COLE RUMBOUGH

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There is so much a singer can do to convey a story to their audience with these lyrics in an intimate cabaret room. For the audience, it transports. For the performer, it’s pure joy.

GERHARD STEIDL

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The beauty of the book is that it has not changed its form. It remains as Gutenberg designed it, leaves bound between covers, handy enough to be held in our arms. A book comes alive when it is opened, and it is here that the magic and mystery begin, as we turn the page and discover a new world held together by concept, content, and the quality of production itself. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to speak with Gerhard Steidl about his life’s work, as a single force who continues to honor the art of book making through his exquisite publishing programme.

WILLIAM McKEEN

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Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

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Photographs by: Carla Breeze, Andrea Betteridge, Jill L. Matthews       Summer brings agricultural shows and horse events not to mention racing. Ascot Racecourse’s social zenith is the annual Royal Meeting in June where Philip Treacy hats vie with thoroughbreds–horses and people. This season was no exception especially because of the Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating […]

ILARIA VENTURINI FENDI

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    Unnecessarily so or not, most of us throw things away. Few amongst us bother or even see value in our collective garbage graveyard. But as the saying allows, “one man’s trash is another man’s gold.”  Ilaria Venturini Fendi, like an alchemist, is an exquisite transformer and an educated redeemer of contemporary detritus. She […]

JOHN R. MYER

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  An architect who graduated from MIT in 1952, John R. Myer was awarded a Fullbright scholarship to study in Italy. While there he worked with Gino Valle at Studio Valle in Udine. Valle is widely recognized for his public buildings and the flap display Cifra 3 clock, considered a masterpiece of industrial design. Returning […]

PAUL PRUDHOMME

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Chef PAUL PRUDHOMME may have brought the flavors of the New Orleans Vieux Carré to presidents and a king, but his deepest satisfaction comes from the food itself.

HELEN JENNINGS

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Above, the author autographing a book during London Launch Party   Helen Jennings is at the helm of fashion’s next big wave—Africa.  For the past three years, the editor of Arise magazine (the quarterly title dedicated to African style and culture) has had a front row seat to the African fashion scene, observing and documenting […]

MARIANNE GOEBL

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    Since it first opened in 2005 in accordance with its sister show Art Basel, Design Miami has become my favorite design fair, where I visit every first week of December almost religiously. It is Design Miami that showcases the most intriguing directions and materials in design, juxtaposes the vintage and the contemporary and […]

VALERIE STEELE

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  Valerie Steele hardly needs introduction. The Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of technology (MFIT), I’d last interviewed the prolific, doyenne of fashion in 1999. She’d guest-edited, then, the “Desire issue” of aRUDE, in print. As her current exhibition, Daphne Guinness draws to a close; I trust that this […]