Architectural Digest December 2021

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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United States
Língua:
English
Editora:
Conde Nast US
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Monthly
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combined strength

VARIETY SHOW MISMATCHED CUTLERY, TIMBER VESSELS, RUSTIC CERAMICS—TIEGHI-WALKER GOES FOR TABLEWARE WITH THE MARK OF THE MAKER. SHOWN ARE GLASSES BY DANA ARBIB (TIWA-SELECT.COM). GLOWING TERMS SUNSET IS PRIME TIME AS DUSK GIVES WAY TO CANDLELIGHT AND THE GLOW OF PENDANTS. INTEGRATE VARIOUS SOURCES TO SET THE MOOD. SHOWN IS A BRASS LANTERN (SHOPTERRAIN.COM). PATTERN PLAY TIEGHI-WALKER LAYERS INDIGO TABLE LINENS IN A RANGE OF MOTIFS. SHOWN ARE AN ELECTRIC UNDERWATER TABLECLOTH (GREGORYPARKINSON.COM) AND AN IKAT RUNNER (MINNA-GOODS.COM). MUSICAL CHAIRS SEATS AND STOOLS—SOME VINTAGE, OTHERS BY TIWA ARTISTS—MINGLE HAPPILY CHEZ TIEGHI-WALKER. THE MORE THE MERRIER. SHOWN IS A MOROCCAN WOVEN STOOL (BLOOMIST.COM). FOR MORE SMART IDEAS VISIT ARCHDIGEST.COM/AD-IT-YOURSELF GARDEN: SAM FROST. ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF THE COMPANIES.…

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editor’s letter

Everything about AD’s December cover is larger than life. Razor House, a legendary cantilevered marvel by architectural designer Wallace E. Cunningham, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California, has been called “America’s coolest home” and an “architectural masterpiece,” and is rumored to be the inspiration for Tony Stark’s futuristic bachelor pad in the Iron Man movies. Very few people could take up residence and hold their own in such an epic, audacious space. But the current owners, megastar Alicia Keys and her husband, renowned music producer Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz), have the superhero (superheroic?) quality the vast structure demands. It is indeed a cinematic experience to peek into how the power duo made the monumental house their home, with an expert assist from AD100 designer Kelly Behun. Equally impressive…

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2 minutos
trunk show

In 1854, 19 years after the young French carpenter Louis Vuitton packed his bags and walked (yes, walked!) from his native Jura to Paris, he opened a small business that offered “specialty packing for fashion.” It addressed an emerging need: As people started traveling for pleasure, they required delicate handling and transportation for their opulent outfits. Vuitton, who had already apprenticed for a box maker on rue Saint-Honoré, saw a way to reinvent the day’s leather luggage too. Why not replace that bulky, curved lid, meant to prevent leakage, with a stackable, flat surface of waterproof canvas? It was an instant icon. And soon every other trunk manufacturer was producing something similar. But Vuitton set his designs apart with creative fabrics—a red-striped canvas (1870s), a graphic Damier check (1888), and, finally,…

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4 minutos
nurturing impulse

Once upon a not-too-distant Art Basel Miami Beach, before the pandemic upended social gatherings, a creative crowd packed into the Shorecrest home of art dealer Nina Johnson and singer-songwriter Daniel Milewski. The musician and conceptual artist Terry Allen had set up his keyboard in the living room, where an audience gathered close—some on the sofas, others standing shoulder to shoulder—to hear soulful songs about lonely highways, pretty waitresses, and freight trains. A short drive away, a show of Allen’s works on paper at Johnson’s namesake gallery offered a visual counterpoint to the tunes. Designed by the AD100 firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, that space, a reprieve from the city’s white-box galleries and slick hotels, has been the site of many gatherings. But for Johnson, there’s something particularly special about entertaining at…

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2 minutos
holiday cheer

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD HANDSOME TEXTILES, OFFICE RARITIES, AND DAPPER DIVERSIONS…. BLOOMING INTEREST FLORAL BEAUTIES, FANCIFUL ACCESSORIES, AND WHIMSICAL TOUCHES…. BRIGHT PROSPECTS BOLD PATTERNS, TECHNICOLOR TREASURES, AND UPBEAT FINDS….…

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mitchell johnson

Mitchell Johnson of Menlo Park, California is well-known for his color- and shape-driven paintings of Europe, New York City, San Francisco, Newfoundland, and New England. His paintings can be found in 700 private collections and 28 museum collections. The most recent museum acquisitions were by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Tampa Museum of Art, Museo Morandi in Bologna, and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome. In 2010—after twenty years of exhibiting in galleries in New York (Tatistcheff Gallery), Los Angeles (Terrence Rogers Fine Art), San Francisco (Hackett-Freedman Gallery), and Santa Fe (Mitchell Brown Fine Art)—Johnson embarked on a unique ongoing print advertising project to find a larger audience for his work. Amazon carries many catalogs and books on his work with essays by critics and poets…

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