CHARLOTTE HORTON FIRST learned of Castello di Potentino, the dilapidated fortress that is now her world, from a guidebook more than two decades ago. Perched on a promontory jutting from the face of Mount
The London-based housewares designer and creative consultant Matilda Goad, 29, vividly remembers Christmas when she was 8 years old, in the family home in Sussex that has always been her lodestar. As parents
In 2014, Tom Gottelier and Bobby Petersen, young designers who had graduated from London’s Royal College of Art, visited a friend whose family has lived for generations on Gotland, a rugged island four
BY AGE 10, Nadia Olive Schnack had already come to regard the tasteful neutrality of Scandinavian interiors with disdain. Unbidden, the self-taught Danish designer, now 39, closed her bedroom door in family’s
AFTER TOSSING OUT her furniture following a bad breakup with her live-in boyfriend in 2006, Shanan Campanaro, a California-bred artist and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, needed something to mask emptiness.
GIORGIO ARMANI, NOW 84, spends a great deal of time shuttling between his nine residences throughout Europe, the United States and the Caribbean. Unsurprisingly for someone whose exacting, understated
“I didn’t decide to move to Tangier so much as I just dribbled into it,” says Jonathan Dawson, an affable 67-year-old Englishman who has divided his time over the last two decades between Morocco and In
Eight years ago, on a wander through Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Madeline Weinrib, the artist and textile designer (and granddaughter of the founders of ABC Carpet & Home) spotted an intricately painted vase.
AURORA, ILL., 45 miles west of Chicago, lies deep in suburbia: It’s the fictional setting of “Wayne’s World” and the real-life setting of my adolescent weekends at the mall. Behind a commercial strip with
LOS ANGELES BECKONS the restless. It hums a million small reasons to slough off your life and move there — 72 degrees and sunny (even when it’s not), the city feels like it unfurls forever, offering the
What might a home in Guatemala look like today, wondered the designers Gustavo Quintana and Estefanía de Ros, if the country had escaped colonization? The couple, who founded the Guatemala City-based Agnes
ON A MAY morning that was somewhere between rainy and sunny, in a Tokyo neighborhood that was somewhere between Shibuya and Shinjuku, I arrived at a nondescript brown-tiled building to visit Makoto Tanijiri
Most days, the 28-year-old Belgian designer Laurence Leenaert can be found in her sunny studio in Sidi Ghanem, an industrial area of northwest Marrakesh where many of the city’s artisans produce their
FIRST, CUT SHARPLY off a two-lane road leading around Italy’s Lake Como and dodge the local stray cats until you hit a cobbled lane lined with scruffy mulberry trees. Follow this to its end. Then, on left,