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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15 GORGEOUS HOTELS INTERIOR DESIGNERS ARE BOOKING THIS SUMMER

With summer is warming its engines, jet-setting is most definitely on the brain. While there are those among us who have been planning this year’s getaway since last year’s plane flight home, the majority of us will be racking our brains (and Instagrams) for inspirational destinations worthy of a week-long stay.

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INSIDE THE MAGICAL ARTIST RETREAT OF MÉRIDA, MEXICO WITH DESIGNER LAURA KIRAR

In Mérida, Mexico it seems everyone has a story about how they first arrived in the ancient, sun-soaked Yucatan capital, famous for its crumbly Mayan ruins and airy colonial haciendas. For designer Laura Kirar it was a friend’s birthday party that first made the introduction. “After that experience I became enchanted with the culture, the history, and the old architecture,” she says, “including its exciting potential for restoration and redesign.”

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