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Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest

Architectural Digest November 2018

Architectural Digest is the world's foremost design authority, showcasing the work of top architects and interior decorators. It continues to set new benchmarks for how to live well—what to buy, what to see and do, where to travel, and who to watch on the fast-paced, multifaceted global design scene.

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on the cover

Alessandra Ambrosio and her children at home. “Angel in America,” page 106. Photography by Douglas Friedman. Interiors styling by Lawren Howell. Fashion styling by Chloe Bartoli. For details see Resources. Captured on a Google Pixel 3. Dear AD Community, A year ago, we partnered with nonprofit New Story to raise enough money for 100 new homes in Haiti. For a family in survival mode, a $6,500 home has the ability to transform lives for generations to come. We are nearly there! Thank you for giving so generously: GOLDEN KEY SPONSORS ($6,500+) APPARATUS Alexandra and Michael Misczynski Bunny Williams Interior Design Christine and John Gachot of Gachot Studios Cowtan & Tout Inc. Drake/Anderson G. P. Schafer Architect Ike Kligerman Barkley Isabel López-Quesada kelly behun STUDIO Markham Roberts Inc. Miles Redd Monique Gibson Interior Design Nicole Fuller, Nicole Fuller Interiors Peter King Hunsinger Robert Stilin Sara Story Design Sawyer | Berson Steven Volpe Design Tony Ingrao Victoria Hagan Interiors SILVER KEY SPONSORS Aamir…

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editor’s letter

“What the owners dreamed of was far from a simple beach house; they wanted to create a truly remarkable destination.”—Ken Fulk Mission accomplished! If you fancy a vicarious vacation thrill, feast your eyes on Casa Grande, Fulk’s bright-pink Cabo San Lucas tour de force featured this month. The effervescent, San Francisco–based Fulk is a quadruple threat—visionary interior designer, renowned party planner, innovative flower arranger, and also a natural writer, as he proves by penning an engaging story on his longtime clients and their dream escape. The designer describes the genesis of the massive project—his clients, supreme hosts who really know how to show guests a good time, requested the ultimate pleasure palace on Mexico’s Baja peninsula. It’s a place they truly love, where they hope to entertain friends and family for…

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good egg

When Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) enlisted Arne Jacobsen to design downtown Copenhagen’s Royal Hotel in the mid-1950s, the Danish architect took a holistic approach: Absolutely everything—from the silver cutlery in the restaurant to the shuttle bus to the airport—would be his creation. One of the most iconic inventions to emerge from the five-star-hotel commission? An elliptical upholstered chair called Ægget, or, as we know it, the Egg. Using polyurethane foam, Jacobsen sculpted an unusual, cocoon-like shape that allowed jet-setting guests to swivel and recline. Since the foam was exceedingly lightweight—a chair weighs just 17 pounds—the Eggs also were easy for the hotel’s cleaning staff to move around. Fifty-some originals, clad in seafoam-hued fabric and leather, dappled the premises. “It was a great contrast to the 22-story glass-and-concrete skyscraper,” explains Henning von Gerstenberg…

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ad360° renovation resources

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one to watch

When Marie-Caroline Willms and Alejandro Gamazo Hohenlohe moved to his mother’s finca near Marbella, Spain, six years ago, it was encircled in thorny bushes so overgrown “even the dogs wouldn’t venture into them,” Willms says. Today the restored estate is home to the couple, their two daughters (Flavia, 6, and Milana, 2), and a supporting cast of animals, from four donkeys to those nine wary dogs. To the couple’s happy surprise, they unearthed centuries-old olive groves, which now produce an organic extra-virgin oil from varieties of trees so unique to the region that they have yet to be named. Willms, an Austrian-German interior designer who relocated to Spain after she met Gamazo Hohenlohe, was well suited to the job of bringing the property back to life. She had grown up in…

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green river project

I wonder if we can make a chair out of just this board?” That was the simple prompt that inspired sculptor Ben Bloomstein and painter Aaron Aujla—at the time assistants to Robert Gober and Nate Lowman, respectively—to consider a new creative calling: seating. Cut and assembled into an angular armchair that evoked Donald Judd’s experiments in functionality, the 12-foot piece of pine did, in fact, yield a rather striking perch. “We’re taking a fine-art practice and saying, ‘How can we make it usable?’” explains Aujla of their new approach, which the duo turned into a full-time gig in October 2017 under the name Green River Project LLC. At Bloomstein’s family farm in Hillsdale, New York, on the banks of the Green River, they set to work, quietly taking commissions for shelves,…