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May 02, 2019

Shopping with Alex P White

It takes just a passing glance through his Instagram to realize that Alex P White is unquestionably a triple threat: a man of style, substance and immense cultivation. The designer, who launched his own studio in 2017 after working with revered companies such as Kelly Behun Studio, balances vivacious residential projects and limited edition furniture projects, keeping this intriguing by weaving in varied pop culture references from Issey Miyake to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Any Alex P White project is guaranteed to have that certain frisson; imbued with erudite clues that extend down the annals of aesthetic culture. With his finely honed visual sense of space and dynamic, idiosyncratic nature, we’ve always thought of Alex as our ideal candidate for Shopping With…
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March 28, 2019

Shopping with Tom Morris

Tom Morris is without question one of the sharpest journalists and curators working today. His words have appeared in The FT Weekend, Departures, CNN Style, and AD, among others. As a modernism aficionado - not to mention Clay expert - we were intrigued to spend some time shopping with Tom.
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January 11, 2019

Shopping With: Eric Petschek

Anyone with an Instagram account and a passing interest in architecture would certainly be familiar with Eric Petschek (known online as @cb). Early to the ‘gram game, Petschek is one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary spaces - from monumental icons of architecture to under-the-radar interiors projects by emerging talents.
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December 15, 2018

Shopping With: Caitlin Mociun

Caitlin Mociun founded her namesake jewelry line in 2011 with the intention of creating fine jewelry that is streamlined, elegant and enlightened. A natural born collaborator, the brand’s stylish founder credits her exacting eye to years of global voyages and her studies at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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November 02, 2018

Shopping with Nicole Hollis

Nicole Hollis, who heads up the San Francisco design firm NICOLEHOLLIS Studio, is without question one of our favorite designers on the west coast. Overseeing a team of more than two dozen designers working from a spectacular Bay area “laboratory,’ Hollis weaves her magic on projects as diverse as hospitality interiors and product design. Known for her rich and unexpected material palette, Hollis recently discussed her studio process and walked us through her favorite pieces from the world of The Future Perfect.
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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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November 09, 2017

Shopping with Rafael de Cárdenas

Since founding his design and architecture firm some ten years ago, Rafael de Cárdenas has built a reputation as one of the industry’s most idiosyncratic talents. Reflecting his diverse influences - notably fashion, popular culture and film - the studio’s projects are distinguished by a sense of daring that’s matched by impeccable execution.
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September 21, 2017

Shopping with Stefan Beckman

With clients like Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Miu Miu, creative director and production designer Stefan Beckman is considered one of the fashion industry’s most formidable and imaginative creatives. Across more than 20 seasons, Beckman has created the sets for Marc Jacobs’ spectacular runways shows, which are widely regarded as the hot ticket of the week.
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July 06, 2017

Shopping With Yabu Pushelberg

Canada - the cool sister in the North - just turned 150. To celebrate, we turned to the coolest Canucks we know: Glenn Pushelburg and George Yabu, the gentlemen behind powerhouse firm Yabu Pushelberg. Glenn and George went shopping at TFP and we went along…
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May 09, 2017

Shopping With Alexandra Champalimaud

Alexandra Champalimaud, the principal of New York based Champalimaud Design, is one of the most prolific interior designers working today. Equally capable of transforming a grande dame (Hotel Bel Air) as she is conjuring a brand new luxury high rise (Four Seasons Jakarta) the peripatetic Portuguese-born designer, who started her firm more than three decades ago, is known for an unerring eye, restrained but luxurious sense of color and near academic knowledge of art and design history.
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February 14, 2017

Shopping with J.J. Martin of LaDoubleJ

When the time came to select our first “Shopping With” tastemaker, it was a no brainer. J.J. Martin is a California-born, Milan-based multi-hyphenate who knows design from the inside out. A true original whose life and career are intimately intertwined, Martin is a highly regarded critic and journalist covering fashion, culture and design. In 2014, she founded the website LaDoubleJ.com as an “eye-popping” hybrid of e-commerce, editorial and top-notch Milan intel.
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