Listen in as the superlatively knowledgeable Mitchell Owens, Decorative Arts editor at AD (@ADaesthete), talks with the greatest design-world talents of our time about all things aesthetic. From the legacy of iconic decorators to the promise of design’s future, his lively, bold, and engaging conversations truly appeal to a mixed audience of industry pros and design enthusiasts. New episodes Tuesdays.
Introducing SELF: Checking In
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The Whimsical World of Matilda Goad
Cult British designer Matlida Goad is full of ideas, creating "pieces to elevate the home with the most minimal upheaval," as she calls them. Hers are the sort of items—happy, colorful, charming, and unusual—that one wants to keep as much as one wants to give. While Goad's mum was her very first customer, you may find yourself her next as she discusses her latest products, among them whimsical takes on everyday items like pitchers, planters, placemats, or eggcups (matildagoad.com). I hope you enjoy the program.
Art and Soul
Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht, the founders of the AD100 design firm Commune, chose a name that says it all: many talents across multiple disciplines, creating artful and soulful collaborations. Join me as they talk candidly about their new book, Design Commune (Abrams), their formative days at Barneys New York, and how they approach fearless design in harnessing the talent around them.
On August 4, 2020, an explosion shook Beirut. Days later, French-Lebanese sisters Laura and Sophie Tabet came up with an idea for an online marketplace, Beirut Re-Store (beirutrestore.com/), which ultimately came to feature 173 talents selling artworks and all proceeds going to independent NGOs to help with reconstruction. Laura, a creative director, and Sophie, a production designer, join me to recount their personal stories and the international community that's joined them. Note: Graphic descriptions may disturb some listeners.
What Makes a Great American Garden?
Monty Don, the celebrated British broadcaster and horticulturalist, and Derry Moore, the legendary photographer, know how to capture the soul of a garden, having published several delightful books on the subject. The latest from these longtime friends is American Gardens (Prestel Publishing), a sweeping tour of landscapes both famous and obscure, classic and eccentric—and ultimately, singularly, defining what makes a garden indeed American. Join us.
Dream Weaver: Rattan Style
Considered the plastic of its day, rattan has never had a celebratory volume until now, with tastemaker Lulu Lytle's recently published book, Rattan: A World of Elegance and Charm (Rizzoli, with a foreword by yours truly). Lytle, of Soane Britain, spent years researching the material and its airy sense of style. Her sweeping survey of its inclusion in design, from solariums to cafes to the most fashionable interiors of all time, is one we explore together. I hope you enjoy the program.