What makes the designer @Jonathan.Anderson's work transcendent is that it forces us to slow down; indeed, it gives us little choice. Esoteric yet primordial, the best of his creations are not instantly appealing nor easily likable; Anderson will never be mainstream. His clothes allude to the past with their deliberate mix of ancient techniques and posit a future of a winsome, off-kilter mosaic beyond the reach of time and haste. And what emerges, season after season, is this: not merely a crocheted sweater for a crisp afternoon in TriBeCa, nor a jaunty patchwork handbag, but a jagged poetry that is perfect and imperfect, modern but also unevolved. Click the link in our bio for more on the man turning European fashion into something raw and real, written by #NancyHass. Pictured: @assabaradjiofficial photographed by @KristinLeeMoolman, styled by @SuzanneKoller. #TWomensIssue
When beauty trumps utility: A collection of thought-provoking #staircases. From the floating brass steps, crafted in walnut and copper, in East London's #BlueMountainSchool, to the oak spiral designed by #LucaGuadagnino at La Filanda in #LakeComo, swipe for a series of spectacular ways to get from one floor to the next. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Credits: Klaus Frahm/Artur Images, @stefanruizphoto, Alastair Strong, @mikaelolsson_, @luisdiazdiaz, @henrybourne, @stefanruizphoto, Kim Holtermand, @anthonycotsifas, Mark Seelen.
Long associated with European cities, #Brutalism has plenty of history in other parts of the world, too. In #Brazil, Brutalism reached an unexpected apotheosis: Infiltrated by lush plants and softened by humidity, buildings that looked cold and imposing against London’s constant drizzle were transformed into fecund, vital spaces. Concrete surfaces bloomed green with moss. Openness and transparency became a practical reality in these humid environments, both theoretically and literally: Built from inexpensive, readily available materials, equatorial Brutalism was as accessible and functional as it was symbolically potent, resulting in buildings that would define new societies growing around them like vines. Here, the 1972 house that the architect #MarcosAcayaba designed for himself and his wife, the scholer Marlene Acayaba, in #CidadeJardim, a São Paulo neighborhood. The four corners of the arched concrete roof disappear into the palms, while glass walls on the front and back expose an entirely open-plan interior. The writer Michael Snyder ( @mtpsnyder) explores the unexpectedly tropical history of Brutalism at the link in our bio. Photo by Todd Hido ( @toddhido_). #TWomensIssue
#RoomOfTheDay: An artists' studio on the sparsely populated #FogoIsland, off the coast of Newfoundland. As part of the artists' residency program, the Fogo Island Arts corporation, six sculptural retreats were built by the architect #ToddSaunders — each space individually designed in response to the conditions of its site. Here, one of the compact buildings culminates in a desk by a window with views across an inland pool. From the book "Off the Grid: Houses for Escape" by @Dominic_Bradbury, out now from @ThamesandHudson. Photographed by Bent René Synnevåg.
Success has come late and all at once for #ArthurJafa, but his influence was everywhere long before we knew his name, before he won the Golden Lion for best artist at the Venice Art Biennale last spring. He shot Spike Lee’s 1994 “Crooklyn” and did second-unit cinematography for Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 “Eyes Wide Shut.” He co-directed the haunting video for Jay-Z’s 2017 “4:44,” which collages together images of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy and a pair of dancers, Okwui Okpokwasili and Storyboard P, locked in a pas de deux of sorrow and repentance. He shot Solange’s 2016 videos “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky,” and his influence is evident in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” the film co-directed by his friend Kahlil Joseph and based on the 2016 album of the same name. In 2016, he restarted his career as an artist when the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles included him in its “Made in L.A. 2016” biennial, inviting him to show the hundreds of binders of images he’d compiled over decades, culled from magazines and books. The tipping point for Jafa ( @anamibia) was a seven-and-a-half-minute film he made the same year, “Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death.” Click the link in our bio to read Megan O'Grady's ( @meganeogrady) interview with the artist who is changing representations of blackness in museums and beyond. Photo by @WayneLawrence.
For your viewing pleasure: A collection of well-executed #pink rooms. From the architect Guillermo Santomà's ( @sguillermos) Pepto-Bismol pink — not to be confused with millennial pink — dining room in Barcelona, to #LuisBarragan's signature fuchsia walls in Mexico City, swipe for a series of spaces that demonstrate how to use one of design's trickier colors. Credits: @ricardolabougle, @cb for @_sightunseen_, @simonuptonphotos, @douglasfriedman for @archdigest, @ad_magazine, @simonpwatson, @maggiehshannon for @manrepeller, @paola_pansini for @taschen.
In the late 1880s, the eccentric San Franciscan heiress Kate Bridsall Johnson hired #CarlKahler, an Austrian painter, to immortalize the nearly 350 cats she kept at her 3,000 acre estate, Buena Vista, outside Sonoma. The artist spent the next few years studying Johnson's pets, who maintained a dedicated staff to attend to their every need, even providing exotic birds, such as parrots and cockatoos, to entertain them (the birds were kept in cages). This painting "My Wife's Lovers," thought to have been named by Johnson's husband, inspired @AnthonyCotsifas's photo for T's story on the craft of needle-felting animals — click the link in our bio to see more. Image courtesy @Sothebys.
#RoomOfTheDay: An office-cabin made of reclaimed wood on the #Topanga property of Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter — the husband-and-wife owners of California's @GeneralStore — turns its back on their home and features views of a nearby creek. "We believe that a house should fulfill your primary needs," writes the couple in their first book #Abode, out now from @AbramsBooks. "But sometimes an accessory structure can resolve things your space cannot — be it storage, guest accommodations, or a place to work — and realize more whimsical ambitions." With Melissa Goldstein ( @goldingtontown), photographed by @MarikoReed.
#RoomOfTheDay: In the second-floor studio of the designer and architect #OsvaldoBorsani's villa in #Varedo, Osvaldo’s P126 chair, L150 bed and an ancient Greek bronze on a desk developed for a project in 1956. Explore more of #VillaBorsani, featured in T's upcoming Women's issue, at the link in our bio. photo by Mikael Olsson ( @mikaelolsson_).
For his debut as artistic director of @Schiaparelli, founded in 1927, @DanielRoseberry offers a vision all his own. "I wanted to clean everything up and make it super modern, sporty even, but still maintain this very generous, dreamlike quality," he says. "That’s the kind of alchemy that doesn’t exist right now." There were no lip brooches or skeleton dresses in his debut collection; none of the totems Elsa made famous. Instead, Roseberry put forth his own proposal for fearlessness and surrealism, a celebration of both material craftsmanship and the female form. Click the link in our bio for more on the designer ushering #Schiaparelli into a brave new era. Written by Megan O'Grady ( @meganeogrady), photographed by @EstelleHanania, styled by Patti Wilson (@patti_wilson) for #TWomensIssue — on newsstands inside the @nytimes Sunday, August 18.
A view over the pool and into the kitchen of #Puglia's @Palazzo.Daniele, a new hotel in the village of #GaglianodelCapo. The property, which occupies a 19th-century palazzo owned by the family of the art philanthropist Francesco Petrucci, features original details such as tile floors and weathered stucco walls. Photo by Serena Eller.
Worn with a simple swimsuit or a white linen button-down, layered necklaces, whether a few slender chains or a cluster of chunky pendants, are an easy way to feel more polished on the beach. Scroll a selection of our favorite summer pieces to upgrade your wardrobe for the last month of the season, along with tips for how to wear them, at the link in our bio. Photographed by Andrew Vowles (@andrew_vowles), styled by Angela Koh (@ang.koh).
“We pretend we are in a magic tiny house abandoned in a forest,” says the stylist and interior designer #PaolaMoretti of her #Tuscan caravan. “And, really, there is no reason not to believe it.” When a friend offered Moretti’s son Orso a midcentury canned-ham-shaped camper — a dilapidated #RollerSuper3, built in Italy around 1960 — the boy was immediately smitten. For the renovation, the stylist and her son drew on their shared passion for the outdoors, the history of caravans and Moretti’s own peripatetic career. She had collaborated with Barnaba Fornasetti, who now runs the decorative-arts line created by his father, Piero, so she lined the ceiling, doors and cabinets with #Fornasetti’s iconic clouds, to create a dreamy atmosphere. Moretti painted the aluminum shell the dark green of an old English Land Rover, which blends into the lush surroundings, thick with oak and pine. Click the link in our bio to go inside. Photo by Danilo Scarpati.
Even 70 years after its completion, the villa in #Varedo — a 20-minute drive north of Milan — that #OsvaldoBorsani created for his family still enshrines the architect’s singular vision. Osvaldo, who died in 1985, was an understated yet monumental figure in the world of Italian Modernism, less well-known than his peer, the architect Gio Ponti, but perhaps as culturally significant. As part of the Rationalist movement of the 1930s — an unadorned alternative to the traditional classicism of Novecento Italian design, which also flourished in the prewar years — he was equally interested in the mechanics of mass producing his furniture and objects as he was in creating one-off designs, which set him apart from his purely artisanal contemporaries. Explore #VillaBorsani, a living testament to the powers of Italian Modernist design, at the link in our bio. Written by Nancy Hass, photo by Mikael Olsson ( @mikaelolsson_) for #TWomensIssue — on newsstands inside the @nytimes Sunday, August 18.
#TPresents Caroline Bailly & Takaya Sato of @Buunch, the studio delivering exotic, color-coded flowers. The idea behind #Buunch emerged early last year, during the slower season for the events business. “It was quiet, and I don’t like it when it’s quiet,” says Bailly, 44, who founded @LAtelierRouge in 2010. In the years since, her firm has created everything from tabletop bouquets to oversize installations for weddings, parties and corporate clients that range from restaurants (Marea, Sant Ambroeus) to fashion brands like Dior. “I was looking at the space and thinking, ‘Let’s create something new,’” she recalls. Offering a selection of florals of a smaller scale — bouquets for the home or to be given as gifts — felt like a natural outgrowth of L’Atelier Rouge’s larger custom projects. Click the link in our bio for more. Photo by @MattJNovak.
#TPresents @TomoKoizumi, the designer making otherworldly dresses from candy-colored organza. “Everything happened by Instagram,” says Koizumi, still in astonishment. “I already had some samples, but I had to create 14 more to have a full collection — it was just me and my assistant.” Koizumi’s dresses are not exactly everyday garments: Some are made from as much as 650 feet of fabric and are as wide as they are tall. He is uninterested in compromising his vision to create ready-to-wear for retailers (although he likes to point out his dresses are all machine washable — if you have a machine big enough). Instead, Koizumi makes custom dresses for individual clients — usually pop stars or stage performers — in his apartment studio in #Tokyo, which he shares with his two pet cats, Khyikhyi and Paan. Click the link in our bio for more. Portrait by @xaviertera.
In our series #TMicronovel, we ask writers to submit short fiction inspired by a specific image. For this iteration, the writer #SarahElaineSmith — whose book "Marilou Is Everywhere" is out now — used this photograph by #WilliamLarson as inspiration for her story "Alone With You," written exclusively for T's Instagram account: ⠀ She was getting back to basics: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Be clothed. Morning is not a pink hell to be naked in. Be cautious around the windows, lest neighbors see you in the altogether. You don’t know what they think, what they see. Drink water. Show a little discipline. Try not to sing, don’t sing after nautical twilight, sing in a bar where others are singing, too. Be fine. Try to help someone. “But what about these freaky animals I made,” says God. “Ha ha ha.” No thank you. She was remembering a time when she had been a young girl in a department store. The bathrooms were vast and green, like jungles. She had watched an old woman wash her hands, dry them, and then caress the flattened head of the stoat attached to her coat collar. How nice, it seemed, to have a friend with you always. “That’s what I mean,” says God. “Mr. Jungle, Mr. Old Woman, Mr. Flat Head.” Stop it. Each moment comes with the next moment attached to its shoe, like toilet paper. They march off the edge of the world, to who knows where, and are never seen again. Wouldn’t anyone be lonely? Come, a little vino for the lonely. A little song for the lonely. As she had before, she found herself in the yard, under a dazzling rock: a moon. A star, many, many in the wheels of time, many in the dust of time, so many stars it was possible to see every shadow. The singing comes out of she is not quite sure where. Strange animals. Vast jungles. Neon dice by the highway. And God unrolls the staircase from heaven.
In an ode to the season, we invited writers to share their #summer rites and rituals. Here, #BryanWashington writes about a citrus cocktail with an indescribable pull: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A lunchbox is pretty simple: It’s orange juice, beer and amaretto. That’s it. You can garnish it with an actual orange slice, if you’re here for that, and the literal orange-ness is what queers the drink, making it taste like something it’s actually not — except the gag is that that’s actually what it is. It’s a cocktail that could be tropical, but it isn’t. It could be harsher, but it isn’t. If we’re getting metaphorical about it (gag), the lunchbox tastes how the end of a humid night feels just when you’re expecting the breeze to kick in, only it never actually does. The cocktail presumes relief by way of its fruitiness. And that does come, eventually — just not in the form you’d expect it to take, blunted halfway by the beer. Click the link in our bio for more. Pictured: Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum Photos.
#RoomOfTheDay: In #Stockholm, the artist and illustrator #MatsGustafson's kitchen was modernized, but original features like the windows were preserved. The antique table was found by #SolveigFernlund, one of the apartment’s architects.
The new androgyny on the cover of T’s fall Women’s Fashion issue. Crisply tailored suiting gets dressed up with corsets, ruffled collars and classic ties, enchantingly captured by the London-based photography duo @MertAlas and Marcus Piggott ( @macpiggott) and styled by #OlivierRizzo. Featuring @anokyai, @aaronsirainen, @cyrylsmolenski, @fernando_lindez, @alexandermsinclair, @kacper_grzelak, @oskargrzelak, @bbyhaylz, @anisha_sandhu, @yilan_hua and @naomichinwing. Click the link in our bio to see more from #TWomensIssue — out on newsstands inside the @nytimes Sunday, August 18.
The textile designer #ValerieBarkowski's riad outside of #Marrakesh was a wreck when she purchased the property in 1996. To restore the 1,950-square-foot courtyard home, she hired the modernist Belgian architect Quentin Wilbaux, who has won acclaim for his reimaginings of #Moroccan riads and his meticulous cataloging of the city’s houses. Together, they created a dramatic yet inviting whitewashed oasis that Barkowski outfitted sparely with sculptural furniture in black metal and cedar. Here, the al fresco dining area. Photo by @luisdiazdiaz.
#RoomOfTheDay: The Gia suite at #PalazzoMargherita, Francis Ford Coppola’s hotel set in a 19th-century palazzo outside of #Matera, Italy, in the town of Bernalda — his grandfather Agostino’s birthplace. Photo by @federicociamei.
When #JoelMeyerowitz started out, color film was still dismissed by many as creatively inferior to black and white; as a self-taught photographer, he knew nothing of this prejudice, and simply followed his instincts. By the early 1970s, when he was working exclusively in color, Meyerowitz was beginning to concentrate on what he called “field photographs,” in which there was no central focus. “Florida, 1970," a vivid image from this time, shows a diving board arching over one side of a Florida pool, with a palm tree leaning over the other — a picture in which every part of the composition holds equal weight. Click the link in our bio to see more.
#RoomOfTheDay: The master bath and closet in the photographer Paul Costello ( @pthepaul) and @SaraRuffinCostello’s house in the Garden District of #NewOrleans are decorated with a repository of old photos.
"In the post-Mao era, and as a result of Deng’s open door policy, modern fashions began to influence China’s youth," writes the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist #LiuHeungShing. "When I saw the three youths dressed alike in Mao jackets and People’s Liberation Army caps, it reminded me of the cliché that in Mao’s China everyone dressed the same and looked alike. Here was a living example, intended as the image of the new cool.” Mr. Liu's new book "A Life in a Sea of Red," out this month from @SteidlVerlag, focuses on his images of the pivotal decades of Communism in China and Russia, taken between 1976 and 2017. Pictured: Three Young Toughs, Simao, Jinhong County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, 1980.
The designer F. Taylor Colantonio’s ( @ftaylorc) small loft in #Rome is decorated with theatrical arrangements of flea market finds and his own handcrafted touches. Here, tokens of Colantonio’s aesthetic bedeck the walls, from a copy of a Medusa head to a plaster of the Borghese Dancers frieze. Click the link in our bio to see more. Photo by @FedericoTorra.
#RoomOfTheDay: In Shoreditch, the architects @ZoeChanEayrs and Merlin Eayrs ( @chanandeayrs) transformed a 19th-century former shoe factory into an urban retreat: quiet, light, homey, verdant with plants and the brush-marked glow of a pistachio-green heritage lime plaster that adorns every angle of the space. In the bathroom, pictured here, a pale blue and avocado-colored bathtub by the Water Monopoly. Photo by Martin Morrell (@_martin_morrell).
Guests are welcome in the chef @AmberGuinness’s kitchen and often lend a hand as she puts the final touches on a meal. “A calm host makes a calm guest,” she said. “As long as everyone gets a drink right away, they’re happy." Guinness, who runs the @ArnianoPaintingSchool from her family’s country house in #Tuscany, shares her tips for easygoing entertaining at the link in our bio. Photo by Andrea Wyner ( @yesterdayhere). #TSummerEntertaining
Belgian designer Laurence Leenaert creates her own versions of #Moroccan painted ceramics and leather goods for her line, @Lrnce, which also includes textiles, mirrors and clothing — all in her distinctive patterns and colors that reference Picasso’s ceramics, Miró’s line drawings and Moroccan tribal patterns. Here, string lights hang over a Leenaert-designed table on the terrace of her #Marrakech home, where the designer starts most days with a fresh juice. Photo by @Alan.Keohane.
A raised swimming pool in the garden of American art historian and curator Peter Miller's isolated #Puglia retreat resembles those often found in Middle Eastern gardens. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Miller's picturesque Italian home. Photo by Simon Upton ( @simonuptonphotos).
The filmmaker Lulu Wang ( @thumbelulu) and her family gathered at the West Hollywood restaurant @Auburn.LA — where Lulu’s younger brother, Anthony, works as the sous chef for @EricBost — to cook a dinner that is a nod to their grandmother’s home city of #Changchun in northern #China. In honor of Lulu’s film #TheFarewell, which depicts how meals are consistently a way for the family to come together, there were cubes of spiced cumin lamb, pickled lemon seed cucumbers, slices of fermented cone cabbage, bowls of wood ear mushrooms, cold sesame noodles, braised pork shanks, a steamed fish, fresh snow pea shoots, sautéed eggplant, as well as scallion pancakes made by their mother, Jian Yu. Lulu and Anthony share a few tips on how to create a Chinese feast that highlights Changchun at the link in our bio. Written by @Thessaly, photo by Angie Smith. #TSummerEntertaining
In #Jaipur, the clothing designer #CarolineWeller's vibrant home features a giant unfinished mural that references moments from her family’s life and travels. The living room sofa, pictured here, is upholstered in Weller’s Black Garden pattern with hand-embroidered pillows from Uzbekistan. Explore Weller’s airy family abode at the link in our bio. Photo by Anu Kumar (@kumar_anu).
#TMicronovel: In the spirit of summer, the writer @DinaNayeri — whose book "The Ungrateful Refugee" is out this September — used #LoriNix's photograph as inspiration for her story "A Migration," written exclusively for T's Instagram account: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The night we arrived in the American Midwest, stepping off a plane into the Iowa August, I thought I would die from lack of breath. The air here was a solid unmoving thing that went down in gulps, like yogurt, and I was accustomed to crisp mountain air, which is never still. It rushes into lungs and caresses cheeks. Later, we lay in a scorched field with our American sponsors, a kind childless couple whose love spilled out, desperate for a place to go. We wanted very much to be worthy of it, and so we listened to the American insects and murmured our appreciation. "Dragonflies," said the lady. "Listen. That's thousands of wings." It was a comforting sound like water. I craved my grandmother's river outside Isfahan. Later, in our shared bed in their attic, Maman told me the story of Moses and the swarm of locusts, how God had spared his chosen people just as he had spared us. We were among the chosen, because we had been saved from war and prison and death. Look at the wonders of the human heart — look what trouble America has gone to on your behalf! Tomorrow, she promised, we will make a special meal for our hosts. Every summer as I grew, the dragonflies came and went, and we loved them according to our needs. On breezy nights they were welcome, the music of future memories. On hot, loveless days they were a plague. They swarmed, prickled, and we were punished by means of them. After a time, our sponsors moved away. We worked and studied. Maman stopped telling the story of the plague of locusts. Something had shifted, and we understood now that we had mistaken our role. We weren't the chosen, saved or punished, as Moses' people had been. I wonder if each individual migrating locust or dragonfly or bird, trying to fly in formation, to catch her food and keep track of her children, knows that she's part of a swarm.
#RoomOfTheDay: A plexiglas coffee table by #YvesKlein anchors the art-filled living room of #AlexEagle’s airy SoHo, #London loft. Eagle ( @eagletta) — the director of a small collection of luxury concept stores including @AlexEagleStudio and @thestoresdotcom — moved into the apartment, a former parking garage one block from Carnaby Street, four years ago and quickly transformed it into a white-walled oasis, decorated with many of the same furniture and design pieces she sells at her stores. Photo by @IndiaHobson.
#Summer brings with it a certain set of rites and rituals — and everyone’s are personal and unique. In an ode to the season, we invited writers to share their own. Here, #SalvatoreScibona on the joys of lying naked in the sun: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maybe there once lived some hopeless person who never had the urge, but it feels as innate and universal as thirst. And once you’ve found your isolated spot or stretch of sanctioned beach and have stripped down, who can deny a sense of common cause not only with the rest of humankind but with the animals? When you sunbathe naked, you are subjecting yourself in the same condition and to the same star as every creature that ever creeped or crawled into the daylight without recourse to underpants. The pleasure is both carnal and otherworldly. Nothing civilization has to offer can compete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio for more. Pictured: Amanda Charchian’s "Sarakiniko" (2016).
The long, eclectic career of the architect and designer #EttoreSottsass, a leading figure in the 1980s #Memphis group, is on vivid display in the ornate 18th-century Rue de Grenelle apartment of the Paris-based architect and designer #CharlesZana. "He changed everything," Zana says. "He was really the first person to entirely inhabit that most interesting place between art and architecture." Here, a Zana lamp on a 1962 Sottsass console sits next to a #CarloMollino Lutrario armchair, with stool, from 1957. In the corner stands another 1965 Sottsass totem, one of three Zana owns. Photo by @HenryBourne.
The artist #JennyHolzer was 25 years old when she began compiling her “Truisms,” more than 250 cryptic maxims, terse commands and shrewd observations. Culled from world literature and philosophy, some of the one-liners are judgmental (“Any surplus is immoral”), others bleak (“Ideals are replaced by conventional goals at a certain age”), and a few echo the half-baked platitudes found in fortune cookies (“You must have one grand passion”). The most resonant are the political ones, none more so than “Abuse of power comes as no surprise,” pictured here. At the link in our bio, three artists and a pair of curators attempt to make a list of the era’s 25 essential artworks, Holzer’s “Truisms” included. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Artwork © 1982 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y, courtesy of Jane Dickson, project initiator and animator, and Public Art Fund, N.Y. Photo by Lisa Kahane © 1982 Lisa Kahane N.Y.C.
#RoomOfTheDay: A living room inside @Palazzo.Daniele, a new hotel in the village of #GaglianodelCapo in southern Italy that offers visitors to #Puglia a design-oriented alternative to the region’s rustic guesthouses. The property, which occupies a 19th-century palazzo owned by the family of the art philanthropist Francesco Petrucci, features original details such as tile floors and weathered stucco walls. Photo by Serena Eller.
The designer @RejinaPyo and the store owner Alex Eagle ( @eagletta) hosted an artful but laid-back dinner for friends, with a #Korean-inspired menu by Pyo’s husband, the chef @JordanBourke. “When we have a dinner party at home,” says Bourke, “it’s all about abundance, celebration and relaxation. I hate place names and that feeling of everyone being polite when they all desperately want the last potato.” Bourke designed the menu accordingly, allowing for guests to stand or sit, chat, drink and graze continuously. Click the link in our bio for Pyo’s tips on how to pull off a similarly effortless evening. Photo by @IndiaHobson. #TSummerEntertaining
#RoomOfTheDay: A cypress bathtub sits atop old stones, salvaged from a defunct tram station in Kyoto, in one of the two master bathrooms of this New York apartment designed by the artist #HiroshiSugimoto. A testament to #Japanese tradition, the walls are made entirely of Towada stone and the ceiling is cedar. Photo by @AnthonyCotsifas, styled by Michael Reynolds ( @michaelreynoldsnyc).
“It’s the pasta that goes into the sauce,” says the hotelier @MarieLouiseScio, “and not the sauce in the pasta.” The creative director and chief executive officer of Italy’s #PellicanoHotels group's take on #spaghettialpomodoro requires little more than tomatoes, basil — and a bit of technique. Click the link in our bio for Sciò’s tried-and-true pasta dish recipe. Photo by @sw_photo. #TSummerEntertaining
#RoomOfTheDay: The Japanese architect #KunioMaekawa’s Tokyo house (1942), pictured here, is an exemplar of neo-traditionalism, with its pitched roof, and sliding glass doors that resemble, in their checkered patterning, the shoji screens of the #Japanese vernacular home. Photo by @AnthonyCotsifas.
On a recent afternoon, we assembled two curators and three artists — David Breslin ( @davidcbreslin), the director of the collection at the @whitneymuseum; the American conceptual artist #MarthaRosler; Kelly Taxter ( @KellyTaxter), a curator of contemporary art at @thejewishmuseum; the Thai conceptual artist #RirkritTiravanija ( @freedomcannotbesimulated); and the American artist #ToreyThornton (@_1t__1t_) to discuss what they considered to be the 25 works of art made after 1970 that define the contemporary age, by anyone, anywhere. Originally, each of the participants was asked to nominate 10 artworks — the idea being that everyone would then rank each list to generate a master list that would be debated upon meeting. Unsurprisingly, the system fell apart. It was impossible, some argued, to rank art. It was also impossible to select just 10. And yet, to everyone’s surprise, there was a significant amount of overlap — and a few artists were even cited multiple times. Click the link in our bio to see the list of works the group discussed — and read highlights from their conversation. What would make your list?
There are plenty of lovely public swimming spots on #Sicily’s southeastern coast, from the shallow water of San Lorenzo to the lagoons and rocky coves of the Vendicari nature reserve. Musciara (@musciara_siracusa_resort), the 17-room resort across the bay from #Ortygia, however, comes with its own arc of private chaise-lined beach. A former tuna factory, the hotel is decorated with Baroque-style furniture and faded kilims, and in the lounge, a purple whale-tail chair sits by a picture window looking out to the sea. The terrace restaurant, which serves pesce crudo and grilled octopus, also promises an arresting view. Click the link in our bio for our full guide to Sicily's #ValdiNoto region. Photo by Diego Mayon (@diego_mayon).
A tree straddles an ocean cliff on #KalalochBeach in Washington State’s #OlympicNationalPark; nearby is the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the quietest places in the United States. Photo by Mitch Epstein.
The view from the deck of the #Paris-based designer and architect #CharlesZana's classic French home on the Rue de Grenelle. Zana’s 2,000-square-foot, 18th-century apartment — a tranquil T-shaped expanse with a vast deck at the back — is filled with iconic work by Ettore Sottsass, a leading figure in the 1980s Memphis group. Explore the home at the link in our bio. Photo by @HenryBourne.