Isamu Noguchi, American (1904-1988), was the illegitimate son of Yone Noguchi, a Japanese poet who had gained great acclaim in the United States. More of a sculptor than a designer, the everyday objects he created are best seen as sculptures with a practical value, “things for everyone’s pleasure”. His sculptural style exerted a lasting influence on the whole organic design language of the 1950s. The furniture he designed for Herman Miller Vitra and Knoll are still in production today.
Isamu Noguchi Products: (top to bottom) Herman Miller Table, Knoll Cyclone Dining Table, Radio Nurse Speaker, Akari lamp
In addition to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, this private island in the Turks and Caicos will also offer a selection of villas designed by Piero Lissoni. Other well known architects, including Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid will also design neighborhoods. Paradise!
Piero Lissoni for Dellis Cay
In this restaurant interior for La Terraza del Casino in Madrid, Jaime Hayon has been given free reign to his very personal style — glossy, neo-baroque and real fancy.
La Terraza del Casino, by Jaime Hayon
In an era of jewel encrusted everything, if you are going to wear it — may as well brand it.
Designer Gas Masks, (Not for Sale), by Designer Gas Masks
(from top to bottom) Dubai Dancing Tower, Dubai Marina Bay Tower, Architecture Foundation London, price on request, by Zaha Hadid, at Rove
You’ve enjoyed a good single malt, so why not indulge in Bee Raw Honey, sourced from raw, unfiltered honey made from a single flower variety.
The honey really tastes like its floral origin; try cranberry, orange blossom, sage, star thistle, sweet yellow clover, wild raspberry and buckwheat!
We suggest the buckwheat honey from Washington State and sweet yellow clover from Colorado.
Bee Raw Honey, $12.00, at World Pantry