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Ceramist Elaine Tian Embraces the Imperfections of Her Craft

Ceramist Elaine Tian Embraces the Imperfections of Her Craft

Former graphic designer Elaine Tian sat down at a pottery wheel for the first time only three years ago. Since then, under the label Studio Joo, she has been fine-tuning her collection of vessels and light fixtures, many of which are influenced by wabi-sabi, the Japanese philosophy that finds beauty in imperfections.

Designer Mark Epstein Creates a Soothing Retreat on Long Island's Sands Point

Designer Mark Epstein Creates a Soothing Retreat on Long Island's Sands Point

International travelers with a growing, eclectic art collection, charged Designer Mark Epstein with creating a worldly environment that was also family-friendly.

Designer Tamara Eaton Revs Up a Late-19th Century Carroll Gardens Brownstone

Designer Tamara Eaton Revs Up a Late-19th Century Carroll Gardens Brownstone

The frenzied pace of development in New York City’s hottest borough has made untouched Brooklyn brownstones scarce. An up-and-coming decorator and her adventurous clients rev up a late-19th-century Brooklyn brownstone. In 2010, Benjamin and Jennifer Whitfield, émigrés from Manhattan, found just such a house in Carroll Gardens.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Multi-Faceted

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Multi-Faceted

Flaunting sharp angles and a futuristic play on lines, today’s cutting-edge accessories are the latest examples of design-world derring-do. Here, a selection of multi-faceted home accessories, including Donghia’s Origami Temko table lamp, the Facet side table by John Lyle Design and geometric Poly bookends by New York–based design studio Egg Collective.

A Nonstop Flight from New York, This Captivating City on the Caribbean Coast Really Has Sol

A Nonstop Flight from New York, This Captivating City on the Caribbean Coast Really Has Sol

You can walk in virtually any direction in Cartagena and be immediately seduced by the bougainvillea-draped Colonial architecture, the noble churches with their pregnant bell towers, the multitude of convivial alfresco restaurants, the chic shops and informal street-side markets, and vendors selling everything from piping-hot arepas to tiny thimble-sized cups of café.

These Brilliantly Blossoming Rings are Heralding the Call for Spring

These Brilliantly Blossoming Rings are Heralding the Call for Spring

Mod designs, pastels, gold and bold colors! Here are five fabulously floral rings to welcome the spring season: Swarovski, Buccellati, Chopard, Hueb, and Cellini Jewelers.

Deeds & Don'ts: Fantasy Island

Deeds & Don'ts: Fantasy Island

Regal homes, glamorous apartments and a vision for new possibilities are what's buzzing in New York real estate. Power couple Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller are hoping to build Pier 55, a 2.7-acre floating park in the middle of the Hudson River.The Dakota apartment of the late actress Lauren Bacall is listed for $26 million with Rebecca Edwardson of Warburg Realty. Park Avenue’s Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, on the market for $48 million, could be restored to a single-family home.

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