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Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel who died today at the age of 85, was a Renaissance man. In addition to his day job churning out numerous collections a year for Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous label, he managed to forge a multitude of admired mini careers. He was a photographer, a publisher, a stylist, an illustrator, a gallerist, a director, a curator, a costume designer, and a

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Frustration is often the mother of invention. That was the case with São Paulo design duo Humberto and Fernando Campana, who found themselves tired of traditional upholstery back in 2002. Then a chance encounter sparked an idea: “Someone on the street was selling stuffed animals, carrying them all in his hands—teddy bears, lions, crocodiles,” says Humberto. “Fernando and I looked at each other and said, ‘This is the chair.’” The KAWS x Campana

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Textiles don’t immediately come to mind when thinking about art. But as observers of the creative worlds have noticed, the much heralded crossover between design, craft, and art has upended traditional categories—and the reclassification of textile art is one sign of the change. During December’s influential week of fairs in Miami Beach, textiles were conspicuously absent from their usual places in the Design Miami pavilion but were featured by Art Basel/Miami dealers

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More often than not, the homes I find the most inspiration from are the totally unique and out of the box spaces. They have that special twinkle of character to them, tons of texture, and despite being a little weird they just work. You know what I’m talking about, the type of originality where you find yourself murmuring – Wow, how can I get my home to feel that special? Well, I put some

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"I remember cycling past the house on my way for groceries," says Anki Wijnen. Her design agency and blog, Zilverblauw, which she runs with her graphic designer husband, Casper Boot, was only growing bigger—and so were their two kids. It was clear they needed a bigger home, and this one was love at first sight. Not only was it conveniently located near the city center, it came with an extra space

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“Tyger, tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night.” So go the first lines of William Blake’s immortal 1794 poem about the powerful striped felines that were long hunted for their pelts. Today, however, though laws are in place to protect and preserve this endangered species, only about 3,900 Panthera tigris roam the wild, a dramatic drop in a population that, at the beginning of the 20th century, reportedly

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it was this brilliant black trim that stopped me in my internet tracks. this lovely edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc is just one of those enviable old homes i daydream about. why don’t they build moldings and beautiful glass framed doors like this anymore? i mean, i know why, but if cost were no issue, i would just love to have something as beautiful as the architectural

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as we all run around kondo’ing the heck out of our homes, cleaning closets, emptying out those junk drawers and releasing the stash of stuff we’ve been hoarding in our garages, let’s not ignore our shelving! shelves, too, can be in need of tidying! i always like to give my built-in bookcases a good going over from time to time — arrange the books by spine color — yes, i’m

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The couple pictured in their living room with their dog, Charlie. Scott Schuman and Jenny Walton approached the interior design of their downtown New York apartment much in the same way they approach fashion: a tightly edited mix of vintage and new, sourced from world capitals on nearly every continent. Of course, fashion is a field with which both are intimately familiar. Schuman, the man behind the famed lens of

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