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.
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 […]
Click to watch ‘Music & Revolution’ on YouTube Mahatma Gandhi‘s passive resistance was rooted in the idea that the greatest revolutionary act is borne in the quiet of one’s mind. Resistance manifests itself in manifold ways, sometimes with anger and aggression and other times in stillness and silence. What all revolutions have in common is […]
Dappled by sunlight filtering through sycamores and cypress, a circuitous road in the hills of Los Feliz near Hollywood suddenly reveals the 1922 Taggart House, dominating a corner covered with succulents and wildflowers. Sprawling over hills near Griffith Observatory, the Los Feliz neighborhood is considered congenial, yet because of the topography, intensely private, appealing […]
Fashion by its very nature is exclusive, but I try to make my collections as inclusive as possible. Nevertheless, my hat’s ultimate and simple purpose is to make people look and feel good and enable them to be the person they want to be.
Place of birth: Lunéville, Lorraine. Date of birth: 10/1/1966 Where are your restaurant/boutiques? We have twenty international boutiques: from Paris, Cannes, London, New York to Tokyo and Hong Kong. What is the most exiting, receptive city for today’s executive chefs? In terms of places where there are a lot of great restaurants and top […]
I might get into trouble for this, but for me the best thing about the UN is the first three words of the charter. “We the peoples …. ”
On March 19th dandy, agent provocateur, and epigrammatist, Sebastian Horsely, on a book tour, was denied entry into the United States for “moral turpitude.” After eight hours of severe interrogation by the customs official, they packed him on a plane and returned him back to London. Thereafter, he and I began a series of correspondences […]
Q:After growing up in Vienna, Austria, living in Hong Kong and now in New York, how have the different mentalities and cultures affected your ongoing career as a designer? Selling is more important here in New York than it is in Europe, (but less than in Hong Kong). I had clients in Europe whose principal […]