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Accidental Expat

French designer to the stars, Valerie Pasquiou, invites us into her casual loft, shows us her favorite pieces, and tells the Cinderella tale of finding her passion.

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The Wilco Loft

For the past ten years, behind the brick walls of an industrial building in the Irving Park section of Chicago, the Grammy Award-winning, genre-bending Wilco, and many of their musical...

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The Design Winds of Chicago

The media’s continual search for what “Real America” actually means has me thinking about Chicago. The city’s “great fire” and almost instantaneous reconstruction happened over...

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Travel to Amsterdam

Story by Sherry Jo Williams Photography by Jonas Briels

Amsterdam is a petite but powerful magnet for travellers...

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Gibril Wilson: From the NFL to the ATL

It’s a yearly rite: one team from a field of 32 wins the Super Bowl and when asked what comes next, invariably the response is: “Going to Disney World!” But for Gibril Wilson,...

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Viva La France Street!

After Livable Developments tapped Smith Dalia Architects to convert a defunct 94,000-square-foot lumber warehouse into a “haven of urban seclusion,” they were quickly rewarded...

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Le Désir of Design

Paris will never shake its eternal slogan, “the city of love,” because Parisians are notoriously romantic. Beyond affairs of the heart, they revel in the romanticism of food, architecture,...

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Living Large

A loft large enough to ride your bike in sounds like the paragon of city living. Problem is: how do you actually live in over 4,000-square-feet of raw space? This was the challenge for...

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