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?