Fun and Games

While 2020’s Summer Games were a year late, the 2022 Winter Games are right on schedule. But not missing a beat means surprises—especially for the athletes. (Surprise number one: Their events are already complicated by politics, with the U.S. staging a diplomatic boycott—athletes will still attend; dignitaries will not—in protest of China’s human rights record.) Ski slopes that are being groomed at this moment on Xiaohaituo Mountain, in Yanqing National Park, about 60 miles north of Beijing, were originally scheduled to host a 2021 trial run. That was canceled, due to the pandemic. This month, skiers will be meeting the mountain for the first time. “None of us know it,” says Mikaela Shiffrin, 26, the alpine ski racer who has won two Olympic golds, “but what I’ve seen from the videos,…

Fun and Games

Novation FLkey Mini and FLkey 37

from $125 novationmusic.com Strengths + Quality controllers with immediate access to important FL Studio functions + FLkey 37 users will benefit from the larger size; FLkey Mini users will like the portability + The control layout is as clearas could be, and we like the brutalist square case + The pads are great- sequencing is a real breeze Limitations - Not keyboards that you'd use for multiple DAWs - Would love to shoehorn a display onto the Mini! Given how long FL Studio has been around in its various forms (Fruity Loops came out in 1998, can you believe it?), the question is really ‘why didn't this happen sooner?’. Akai's Fire gave FL users their first dedicated controller, and now Novation bring us the FLkey 37 and Mini keyboard controllers. We had both the FLkey…

Novation FLkey Mini and FLkey 37

SPECTATOR SELECTIONS

Highly Recommended The issue’s most impressive wines. Includes top-scorers and wines that represent optimal purchases based on their combination of score, price and availability. 96 Fontanafredda Barolo La Rosa 2016 $125 ITALY On the savory side, this red opens with freshly mowed grass, hay and eucalyptus aromas before revealing cherry, strawberry, rose and mineral flavors. Fleshy, with a matrix of dense tannins flexing their muscles on the finish. Shows excellent potential. Best from 2023 through 2042. 1,000 cases made, 250 cases imported.—B.S. 96 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2018 $120PORTUGAL Remarkably harmonious already, with a beautiful display of unadulterated blueberry, blackberry and plum sauce flavors that fan out, while anise, ganache and cassis accents fill in. So lush and seductive through the finish, it’s nearly drinkable. But just wait. Best from 2030 through 2050.…

SPECTATOR SELECTIONS

ТИМУР И ЕГО КОМАНДА

“Ясобираю современное искусство уже больше десяти лет, и сейчас коллекция такая большая, что в квартиру все не влезло и часть находится в хранилище, – рассказывает Тимур Юнусов. – Но, может, я открою галерею, чтобы показать свои сокровища широкой публике”. Его новая квартира площадью 650 м2 занимает два этажа, соединенных лифтом: внизу находятся спальни детей, а сам он живет на верхнем. Оформлять резиденцию артиста взялись Артур Шарф и Артем Зверев из YoDezeen, которые познакомились с Тимати через общего друга. “Тимур попросил сделать для него ультрасовременное пространство, которое будет наполнять его энергией и подзаряжать, – говорит Артур. – Здесь все спланировано непривычно: например, на верхнем уровне площадью почти 400 м2 всего > две спальни, а большую часть пространства занимает гостиная”. Дизайнеры придумали сделать что-то вроде лофта, но не небрежного, а проработанного до…

ТИМУР И ЕГО КОМАНДА

Seeds of change

When architect and designer Patricia Urquiola debuted her ‘Serena’ table lamp for Italian lighting brand Flos at 2015’s Euroluce, the Salone del Mobile’s biannual lighting exhibition, it was an instant classic. Though the industry attention seemed to indicate otherwise, it was not, in fact, the only work of hers on display. Suspended from the ceiling of the stark white Ron Gilad-designed booth was another design, a prototype that never made it into production. It was an experimental lighting system that played with the same aesthetics as ‘Serena’, which resembles a petal curving around a well of light, reflecting and diffusing its glow. But instead of the table lamp’s short vertical body, the hanging light was formed of willowy branch-like stems that hovered over the exhibition floor like the canopy of a…

Seeds of change
AROUND THE WORLD IN   WHISKIES 80

AROUND THE WORLD IN   WHISKIES 80

Beyond Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the U.S., Whisky Goes Global Nearly every whisky lover has enjoyed at least one whisky from each of the traditional distilling nations. But relatively few even know about the whiskies made from heirloom corn in the Mexican desert or distilled with sorghum and aged with tobacco leaves in the Dutch Caribbean Islands. As we scoured the globe for upstart whisky-making nations, it became clear that innovative and exciting new expressions are lurking everywhere on the whisky frontier. Many of these distillers are pioneers, making the first whisky ever in their country, unencumbered by restrictive laws or traditions. This isn’t a comprehensive list of all the distilleries in the world making whisky, but it does include many of the most unexpected and dynamic producers across more than 40…

PEAK SNEAKER

LOUIS VUITTON MEN’S X NIKE AIR FORCE 1 BY VIRGIL ABLOH Curious about how monumental this Virgil Abloh-engineered link-up between Louis Vuitton Men’s and Nike actually is? Sotheby’s New York has an answer: in January, 200 limited-edition pairs of LV-embossed Air Force 1s were auctioned off for an earthshattering £20 million in total, setting a new sales record for trainer and fashion auctions in the process. The latest colourways – an icy white and a chromed-out black-blue-and-yellow concoction – are perhaps even more desirable than the now historic OGs, so expect to move some serious mountains to get your mitts on a pair (prices upon request). —YANG-YI GOH ADIDAS X GUCCI GAZELLE When Gucci unveiled its muchheralded partnership with Adidas on the runway in February, there were plenty of fanciful Alessandro Michele flourishes…

PEAK SNEAKER

Louisa May Alcott, Author of Her Own Story

Following publication of Little Women in 1868, Louisa May Alcott was popularly known as the “children’s friend,” a moniker that became the title of the first biography written about her in 1888. The warmhearted stories she told in Little Women about the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—growing up in Civil War–era Massachusetts, made her one of America’s best-selling and best loved authors. Little Women spawned two sequels, stage plays, numerous films, more than 10 TV adaptations, a Broadway musical, and an opera. It has sold an estimated 10 million copies and been translated into as many as 50 languages. Alcott went on to write fiction for the rest of her life. Literary historians now know that she had an earlier, hidden career, in which she had produced a significant number…

Louisa May Alcott, Author of Her Own Story

In Living Colour

London is filled with terraced Victorian homes undergoing straightforward updates to keep up with changing needs. But when Studio Ben Allen set out to refresh a home in a North London suburb, the property’s unconventional size and position paved the way for something special. “This was an end-of-terrace home built next to a man-made waterway that has served London for over 400 years,” explains Ben Allen, practice founder and principal. “It had a much bigger garden and was probably a third wider than the other houses on the street.” Seizing this rare opportunity, Allen embarked on a similarly novel renovation, dubbed “The House Recast.” Granted, the project began as just a modest extension to deal with the dark, cramped kitchen and a bathroom with a leaking roof. But Allen’s team soon ended…

In Living Colour
SERVICE WITH A STYLE

SERVICE WITH A STYLE

Specializing in database technology, CO-Sol is a Japanese company that provides its clientele with 24-hour support service. To create its new satellite office in Toronto, it turned to the local design studio Uufie, which transformed a compact suite in a massive mixed-use complex in the city’s north end for the firm. Taking advantage of the time difference between Toronto and Asia, CO-Sol’s seven employees handle nighttime duty for Japan out of the space. It’s the type of quirky cult-film premise — a tiny band of transplanted computer whizzes (plus one Canadian) quietly at work in a quasi-suburban residential and commercial building — that sparks the imagination. And the interior, replete with bold gestures and moody details, more than lives up to the cinematic promise. Eiri Ota — who runs Uufie, an…

EARL HAYDEN

“What’s wrong, son?” chuckles the man, laying his hand gently against the young boy’s cheek. A lamp on the bedside table reveals stubborn defiance and a trembling lower lip, the little face framed by a pillowcase adorned with a motorcycle motif. “No!” the young boy demands. “Wrong ending! Tell it again!” And so, with mock reluctance, the man launches into what is clearly a familiar tale of a thrilling racing battle waged between protagonists identified by colorful nicknames. A glimmer of suspicion lingers on the young boy’s rapt visage as the astonishing exploits of King Kenny and Fast Freddie tumble out until, with the imaginary conflict seemingly approaching its climax, a new character is introduced. “But wait, who’s this?!” the man exclaims, and the young boy’s wariness morphs into gratification. “Number 69? The…

EARL HAYDEN

Spirited Away

A BRUNCH FOR TWO Dressing the table with all the accoutrements of a favorite eatery is one way to bring high dining home. We recommend wearing jewels. BOUTIQUE HOTEL BOUDOIR Re-create resort style at home with crisp percale bedding, then cozy up with slippers and a good read. COCKTAIL HOUR ANYTIME In 2020, the special occasion for elevated drinkware is every day. IN ON THE TOWN You don’t have to brave the cold when you can keep warm on a romantic night indoors.…

Spirited Away

SPOTLIGHT TSE TSE FLY MIDDLE EAST

When the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar in November 2022, it will be more than the adventures of a soccer ball that the world’s press will be following. Some will be asking awkward questions about the Gulf state’s human-rights record, especially in relation to migrant workers labouring under what’s known as the kafala system. Kafala (‘sponsorship’ or ‘to take care of’ in Arabic) is, on the surface, a way of getting visas for migrants to Qatar and other Middle Eastern states. But at a deeper level, kafala means that migrants endure multiple indignities. With little or no freedom of movement, they often live and work in hugely dangerous conditions. Sexual abuse – especially against female domestic workers – is common. Local laws do little to protect anyone who complains. So…

SPOTLIGHT TSE TSE FLY MIDDLE EAST
ÉTÉ fertile en vue

ÉTÉ fertile en vue

Difficile de trouver en France, et d’autant plus sur la Côte d’Azur, meilleur terrain de jeu pour célébrer l’alliance de la créativité et de la biodiversité. Ce territoire, les randonneurs qui cheminent vers le belvédère du Cap Roux le connaissent bien. Les abeilles et les parfumeurs aussi. Hiver comme été, ses sentiers diffusent des secrets aussi délicats qu’enchanteurs. Mimosa, pin d’Alep, arbousier, genêt, romarin, la palette aromatique est immense, et sa faune est l’une des mieux protégées d’Europe. Sauvage, l’Estérel – soit 32000 hectares de roche, de garrigue et de forêt, dont près de la moitié classée en zone Natura 2000 – a su se préserver de la bétonisation galopante de la Riviera depuis un siècle. Ouverte par le Touring Club de France en 1903, la Corniche d’or qui relie…

When to Sharpen

Sharpening is of course a huge part of woodworking, much bigger than it initially seems. The more invested you become in woodworking, the more you are engulfed by the complexity of what is theoretically a simple concept. Repeat performance Learning to sharpen is futile without understanding what it means to be sharp. This was my main issue when I first watched someone sharpen a plane iron and then tried to sharpen my own. I was just repeating the motions I saw without fully appreciating what I was working towards. The idea of ‘if I perform this action, I will get this result’, in hindsight, is almost primitive. It is like training a dog or a dolphin with a clicker; if they do well they get a click and quickly associate the click with…

When to Sharpen

The Performance Wheel Has Been Reinvented

LIGHTER WHEELS ARE FASTER WHEELS. And after decades of incremental advancements in wheel casting and forging technology, additive manufacturing (3D printing) is primed to transform how little performance wheels can weigh and what the wheels look like. An early example of what we can expect was produced in 2019 by wheel-building boutique HRE in collaboration with GE Additive, GE’s 3D printing subsidiary. Their HRE3D+ wheels mated printed titanium components with a carbon-fiber barrel. The 20" x 9" front and 21" x 12.5" rear wheels weighed just 16 and 19 pounds, respectively. For high-end wheels of the same size, this saves roughly a pound in the front and two pounds in the rear. Traditional wheels are manufactured using cast or forged aluminum alloys. These existing processes are cost-effective but suffer from material inefficiencies…

The Performance Wheel Has Been Reinvented
Une cuvée LUMINEUSE

Une cuvée LUMINEUSE

Il faut imaginer un ancien bâtiment agricole, à l’abandon depuis plusieurs années, recouvert de vigne vierge. La toiture était en piteux état et des cuves en béton armé occupaient la moitié de la surface intérieure. Et pourtant, ce lieu a tout de suite séduit Manon et Arnaud qui ont très vite vu son beau potentiel! « Une magnifique charpente en bon état, des murs en pierre, un toit à quatre pentes, des ouvertures en anses de panier et une hauteur sous plafond de 4,5 mètres, que de belles promesses », se rappelle Manon, qui s’est alors fiée à son œil de décoratrice. Pour le projet, le couple n’a pas fait appel à un architecte. Les contraintes historiques du bâtiment, un pan de mur condamné par les anciennes cuves en béton…

Maison DE CURIOSITÉS

Juriste et artiste peintre d’origine flamande, Virginia est tombée sous le charme de cette vaste demeure de 380 m2, construite au début du siècle dernier et restée dans son jus. « Il fallait beaucoup d’imagination pour voir le potentiel du lieu, mais la présence d’une grande terrasse bien orientée, de pièces baignées de lumière et la surface totale nous ont immédiatement séduits », explique-t-elle. L’ampleur de la rénovation en aurait effrayé plus d’un, mais la nouvelle propriétaire, épaulée par l’architecte Alexis Froment (agence Froment & Delaunois Architectes), relève le défi, d’autant que cet ambitieux projet lui permet de dévoiler les facettes de son talent. Durant une année, grâce à une équipe d’artisans, la maison fait peau neuve, quitte son atmosphère désuète pour laisser place à la lumière, au design et…

Maison DE CURIOSITÉS

LE MOBILIER FAIT SALON

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LE MOBILIER FAIT SALON

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A Celebration of Talent and Gratitude

I’ve known our Designer of the Year, Anne Hepfer, since the start, when her lovely traditional designs graced our pages beginning in 2008. Since then, Anne has been a perennial favourite with our readers and has continued to wow us, as you can see from her latest work on our cover. Respected by her peers and loved by her clients, she was the natural choice for this year’s top spot on our A-List. Congratulations on this well-deserved honour, Anne! From my chair, there’s so much more to being a great designer than what you see on our pages. The “greats” have something that’s hard to define. Much like a great actor, a great designer has a larger-than-life persona, a point of view that doesn’t waiver, an eagle eye for details, and…

A Celebration of Talent and Gratitude
Flexible retail

Flexible retail

We’ve written at length about retail’s key strategies for physical space in an increasingly online-oriented market. In short: create a destination, foster communities, engage your audience. But more recently there’s been another shift that’s less about what retail spaces offer and more about how they offer it. It stems from a growing consensus that fixed equals risky, whether that ‘fixed’ refers to a fit-out or a tenancy agreement. As retail expansion director Doortje van der Lee of eyewear brand Ace & Tate explained in Frame 140: ‘Traditionally retail has been about signing a lease for five to ten years and staying in one place… Landlords are starting to open up to different ways of working together, and creating modular stores gives us the flexibility to pick up our concept and…

On Display

On Display

Tailor Shade ‘The right lighting can increase sales by 10 per cent,’ says Daniel Lechner, Marketing Director at Zumtobel. This is one of the outcomes of the Limbic Lighting research done by Gruppe Nymphenburg in Munich, a study exploring how lighting can influence human feelings, emotions, wellbeing and, ultimately, (purchasing) behaviour. Zumtobel’s three Limbic types – Balance, Stimulance and Dominance – address different personality types and allow retailers to tailor the shopping experience to their specific clientele. ‘Dominance’, for example, is targeted at ‘performers and disciplinarians that prefer a balanced light distribution’, as shown in Dubai’s Audi showroom (pictured) fitted with Zumtobel lighting. zumtobel.com Using chain links as if they are the pixels forming an image, Kriskadecor creates decorative curtains that find their way into restaurants, hotels, the home and: shops. Featured…

1 Can jewellery retail court Gen Z?

We’re in the midst of a major rebranding of legacy jewellers, as it becomes clear that the classic luxury cues these houses relied on for decades are losing relevance for Generation Z. Along with millennials, these youngsters are predicted to garner more than 60 per cent of the luxury market by 2025, according to Boston Consulting Group. Luxury jewellery veteran Tiffany & Co has recognized this with a slew of initiatives to attract a younger customer base. Its latest campaign, Not Your Mother’s Tiffany, is accompanied by a pop-culture partnership with Beyonce and Jay-Z. The signing of 18-year-old British tennis champion Emma Raducanu as its latest brand ambassador shows how seriously the jeweller is taking its foray into youth culture. While these long-awaited shifts in brand marketing represent progress for the…

1 Can jewellery retail court Gen Z?
3 How the rise of food delivery apps is changing hotel F&B design

3 How the rise of food delivery apps is changing hotel F&B design

A report by HGEM found that two thirds of hotel guests have used Deliveroo, JustEat, Grub-Hub et al. to order food directly to their room, with 71 per cent of guests aged 26 to 35 opting for delivery apps over in-house restaurants. The trend of ordering in to hotels is subsequently predicted to surge by 83 per cent in the coming years, with the wider delivery market’s revenue expected to increase to $97 billion by 2024, following a year of record growth. The popularity of the delivery model had been rising throughout the 2010s, but like most trends prior to the hyper-accelerator of Covid-19, its pace and dominance has rapidly built to a level of considerable influence and anxiety for the old guard of hospitality conventions. ‘This is a fascinating topic…

CRIOLLO

Lorsque l’on pense au Mexique, la ville d’Oaxaca ne vient pas immédiatement à l’esprit. Pourtant, cette destination encore peu connue à l’étranger est en pleine ascension. Et pour cause : son architecture pleine de charme, sa nourriture délicieuse, son artisanat ultra-coloré et ses paysages variés caractérisent cette petite perle que l’on aimerait garder encore un peu secrète. C’est ici que les deux chefs mexicains, qui travaillent ensemble depuis plusieurs années, Luis Arellano (originaire de la région) et Enrique Olvera (célèbre pour son restaurant Pujol situé à Mexico, qui occupe régulièrement la tête des classements internationaux des meilleures tables), lancent en 2016 un projet gastronomique tout à fait singulier. Inspiré du local, du naturel et de la terre, Criollo se veut un lieu intime et authentique avec seulement quelques tables, proposant…

CRIOLLO

Una joya oculta

“El silencio de ese espacio preservado hoy es un lujo; el verdadero lujo”TONI ESTEVA No es un hotel, sino un lugar para encontrarse con uno mismo”, confiesa el arquitecto Toni Esteva. “Casi diez años hemos dedicado a llevar a cabo ese sueño compartido con Jaume Danús, mi socio y maestro de obra”. Esta possessió mallorquina y su finca, ubicadas en pleno Parque Natural de Llevant, estaban abandonadas desde los años sesenta. Toni y Jaume decidieron restaurarla y darle una nueva vida como retiro dedicado al bienestar, siempre conservando el espíritu de la Mallorca de su niñez, cuando la isla vivía de sus recursos naturales y el tiempo tenía otro ritmo más pausado. Lo que fueron las porquerizas se han convertido en sala de meditación, mientras que el spa es un edificio…

Una joya oculta

TENDENCIAS

TESORO A LA VISTA

TESORO A LA VISTA

Embarcarse a través de un viaje por el tiempo y aterrizar en el siglo XVII. Esta casa, situada en el casco antiguo de Mantua, lleva el nombre del distrito donde se ubica, conocido como Contrada San Domenico. Entre sus paredes han vivido ilustres moradores. Fue el hogar de un alto cargo del Tribunal de la Inquisición y, posteriormente, se anexionó al convento de las Carmelitas Descalzas, construido en 1646 y que todavía sigue en pie. También la familia Todeschini la habitó hasta mediados del siglo XIX y su escudo de armas, impreso en algunos de los muros de la vivienda como si de un entelado se tratara, es parte de su legado. Porque, no hay duda: los frescos originales que la visten y embellecen son una joya de incalculable valor.…

Cell Anatomy

When GM launched the plug-in-hybrid Chevrolet Volt in 2010, the auto industry talked about battery cost around $1000 per kilowatt-hour of energy storage. At that price, the Volt’s 16-kWh pack was likely more expensive than all other components of the car combined. Now, with GM’s latest battery, dubbed Ultium, the company says it’s approaching a cost that’s 90 percent lower—a point where it can finally be profitable to shift away from internal-combustion engines. The automaker has promised to do just that, launching 30 new EVs around the globe by 2025. Come 2035, its only vehicles with tailpipes will be heavy-duty trucks. The building block for this plan is a large, pouch-type lithium-ion cell, roughly 23 by 4 by 0.4 inches. It weighs about three pounds and contains 20 times more energy than…

Cell Anatomy
Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am gets all the attention, what with its starring role in Smokey and the Bandit, but to me, the turbocharged 1980–81 Trans Am is the most interesting second-gen Firebird. I bought one last summer. It’s not exactly a basket case, but it’s certainly basket adjacent, which means my husband, Tom, and I spent a fair amount of time making eye contact with its aggro avian hood graphics while getting elbows deep in its draw-through, computerized-carburetor-topped turbo system. It’s a real weirdo. Along with being a historical standout as the second turbocharged American V-8, the turbo 301 is also the last Pontiac V-8 to power a Trans Am. That might not mean much today, when LS-swapped Ferraris and 2JZ-powered muscle cars are common car-show fare, but to…

CRUISERS

CRUISERS

DUCATI XDIAVEL S $32,990–$33,290 The XDiavel S adds a bunch of classy add-ons over and above the remainder of the range. Of course, you get the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine and that really is the cornerstone of the bike. Grunt, road presence and sincerely well engineered, the S ticks just about every entry on the primo revhead’s wish list. SPECIFICATIONS Engine: Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled Displacement: 1262cc Power/Torque: 114.7kW @ 9500rpm/128.9Nm @ 5000rpm Transmission: Six-speed, multi-plate wet clutch, belt final drive Tyres: F: 120/70ZR17 R: 240/45ZR17 Seat height: 755mm Kerb weight: 220kg (dry) Fuel capacity: 18L Warranty/Service interval: 2 years, unlimited km/15,000km VERDICT: FEET-FORWARD DUCATI DUCATI XDIAVEL $27,990 Dauntless, irreverent, unheard of, the new XDiavel breaches the world of cruisers with Ducati values, merging concepts that apparently stand worlds apart. Travelling and relaxing to the comfort of forward…

Couleur bruyère

P. 24 La jardinière IL FAUT • Table de récup’ avec grand tiroir • 2 ornements en bois à récupérer • Peinture extérieur bois (LITTLE GREENE) col. Taie Sapphire • 4 tasseaux tiroir 2 x 3 cm •au Panneau format en int contre érieur -plaqu de chaque é marin cô x té 1 du cm •d’é Plinthe p. au format en bois int L érieur 220 x de l 8 la cm table x ép 10 mm • Vis cruciformes • Clous • Feutre géotextile • Visseuse • Ponceuse • Agrafeuse • Pinceau brosse • Brosse • Papier de verre. 1 Ôtez le panneau du dessus de la table. Le tiroir va servir de caisson à la jardinière. Poncez toutes les surfaces. Dépoussiérez avec la brosse. Renforcez les côtés du tiroir en y vissant les 4…

Couleur bruyère
Indémodable toile à matelas

Indémodable toile à matelas

P. 70 Trousse IL FAUT • Toile à matelas à rayures 40 x 50 cm • Cotonnade • Molleton imprim synth é é e tique pour 40 la x doublure 50 cm •40 Fermeture x 50 cm à glissière L. 35 cm col. Écru ou Or • Pompon col. au choix • Fil à coudre col. Écru • Fil à bâtir • Aiguille à coudre et à bâtir • Règle graduée • Stylo Frixion • Épingles • Machine à coudre • Fer à repasser. 1 Coupez 1 rectangle de 36 x 47 cm dans la toile à matelas et le molleton. Les valeurs de coutures de 1 cm sont comprises. Superposez toile et molleton, et bâtissez-les le long des rayures. À la machine, surpiquez le centre des rayures écrues, env. tous les 2…

PRODUCTS

PRODUCTS

niceworkshop Seoul-based interior design studio niceworkshop, run by Hyunseog Oh and Sangmyung Yu, has launched the Bolt collection, comprising a table, chairs and bench made from stainless steel threaded bolts. Inspired by the idea of using construction material that would otherwise be discarded as waste, the designers used the bolts differently in each piece of furniture. The collection explores the perception of space through minimalist forms, using the material flexibility of bolts to achieve different possibilities. instagram.com/niceworkshop_ Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier Two decades after founding his interior architecture practice, French designer Pierre Yovanovitch has launched his own furniture brand, Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier — a natural evolution from his experience creating custom pieces for residential, hospitality and commercial projects around the world. The brand captures the designer’s unique aesthetic and bespoke approach, and launched with 45…

How To Play “Superstition”

There is no more famous clavinet-based song than Stevie Wonder's mega-hit “Superstition”, from his 1972 album Talking Book. Originally written to give to guitarist Jeff Beck as a “thank you” for playing on Stevie's previous album (Music Of My Mind, 1972), Wonder was so pleased he decided to record it for himself. Then in an interesting move, Motown released his record before Beck's came out. Stevie plays drums, Moog bass, and clavinet on the recording, with horns overdubbed. So many bands like to play this tune, but too often, the keyboard player plays the iconic clav part wrong, or the guitar player wants to play the more rock-oriented Jeff Beck version. Let's take a deep dive into what it takes to play the part correctly. Finding The Truth When you listen to…

How To Play “Superstition”

THE DIY GUIDE TO RELEASING YOUR MUSIC

Your track is finished, the I's have been dotted and the T's have been crossed. The mastering engineer has done their thing, and you've even changed the track's name from “Crazy Idea 8”. Your piece of sonic art is nearly ready to be flung out to an unsuspecting public, but hang on, is it really so simple? Of course not. Here, another huge job is starting – and it's not one about dynamic range compression, EQ or synth programming; it's one about sample clearance, artist bios and press kits. Without the proper packaging and marketing groundwork, your unsuspecting public might be so unsuspecting that they miss you entirely. So what on earth should you do now? Or in other words, what should you have started in the days and weeks prior…

THE DIY GUIDE TO RELEASING YOUR MUSIC
ONE OF A KIND

ONE OF A KIND

The first thing you will notice about the watches this month is that they are a little, well, unusual looking. An analogue watch face has a number of essential elements. An hour hand and a minute hand are bog standard. Generally there’s a seconds hand too, and possibly a date. You might add a stopwatch, a calendar or even go crazy and add a little indicator that tells you what mood the moon is in. But you need an hour hand and the minute hand, as this is how the time has always been told, right? Wrong, actually. A quick glance at the ornate clock on the north tower of Westminster Abbey might tell you that it has two hands. But on closer inspection it in fact has just one long…

Waiting to be important

Waiting to be important

I DIDN’T “GO” TO WORK ON THE morning of March 17, meaning I didn’t get up, brush my teeth and place myself at my desk in the living room. I stayed in bed, made a cave out of the covers and watched the text messages roll in. “Thinking of you.” “Sending love.” “No need to respond.” It had been a strange and terrible night. I had watched an uplifting talk by a writer and friend, a survivor of sexual assault and a proud Asian-American activist. I’d added a few entries to the list she’d recently encouraged me to make, gathering moments when my biracial Asian identity has been used to make me feel different or small. Just a few days before, we’d laughed about my first item: At the sushi go-round…

Track Saw Jig

If you do your woodworking in a small home shop without space for a full-size table saw, a track saw can be the best answer for making precise rips and crosscuts on plywood panels or even on hardwood. (I can’t count the number of times my Triton Plunge Cut Track Saw has saved me from hiring help or calling a friend over to assist in exchange for pizza and cold ones, once the work is done.) The only downfall is that, due to the positioning of the track/fence on top of the workpiece, you need to reset angles and measure each and every cut. That can make precision a challenge. With this jig, I wanted to create a solution that allowed for swapping out material without moving the track, and hence…

Track Saw Jig

WHISKY ADVOCATE SELECTIONS

Best Values Whiskies with solid scores, modest prices, and wide availability. HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT 91 Loch Lomond Original, 40%, $30 Restrained and refined, the nose is bright with orange blossom, honeysuckle, peaches, pineapple, grapefruit, almond, and pistachio. The flavors are consistent, tending toward sweetened fruit—candied grapefruit and orange peel, grilled pineapple, brown sugar-coated almonds—bound in a creamy length of silk. Polished oak offers a savory counterweight to the finish’s sweet-floral notes of citrus oil and rose water. One of the best entry-level single malts on the shelf.—SSB RYE 91 Roulette 4 year old Straight, 50%, $30 A pretty and unusual nose: nutty with toasted grain uplifted by fresh-squeezed lemon, plus chai spices, brown sugar, seasoned oak, and cedar chest. The palate has intersecting layers of citrus wedges, allspice, black pepper, dried ginger, milk chocolate, toasted nuts, cedar,…

WHISKY ADVOCATE SELECTIONS
MASTERING THE CLASSICS

MASTERING THE CLASSICS

All great artists—from painters and poets to cellists and chefs—begin by studying the classics in their chosen field,” writes Alex Day in the introduction to Cocktail Codex, winner of the James Beard Foundation’s 2019 Book of the Year. Then they “emulate and practice those classics until they’ve developed their own signature style and can create original works.” Day, one of the owners of Death & Co. among other impressive hospitality credentials, is of course applying the principle to bartenders, but anyone can become a masterful mixologist by following the same tack. All that is required to begin with is plenty of time—which most of us have at the moment—and a properly equipped home bar. According to a survey conducted by Bacardi Limited, over the holidays just past, one in four Americans…

HOME / CLEAN ORGANISE UNDER YOUR SINK AND CREATE JOY IN DAILY TASKS

UNDER THE SINK Dark, disorganised, dusty, damp… if this sounds familiar then it is time to take back control of this space! The under-sink is more than likely the most used cupboard in the entire home. Rather than living in denial about it’s deteriorating state, take control and sort it out. A little effort will go a long way in creating joy in daily tasks. Conquer and divide. Allocate a place for items with similar purposes. Clean, label and store. 01. Sunnersta Mini-Kitchen $178.99, Shelf $3.99, Containers $1.99 each and Hooks $1.49 for a pack of five, IKEA 365+ Glass $4.99 for a set of six, Rinnig Plate Holder $3.99, Sortera Waste Sorting Bin with Lid $19.99, ikea.com.au, Kuggis Box with Lid $12.99 each, under sink Filur Bin with Lid $19.99 each, all…

HOME / CLEAN ORGANISE UNDER YOUR SINK AND CREATE JOY IN DAILY TASKS
PERFECT PITCH

PERFECT PITCH

EACH ROW HOUSE HAS ITS OWN CHARACTER To hear Ben Waechter describe it, origami is fundamentally an exercise in generating character from a plain surface. “You start with a flat piece of paper that has no texture,” the principal of Waechter Architecture says of the centuries-old Japanese art of paper-folding, “and you go through this process of folding it into shapes, which gives it form and shadow.” Despite working with a palette of inherently unexciting materials, Waechter evokes texture and shadow in abundance at Origami, a multi-unit residential project completed in the summer of 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The 50-year-old architect, who completed a three-year stint at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa before founding his eponymous firm in 2007, is in the middle of a boom in such projects led by…

House Calls

LAST YEAR, COVID-19 forced much of our lives online: work meetings migrated to Zoom, quarantinis replaced in-person happy hours. Medicine was no exception. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, governments worldwide instructed their citizens to stay home when possible and avoid non-essential outings, including trips to hospitals and doctors’ offices. So, patients swapped in-person appointments for phone calls and video chats. Google searches for telehealth spiked. Before the pandemic, just one in 10 Canadians had used telehealth; by last May, half of them had. To meet the increasing demand, North American and European governments, hospitals and private businesses have invested billions of dollars in new and existing virtual care services. The Canadian federal government, for one, earmarked $13.4 million for a trio of telehealth companies and a digital…

House Calls
TOXIC LANDS

TOXIC LANDS

Growing up, Talia Boyd lived on the Navajo Nation near the Tuba City, Arizona Disposal Site, which was a former uranium mill. She remembers the kids she’d ride the bus with playing on top of the unfenced piles of tailings. “We were unknowingly and unwillingly exposed,” she says. Then, she moved to Church Rock, New Mexico, home of the single largest accidental release of radioactivity in American history — third in the world only to Chernobyl and Fukushima. On July 16, 1979, 94 million gallons of radioactive waste spilled when a dam broke at United Nuclear Corp.’s uranium mill. It seeped into Diné (Navajo) wells and into the Puerco River, a major source of water for the Diné and their cattle. The Church Rock disaster received a fraction of the media attention and,…

Exhaling

The Others Around me are fifty or so men, in whose company I will sit and be silent for ten days. I eye them discreetly, wondering who among them is going through a crisis. Who, like me, has a family. Who’s single, who’s been dumped, who’s poor or unhappy. Who’s emotionally fragile, who’s solid. Who risks being overwhelmed by the vertigo of silence. All ages are represented, from twenty to seventy, I’d say. As to what they might do for a living, it’s also varied. There are some readily identifiable types: the outdoorsy, vegetarian high school teacher, adept of the Eastern mystics; the young guy with dreadlocks and a Peruvian beanie; the physiotherapist or osteopath who’s into the martial arts; and others who could be anything from violinists to railway-ticketing employees,…

BEST IN BUSINESS

BEST IN BUSINESS

For more company achievements, head to inc.com/BIB2021. There’s plenty about the past year that we’re ready to put in the rearview, but before we give 2021 a curt little parade-wave buh-bye, we’d like to acknowledge some of the companies that made it better. A lot better. Some were just doing what they do, and that thing was notably—laudably—beneficial to their customer base. Companies such as Nova Credit (page 64), which helps immigrants import their credit histories and establish a financial footprint in the U.S. Other companies invested beyond the core business, through charitable donations (in money or expertise), pro bono work, or material support. Like BW Property Management Group (page 61), the Orlando-based home and lawn maintenance firm that gave 30 homeless people an on-ramp back into society by training them, giving…

Demain est déjà là

en 2017, le concours Explore créé par l’Institut français du design proposait aux étudiants en art et en design d’imaginer le futur du travail, et de l’exprimer dans une série de photos accompagnées d’un texte court. Nouveaux métiers, nouveaux savoir-faire, nouvelles relations au travail, nouveaux espaces… Le champ des possibles liés aux mutations était vaste, et cette jeune génération s’en est emparée, avec une acuité troublante, au point que les membres du jury remarquaient « les DRH de demain vont souffrir! ». Les portfolios présentaient des bureaux sur tréteaux en pleine campagne pour contrer la vision d’un bureau vécu comme un espace fermé, une remise en question du télétravail entre confort et mascarade, l’apport de la technologie dans une hybridation de l’homme, pour lui permettre une ubiquité, le lien aux…

Demain est déjà là

Elle déco News

A suivre Felipe Ribon Designer et photographe franco-colombien, né à Bogota en 1981, diplômé de l’Ecole des Mines de Nantes et de l’Ensci, Felipe Ribon (1) fait sa rentrée en fanfare : après avoir reçu le Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la Main avec “Osmos”, un diffuseur de parfum en argent massif, conçu comme une double hélice tournant sur elle-même (4), il investit le musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux avec son projet autour de l’hypnose “Mind the gap”(3) et celui sur design et occultisme “ae – objets médiums”(2). l Jusqu’au 5 novembre, “Objets médiums, design de l’extra-sensoriel”, Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design, Bordeaux. Exposition au Bon Marché Rive Gauche BROOKLYN À PARIS Dans la ville aux mille buildings, l’artisanat a la cote : en face de…

Elle déco News
The Microscope Tech That Helped Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Possible

The Microscope Tech That Helped Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Possible

WHEN THE SPIKY CGI CROWN OF the SARS-CoV-2 virus first appeared on the news in early 2020, Jason McLellan was ready. An associate professor of molecular biosciences at University of Texas, Austin, McLellan had been studying spike proteins on other coronaviruses for half his career. His team had helped establish the molecular basis for the spikes’ function: to attach itself to the host cell membrane, allowing the virus to hijack the cell. They had also figured out how to insert prolines—rigid amino acids—into the spikes to halt this function, resulting in a spike protein stable enough to be used in a vaccine. “It was within 30 days of the genome sequence being published by Chinese researchers that we had already determined the structure of the prolinestabilized SARS-CoV-2 spike,” McLellan says. Four…

Sur un air DE LOUISIANE

Sur un air DE LOUISIANE

Loanah et Romain n’ont pas hésité longtemps quand ils ont eu l’opportunité d’acheter la maison dans laquelle ils vivaient en location depuis cinq ans. Située dans un quartier résidentiel d’Angoulême, à quelques minutes du centre et non loin de leur entreprise d’ébénisterie Blomkål, elle les avait charmés par son atmosphère rétro. « Je la connais depuis que je suis petite car ma grand-mère habitait la rue à côté. Son style Louisiane avec sa jolie pergola ouvragée m’a toujours plu! », se souvient la jeune femme. Lors de son installation, le couple avait seulement procédé à un rafraîchissement des sols et des peintures. Une fois la maison acquise, ces créatifs hyperactifs, habitués aux rénovations de grande ampleur, ont pu donner libre cours à leur imagination pour transformer l’habitation, à commencer par l’aménagement…

MAISON BELLE ÉPOQUE PERRIER-JOUÈT

Tous les lundis, les bouquets de fleurs fraîches sont changés et font écho aux spectaculaires orchidées qui affichent leur délicatesse lactée. Dès l’entrée, la nature est omniprésente, accompagnée par un délicat parfum d’ambiance floral. Séparées par une enfilade de portes côté jardin, clin d’œil au XVIIIe siècle, les salles se succèdent, spacieuses et lumineuses, déclinées dans des tonalités poudrées et pastel, meublées de merveilles Art nouveau posées sur de grands tapis aux dessins végétaux. La demeure Belle Époque des champagnes Perrier-Jouët possède une collection unique en Europe, soit 200 pièces de mobilier, arts de la table, luminaires, sculptures… signées Gallé, Majorelle, Lalique, Guimard… Sur ces pièces exceptionnelles, la nature apparaît dans le galbe d’un meuble, dans la frise d’une corniche, la ciselure d’une boiserie. On la retrouve pleinement évoquée dans…

MAISON BELLE ÉPOQUE PERRIER-JOUÈT

Week-end à Lille AU QUEEN CHRISTINE

Volcanique, un brin poétique, la villa Queen Christine a de quoi surprendre et ce n’est pas une question d’ego. L’humour est partout, jusque sur les statues de saints transformés en superhéros ou celles de Mao peinturlurées et chapeautées d’oreilles de Mickey. Ancienne directrice artistique pour un groupe textile, Christine assume le goût de l’accumulation et ses choix éclectiques. Chineuse invétérée, elle aime sublimer le moindre objet. Chaque pièce a son histoire et ses hôtes restent parfois fascinés devant des accumulations pour le moins surprenantes. Pour calmer son imagination débordante, Christine a joué la gamme des couleurs pastel et des blancs dans les parties communes. Trois chambres, blanche, verte, bleue et grise complètent la palette. Les murs blancs du salon au parquet bleu ciel captent les rayons du soleil à travers…

Week-end à Lille AU QUEEN CHRISTINE

Sortez du cadre!

TOUCHE DĒCALĒE Bousculer l’ordre établi, c’est le credo de Rodolphe Parente qui se plaît à chahuter en douceur les intérieurs chics. Démonstration dans la chambre d’amis de cet appartement parisien, où deux tableaux, l’un de Toby Ziegler (à gauche), l’autre de Joe Reihsen, ont été volontairement décentrés et pas alignés par rapport à la tête de lit, pour un effet subtilement graphique. • Tête de lit recouverte du tissu “Cosmos” (Lelièvre), tables de chevet “Haven Accent” (Arteriors), lampes “Concrete” de Jonas Wagell (Menu) et suspensions “Ring” de Chris et Clare Turner (CTO Ligthting). PLACEMENT LIBRE Le nouveau terrain de jeu d’Arianna Lelli Mami, cofondatrice de Studiopepe, et de son mari photographe Andrea Ferrari? Cette maison milanaise des années 20, support de toutes leurs expérimentations créatives. Dans le hall d’entrée, les clichés d’Andrea surgissent de…

Sortez du cadre!
The IT List

The IT List

BLANCO SAYS... LAUNDRY ROOMS WILL GET DRAMATIC. The new BLANCO LIVEN™ Laundry Sink comes in Cinder, Biscuit and five other standout shades to spice up your space. Plus, its SILGRANIT® material is scratch, stain and impact resistant. BLANCO LIVEN™ SILGRANIT® Laundry Sink, starting at $399. Visit Blancocanada.com KITCHENAID SAYS... YOU'LL STORE MORE FOOD THAN EVER BEFORE, STYLISHLY. The svelte and hyper-organized KitchenAid® Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator with FreshVue™ Door-within-Door boasts the largest fresh food capacity in its class.* KitchenAid® Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator, starting at $5,999. Available spring 2018. Visit KitchenAid.ca/DoorwithinDoor TORLYS SAYS… HIGH-STYLE FLOORS WILL BE LOW MAINTENANCE With wide plank and extra long options in a large array of beautiful colours, EverWood™ Designer Vinyl Flooring passes the design test. It’s easy to maintain and offers Microban® antimicrobial product protection to inhibit mould and mildew.…

How could affordable housing expand its horizons?

How could affordable housing expand its horizons?

Jeffrey Liu and Haylie Chan propose a new typology of community-based affordable housing for a low-rise, lowdensity city. Your home base Los Angeles was the starting point for your contribution to The Challenge. Why? JEFFREY LIU: In introducing densified living as a solution to the housing shortage, we were interested in what form density could take within a sprawling, low-density city such as Los Angeles. While LA is dictated largely by single-family residential zoning, historical multifamily housing typologies such as the bungalow court and the dingbat reveal possibilities for densification in the city. HAYLIE CHAN: Indeed. Built mostly between the 1910s and the 1930s, the bungalow court arranged several small houses around a central outdoor walkway on a single lot. The typology provides certain amenities inherent to single-family homeownership, such as access to…

WORKING FITNESS

WORKING FITNESS

IN THEIR EFFORTS to attract and retain talent, tech companies have long offered all kinds of perks – with fitness and wellness programmes frequently centre stage. At 9,300 m2, the coming Apple Park fitness centre by Foster + Partners probably wins the award for the most gargantuan facility, but Google’s new 6 St Pancras office in the King’s Cross area of London takes the biscuit for in-your-face visibility: its fitness space occupies the second floor, fronting the atrium, and can be clearly seen from the entrance and street. ‘It’s in a very public position,’ says Ceri Davies of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), the architecture office responsible for the fit-out of the 11-storey space. ‘This fitness space is not hidden away in the basement as corporate gyms always used to be.…

DESIGNING FOR NEURODIVERSITY

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a figure that’s expected to rise. ‘Based on epidemiological studies conducted over the past 50 years,’ writes the WHO, ‘the prevalence of ASD appears to be increasing globally. There are many possible explanations for this apparent increase, including improved awareness, expansion of diagnostic criteria, better diagnostic tools and improved reporting.’ That said, the why is irrelevant. What’s important is that designers factor neurodiversity into their buildings to make them more inclusive. Judging by a series of recent projects, the healthcare industry seems to be a good place to start. Take, for example, a new joint facility from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Designed by Perkins+Will in collaboration with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture,…

DESIGNING FOR NEURODIVERSITY

MUMBAI

‘Old houses were scaffolding once and workmen whistling.’ When T.E. Hulme wrote this almost a century ago, he couldn’t have imagined a world plagued by a deadly virus leading to a mass exodus of those whistling workmen from their shanty dwellings in the city to their seasonally abandoned rural homes. The scaffoldings stood tirelessly under the brunt of city heat, red tiles glinting in a dusty corner, as the country went into its first lockdown. The face of the Indian construction industry, which was already struggling with poor management and a lack of tracking of its labour force, lost its central rein completely as Covid-19 spread across the nation in April 2020 (echoing T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, ‘April is the cruelest month’), bringing the industry to a major halt. Covid…

MUMBAI

SERAX, L’ANVERS DU DÉCOR

Dans chacune des pièces, on retrouve les créations en béton et papier mâché conçues par Marie. Direction Berchem, quartier d’Anvers où résistent les beaux bâtiments Art nouveau de la Belle Époque. C’est ici qu’Axel Van Den Bossche, fondateur de Serax, et sa femme Marie Michielssen, artiste et designer, ont décidé d’écrire une nouvelle page. Et pas n’importe laquelle puisque leur refuge se trouve au sein d’un charmant château. “Avant, nous habitions à Brasschaat, dans le nord d’Anvers. Le quartier, plutôt résidentiel, n’était pas très vivant. C’est pourquoi nous voulions nous installer au centre. Quelques jours plus tard, notre agent immobilier est revenu vers nous avec quelque chose d’atypique. Lors de la visite, nous n’étions pas déçus, en effet”, raconte Axel. Plus connu sous le nom de château de Bergeyck, ce bâtiment…

SERAX, L’ANVERS DU DÉCOR

Elogio de LA LIGEREZA

Desde que Robert Dumas, futuro heredero del imperio Hermès, produjo en 1937 el primer pañuelo de seda con el nombre de Jeu des Omnibus et Dames Blanches, el carré (cuadrado en francés), se ha convertido en uno de los objetos más emblemáticos no solo de la casa francesa, sino de la historia de la moda, deseado y llevado por princesas, actrices y socialités, y símbolo de exclusividad y elegancia. El trabajo de cada carré comienza con el dibujo, pintado a mano a tamaño real. Las colaboraciones con reconocidos artistas son una constante: Jackson Pollock, Daniel Buren, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Daisuke Nomura , Hugo Grygkar, Philippe Ledoux, Henri de Linarès, Jean-Louis Clerc, Ding Yi, Dimitri Rybaltchenko y Benoît Pierre Emery son algunos de ellos. DESTREZA ARTESANAL . : . : . : Su…

Elogio de LA LIGEREZA
INVITACIÓN A LA PAUSA

INVITACIÓN A LA PAUSA

EL FLECHAZO de la interiorista catalana Carme Pardo con este grupo de pequeñas casas (una principal, un estudio y otras dos edificaciones) ubicado en el Ampurdán gerundense la llevó a comprárselas a un chico suizo que las alquilaba. Tras vaciarlas y reformarlas, Carme también comenzó a arrendarlas, aunque en un futuro espera vivir temporadas allí con su familia. Pensando en ella y en sus clientes, restauró los pavimentos, encargó a la empresa especializada en fibras vegetales Pont de Querós un techo de mimbre realizado a mano, mejoró el jardín y, por supuesto, decoró a su gusto cada rincón de las siete habitaciones y los cinco baños resultantes. Lo hizo imprimiendo un barniz agreste al conjunto y dando valor a los artesanos de la zona. “Quería mantener el aire rústico, pero como…

Backfires

IN THE FOLD Your October 2021 cover made me laugh. “Pay Less,” “Cheap & Fast.” Sounds like the first online date I went on. —Kristopher ContrerasMiami, FL THE COUNT I read the entire October 2021 new-cars issue while waiting in line at the county treasurer’s office to pick up personalized plates for my car. Thanks for your efforts, but I could’ve used another 16 pages. —Bob DickelmanJohnston, IA Well, you could’ve told us what you got on your personalized plates, but here we are—Ed. ROLLOUT Very clever, C/D, to use song titles for all the new-cars headlines in the October 2021 issue. I especially appreciated your use of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Like a Surgeon” for the Hyundai Santa Cruz—most people ignore parodies for the original, but I think that song was much more appropriate there than Madonna’s. —John BellSacramento,…

Backfires
Un proyecto de altura

Un proyecto de altura

El objetivo era transformar los pisos 37, 38 y 39 del gran edificio en un concepto de restaurante que atrajera a clientes de Londres y del mundo para crear recuerdos experienciales duraderos. Trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el equipo interno desde el inicio de la marca hasta su finalización, el estudio Mystery gestionó todos los aspectos del desarrollo del concepto, hasta el más mínimo detalle. Esto incluyó estrategia de marca y denominación, desarrollo del menú de alimentos y bebidas, diseño de interiores, diseño gráfico y diseño de sitios web. Disfrutando de una posición singular en el corazón de los muelles de Londres, querían construir una narración en torno a la rica historia comercial de esta área. Bõkan significa “Faro” en anglosajón y se inspiró en la exploración de navegación y los Docklands…

en plein air

en plein air

maryline and I paused for a late lunch in the famously pretty village of Baume-les-Messieurs. The restaurant was called Le Grand Jardin, though I saw no evidence of an adjoining garden of any size. With the sun shining warmly and, we supposed, based on the absence of street life, little chance of being accosted by panhandlers, flower-sellers, itinerant violinists, or other passersby, we chose a table outside near the front door, on the main drag. We ordered poulet de Bresse, vin jaune, and gruyère de Comté, as you do when you are in Franche-Comté. These three foodstuffs are the source of fierce pride among the locals. All have that neurotically official-sounding appellation d’origine protégée designation, in which the French take such great pride. The poulet de Bresse is the only chicken…

Vive les rois!

P. 78 Couronne origami 1 Tracez sur du papier à dessin épais de couleurs différentes 5 x 1 carré de 10 à 15 cm. Sur 1 papier Blanc et 1 papier de couleur, reportez 30 fois env. le gabarit agrandi de la feuille. Découpez sur le tracé. 2 Pliez les carrés selon le schéma pour obtenir de longues feuilles plissées. Terminez le pliage en rabattant et collant les pointes A vers l’envers de la feuille. Fixez, au pistolet à colle, par leur base les 5 feuilles plissées pour le devant de la couronne. Pliez en deux les feuilles découpées pour créer leur nervure centrale. Collez les feuilles entre elles en les faisant se chevaucher pour former l’arrière de la couronne. Collez les extrémités de la bande de feuilles aux feuilles en origami.…

Vive les rois!

What Would Donny Do?

I HAVE ONE SIBLING, A BROTHER NAMED DONNY. Because he’s seven years older, our childhood worlds rarely overlapped. When he was a high school senior, preoccupied with girls and Guns N’ Roses, I was in the fourth grade, building Lego pirate ships and mastering Super Mario Bros. 2. I was the good student; I liked school and got mostly A’s. Donny was the music guy, the fashion guy, the car guy. He drove an orange ’74 MG. The one time he helped me with homework, I was sixteen and reading The Great Gatsby. My American Lit teacher had assigned us a short paper on a Jazz Age–related topic of our choosing. The topic Donny suggested: the martini. You might say I was Donny’s student. He taught me to drive stick. Made me…

What Would Donny Do?

Elliot Page

ELLIOT PAGE DOESN’T REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW LONG HE HAD BEEN ASKING. But he does remember the acute feeling of triumph when, around age 9, he was finally allowed to cut his hair short. “I felt like a boy,” Page says. “I wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday.” Growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Page visualized himself as a boy in imaginary games, freed from the discomfort of how other people saw him: as a girl. After the haircut, strangers finally started perceiving him the way he saw himself, and it felt both right and exciting. The joy was short-lived. Months later, Page got his first break, landing a part as a daughter in a Canadian mining family in the TV movie Pit Pony.…

Elliot Page
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a force to be reckoned with when it reaches American shores in both S 500 and S 580 forms sometime in the first half of 2021. The new platform extends the Benz’s wheelbase by 2.0 inches, most of which translates to additional rear seat space. The S-Class’ body is stretched 1.3 inches in length and gains 0.4 inch in height. Mercedes recommends every driver create a profile to automatically load preferences for everything from audio levels and frequent navigation destinations to climate settings and seat position. You can activate yours by a fingerprint swipe, facial or voice recognition, or a PIN, and up to seven profiles can be stored, with the car’s owner able to restrict how much access other profiles have to vehicle settings. All…

Crime unleashed

Crime unleashed

FOR YEARS, ROOSEVELT RODRIGUEZ and his dog Chanel had a routine. The Houston heating technician would get home from work, swing open his front door and greet his French bulldog, who’d spin and dance in excitement as he repeated her name over and over again. Then, Rodriguez would quickly change out of his work clothes while Chanel sat by the open front door, waiting for him to come outside with her. But on Feb. 22, when Rodriguez stepped out of his house to walk the 25-lb. dog with the cream-colored face, his yard was empty. Puzzlement turned to panic when an elderly neighbor waved him down and uttered five words: “Someone just snatched your dog.” “It hit me hard,” says Rodriguez, 30. “I didn’t want to believe it.” It’s the reality many animal…

Large and in Charge

Large and in Charge

Regardless of a distillery’s size, every drop of whisky that emerges has gone through the same basic processes: cooking the grain, fermenting with yeast, distilling, and maturing in barrels. But these steps can look very different at the world’s largest whisky distilleries. Here you’re unlikely to encounter the quaint aesthetics of a craft producer, like handraked malting floors, weathered wooden mash tubs, or a tailwagging resident canine. Yet despite their lack of romance, large-scale distilleries create some of the best whiskies in the world—and most of the whisky in the world. Big distilleries often create better-quality whiskies overall because they have access to more resources—materials, tools, expertise, experience—and the stakes are higher; one bad batch could equal hundreds of thousands of gallons, and a whole lot of lost revenue. You have…

CHARLES KOCH’S NEW GREEN DEAL

Depending on whom you ask, Charles Koch is a titan of industry, a dark-money political bogeyman or the Marcus Aurelius of the libertarian movement. But soon Koch might be best known as the billionaire who persuaded Republican and Democratic congressional holdouts to vote to legalize cannabis at the federal level. And it’s not because he’s a pothead. The only time the 85-year-old chief executive of Koch Industries has consumed marijuana, he says, was by accident in the 1980s. He was helicopter-skiing in British Columbia, and après-ski, he and his friends enjoyed a few gin and tonics at dinner. For dessert, the chef brought out a plate of brownies. Koch ate one and after a while felt a little “loopy.” He doesn’t know who infused the sweets with pot, but he says he…

CHARLES KOCH’S NEW GREEN DEAL

TOO HOT TO HANDLE

In case you can’t tell by the cover, Teyana Taylor is an easy pick for the face of the Hot 100 issue, and the No. 1 spot on the list. A graceful choreographer-dancer, actor-director and top ten recording star, she has brains, talent and, well, the photos show the rest. “I’ve followed Maxim for a long time and I’ve always felt like I should be on the cover,” she tells us from her home in Atlanta, where she lives with her husband, professional basketball player Iman Shumpert. “So to actually get the call saying they want me on the cover really meant a lot. I was like, what? They want me on the cover? Okay!” Thirty and loving it, Teyana is turning a corner in her career, focusing more on film work,…

TOO HOT TO HANDLE
mRNA Takes on COVID

mRNA Takes on COVID

THE DEVELOPMENT of the mRNA vaccine — a break-through in its field, instructing cells to produce their own protection without the risk of giving someone the virus — was fast and furious, made possible through rapid genome sequencing. But its origins go back to the late 1980s, when Kati Kariko, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, began experimenting with placing mRNA (m stands for “messenger”) into cells to instruct them to produce new proteins, even if those cells had been previously unable to do so. Eventually, Kariko also discovered that pseudouridine, a molecule of human tRNA (t stands for “transfer”), could help a vaccine evade an immune response when added to the mRNA. It laid the groundwork for a first-of-its-kind antidote that helped save hundreds of thousands of lives, becoming…

Outdoor Furnishings

Outdoor Furnishings

Lounge Collections 1 Styletto Lounge With movable arm- and backrests that click into place, the padded modules of Styletto Lounge can be quickly transformed from sofa to bench to armchair to lounger. Tapered stiletto-shaped legs maintain an open and airy effect. Materials Powder-coated aluminum, foam, acrylic Dimensions 72 H × 144 or 216 W × 72 D Manufacturer Royal Botania, royalbotania.com 2 Zen Pause Sectional Sofa With two leg heights on offer, the Zen Pause sectional can appear as a classic sofa (shown) or hover slightly above the ground for a more casual set-up. Materials Aluminum, Maglia fabric in Charcoal Dimensions 62 (with low legs) or 77.5 (with high legs) H × 340 W × 95.25 to 315 D Manufacturer Jardin de Ville, jardindeville.com 3 Catalina Collection Crafted with contrasting materials and boasting streamlined profiles, the Catalina collection has a versatile aesthetic…

The GREAT CHARTER

Worked onto pure white linen with stranded and perlé cottons, the ornate script reflects the writing style of the time and is stitched using the beautiful trailing technique. The MAGNA CARTA or GREAT CHARTER is a charter of rights first granted by King John of England at Runnymede in 1215. Continuing conflict between John and his barons led to the initial charter being annulled by Pope Innocent III later that year but a revised version was issued in November 1216 by John’s son, Henry III, another in 1217 and a much revised version in 1225 that was enrolled in the statute book by King Edward I in 1297. Sometimes regarded as the foundation of democracy in England, it is one of the most important historical documents as it establishes the principle that…

The GREAT CHARTER
A HOUSE OF HER OWN

A HOUSE OF HER OWN

ANITA CALERO HAS NEVER REALLY CARED FOR conventions. In her teens, she said goodbye to a cosseted life in her hometown of Cali, Colombia, to study in Europe, where she immersed herself in both the hippie and punk countercultures of the late 1960s. In her 20s, she left the stability of her marriage to a man to explore her feelings for a woman, then moved to New York City in pursuit of her artistic dreams. “I’m the only one of my siblings who didn’t finish college,” she says. “Everyone else is married with children and grandchildren. They followed the rules. I just wanted to be Anita.” Shortly after arriving in Manhattan in the late ’70s, Calero found her calling as a prop stylist and still-life photographer. She gained notoriety for her…

MAXIM OSIPOV

Vnukovo is the smallest, most intimate of Moscow’s airports, and when your flight arrives—especially if it arrives on Saturday at eleven at night—you don’t expect to see much of a crowd. Stamps in the passport, baggage claim—quick and easy. “Where are you coming from?” “Vilnius.” “What’s in the bag?” Nothing special: books, cheese. No food embargo rules violated—entry granted. But then, at the exit, you’re in for a surprise: a phalanx of men. This is the sort of throng that might greet a plane from Tbilisi, but these people don’t look Georgian. And no solicitations either—no “taxi, cheap taxi, taxi into town, very cheap.” It’s eerily quiet. You begin to squeeze your way through the crowd, and there’s no end in sight. The men don’t step aside, but neither do they block you deliberately;…

Shake it Up

“Start with high-quality 100 percent–agave tequila for a great margarita. Our top-shelf pick is Casamigos. We also love Espolòn, which you can find at about half the price.”—deputy food editor Greg Lofts 1. The Original Classic Margarita Double this recipe to make two drinks; they’ll fit in a standard cocktail shaker. Run a wedge of lime around one side of the rim of a chilled rocks glass; dip rim in coarsely ground pink salt (or sea salt) to coat. Partially fill glass with ice (we prefer 1 large sphere for minimal melting and dilution). Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add 2 ounces blanco tequila and 1 ounce each orange liqueur, such as Cointreau, and fresh lime juice. Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is cold and frosty, about 10 seconds; strain into…

Shake it Up

FORHANDLERE MED VINTAGE PAINT-PRODUKTER

DANMARK Zærlig, Hovedgaden 51, 8410 Rønde Tante Rosa Blomster, Skovhaven 2, 5320 Agedrup Maria-Magdalene, Esbern Snares Vej 10, 8960 Randers SØ www.maria-magdalene.com Fru Hald, Hjøllundvej 8, 7400 Herning www.fruhald.dk Strædet 2, Rosenhavestræde 2, 4000 Roskilde www.fb.com/Straedet2 Farver og Striber, Rådhusgade 94A, 8300 Odder www.tapet-farve.dk Kronen, Glorupvej 9, 5874, Hasselager www.butikkronen.dk Korsbakkes Planteskole (H&G), F.L. Smidths Vej 21, 8600 Silkeborg www.korsbakke.dk Maler Munksgaard ApS, Teglvænget 61, 7400 Brande Boutique Kring, Hovedvejen 10, 4733 Tappernøje Flügger farver - Skagen, Øresundsvej 10 B, 9990 Skagen Ting-for-dig, Skårupvej 216, 2650 Hvidovre www.ting-for-dig.dk Happie cafe og butik, Østergade 46, 9800 Hjørring www.happie.dk Mosters ting og sager, Mellemgade 19-21, 5800 Nyborg Deko By Lind Aps, Kværkebyvej 35, 4100 Ringsted www.dekobylind.dk C Frohns Brugskunst, Fiskbækvej 9, 7840, Højslev www.cfrohn.dk Hadsten Farvehandel, Nørregade 5, 8370 Hadsten www.fb.com/hadstenfarvehandel Centrum Tapet og Farver, Storegade 23, 7330 Brande Livsstil på Egholm Slot IVS, Trehøjevej 41, 4070 Kirke Hyllinge TjillerTjaller, Lægårdvej 13, 7500 Holstebro www.tjillertjaller.dk Butik Moulés, Solbjergvej 40, 9560 Hadsund Samsø Farver og Hobby, Langgade…

FORHANDLERE MED VINTAGE PAINT-PRODUKTER
Un belvédère sur la mer

Un belvédère sur la mer

Inspiration marine pour ce drôle de bar digne du Nautilus Imaginez trois bâtiments : une villa construite par des Anglais à la fin du XIXe et qui devient plus tard, grâce au commandant Charcot, un muséum d’Histoire naturelle, un aquarium typique des années 30 – qui a gardé ses hublots ouverts sur l’océan et sa porte d’entrée aux motifs de poissons – et enfin une ancienne capitainerie. Castelbrac a de quoi dérouter. Il y a cinq ans, un jeune homme d’affaires parisien, Yann bucaille, a décidé de racheter ces trois bâtiments tombés en désuétude pour en faire un hôtel 5 étoiles. Un pari audacieux. C’est à la décoratrice sandra benhamou et à l’architecte d’intérieur Léonie Alma-mason qu’il en confiera la restauration. Après deux ans de travaux, Castelbrac ouvre enfin ses portes.…

Elizabeth Ann Is the First Clone of a U.S. Endangered Species. She Was 33 Years in the Making

FOR THE FIRST TIME, SCIENTISTS HAVE CREATED A clone of an endangered U.S. species—a black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann. The researchers used cells from a donor that had been dead for more than 30 years, and the procedure’s success could mean not only rescue for one of North America’s most endangered mammals, but a watershed moment in conservation biology. After the donor ferret, Willa, died in 1988, scientists sent her cells to the Frozen Zoo at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in order to preserve her DNA. Their foresight paid off in November 2020, when Willa’s genes were injected into an embryo, zapped “awake” with a bolt of electricity, and implanted into the uterus of a domestic ferret, who gave birth to Elizabeth Ann on December 10. “Cloning, itself, is actually…

Elizabeth Ann Is the First Clone of a U.S. Endangered Species. She Was 33 Years in the Making

Natalie Brun d’Arre MIXITÉ ARTY

Ne vous fiez pas à son apparence classique, Natalie Brun d’Arre est une designer d’intérieur à forte personnalité. Passionnée par le dessin et la peinture depuis l’enfance, elle obtient une maîtrise en arts plastiques en parallèle de ses études de commerce. Formée ensuite à l’École Boulle, elle crée sa société en 2014. « Ce métier est pour moi l’un des plus beaux du monde, il a tellement de facettes ! La création, le travail d’équipe avec les artisans, la quête du renouvellement… » Tout commence par une page blanche, une nouvelle histoire qui se nourrit de l’âme des lieux, de son environnement et de la personnalité des clients. Ses origines suédoises, son goût des voyages, sa passion pour l’art contemporain et son attirance pour le Sud, ses cultures, sa mixité,…

Natalie Brun d’Arre MIXITÉ ARTY

LES STARS DU SALON

CARRÉES ET MULTIPLES, ELLES SAVENT ÊTRE À LA HAUTEUR OVALES, ELLES OCCUPENT L’ESPACE TOUT EN LÉGÈRETÉ RECTANGULAIRES, ELLES MULTIPLIENT LES TALENTS RONDES, ELLES SÉDUISENT EN VERT ET CONTRE TOUT! TOUS LES PRIX SONT DONNÉS À TITRE INDICATIF. CARNET D’ADRESSES PAGE 176…

LES STARS DU SALON
La mer pour HORIZON

La mer pour HORIZON

Nous sommes tombés amoureux du site, et de la vue incroyable sur la Méditerranée, expliquent les nouveaux propriétaires de cette maison sur les hauteurs de Sainte-Maxime. Nous nous sommes imaginés vivre ici, une fois à la retraite. » Pour ce couple de Lyonnais encore actifs, le bon compromis pour pouvoir agrandir et rénover cette demeure d’une centaine de mètres carrés, c’est d’en profiter hors saison, et de la louer le reste de l’année. C’est dans cet état d’esprit qu’ils s’adressent à Anne Ruben, dont ils fréquentent la boutique de décoration à Lyon. Ils connaissent son style, à la fois moderne et intemporel, et sa palette naturelle et douce. Leur souhait? Moderniser la maison d’allure traditionnelle, et la rendre confortable et facile à vivre pour accueillir jusqu’à huit personnes. Premier objectif pour…

Wirklich, wirklich, wirklich smarte Fertighäuser

Wirklich, wirklich, wirklich smarte Fertighäuser

Was gehört alles in ein modernes Zuhause? Klar, eine smarte Steuerung. Idealerweise auch eine Photovoltaikanlage und ein Stromspeicher. Darüber hinaus noch eine Wallbox, um das Elektroauto zu laden. Und dann natürlich Annehmlichkeiten wie ein Mähroboter etc. All das gehört bei TechWoodHomes zum Lieferumfang, darüber hinaus vor allem aber auch ein extrem ansprechendes Design. Luxuriöser Freiraum von 110 bis 230 m² Was macht heute wahren Luxus aus? Zunächst einmal viel Freiraum, also offene Grundrisse. Im Falle der TechWoodHomes kann das als gesetzt gelten, dazu kommen viel raumhohes Glas, fast raumhohe Türen, vor allem aber der „Dome“ genannte Luftraum über zwei Etagen im Wohnbereich mit seiner Höhe von mehr als 5,40 m. Selbst in der platzmäßig kleinsten Variante, dem TWH 110, ist dieser vorhanden. In der nächstgrößeren Version, beim TWH 150 entsteht so im Obergeschoss…

Reporting From

Billed as ‘the first NFT house in the world’, the Mars House is a tenuous entry into the architectural cannon. The project by Toronto-based digital artist Krista Kim is one of an increasing number of ‘non-fungible token’ works of art made to be bought, sold and collected online and authenticated via blockchain technology. A home that will never be lived in, Kim’s NFT offering is a moody visualization rendered by Mateo Sanz Pedemonte using the video game software Unreal Engine. It depicts a structure sitting in an otherworldly landscape of supposedly Martian red mountains. We are given the barest hints at possible enclosure: a rectangle of digital glass impossibly transparent with no depth or reflection. The ghost façade bears the fingerprints of all vitreous abodes that came before – Mies van…

Reporting From

SPACES

Light effects form spatial displays at DOLCE&GABBANA’s Tokyo outpost TOKYO — Curiosity brings Dolce&Gabbana’s Italian heritage to the Japanese capital with a 550-m2 store that relies on chiaroscuro for dramatic effect. The location-specific design responds to Dolce&Gabbana’s brief, which asked for the creative soul of the brand and its Sicilian roots to be transported to the East. Founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana want customers to feel as if they’re experiencing a sunny Sicilian day in Tokyo. Both architecture and decor reflect the distinctive quality of light that bathes the Mediterranean island. ‘The light of Sicily shines in the new Dolce&Gabbana boutique in Aoyama,’ says Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity. ‘A play of light and shadow reveals the refinement and wonder of the creations.’ Hundreds of ceiling-mounted projectors illuminate merchandise. Shifting their focus and…

SPACES

Rounded shapes and touchable textures are more valuable than ever

ARPER MIXU Arper’s customizable collection of chairs and stools called Mixu is developed with sustainability top of mind. Thanks to its three-part system of seat, backrest and base, the design can easily be disassembled for shipping, thus diminishing its volume and carbon footprint. To further reduce environmental impact, recyclable materials and FSC-certified woods were selected. arper.com HAWORTH POPUP Designed to facilitate impromptu interaction, collaborative brainstorms and socializing, Haworth’s light-scale table solution, PopUp, answers the call for more flexible and adaptable workspaces. Its two standing heights and legs with optional swivelling castors enable the users to create a setting that fits both their posture preferences and activities. haworth.com IRIS CERAMICA LUCE Brought to life by Guillermo Mariotto, Iris Ceramica Group’s surface collection Luce resembles the imprints left in sand by retreating waves or the softness of flowing silk.…

Rounded shapes and touchable textures are more valuable than ever

Introducing

From a stool made of discarded materials sourced at a Thai Buddhist temple that produces rockets for the flying cylinders festival, to a 59.55-kg table representative of the amount of asphalt produced each second in Spain: the raw works of Spanish designer and self-proclaimed ‘crafts traveller’ Lucas Muñoz are firmly rooted in their local context. And that context is diverse. After his education took him from Madrid to London to Eindhoven, his creative practice led him through China, India, Thailand and beyond. But wherever Muñoz lands, he embeds himself in the sociocultural environment and works with what – and who – is at hand, addressing consumption and production issues while at it. You divide your time between Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Madrid, Spain. What’s the difference between both locations when it…

Introducing

Conventions surrounding office norms have vastly changed

IRIS CERAMICA GROUP PALAZZO DELLE POSTE With antibacterial, antiviral, anti-pollution, anti-odour and self-cleaning properties, Iris Ceramica Group’s Active Surfaces collection was essential to the renovation of the private roof terrace and pool area on the fourth floor of Palermo’s Palazzo delle Poste building, originally built in 1922. The ceramic material from the Loft series by Porcelaingres, an Iris Ceramica Group brand, closely resembles opulent stone, and was selected for the outdoor area in the shade Snow, creating a relaxing ambience. active-surfaces.com MASSPRODUCTIONS 4PM ‘A chaise longue is not really a piece of furniture you will ever need, but if you can afford it, it can gild everyday life,’ says Chris Martin of Massproductions of the studio’s 4PM chaise longue, available in laminated Douglas fir or cherry wood. Wanting to make this gilded luxury available…

Conventions surrounding office norms have vastly changed
Take Me Home, Tahoe

Take Me Home, Tahoe

“Should we take them into Solitude Canyon?” my husband, Dan, asks at the top of Diamond Peak’s Crystal Express lift. He’s pointing toward a sign indicating expert-only terrain in a mysterious-looking forest ahead of us. A few inches of snow fell last night, with the storm still circling overhead, and Lake Tahoe spans out moody and dramatic in the distance. Between lockdown, quarantine, and forced homeschool due to Covid-19, the last year of my life has felt like its own kind of solitude canyon. Maybe exploring a place called that is just what we all need to help us recover. “Sure,” I say. “Let’s do it.” So, that’s how we ended up bringing our two kids—ages four and six but surprisingly adept on skis—into a semi-steep, gladed canyon filled with widely-spaced trees,…

CASAS AL DETALLE

CASAS AL DETALLE

Refinamiento rústico PORCHE. Sillas Danish y sillones Hunting, de Mia Collection. Mesa hecha a medida por George Kapras, según diseño de los arquitectos. SALÓN. Sofá Extra Soft, diseño de Piero Lissoni para Living Divani. Butaca Sitar, diseño de Enzo Berti para Saba Italia. Silla Spanish, diseño de Børge Mogensen que edita Fredericia. COCINA. Mobiliario, diseño de Davide Santicioli para Boffi. Grife-ría, de CEA. Taburetes Pelleossa, diseño de Francesco Faccin para Miniforms. COMEDOR. Mesa LT, de Trapa. Sillas CH47, diseño de Hans J. Wegner para Carl Hansen & Søn. Armario Madia, diseño de Piero Lissoni para DePadova. ZONA DE PASO. Silla December, diseño de Jasper Morrison para Nikari. Lámpara Studio, diseño de Laura Bilde para Handvärk. DORMITORIO. Cama hecha a medida. Silla J39, diseño de Børge Mogensen para Fredericia. Obras, de Caroline Walls. BAÑO. Banco One, de Another…

CASAS PREFABRICADAS

*CONCEPTOS TENER LAS IDEAS CLARAS Aunque suelen emplearse como sinónimos, construcción prefabricada y modular presentan diferencias. En el primer caso, el producto –la casa– se construye íntegramente en una nave y posteriormente se traslada e implanta en el terreno. En el caso de la construcción modular, lo que se produce en fábrica son los diversos componentes de la casa, con los que luego se ejecuta la obra en destino. Esto permite, a priori, un mayor grado de personalización. *SOSTENIBLE BUENO PARA TI, BUENO PARA EL PLANETA Para Bernardo Olmedo, CEO de Grupo Zaero, industrialización y Naturaleza parecen términos contrapuestos, pero no así en el caso de la construcción modular, la cual “se acerca más a la huella de carbono cero, así como su mantenimiento, que resulta menos complejo y costoso que en la construcción tradicional”.…

CASAS PREFABRICADAS
Conservation of Combustion

Conservation of Combustion

The International Union for Conservation of Nature says more than 37,400 species are threatened with extinction. Big V-8s in small cars and unexpected off-roaders are not on the ledger, but if they were, we’d expect to see them listed as “near threatened,” defined by the conservation union as “species close to the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened without ongoing conservation measures.” Since high-horse V-8s can still be spotted in Land Rovers (Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Defender), Jeeps (Grand Cherokee, Wrangler Rubicon 392), Cadillacs (CT5-V Blackwing), Lexuses (IS500 F Sport), and Dodges (Hellcat everything), to name just a few, they’re clearly not yet extinct. Possibly, they’re not even endangered. On the automotive watchlist, V-8s are still healthier than the manual transmission, but they’re roaming the land in fewer…

SHIP HAPPENS

THE BUSY SEASON ON St. Simons Island, Georgia, typically runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. But 2020’s tourist boom lasted well into November. A short detour off I-95, about halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, St. Simons Island is known for golf and saltwater-based leisure pursuits. On one clear and breezy late-fall afternoon, people seeking a reprieve from their couches cruised the palm-tree-lined high street on foot or bikes; others sat on benches licking soft serve while staring at the fishing trawlers and cargo ships in the distance. The lower the sun dipped on the horizon, the more people drifted to the pier in pursuit of the perfect sunset snap. And amid all the smiles and poses, no one seemed to mind the giant shipwreck lurking in the background. If…

SHIP HAPPENS

The Invisible Plan

PROJECT TWITTER HOUSE ARCHITECT RICHARD WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS LOCATION PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONTARIO When you live in the contentious world of Washington, D.C., where do you go to get away? For David Frum and Danielle Crittenden Frum, escape isn’t to be found on the nearby Atlantic beaches, but rather in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. This island community on Lake Ontario, two hours east of Toronto, offers soft-sand beaches, sophisticated restaurants, a still-strong sense of its agricultural roots, and a connection to family. “My mother has had a place on the lake for 20 years, and we’ve been coming here ever since,” says Crittenden Frum, an author and a contributing editor at the Huffington Post. That house became a hub for Danielle and David—a columnist and author who served as a speechwriter for…

Soyons fleur bleue!

Soyons fleur bleue!

Étui à lunettes IL FAUT • Toile de lin col. Vert opaline 20 x 40 cm • Toile de coton légère pour la doublure 20 x 40 cm • Coton à broder Mouliné (DMC) 1 échevette col. 210, 211, 153, 155, 159, 24, 3855, 469, 987 • Fermeture à glissière L 18 cm col. Vert • Papier carbone textile • Stylo bille • Aiguille à coudre et à broder • Tambour à broder • Fil à coudre col. coordonné • Fil à bâtir • Ciseaux. 1 Coupez en deux la toile de lin et reportez le contour de l’étui 18 x 8,5 cm avec un fil de bâti sur chaque rectangle. Décalquez le motif agrandi et reportez-le sur un grand côté d’un des rectangles avec le papier carbone et le stylo bille. Tendez…

Récup' de zinc

P. 20 Silhouettes d’oiseaux IL FAUT • Plaque de zinc 50 x 35 cm • Scie sauteuse avec lame pour métaux • Perceuse avec mèche pour métaux • 3 tiges de métal Ø 3 mm x L 30 cm • Colle pour métal • Crayon à papier gras • Ciseaux • Ruban adhésif • 2 serre-joints. 1 Agrandissez les gabarits à la photocopieuse. Découpez-les sur le tracé. Avec quelques morceaux de ruban adhésif, fixez les 3 gabarits sur les plaques de zinc. Relevez leur contour au crayon à papier. 2 Maintenez la plaque de zinc en débord d’un établi avec les serre-joints ou serrée dans les mâchoires d’un étau. Découpez les formes à la scie sauteuse. 3 Percez un trou au commencement de l’aile. Agrandissez-le avec la mèche jusqu’à pouvoir y introduire la lame de…

Récup' de zinc