TWO OF A KIND Twins Nikolai and Simon Haas are using their combined talents—a wild eye for artistry, traditional carpentry skills and a deep Hollywood Rolodex—to become some of the most innovative furniture makers around.
MARRIED TO THE JOB For Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, the husband-and-wife team behind the architecture and design firm Roman and Williams—New York's ultra-stylish Ace and Standard hotels among their many credits—working together is as easy as finishing each other's sentences.
BEAUCOUP DE BOCUSE As France's original celebrity chef, Paul Bocuse built a Michelin-starred culinary empire and established the most prestigious cooking competition in the world. And yet, one goal still eludes him. Now he's turned to America's top chefs to help make it a reality—even if it means breaking from his own haute traditions.
THE DISCREET CHARM OF CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE As the intensely private fashion designer implements his function-over-fantasy approach at one of the most luxurious houses in the world, he's letting the understated allure of his clothes do all the talking.
A STUDIO IN CONTRASTS Belgian architect and interior designer Gert Voorjans transformed Dries Van Noten's retail empire, creating homey environments layered with decorative elements from around the globe—and tied aesthetically to his home and studio in Antwerp, the birthplace of his eclectic inspirations.
SOUTH AFRICA'S SOMELIER Eight years ago, Luvo Ntezo was working as a dishwasher. Now, as Cape Town's most trusted authority on wine, he's a symbol of the country's distinctive postapartheid viniculture.
SAVING OLD RANGOON With the easing of sanctions and censorship laws, Myanmar, long isolated by decades of military rule, is on the verge of rapid economic change and a new openness to outside influences. But what will become of its architectural treasures?
READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP Whether reciting Shakespeare on the West End, portraying a villain in this month's all-star costume drama Parade's End or fighting evil in Iron Man 3, English actor Rebecca Hall finds the spotlight on stage and screen alike.
JOHN DERIAN'S HANDMADE HOME DECOR What began as a humble decoupage studio 18 years ago has blossomed into a showroom for beautiful designs, where a gathering of like-minded artisans casts its spell under John Derian's curatorial eye.
THE QUEEN OF CLEAN After allowing her namesake fashion line to be absorbed by her biggest competitor and steered by other designers, Jil Sander is back at the helm to finish what she started. But can she restore her reign over minimalism?
The Most Important Garden Designer You've Never Heard Of
THE MOST IMPORTANT GARDEN DESIGNER YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF Madison Cox has kept a low profile while creating a series of stunningly original gardens around the globe. Meet the designer whose plantings are as gracefully in tune with the landscape as the man who put them there.
ALL THE PRETTY HOUSES Architect Daniel Romualdez has become one of the premier decorators of our time. Nowhere is his impeccable taste—and his mastery of eclectic styles—more on display than in his own four homes.
CLASSIC FASHION MEETS THE FLASH OF FINE JEWELRY The classic trench, little black dress and chic fur coat, the eternally covetable Birkin bag may be the essence of any ensemble, but the allure of fine jewels is what separates fleeting fashion from timeless style.