Inside a Historic San Francisco Mansion Where Art and Design Reign Free

Believe it not, Peter Marino is an unabashed romantic. Yes, that Peter Marino: the AD100 Hall of Fame architect and designer, he of the artfully inked epidermis, shiny Harley-Davidsons and Ducatis, and black leather, biker-chic ensembles. Give the maestro a historic property with a star-studded backstory, and he turns to putty. “You just sort of gulp,” Marino explains of projects like […]

Mank Is a Rich Immersion Into Hollywood’s Black-and-White Glory Days

Judging the film Mank just based on the story alone—cynical, heavy-drinking screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz evaluates his turbulent travails through Hollywood as he struggles to script Citizen Kane—doesn’t do it justice. A work of impeccable craftsmanship that unspools in crisp black-and-white, Mank, which premieres Friday, December 4, on Netflix, allows viewers to journey back in time to experience all the […]

At Design Miami, Nature and Nurture Reign Supreme

An Island lamp by Stuart Haygarth. Photo: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery It’s fitting that when you walk into this year’s annual Design Miami fair—an understandably lower-key event than usual—you’re sort of bombarded by nature.  The very first installation, a work called Curiosity Cloud by mischer’traxler and commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët (one of Design Miami’s sponsors), features mechanical butterflies trapped […]

Bloomingdale’s New Home Fashion Director Is Raring to Go

Department stores were already facing a reckoning when the pandemic hit. High-profile bankruptcies had plagued premier brands like Barneys New York, which reached the end of its road this past fall. The challenges only intensified this year, as Neiman Marcus navigated its way through a bankruptcy that was spurred on by reduced business during the pandemic. In August, after years […]

Is the Gendered Children’s Room Finally Done?

In fact, notes Barr, pink was at the time “seen as the stronger and therefore more masculine color, appropriate for boys, and pale blue as softer and therefore was touted as more feminine.” Still, through the early 20th century, the colors were used sparingly, and children until about age six were dressed similarly as a matter of practicality. Yet with […]

Alexander Wang Buys Midcentury Pavilion-Style House in Westchester County

Alexander Wang is expanding his New York real estate portfolio, and—surprise, surprise—the fashion designer best known for his streamlined, modern styles is now the proud owner of a sleek home in Westchester County. Wang purchased the pavilion-style midcentury-modern house on a five-acre property for $1.85 million, Variety reports, well over its asking price ($1.75 million). The 2,692-square-foot main house is […]