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Home & Garden
MILIEU

MILIEU Winter 2018

In MILIEU, every story captures the look and feel, the mood and character, the style of a place - its milieu. The milieu that defines a great house or garden, the unique character of a design professional, the message conveyed in a thoughtful essay about home life, the creative strategies for accomplishing the look you want for your home - these are the elements of our magazine.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pierce Publishing
Frequency:
Quarterly
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2 min.
editor’s say

AS A COMPANY based in Houston, we witnessed first hand the destruction and loss of thousands of homes in our area. Then over the following months, we watched as even more homes were destroyed by storms and wildfires elsewhere in the world. Amid crises, home becomes our actual and emotional refuge. Our rooms are where we wish to be, surrounded by family and friends. When home is taken away, it is devastating. It was the outpouring of support, care, and donations from around the world that brought hope into these areas hit by natural disasters. I admire and celebrate the people who came to the aid of others in need. I feel very confidant that homes will be repaired, communities will be rebuilt, and lives will become even stronger. With the New Year upon…

2 min.
featured designers

Serge Castella Working in consort with his life/work partner, Jason Flinn, Serge Castella is known as a distinctive interior designer, product designer, and antiques dealer. Though born in France, Castella has long been based in Spain. His and Flinn’s projects are found throughout the world—New York, Israel, London, and beyond. Castella created the Port Lligat Collection of textiles for the Spanish fabric company Gancedo. Suzanne Tucker Suzanne Tucker is recognized as one of the country’s leading interior designers, known for her timeless style, elegant interiors, and passion for architecture and the decorative arts. She is a founding director of the Northern California Chapter of the ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture & Art). In 1986, she and her husband/partner, Timothy F. Marks, founded their San Francisco– based Tucker & Marks. Victoria Fernandez The culture of fashion…

3 min.
off the wall

1 min.
heavy metals

4 min.
architecture as art

Two kinds of architecture prevail in the Massachusetts Berkshires—the manmade and the natural. The skyline profile of the forested namesake mountains undulates for many miles, with the range culminating in North Adams at Mount Greylock, the state’s highest peak. But there is an equally dramatic and nuanced architectural presence at the very center of the New England town. The twenty-eight redbrick buildings that make up the complex of MASS MoCA, the acronym for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, are so emblematic of America’s past industrial might that they are listed on the National Historic Register. What now functions as the nation’s most cutting-edge venue for large-scale conceptual art, as well as musical, theatrical, and dance performances, is so dense and complex in its configuration that to wander the sixteen- acre…

4 min.
crystal clear

Entering the Baccarat Hotel New York begins a study in the art of crystal making. And just as in that ancient trade, it starts with fire. A single flame, encased in glass as to be seen from both the street and the foyer, recalls the fires of the clay forges in Baccarat, France, that burn all day, every day. Like the forge, where the venerable French brand has been producing exquisite crystal for more than 250 years, the foyer is dark and gray, alit with the flicker. Surrounding walls are made of blackened, charred wood. On the western wall, 2,000 Baccarat glasses in the brand’s oldest continually produced pattern, Harcourt, are suspended on their side and lit from behind by LED lights, hinting at this story’s end. And above, written in…