Tag: Furniture

The Jewelry Designer Bringing Back Teardrops, Hearts and Smiley Rings

By Cynthia Rosenfeld Ten years ago, the Canadian entrepreneur Tara Medina met the Mexican architect Andrés Saavedra in the surf on Mexico’s Playa Linda. Now, the two are launching Hotelito, 35 minutes outside of Zihuatanejo along the Pacific Coast in the state of Guerrero. The 13-room hotel, along with its beach club, freshwater bio pool […]

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15 Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom’s Style

Photo: Ground Picture (Shutterstock) The new year is the best time to give your home a makeover. And there’s no better place to start than the bedroom. The place where you spend at least eight hours a day (if you’re lucky) should be comfortable and inviting at the end of a hard day’s work. But […]

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How to Make Your Bachelor Pad Feel More Adult (and Ick-Proof)

If you’re a dude living on your own for the first time (or a self-proclaimed man-child) your apartment could probably use some zhuzhing; you want your abode to be your best wingman, not the thing that gives that hot girl you somehow managed to woo “the ick.” Seriously, your wits and charm may be enough […]

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In Morocco, a Home Where Every Surface Is Covered With Treasures

When the Italian writer and horticulturalist Umberto Pasti and his partner, the French fashion designer Stephan Janson, first visited the Moroccan city of Tangier some 40 years ago, it felt like a homecoming. On vacation from Milan, they left the hedonistic social scene of mid-80s Marrakesh behind in search of quietude and drove more than […]

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Want a Giant Neon Twitter Bird? It’s One of Many Items Up for Auction.

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter in October, the company has been in turmoil, as he has aggressively cut costs, laid off half of the company’s full-time workers and hunted for new ways to raise revenue. Now, Twitter is auctioning off surplus corporate assets from its San Francisco headquarters, jettisoning artifacts of a barely bygone […]

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A Japanese Retreat That Brings New Meaning to Forest Bathing

By Lindsey Tramuta Experimental and theatrical are among the words commonly used to describe the chef Paul Pairet’s culinary vision at Ultraviolet, his triple Michelin-star restaurant in Shanghai. But for his first project in France since the early 2000s, which opens Jan. 25 at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, the ambitions are more modest: […]

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In the Mountains of Lebanon, a Centuries-Old Guesthouse Welcomes New Visitors

The morning is very simple: I shower and wash my face with the Deep Cleanse exfoliating cleanser from Tatcha and, once a week, I’ll use this Sisley-Paris Exfoliating Enzyme Mask. That has been great for the discoloration on my skin. On my body I’ll use the Grown Alchemist Intensive Body Exfoliant followed by the Tatcha […]

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T Magazine’s Favorite Homes of 2022

From a 19th-century palace in Naples, Italy, to a bohemian retreat in Tangier, Morocco, the homes we explored in our design coverage this year spanned continents and styles. We also considered environmentally minded approaches to construction with stories about the actor Robert Downey Jr.’s California Binishell bungalow and a Connecticut estate whose garden blends into […]

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Where to Find the Best Eames Chair Lookalikes (That Don’t Cost $10K)

You know the Eames lounge chair, even if you don’t think you do. Maybe you’ve seen it in your therapist’s office, or in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art; perhaps you’ve spotted it on episodes of Frasier, Mad Men, or giving clout to countless Architectural Digest home tours. The molded plywood-and-leather ottoman set made […]

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How Brooke Shields Created a London-Style Home in the West Village

Around the time Brooke Shields celebrated her 16th birthday, she and her mother/manager, Teri, bought a townhouse on the Upper East Side. “It was quiet, and it was luxurious, in that we had space in New York. We had a backyard. It was such a privileged and safe way to grow up in the middle […]

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‘Fast Furniture’: An Easy Antidote to Tired Design, but Will It Last?

Americans bought piles of furniture during the pandemic, with sales on desks, chairs and patio equipment jumping by more than $4 billion from 2019 to 2021, according to a market data company. And a lot of it won’t survive the decade. Fast furniture, which is mass-produced and relatively inexpensive, is easy to obtain and then […]

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Rupert Holmes, on Creating a Victorian-Flavored Escape in Upstate NY

In 1980, Mr. Holmes and his wife, Liza, a lawyer, settled in Tenafly, N.J. They had a snug house they loved in a nice community that was within quick reach of the city. But when the couple’s 10-year-old daughter, Wendy, died suddenly from an undiagnosed brain tumor in 1986, “we couldn’t stay there,” he said. […]

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Basket Case: What to Buy at Wayfair, According to Our Editors

Welcome to Basket Case, wherein your trusty VICE editors scour the proverbial aisles of our favorite online retailers to bring you a smorgasbord of the absolute best things to buy. In this installment, we’re playing Supermarket Sweep at the massive furniture and home goods warehouse that is Wayfair, bringing you everything from Togo sofa dupes […]

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An Italian Villa Where Architecture Is a Family Affair

WHEN ALDO BUSINARO acquired Il Palazzetto in 1964, the proud Palladian-style villa outside Monselice, an ancient town a 30-minute drive south of Padua in northeast Italy, was all but unlivable. Purchased by Businaro’s grandfather in 1924, when it was already near derelict, the house was used for agricultural storage, its only residents farm tools, surplus […]

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The Best Home Office Chairs to Cradle Your Keister

If you’ve been working from home for what feels like an eternity, you’re not alone. We’ve been couch-working, bed-working, and laying-on-the-floor-in-the-fetal-position-working for months, and for a while, we had nothing to show for it. That was, of course, until we woke up, smelled the fresh trout, and got our collective act together to make our […]

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The Ultimate Roundup of Labor Day Sales and Deals: Furniture, Sex Toys, & More

It’s time to reap the fruits of the summer’s end. So, tomatoes, plums, and (most importantly) Labor Day sales—and the spike in serotonin all those juicy dealsdealsdeals will bring. (Before you Google: Labor Day 2022 is this Monday, September 5.)  We’re choosy with our picks, and we’re picky with what we splurge on. If it’s […]

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The Best Mattresses to Help Alleviate Back Pain (and Existential Dread)

We’ve all woken up with a kink in our back (not the fun kind) and chalked it up to sleeping funny, tossing and turning, or the classic “passing out in downward dog on the couch in between your eighth and ninth DIPA.” Whatever the reason your back is screaming, it doesn’t have to be this […]

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Herman Miller and Knoll Merge, Moving Into New Future

Ben Watson was in his happy place. Sitting in the showroom that also doubles as an office above the Herman Miller flagship retail store on Park Avenue South and 21st Street in New York, Mr. Watson was enmeshed in groups of employees taking meetings and salespeople schmoozing clients surrounded by the nearly 100-year-old brand’s signature […]

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Herman Miller and Knoll Merge, Moving Into New Future

Ben Watson was in his happy place. Sitting in the showroom that also doubles as an office above the Herman Miller flagship retail store on Park Avenue South and 21st Street in New York, Mr. Watson was enmeshed in groups of employees taking meetings and salespeople schmoozing clients surrounded by the nearly 100-year-old brand’s signature […]

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