Studio Visit: Flora Animalia

An edible garden and creative workshop space inspire Rozae Nichols' newest workwear designs

After many years in the fashion industry, designer Rozae Nichols was searching for a new creative endeavor. She envisioned an edible garden and workshop space where she could share ideas about protecting the environment and nurturing a plant-based lifestyle. Nichols, who achieved numerous successes and realized dreams during her time working in fashion, was ready to take the next step. She shared her vision with …

Factory Visit: Sporkful + Sfoglini Invent New Cascatelli Pasta Shape

An exclusive look at the creation of pasta with high "sauceability, forkability and toothsinkability," by Dan Pashman and Steve Gonzalez

While evidence of Italian pasta exists back to the 13th century (though most probably descends from ancient Asian noodles), it’s not often that a new pasta shape is invented. For this reason, we were thrilled to take an exclusive look at the just-launched Cascatelli—a collaboration between Sfoglini and Sporkful. Born from Sporkful creator Dan Pashman’s desire to make something of his own and Sfoglini’s enthusiasm …

Inside Conceptual Artist Duo Christo + Jeanne-Claude’s Downtown NYC Home + Studio

Studio manager Lorenza Giovanelli walks us through in advance of a momentous Sotheby's auction

More than 50 years ago, following a stint at the Chelsea Hotel, world-renowned conceptual artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude moved into two floors of a slender industrial building in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood. There, they lived—and developed large-scale installations like “The Gates,” “The Umbrellas” and “The Pont Neuf Wrapped“—until Jeanne-Claude’s death in 2009 and Christo’s in 2020. Though private, the residential floor frequently welcomed friends of …