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Fortune favors

                  Please may this be my room, filled with objets d’art I’ve found traipsing around the world? Twins Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, the masterminds behind luxe accessories line Lizzie Fortunato, travel often, collecting as they go. Drawn… Read More

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Time capsule

              A building designed for disposal now faces its overdue demise, to the outrage of some occupants. In 1972, architect Kisho Kurokawa imagined a Tokyo apartment block as a kit of parts of sorts: each of the 140 units… Read More

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Palimpsest souls

                A family gazes at the Statue of Liberty, a goal within grasp. Seven children, heads wrapped in cloth, arrive with scalp disease. A group of men receive “psychopathic” diagnoses. Deemed unfit for entry into the United States,… Read More

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Material world

                                  A pair of surprises: a celebrated spire made out of cardboard not stone, and a casual slide sheathed in springbox hide. Both surprising in their use of material.… Read More

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Coloring outside

  This is my view, arguably my favorite foil yet for typing: sfumato on the Hollywood Hills, woolens for seats, plaster patches in exposed concrete, moody photography by Kevin Hanley. LA food truck phenom turned entrepreneurial polyglot Roy Choi – “the Jay Z of the… Read More

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On the waterfront

  Labor Day is for sun soaking and bacon eating – boxes I could check at the Gorbals, a new restaurant and bar perched atop Space Ninety 8, a Urban Outfitters concept complex, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Eight years ago, Ilan Gold won the second season… Read More

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Water feature

              A river runs through it: Instead of the tile floor normally underfoot at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, Denmark, slick rocks and a babbling stream carpet the south wing of the acclaimed art institution. The… Read More

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Sitting duck

  Two days ago, a six-story rubber duck sailed into the Port of Los Angeles, cruising by battleships, container cranes, and cheering spectators. Ever punctual, the duck arrived in time for the triennial Tall Ships Festival LA. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the duck… Read More

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Trophy life

When Augustus the Strong moved into this 16th century Saxon castle, he transformed its hunting lodge vibe into an opulent palace for parties, replete with gilded leather on the walls (save for the room where one million feathers from peacocks, pheasants, guinea hens and ducks… Read More

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Domus

              One hundred and fifty artists have descended on Djerba island in Tunisia, spray-paint primed to transform Erriadh Village into an open-air museum. Organized by Galerie Itinerrance in Paris, the project – dubbed Djerbahood – recruited artists from more… Read More