosities on the other side of the room; at a closer glance, I realise those curiosities are her own bottled perfumes, Lingua Planta.

Heaven Knows

Fernando Higueras

Man has sought refuge below ground throughout history, from prehistoric caves as protection from the dangers of the natural world.

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.

The Pebble and the Round Pond

Fernando Caruncho

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.

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.

Many Lives Under One Roof

Richard Neutra’s VDL House

Being handed the keys to a Modernist architectural icon is no easy feat for any mustering design enthusiast.

A House for my Family

Rose Seidler House

He was only twenty-five when Harry Seidler built his first house, bringing Bauhaus modernism to Sydney’s North Shore.

Laundry Living

Lea, and Rob's home in Fiskars

It is by the river bank that you will find the home of designer Lea Sarasjoki and first mate Robert Dreakman.