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The University of Texas at Dallas’ center for BrainHealth may seem an unlikely venue for world-class art. But the research institute is home to one of artist David Gappa’s most notable works, a mammoth network of shimmering steel and glass called Introspection, which covers a 60-foot swath of ceiling in the center’s multipurpose room. Composed […]


The South Poles are perhaps one of the most serene places on earth. The panoramic ice sheet stretching to the horizon provides a visual blank canvas for the quietude that hovers over the landscape. The frigid atmosphere is virtually silent. That is, except for the penguins. “Penguins are very noisy,” says nature and wildlife photographer […]


Homes are made for community. They are gathering places where family and friends can share a meal, celebrate a milestone or enjoy uplifting conversation. The idea of creating beautiful spaces to bring people together is central to Gary Riggs Luxury Furniture and Design, which has expanded its offerings since it was founded by artist and […]


Seasoned travelers know big cities often hide their best eateries in quiet neighborhoods or nondescript strip centers. Such is the case with Salum Restaurant, an intimate venue artfully camouflaged amid a modest row of retailers on Cole Avenue in Uptown Dallas. “This used to be a doctor’s office,” says the chef and owner, Abraham Salum, […]


Some might argue you can never have enough of a good thing. But when interior designer Monica Wilcox found herself with four storage units full of high-end furnishings, she knew something had to give. “Being in this business for 27 years, I have so many accounts with so many vendors, and most of them require […]


Every piece of art is meant to evoke emotion. Whether created with paint on canvas or molded from metal or clay, art exists to engage the senses. Yet there is something uniquely captivating about glass. Even after a piece of glass art is finished, it is continually changing, reflecting shifting patterns of light and revealing […]


For two long years, the famous antiques markets and fairs across France were all but dormant. In the wake of worldwide travel restrictions and quarantines enacted at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, seasoned dealers had limited access to the historic treasures hidden away in galleries, showrooms and warehouses overseas. But 2022 has been different. […]


Imagine you are relaxing in your living room, surrounded by elegant furnishings and accessories, when you see the family dog sniffing at the new Indo-modern rug beneath the coffee table. You watch with curiosity as the dog turns in a tight circle once, twice, three times. Suddenly, you bolt from your seat in a panic […]

Artisinal Collaboration

Since the renaissance, Florence, Italy, has been known for its culture of artisanal excellence. So, when Edgardo Osorio, founder and creative director of the luxury women’s footwear brand Aquazzura, wanted to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen in his historic residence, he commissioned Florentine kitchen fabricator Officine Gullo to bring his creative vision to life. The family-owned company […]

History Meets High Tech

The web, as in world wide web, was not even a thing when Bruno de la Croix-Vaubois opened the doors to Country French Interiors in 1986. Customers came in person to the 9,000-square-foot Slocum Street showroom to peruse the vast selection of antique 18th- and 19th-century fine European furnishings, Aubusson tapestries and objets d’art in search of […]