A Portuguese design firm created a high-concept safe as valuable as its contents
Boca do Lobo’s Millionaire Safe wasn’t built solely to serve a utilitarian function, it was designed to be an impenetrable objet d’art.
Founded in 2005, the Portugal-based design company – which was commissioned to make the ultra-luxe furniture for Christian Grey’s apartment in the 2015 film Fifty Shades ... More
The Gucci, Missoni and Net-A-Porter collaborator debuts a limited collection of wall art
Pharrell Williams’s multi-media creative collective, i am OTHER, has connected with Twyla, a new platform allowing art buyers to discover exclusive pieces from some of today’s most talked-about artists.
In a limited-edition collaboration, i am OTHER will introduce three new artists to the Twyla marketplace, ... More
The famed architect would have been 150 years old this year
Touring architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s surviving oeuvre—over 400 structures in locales ranging from Japan to Wisconsin—would normally require a heavy dose of stamina and a passport. But starting June 12, a museum pass is all you’ll need. Spanning six decades, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive brings 450 pieces ... More
Get ready for the winter season with a festive trip to the Holiday House Design Show in Soho. Explore two attached luxury townhouses at 40 and 50 Sullivan Street with spaces created by New York’s most notable interior designers including Ryan Korban, Patrick McGrath, Harry Heissmann, Jared Seligman and ... More
A look at the country's most dynamic structures—and why its influence could soon be within reach
Postcards from Portugal inevitably feature Lisbon's old-world cobblestoned streets or the boat-dotted shores of Porto. But while these images are the ones most people associate with Europe's westernmost country, its stunning modern architecture is threatening to steal the scene.
"From Frank Gehry to Rafael Moneo, the world's important architects have paid ... More
Art-world eminence Simon de Pury exerts his worldwide influence not from a gallery or auction house, but instead a well-appointed office in his own Mayfair home
"I’ve never been desk-bound,” says Simon de Pury, a faint grimace clouding his face at the notion. “I don’t have a routine. In this business, flexibility is the name of the game.”
It’s this ability to stay elastic that has kept the 65-year-old, Swiss-born de Pury on top throughout his extensive ... More
Residential developers put artworks in plain view to entice aesthete-buyers
Shortly after purchasing a 19th-century printing plant on Manhattan’s Bleecker Street in 2012, developer Roy Stillman commissioned Cuban American artist José Parlá to create a painting for the planned 20-unit condominium building’s sales center. And French artist Christophe Côme was asked to design a wall of glass rondels for the ... More