Chris Mottalini

Kahn Korman House

By Louis Kahn

On the night before his final trip to India and Bangladesh, Louis Kahn sat down at a baby grand piano in the living room of the Korman House and played.

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.

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.

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.

A Salon to Call Home

Nes Creative

Where does work life end and home life begin? For Natalie Shirinian and Elizabeth Baudouin there is no answer.