The L.A. artist, a perennial face of Postmodernism, is being discovered by a new generation of fans
Tucked behind a hair salon and a Pilates studio on L.A.'s Echo Park Avenue, the workplace of artist Peter Shire hides in anything-but-plain sight. His metal gates are painted chartreuse and topped by brushed stainless-steel angels and a mermaid whirligig; beyond them, a paint-splattered staircase leads to the studio, once ... More
Socialites are flocking to the annual self-expression festival, but can you put a price on enlightenment?
A few summers ago, two hot TV starlets whose names you'd recognize traveled to Burning Man, the annual arts-and-hedonism festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. It was an odd juxtaposition, these two parading around the weeklong absurdist free-for-all—a place where cars shaped like octopuses roam and ... More
Interior designer Michael S. Smith went to great lengths to transform one out-of-style Malibu villa into a modern dream house
"It all started with a view," Michael S. Smith, pictured left, begins Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design, a new book published by Rizzoli that recalls the five-year long renovation of a Palladian-inspired villa on a 10-acre seaside property in ... More
Fearless in the face of scrutiny and a hopeless romantic in a cynical age, everywoman Kim is impossible to define.
My mother calls me to say that her Wednesday-morning golf group is requesting a Skype call. They’ve heard I’ve interviewed Kim Kardashian, and the ladies have a few questions.
Mostly, they’re concerned with how she looks: Is she really that pretty? Could I verify her eyelashes? What, if I had to ... More
To provide the perfect setting for the Islamic art she adored, the heiress created a stunning showcase on the Hawaiian coast
During her lifetime, heiress Doris Duke was known for her many romantic affairs, intense relationships with men ranging from General George S. Patton to Errol Flynn that blazed for a while before sputtering out. Today, one of her great passions—her love of Islamic art—lives on in the form of ... More
When you think of Christy Turlington Burns—let’s be honest—the first thing that comes to mind is that face. The smoldering, almond-shaped eyes. That delicate upturned nose. Those impossibly full lips, chiseled cheekbones and perfectly arched brows. In the ’90s it all added up to a visage so timeless it’s been ... More
How a $1 million algorithm contest sponsored by Netflix has gone on to influence how we shop, work and live
A con man has been carefully planning his scam for months. After getting a credit card in a phony name, he makes a series of purchases, followed by payments, and he then watches and waits as his spending limit rises. Finally the day comes for him to “bust out,” an ... More
Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman finally opens the doors to her Bridgehampton art studio
The artist is ill at ease. A visitor has invaded the space that is supposed to break an artistic block, and he is perhaps contributing to it. He asks questions that are difficult. For Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman a lot is at stake. Things have to be carefully considered.
First important ... More