I am a London-based editor and writer, writing for the New York Times, Financial Times, Esquire, Telegraph and a long list of other international titles about design, travel and luxury lifestyle.
Copywriting for the redesign and relaunch of the BassamFellows website and the studio's branding. BassamFellows’ pioneering Craftsman Modern aesthetic, which marries architectural authority with a minimal-artisanal philosophy, was introduced with the debut of the iconic BassamFellows Tractor Stool at the 2003 Salone del Mobile in Milan
One of the common threads running through everything bearing the Apparatus name – from wild looking sci-fi chandeliers to hand tufted modular rugs connected by brass hardware – is a sense of the future. You can see it in the home of the Iranian-American co-founder Gabriel Hendifar’s on Bond Street
The flamboyant tailor, who outfitted Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger and John Lennon in the 1970s, returns to his roots with a new store. Portrait and interview by Mark C. O'Flaherty
The monochrome pop-up that New York-based gallerist Ralph Pucci has installed in Mayfair spells out one possible future for American design, in bold type, black and white.
There are a lot of great new jackets out there, all based on the same, old, original pattern, but there’s usually one detail wrong. What’s commonly called the “bomber”, reinterpreted by countless designers since it was first perfected for military use in the 1950s, is technically the “flight” jacket
Designers, artists and homeowners work together to produce works in dialogue with nature
The first time I met designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, their stars were ascending. They were a couple – in both business and life – who had recently created the Edition in London for Ian Schrager, and were hard at work on their first Park Hyatt, which opened in summer 2014 opposite Carnegie Hall. They were still relatively unknown outside niche interior design circles, but their tastes were just what the changing world of luxury wanted. They were the future.
In the office above their Paris store in the Palais-Royal’s gardens, brothers Franck and Steven Bonnet are telling me about an American customer who has just come in and wants a pair of glasses. “He wants something today, right now,” says Franck. “And that’s not how it works.” While finding a good pair of glasses takes time and money, the perfect pair involves considerably more investment. At Maison Bonnet, which has been a family business since it was established in 1950, there’s almost noth...
A lot of the stories in Bernerd’s work come from her constant travel. The eccentricity of English heritage interiors, and the layers of color inherent to them, are part of her canon, but then so is the minimalism of Japanese homes—the clean lines and sparse but functional furnishing of traditional pavilion dwellings. “Travel opens my heart and mind,” she says.
On the hunt for Giorgio Armani Eau Pour Homme, the titan of men’s fragrance
Diesel’s Glenn Martens does Gaultier haute couture: ‘It’s about pleasing myself to please the world’
As the designer shows his latest collection for the brand, he talks about balancing commercial with conceptual