The Style-Defying, Community-Centered Ethos of NYC Showroom Love House

The eccentric vision putting a fresh take on contemporary design

On the second floor of an unassuming building in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the sun-drenched, open-concept showroom Love House presents an array of seemingly mismatched contemporary designs. Marrying muted tones, tiled tête-à-têtes, handblown lightbulbs, elegant bouclé sofas and cubed chairs of perforated steel and more, Love House boasts an aesthetic that’s neither aggressive nor wacky; instead, the room is cohesive and elicits a sense …

Baudouin: Serial Photographer

An up and coming French photographer talks his way into subjects' homes for striking eccentric portraits

A once aspiring Jazz bassist, Baudouin has found his calling as a photographer. His portraits are all of strangely familiar French characters and he has gained notoriety by creating ironic collections like “Friends,” “Unknown But Nice” and the “The Parisian Ladies.” I recently spoke with Baudouin to get some insight on his process—he confessed to having a systematic, almost ritualistic method, following a strict set …