THE DEAN HOTEL.

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I've had my eye on The Dean, the latest project from Will Cooper and Ari Heckman of ASH NYC, ever since they told me about it last year. The Dean is a boutique hotel in Providence. When I was in college I dated a dude that went to Brown, and ten years ago, there was one restaurant in Providence that you took your parents to when they visited. Now it's a little super cool town, and The Dean is one … [Read more...]

Wanderlust |Travel Photographer Evan Grant Novis

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A few weeks ago I met travel photographer Evan Novis at an art opening. We exchanged cards, and when I got home and actually looked at his site I was touched by his photos and wanted to share them with you. I've written about "travel" vs "vacation" before and that deep ache they call wanderlust. That desire to just be free and alone in a new place, and how travel moves and changes you. It makes … [Read more...]

American Trade Hotel

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Have you seen these photos of the American Trade Hotel, in Panama, the latest outpost of the über cool Ace Hotel group? It opened this fall in Panama city,  occupying a restored landmark building in Casco Viejo. Designed by the award winning in house creative team Atelier Ace in collaboration with  Commune Design, the design harks back to Panama's colonial roots. The American Trade Hotel takes … [Read more...]

Tom Ford’s Spectacular Ranch.

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My heart skipped a beat when these photos of Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch landed in my inbox courtesy of a very nice reader. These images, by photographer Guido Mocafico, were first featured in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. It was designed by  Tadao Ando's whose serene Japanese aesthetic makes a huge statement in the arid terrain of Santa Fe. The concrete walls, the lines, the … [Read more...]

DAYTRIPPING // STORM KING ART CENTER.

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A half hour out of the city this is happening: That was out my window on the drive this sunday to Storm King- a 500 acre sculpture museum in the Hudson Valley - on Sunday. Even the strip malls are beautiful this time of year. This is what you do at Storm King: walk around, look at giant sculptures, lay in the grass, let your kids run around while you let the sun warm your face. That's it. … [Read more...]

Design Wanderlust // Mallorca.

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Welcome to the latest installment of "I need a casa on the Mediterranean, please." This one I snagged from a real estate listing. I don't know the details on who built or decorated it. But it was renovated in 2011, and contains a main house, a guest house and a saltwater pool. Did you scroll down and see the pool yet? It's a dream pool. I also know that you can buy this baby for 1.4M Euro. A … [Read more...]