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ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME collaborates with emergent and eminent architects, artisans, designers, developers, builders and realtors to create beautiful content from distinct perspectives. Through thought-provoking writing, lush layouts and vibrant graphics, the quarterly publication offers meticulously curated product and trend coverage from around the globe.

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United States
ASPIRE One Communications
4 Issues

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1 min.
from the editor

ACTION! We have been here before. As new calls to action are being articulated in BOLD, COLORFUL means, they have moved our local communities, larger cities, and global neighbors in many ways – identifying bias and racism, memorializing resilience, and emphasizing commitment to systemic change. The design community has risen once again with purpose to heed these calls to action. We here at ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME are dedicated to authenticity, evolution, and the capacity of the human spirit to unite and create inclusive narratives of beauty exploration as we continue to seek the sublime. From our house to yours, Amy Sneider and Steven Mandel Adam Alpert, Janice Browne, Nancy Donovan, Steven Fisher, Kate King, Sophia Koutsiaftis, Valerie Mangan, Deborah L. Martin, Michael Mazzola, Lisa McMahon, Laura Soles, Kate Varela, Michelle Vilotti, Kelly Walters, Susan…

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2020 autumn forecast unfettered living

Ten years after his last exhibition at Galerie Templon, the New York painter Will Cotton, famous for his depictions of all kinds of sweets, is unveiling a provocative and quirky exhibition at the gallery’s Brussels space: The Taming of the Cowboy. In a nod to his country’s political schizophrenia in the midst of the electoral campaign, Will Cotton offers a new take on the myth of the cowboy, symbolizing the conquest of the West. His large, classical-style oil paintings portray a surprising encounter between triumphant cowboys and their fantastical steeds: pink unicorns. Questioning gender norms, the exhibition explores the relationship between the sexes, along with the hypersexualization of childhood, the notion of what queer means, and the LGBTQ movement, which has embraced the unicorn as one of its symbols. templon.com Follow us for…

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book nook

EYE TO I: SELF PORTRAITS FROM THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY by Brandon Brame Fortune Hirmer Publishers • $30 saamnpgstore.si.edu Today, with the proliferation of selfies and the contemporary focus on identity, it is time to reassess the significance of the self-portrait. Drawing primarily from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, “Eye to I” explores how some of America’s most influential artists have portrayed themselves over the past two centuries. The book shows that while each individual approaches self-portraiture under unique circumstances, all of their representations raise important questions about self-perception and self-reflection. Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II Artist: Alison Saar Woodcut on chine collé, 2015 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution…

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Unopiù Deauville Collection Designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati Modular lounge seating that provides infinite furnishing combinations. With Dry Feel® fully draining padding for outdoor use. terraforma-living.it EVER Life Design Roll Designed by Diego Cisi/Archiplan A versatile waterproof seat equipped with a stretch net that becomes a useful storage compartment. everlifedesign.it Karim Rashid Tonik Bikinitm Lounger Designed by Karim Rashid Fifteen brilliant colors, roto-molded, one-piece shape allows for ballasting and partial submersion into water. The Bikini Lounger eliminates common failure points with the elegant, yet uncomplicated design. UV, salt and chlorine resistance means it is built Tonik Tough to stand the test of time. tonikworld.com “The object is very soft, following my sensual minimalism belief. Its fluid form is very reductive and human for the body,” notes Karim Rashid Terraforma Makemake Outdoor Collection Designed by studioPANG Modular sofa, bench, tables, dining and lounge…

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SHAVED VEGETABLE AND APPLE SALAD 1/2 head purple cauliflower, shaved1/2 head white cauliflower, shaved1 Gala apple, sliced into matchsticks6 stalks asparagus, shaved1 cup snap peas, split1/4 cup diced red onion1/4 cup hemp hearts*Fresh mint and parsley leaves, finely choppedSalt and black pepper GINGER-DIJON DRESSING 1/2 cup avocado oil or light-tasting olive oil3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger2 tablespoons pure maple syrup1/4 cup apple cider vinegar3 tablespoons Dijon mustardKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Combine the cauliflower, apple, asparagus, snap peas, red onion and hemp hearts in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss. Add the fresh mint and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4 *NOTE: Hemp hearts are the seeds of the hemp plant, commonly grown in the Northern Hemisphere. They are very versatile and have…

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saturday in soho 5/2, series “u of mask” by patrick-earl™

Patrick-Earl Barnes founded his global art brand – Patrick-Earl™ – in 1995, and has an impressive list of collectors, including numerous celebrities. His work has been featured in notable publications such as Raw Vision, Complex Magazine, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME, Woman Magazine, and Four Magazine, as well as motion pictures, television shows, and commercials, and has been exhibited in galleries, museums, high-end boutique hotels and retail stores worldwide. patrick-earl.com Piet Hein Eek Waste Tile Cabinet No. 6 Recycled wood is assembled into a cabinet design of exceptional grace. Each cabinet is completed with a characteristic high gloss finish. thefutureperfect.com Unopiù Quadra Teak armchair, panels in grey aluminum, handwoven with cords. unopiu.com Roberto Cavalli Home Darlington Designed by Roberto Cavalli Home Design Team 2-seater sofa in nubuck orange. Cushions in black leather and velvet Tigresse print. robertocavalli.com Insidherland Not a…