Design, Lifestyle

Why ‘living retro’ is perfect for now

From Palm Springs to Paris, savvy home-owners are channelling mid-century retro in their own way. Vintage enthusiasts offer their tops tips. The mid-century modern aesthetic certainly has staying power. It became a “thing” in the late-1990s, championed in the pages of that instant style bible, Wallpaper magazine. And nearly three decades on, it’s still with us. But sourcing a piece of British-made G Plan furniture or a classic Eames chair has got harder and harder, […]



Designers are cranking up the luxe to create a new generation of bling-beckoning, high-sparkle hubs to culinary chic By Alexandria Abramian Combine Contemporary & Classic  “We painted the cabinetry two colors: white (always timeless) and a dark grey/blue. We then added dental crown mouldings to the cabinetry for that classic touch. The brass cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures have contemporary lines and the reeded glass in the cabinets brings a modern feeling to the room. […]

Architecture, Design


Modern retreat finds the right fit in Three Arch Bay  By Jenn Woolson After two years of careful planning, design approvals, and construction, this new home designed by architect Horst Noppenberger offers a unique blend of contemporary aesthetics and functionality within a picturesque coastal setting. Located in Three Arch Bay at the southern edge of Laguna Beach, the 4,500-square-foot house, constructed by D. Shipp Corporation, perfectly harmonizes modern design within a traditional neighborhood.  Noppenberger says […]

Art, Design


Part three of Blue Door Magazine’s exploration of the creative genius of Yves Saint Laurent looks at how YSL fashion was influenced by his love of art From the ancient world to pop art, Yves Saint Laurent took inspiration from art history as he combined colors, carved out new forms, and rethought the structure of garments in order to create his own masterpieces. The unique dialogue that existed between Saint Laurent and the myriad sources […]