The Modern Furniture I Need for Fall

Dear The End of Summer, Even though it hasn’t rained in LA since 2007, it’s been cloudy and romantic here all week. Most people would find this depressing. For me, it’s the greatest blessing I could ever hope for. Since I live in a land that hasn’t had weather in years, where it feels like we’ve been living on the edge of apocalypse as long as I can remember, I love anything even remotely resembling atmospheric drama. What’s so great about cold, rainy weather, you ask? Well mostly I like it because it forces you to stay indoors. And what’s…

Dreamhouse: Coastal Living In Connecticut Cove

Photographs Courtesy Joeb Moore & Partners Dear College Diary, I took a class called Desire senior year in which one of my favorite professors taught us about the culture history of human desire. My friend Matt and I used to sit in the back and spend the whole class figuring out our post-collegiate lives. Like all the people I went to school with, we were planning on moving to New York (“The next trendy place to move is going to be Roosevelt Island!”). Our plans for our lives involved living in New York for 20 years, finding husbands, then moving…

Take me to Haverland: Part 5

Photographs by Evan Joseph, Eliot Kauffman, Carl Wooley [Courtesy Michael Haverland] Dear Michael Haverland, As one of my favorite residential architects, you’ve done a ton of projects I love. But this particular New York loft captivates me because I am currently working on a modern minimalist beach house that is making me love minimalism more than ever before. This space is crazy, apparently the oldest concrete structure in New York and built in a space converted from a parking garage. I love this hallway with all the built-ins. And that terrifying staircase with no railing. The shot on the left…