ALEX BOZIKOVIC is the architecture columnist at The Globe and Mail in
Toronto and the co-author of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide.
HEATHER CORCORAN is a writer and editor focused on the intersection
of art, design and culture at large.
PAUL DYER is an architectural photographer based in San Francisco.
MIMI FAUCETT is a freelance writer and editor based in Austin, Texas. She
is the former market editor of Luxe Interiors + Design. She continues to
collaborate with regional and national design and lifestyle publications.
GIANNI FRANCHELLUCCI has photographed for Architectural Digest,
Elle Decor and Interior Design, among others. He is based in Rome.
MATTHEW MILLMAN is a Bay Area–based architectural photographer
whose books include West Coast Modern.
MARGARET MULLIGAN is a Canadian photographer based in Toronto
specializing in interiors and environmental portraiture.
JUERGEN NOGAI was born in Germany and moved to Los Angeles in
2000, when he began a rewarding partnership with the architectural
photographer Julius Shulman. Nogai has produced books for publishers
such as Abrams, Rizzoli and TASCHEN. His work is part of the permanent
collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.
MARINA PIGNATELLI is an Italian journalist who writes and produces
design and lifestyle stories for several international publications.
CONTRIBUTORS FROM THE EDITOR
This issue is dedicated to the mavericks of the design world. We begin with designer Janna Levenstein, with whom we debut our new Art in Design department, which will feature guest essays and Q & As on the
intersection of the two entities from the most revered talents
in design. Does art need design, or vice versa? See Janna’s
answer, and her other valuable insights, in our premiere Art
in Design column. We also visit architect Harry Gesner, who
let us into his magical world on the beach in Malibu, where
he has created a life of rebellion that has infused his singular
architecture. Other forward thinkers in this issue include David
Powell and Fenwick Bonnell of the Toronto design firm Powell
& Bonnell, who allow us a glimpse into their world of bountiful
collaboration with local artisans. We venture to Austin, Texas,
where the creator of the hide rug, Kyle Bunting, works with an
incredible network of creative thinkers to push the boundaries
of what collaboration can achieve.
Our features bring us to the picturesque enclave of Trentino,
on Lake Garda in Northern Italy, where architect Andrea Rigo
made the views his muse and conjured a house dominated by
glass and natural stone. In Northern California, designer Kendall
Wilkinson and architect Jonathan Feldman reimagined a house
for a family, complete with a 1960s rock–inspired band room.
Halfway across the Pacific, a house by designer Barbara Barry
and architect Shay Zak draws on its surroundings beneath the
Hualalai volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, its bold elegance
earning it the coveted spot on the cover. These talents, along
with others in the issue, including Amy Lau, Commune, Dougall
Paulson, Kenneth Cobonpue and many others, have one thing
in common: they take risks, which pay off in a big way, moving