Big Leaf Manufacturing

The Seattle-based woodworkers use years of experience to take artistic risks

By Sam Bovarnick Roy McMakin opened Big Leaf Manufacturing in 1997 as a workshop for his furniture and architecture firms, but now maintains a level of independence that allows it to take on commissioned projects. Seattle-based Big Leaf has since established itself as one of the finest specialty woodshops in the world, and we recently paid them a visit to see how they go about …

Fabulous Noble

Custom portraits by established illustrators and graphic designers through a London-based service

by Malika Dalamal Recently launched in London, Fabulous Noble connects individuals looking to commission a custom portrait with established illustrators and graphic artists from around the world. More than just a replica of a photograph, these portraits are striking works of art that capture the true personality and essence of the subject. Potential clients are invited to browse the handpicked selection of graphic artists and …

Dirk Westphal at Maison 24

Exclusive photographic series "Caps" and "Payphones"

Dirk Westphal has worked in several mediums throughout his career, putting images of goldfish on surfboards and creating copious volumes of collages, but he is probably best known for his photography, and his ability to combine of images and objects that explore and convey what he calls “perceptions of beauty” in society. Westphal now becomes the latest addition to the designer roster at Maison 24, …