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October 27, 2018

Paola Pansini

Italian photographer Paola Pansini is a prolific chronicler of spectacular environments, many of them discovered in Milan, Italy, where she works and lives. Whether she’s documenting a restored midcentury home in Palm Springs or choreographing one of her theatrical product shoots for brands such as Aesop and Cartier, the photographer is known for images of rare imagination and visual depth. During a recent visit to Italy, we discussed, among other topics, Paola’s career trajectory and her much admired book Entryways of Milan.
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October 12, 2018

Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, the chic resort in Southern Turkey, is hardly undiscovered. But this little slice of heaven, just an hour’s flight from Istanbul, has had a recent resurgence with a new breed of luxury hotels and first class restaurants. With its long summers and gentle Autumn, it’s not too late to catch a slice of this piece of Mediterranean heaven. Below is our guide to one of Europe’s hottest resort destinations which Homer himself once proclaimed as “the land of eternal blue”.
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August 11, 2018

A Bigger Splash

Throughout the 20th century, the swimming pool has represented the apotheosis of the stylish American good life. Consider Esther Williams captured in the throes of one of her iconic swan dives, the supine luxury of Slim Aarons’ Palm Springs photographs or the seminal artworks of British transplant David Hockney. According to Hockney, “water in swimming pools changes its look more than any other form.”
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October 19, 2018

NY: Celebrating Basquiat

Three decades after his untimely death, modern artist Jean-Michel Basquiat occupies a rare position in the art world as well as popular culture. The spirit of the iconoclastic artist is particularly resonant in NoHo, where he once occupied a street front studio and living space at 57 Great Jones Street, right next door from The Future Perfect’s Manhattan gallery space.
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August 25, 2018

LA | Double Vision

George Rodriguez is probably the most prolific photographer you’ve never heard of. For almost 7 decades, the LA-based Mexican-American photographer has captured the iconic and the obscure; the fringe and the famous. His expansive career, unfolding largely against Los Angeles’ heterogeneous sprawl, has documented many of the seminal moments of the 20th century.
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August 17, 2018

Judd at SFMOMA

Donald Judd, known for his minimalist milieu, exerts an eternal influence over both art and design. In recent years, the artist’s furniture has drawn increasing attention with exhibitions, books and stratospheric auction prices. His work is a frequent reference point in work by emerging and contemporary designers.
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September 28, 2018

Jason Miller

Jason Miller is one of the most versatile contemporary designers working today. From his Brooklyn, New York Studio - where he runs both Jason Miller Studio and contemporary lighting brand Roll & Hill - Miller has created a prolific body of work that includes lighting, furniture, accessories and interior objects.
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September 21, 2018

Marta Sala Éditions & Atelier Février

For the Future Perfect New York’s first fall show, we’ve put together two of our favorite international designers, Milan-based Marta Sala Éditions and French rug designer Atelier Février. The collections offer two radically different design visions yet share a dedication to exceptional production and innovative aesthetics
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August 03, 2018

Ben & Aja Blanc on Meret Compositions

Since founding their eponymous studio, Ben and Aja Blanc have built a reputation for outstanding design work that synergizes the purity of minimalism with the humanistic qualities of craftsmanship. The studio’s latest foray, titled Meret Compositions, consists of an ongoing collection of works inspired by the interaction of the designers with artists and their historical milieu.
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October 05, 2018

Shopping With: Douglas Friedman

There is only one Douglas Friedman. The New York born photographer has captured some of the world’s most remarkable interiors and architecture projects for titles such as AD, Elle Decor, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar.
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July 14, 2018

Shopping With Sarah Harrelson

As the founder and editor in chief of Cultured, the zeitgeist-surfing arts and culture magazine as well as recently launched LALA, a portal into Los Angeles’ burgeoning creative scene, Sarah Harrelson wields formidable influence on both coasts. A glimpse into her elegant Miami Beach family home reveals a passionate art and design lover with her finger on the pulse of both design and art.
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April 26, 2018

Shopping with Billy Cotton

According to its principal, growing Brooklyn-based design studio Billy Cotton seeks to imbue each of its design projects with “originality and nuance.” Given the interior worlds’ outsized emphasis on visual sizzle, that’s no easy feat. The namesake designer, who also creates his own line of furniture and lighting, brings each project to vivid life with a trademark sense of restraint, layered references and an unerring attention to detail. It’s difficult to think of a better shopping companion.
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June 22, 2018

De La Espada in Monte da Azarujinha

This summer, De La Espada travelled to the Alentejo region of Portugal to capture their products in Monte da Azarujinha, a converted and extended farmhouse on the outskirts of Azaruja village in the Évora district.
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January 23, 2018

Upper East Side Residence by Bennett Leifer

An upper east side residence designed by New York based designer Bennett Leifer featuring Lindsey Adelman's Branching Chandelier, Gubi's Beetle Dining Chairs and the Edie Flushmount by Mary Wallis for Lindsey Adelman Studio.
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December 12, 2017

Flattered City Facing Apartment in Porto by De La Espada

In partnership with Flattered Apartments, De La Espada created a rentable holiday home in Porto’s Foz do Douro neighborhood right next to the sea
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