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What’s New

What’s Poppin?

Pop-up shops are the reigning darlings of the retail industry. They are an inexpensive way for brands to generate buzz, and, for the consumer, a chance to buy something one might not usually have access to.

Bling It On!

Be the life of the party with these chic and shimmery cocktail rings.

Builder Recognition Innovator Winners

Connecticut builders that you should know.

At Your Service

From dish platters from the 1800s to Danish motif tea sets, our antiques expert is serving up some amazing culinary discoveries.

Revitalizing the Legacy of Lalique

Updating a luxury brand with strong ties to the past can be a challenging mission. But legendary crystal company Lalique is doing just that in a big way.

The New Amped-Up Gin & Tonic

A gin and tonic is the very essence of summer. But in the past few years, several distilleries have been producing top-notch, small-batch gins that deserve a lot more than a splash of tonic.

Mediabistro Interviews Cottages & Gardens

This being the last few weeks before everyone takes off for their cottages in the Hamptons and family compounds in Maine, Michael’s was chock full of A-listers, including Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington and a squadron of social types. I was joined today by Marianne Howatson and Kendell Cronstrom and we had plenty to talk about.

Meet Our 2012 IDA Judges

IDA judges suggest which creative outlets spark the most innovative ideas.

Natural Touch

Geoffrey Nimmer of East End Gardens channels his calm and collective personality in order to create serene organic-landscapes.

Architecture Innovator Winners

Contemporary to classic architecture dominates the landscape in Connecticut.

Vacationing for the Modern Explorer

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls in Zambia, is a destination for adventurous sightseers, who are lured by its attractions, activities and luxury lodgings.

Bathroom Innovator Winners

Unexpected textures play a key role in designing beautiful baths.

Meet the 2012 HC&G IDA Winners

The winners from our second annual Innovation in Design Awards.

Building with Purpose

Yale School of Architecture rebuild the streets of New Haven house by house.

Interior Design Innovator Winners

Neutral pallets take center stage in interior design.

Inspiring Design Projects

The editors of CTC&G hand-picked 12 design projects from IDA finalists that inspire and that we applaud!

Kitchen Innovator Winners

Contemporary goes warm with these three outstanding kitchens.

Painted Patterns

As a young art student studying painting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Casey Dalene scored an internship at Marc Jacobs, and suddenly it hit her. In the fashion world, she realized, “somebody has to make all these fabrics.”

Up Close with Interior Designer Alexa Hampton

We sat down with this year’s Innovator Award Recipient, Alexa Hampton, and found out what makes her tick.

Cutting-edge Bracelets and Cuffs

Glam up your look with these bold statement pieces.

Garden Variety

Beautify any sanctuary with these treasured garden pieces.

Landscape Innovator Winners

From Sharon to Greenwich: imaginative solutions for landscaping grounds of any size.

Totally Cool

Just like lemonade, ice cream, and lazy days at the beach, a great-looking tote is one of summer’s essentials.

Dynamic Duo

Q&A with Elizabeth Lear and Brian Mahoney of Lear & Mahoney Landscape Associates in Southampton.

Tour a Garden Inspired Sag Harbor Rental

Mark Markheim and Philip Saunders infuse their Sag Harbor rental with Garden District charm.

Style Setters

What's your favorite summer sport?

Cocktail Crawl!

On my fifth annual cocktail crawl, I tasted the goods at four spanking-new venues, one relocated favorite, and a year-old best-kept secret.

Inside a Stylishly Understated East End Home

Streamlined and sophisticated, Joe Macal's East End cottage is a study in disciplined design.

House Wine

Want to make your own wine at home? Let Michael Cinque show you how.

Form Meets Function

These cutting-edge bracelets and cuffs are the shape of things to come

The Bees Knees

It's the Bees Knees Atop Manhattan's Legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Summer Stock

New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond

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Designer Spotlight

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The Tailored Home
Now with shops in Greenwich and Westport, Jhon Ortiz andThe Tailored Home have become the area’s premier furniture design business. All new designs are created by Jhon and manufactured at his atelier in Norwalk. Stop by their latest shop at 2 Greenwich Avenue to see what you’ve been missing!

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Designer Spotlight

Haver & Skolnick Architects
Haver & Skolnick Architects creates award-winning homes of timeless design, providing personal service & impeccable attention to detail. For 22 years, Charles Haver, AIA and Stewart Skolnick, AIA have offered a single source for architecture, interior design and landscape architecture, creating seamless environments which are a reflection of their clients’ personalities. The firm has been nationally recognized for comfortable, classic country homes and elegant apartments which reflect history while responding to a contemporary lifestyle.

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Located close to ocean beaches in a very popular section of Southampton Village, this top-to-bottom thoroughly-renovated, transitional/modern residence is done and move-in ready. Light-toned wide-plank flooring, dark-toned accents, wide horizontal wainscoting, superb modern bathrooms, and a brand new ultra- modern kitchen with top appliances have all been installed. The six-bedroom, six-bath home includes a finished lower level, covered patio, back yard with 30'x12' heated Gunite pool, and pool house with attached garage.

View more details about 21 Old Town Crossing, Southampton NY

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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.

View more details about 53 Myanos Road
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