London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations

From Indian-inspired modular pendants to woven willow chandeliers, eight lights radiating from the UK's annual furniture fair

Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and innovative field to watch, on our recent trip to London for its annual Design Festival, we were struck by the diversely creative ways in which designers are …

The Future Perfect Collection

Three sofas and a chandelier comprise the NYC-based design boutique's debut furniture line

by LinYee Yuan When The Future Perfect opened its doors on a then-quiet block in Brooklyn’s artist outpost of industrial Williamsburg, they were described as carrying “home décor pieces that poke fun not only at the establishment but also at those who buy them.” Now, a decade later, Williamsburg overflows with condos filled with young professionals and TFP counts two additional retail locations in their …

Bulgari Hotels London

Silver-tipped masculinity outlines the Italian luxury brand's London outpost

Bulgari invited us to spend the weekend at their recently-opened 85 room hotel and spa in London’s suitably posh Kensington neighborhood, right next door to Cutler & Gross and across the road from Harrod’s. True to the brand’s luxurious, Italian DNA you are coddled from the moment you arrive. Designed by the powerhouse husband and wife architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel on what feels …