MONC XIII: An Interview With Natasha Esch

    A few months ago, yours truly had the good fortune of crossing paths with talented designer, curator, and Hamptons shop-owner Natasha Esch. For those not in the know, Natasha is the founder of MONC XIII – perhaps Sag Harbor’s most perfectly appointed home furnishing store. Previously a successful Los Angeles based interior designer, andread ON

The Stunning Ceramic Art of Syra Gómez

    Inspired by nature, Brooklyn based artist Syra Gómez specializes in custom made, site specific ceramic art pieces. We first came across Gómez’s work in the bedroom shown above – in which Gómez designed a mid-century-style wall installation for the São Paulo / New York based architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas. As luck would haveread ON

BRANCHES: Your Home’s Best Accessory

    They’re strong, sculptural and so much better than an overly sweet vase of flowers – Branches, my new home accessory of choice. And just in case you are not totally sold by this first picture… I’ve gathered eight more reasons to prove you need look no further than your own back yard orread ON

COLOR EXCHANGE: Julie Hillman On Form & Texture

    New York City based designer Julie Hillman is perhaps best known for her masterful mixing of collected antiques, modern furnishings, contemporary art and a healthy dose of luxurious fabrics and textures – a tool set that rendered her well suited for the design of this 2,500 square meter home in the Hamptons –read ON

A Family Farm Renovation Bridges Past & Future

    Just one hour south of Lisbon and nestled within the unspoiled land of Mentmor o Novo, Alentejo Portugal, lies the newly renovated family farm of João and Andreia Rodrigues. The property, consisting of nearly 1000 acres of vast golden plains peppered with ponds and shaded by olive and oak trees, has been inread ON

EXTENDED TOUR: Kelly Klein’s Palm Beach Home

    Located on a secluded lot in Palm Beach, Florida lies the 3,900 square foot home of author/photographer Kelly Klein and her young son Lukas. The modestly sized one story build was an 11 month process from start to finish and was a true collaboration between David Piscuskas of 1100 Architect and the homeread ON

Seventeen Reasons To Love Open Kitchen Shelving

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    Today, per reader request, D has gathered a selection of kitchens that throw caution to the wind – boldly stepping out from the confines of bulky wall hung cabinetry onto the sleek and honest platform of open kitchen shelving. While open shelving can bring benefits in terms of ease of use, function andread ON