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What inspires you? Snaps your head to attention? Compels you on a given path? What moves a person to follow a particular pursuit - to want to change the world, or a life, or an industry? What drives an architect to lay pencil to paper,...

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Here are a few places you can get cozy with a Kindle after dark     Le Petit Hermitage / West Hollywood / CA The Ashkenazy brothers have a clear take on the vibe they envision for their hip LA hotel and it’s perfectly described in the property manifesto...

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Artist Elisa Strozyk is toying with our perceptions and we don’t mind a bit. Her stunning textiles challenge our assumptions about the nature and properties of wood. Far from the hard, fixed surfaces we associate with floors and furniture, her pieces provoke unexpected surprise –...

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We’re happy Kindle Living has its ski-resort claim to fame – thank you Mont-Tremblant - and in our fantasy, skiing and snowboarding would be a year-round reality. With the Sochi Olympics just a few weeks away, we couldn’t resist a slope-side journey ‘round the globe,...

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We know Santa gets around– by sleigh, down chimneys, off the pages of books and across the silver screen. Well, the man with the ruddy cheeks has popped up in a series of classic works by Botticelli, Vermeer, Degas and Magritte - to name just...

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Some come bearing fruitcake, others, tidings of joy. Naughty or nice, here's our get-you-in-the-spirit gift guide to hosting the holidays in celebratory style. 1) Visionaire 62 Rio / Barneys / $375  2) Flip Trolley / Kartell / $995  3) Glass House Experience (Philip Johnson) / Neiman Marcus Fantasy...

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Perspective is a funny thing. How it changes and bends, turns back on itself, challenges, confuses and confronts us. How the spider-web tattoo I begged a guy to ink on my shoulder at the ripe ‘ole age of 15, would be a very unlike me...

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If you are anything like me, you’ve become well established as the documentarian of your daily life. You’ve smiled, smirked and selfied. Celebrated and shown off. Traveled and travailed. And along the way, you’ve posted and posted and posted. True, we’re sharing, connecting and communicating,...

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As a lover of exotic travel we are nevertheless forced to contend with the more mundane act of schlepping our gear. Cote & Ciel’s line of bags, backpacks, sleeves and pouches have a cool kid vibe for guys (or gals) who might not otherwise think...

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Maybe it started in the 1970’s, a young girl in love with her Fisher-Price A-Frame. Or perhaps it was our family ski weekends – the freedom to explore with my sisters in a white-out wonderland, icicles we used as swords then chewed until we couldn’t...

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