Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Nesting

Present made to be enjoyed at home

Home should be a sanctuary, an escape from the outside world. And while most of our feelings of safety and bliss might be attributed to the people who inhabit a space with us, creature comforts can certainly contribute to the overall sense of happiness. Everybody’s version of tranquility is different, and what we fill our home with comes down to taste and budget. For some, …

Milan Design Week 2021: Innovative + Imaginative Highlights

Icons reimagined, Caterina De' Medici-inspired home fragrances, objects made from waste at industrial laundries and more

Not everyone believed that Milan Design Week 2021 would be a success, or even happen, for obvious reasons. Despite everything from travel restrictions to immense financial issues gripping many design studios and brands, Cosmit—the institution that’s organized Salone since 1961—forged ahead. After canceling the April edition, they decided that a special Supersalone would be held in September; still at the fair, still in Milan. Consequently, most …

Architect + Designer Lauren Rottet’s Dynamic Vision

From the interiors of a midcentury George Nelson home in Montauk to the heights of Central Park Tower in NYC and more

Acclaimed architect and designer Lauren Rottet—the founding principal and president of the international architecture practice Rottet Studio; creator of her own signature furniture line, Rottet Collection; and a fellow at the American Institute of Architects as well as the International Interior Design Association—can breathe life into every space imaginable. Rottet, who went to school to become a doctor before she switched to architecture, joined SOM in …