Brooklyn

THE BEST OF BROOKLYN WITH 5 INVENTIVE MAKERS

To get a better sense of today’s design world in Brooklyn, we asked five of our favorite creators about their neighborhoods, their favorite boutiques, and the other designers who influence their lives. Brooklyn can be overwhelming to visitors—it has more residents than Paris as well as 15 U.S. states, after all (a true, Google-able fact)—so it helps to have a friend. We spoke with Brian Volk-Zimmerman of VOLK Studio, Erik Johnson of Argosy Product Division, Bowen Liu, Robert Sukrachand, and Anthony Morris to find Brooklyn’s best and learn how it inspires them through every New York minute.

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6 HOTELS THAT PROVE HOLLYWOOD REGENCY IS AMERICA’S OFFICIAL FIRST STYLE

Hollywood Regency hotels may not be as ubiquitous as Art Deco hotels or mountain lodges in the U.S., but what they lack for in numbers they make up for in their centrality to America’s DNA. Dig into the histories of America’s legendary Hollywood Regency hotels—The Greenbrier, The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, to name a few—and you’ll find it’s not just opulent interiors that unite them, but robust histories populated by U.S. presidents, diplomats, billionaires, and, of course, Tinsel Towners. Does that make the Hollywood Regency hotel America’s official hotel style? Here, six getaways (and their page-turning stories) make a compelling case for it.

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INSIDE 6 OF THE WORLD’S MOST BREATHTAKING CONSERVATORIES

The British Isles might not conjure up notions of balmy temperatures and lush, fauna-filtered sunshine, but that’s precisely what a pair of photographers stumbled upon one morning in Oxford, England. The duo, India Hobson and Magnus Edmondson, were visiting the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and found themselves floored not just by the humidity, but by the sweeping convergence of manmade architecture and nature’s enveloping grandeur. In their words, the duo had entered a space where “the organic and the engineered had become a little confused, mixed up and grown wild together.” This discovery spurred a worldwide adventure to document the globe’s most spectacular conservatories, and the result is the duo’s lush new tome Glasshouse Greenhouse. Here, we’ve rounded up six of the epic greenhouses Hobson and Edmondson document in their book, plus their thoughts on what makes each steamy escape a figurative global hotspot.

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