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A Garden Grows in Brooklyn

The New York Restoration Project rebuilds a community garden in Gowanus. See the before and after.

Shop Talk

Design discoveries from New York and beyond. From sexy decor to punchy interiors, we've got all you need to make your own unique space.

After The Threshold

In this upcoming exhibition and recently released book, composite images become "stories" for the viewer to linger on and interpret.

Tracy to a T

In her Turtle Bay townhouse, tea impresario and artist Tracy Stern indulges her longtime passion for decorating.

The Venice Biennale

The preview of the 55th Venice Biennale once again made it clear why this is regarded as the world's most irresistible premiere art exhibit. Discover why. . .

Barbara Hauben Ross turns a blank canvas into a stunning showcase

For an art-collecting couple with a penchant for purple, Ross delivers a home where the hue takes precedence without being overpowering.

Fall Gitter

Add some sparkle to the season with gorgeous pieces that seduce and shimmer.

The world of Frescobaldi

A whirlwind tasting tour of five Tuscan wine estates.

Aerin Lauder brings effortless style and a feminine modern approach to the home

Lauder, granddaughter of beauty pioneer Estée Lauder and design chair of Holiday House Hamptons presented by HC&G, is branching out with new fabrics, lighting and home furnishings of her own.

Calligrapher Linda Pasca knowns the write way to get a party started

After two decades of creating swishes and sirls for some of the Hamptons' most exclusive events—from benefit galas to intimate dinners—the ink still hasn't run dry for calligrapher Linda Pasca.

Announcing the 2013 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners

On August 8, HC&G held its third annual Innovation in Design Awards ceremony at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The awards honor the best design projects in the Hamptons with categories in architecture, interior design, kitchen and bath design, garden design and new this year, product design. Discover the 2013 winners!

Street art gains mainstream respect

Galleries and collectors are recognizing that graffiti has evolved far beyond the writing on the wall.

Fashion-forward antique discoveries found in your town

These fashionable one-of-a-kind treasures have caught our expert's attention. See what he's unveiled.

A dream home comes to life in the hands of Stamford designer Carol Brewer

Step inside a 14,500-square-foot family home brimming with state-of-the-art technology and countless custom solutions.

A look into this native of Brazil's colorful character

Unlimited Earth Care's Frederico Azevedo celebrates 20 years of garden design in the Hamptons. Discover what makes his gardens unique.

In the service of. . .

A former butler serves up tales about his experience in domestic service.

Kitchen Ingredients

Transform the heart of your home with these style-boosting design solutions. From cabinetry to appliances and high-tech faucets.

Country house meets city house in a marriage of architecture and interiors

This home by Southport-based architect McKee Patterson, of Austin Patterson Disston Architects, boasts interiors with a warm, modern feel, thanks to Michael Cox and Mary Foley, of Foley & Cox.

Hamptons Style Setters

What is your favorite architectural gem in the Hamptons? We ask those in the know.

Local Hamptons Flavor

Try a picnic with these pairings from the East End's finest purveyors.

New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond

In the final days of summer we've found the best products to make your last beach visit the most relaxing and stylish. From the comfy-chic Turkish coverup by Indagare to Custom Cool's easy fold up festive lounge chair. Check out the others!

Floral designer Lilee Fell creates miracles with flowers

When Fell starts planning for an event, she always extracts a common theme. The menu, color scheme, location, and lighting all play a role in the direction Fell takes for her beautiful floral arrangements.

Flights of Fancy

These local birds of a feather have caught our expert's eye. See what he has discovered!

This Summer's Hamptons Style Setters

What is your foolproof tip for summer entertaining? We ask those in the know.

Endless Summer

Retired surfer dude Pete Harwood proves there's more than one way to ride the waves. Harwood has always lived by the water building surfboards. He no longer builds surfboards for riding but rather surfboard-shaped sculptures.

Socia Studies

Craig James Socia celebrates two decades of designing lush Hamptons landscapes. Currently, Socia is working with more than 50 clients which he considers all to be dream jobs.

Nautical Chart

These ocean inspired treasures have caught our expert's attention. See what local discoveries he's made!

Island Girl

Buttercup Design Group's Vickie Cardaro tells all about gardening and how she she decided to settle on Shelter Island.

New and notable products from the Hamptons and beyond

Throwing a backyard or poolside rendezvous? We've picked the perfect items to make your final days of outdoor summer fun complete. Check them out!

All Abuzz

Get back to nature with these dazzling earthy delights. Add a delicate touch with butterfly earrings by Gem Trends or a bit of glitz to your outfit with a vintage bee brooch doused in gold, rubies, sapphires, and pearls.

The Revolutionaries

Take a look at three innovative moves that changed the wine world. From Super Tuscans to the birth of the screw cap, we've got the next cutting edge ideas in wine.

Shake It Good

Want to pour like the pros? Check out these cocktail recipes from top Hamptons hot spots.

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Designer Spotlight

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Lovas Architects
Every project is a unique response to each client's lifestyle and programmatic needs as well as site characteristics and surrounding context. We create buildings that harmonize with their environment and dovetail into existing buildings when necessary. Styles are based in classical forms yet designed for a modern lifestyle. We work closely with our clients, to interpret their desires and are committed to providing each project, large or small, with the utmost in personal, specialized attention.

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Builder Spotlight

Ben Krupinski Builder
Ben Krupinski Builder has been building luxury homes of the highest quality for over 30 years. From custom coastal, country and city residences to remodels and historic renovations, they are respected for their integrity and innovation by discerning clients, visionary architects and world-class designers. For projects of both modest and expansive scale, they work to exacting standards delivering consistent excellence through value engineering, deep knowledge and vast resources in the Hamptons, NYC and Connecticut.

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Property of Note

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15 Duck Pond Road, Westport, CT
Welcome to the water’s edge. Poised on Saugatuck Harbor, this gated waterfront oasis boasts open and elegant interiors that take advantage of sweeping views of the marina. Discover a gourmet kosher kitchen, master spa bath with sauna, and home gym. Take in fabulous sunrises, sunsets and rainbows over the water from the inviting balconies and rooftop deck where you have a front row seat for Westport’s Fourth of July fireworks. Minutes from town and train!



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Property of Note

53 Myanos Road, New Canaan, CT
The Gratwick House was designed by Mid Century architect Victor Christ-Janer and further enhanced and improved by important architect/owner Harvey Kaufman. Built in 1953, this 3,696 SF 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home sits on a rise with gorgeous views of a stunning oval swimming pool. Large entertaining spaces with floor to ceiling windows look out to a sweeping lawn in back and manicured courtyard to the side. This house is the perfect culmination of architectural significance & livability.



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