JORGE S. ARANGO is a freelance design writer, editor and stylist. His work has appeared in many
publications, including Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, Robb Report, Luxe, Coastal Living, 1stdibs.
com and others. He is the co-author of four books on design, most recently Elegant Rooms That
Work: Fantasy and Function in Interior Design (Rizzoli, 2013), with Stephanie Stokes.
GREY CRAWFORD is a Los Angeles-based design and architecture photographer whose recent
books include Artful Decoration: Interiors by Fisher Weisman and Modern Glamour, Domicillium
Decorates and Hue, all with Kelly Wearstler.
JOHN ELLIS lives in Los Angeles and has photographed design and architecture stories for
Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Dwell and Garden Design.
FRANCISCO GUERRERO’S first contact with photography was at the age of 12, taking pictures
of chickens in his backyard with his father’s camera. Since then he has been shooting travel and
lifestyle images for a number of international clients while based in Spain and the Philippines. He
holds a degree in Anthropology and Communications from Goldsmiths College, London. He still
gets to photograph chickens every so often.
AUDRE Y HALL is a photographer and filmmaker who was born in Brazil and now lives in Livingston,
Montana. As well as shooting design and lifestyle stories for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, she is a fine art photographer who draws inspiration from the western
ANNIE KELLY is a designer and writer who has collaborated with her husband, Tim Street-Porter, on
numerous books, including Rooms to Inspire by the Sea, Rooms to Inspire in the City and Rooms
to Inspire in the Country, all for Rizzoli. They are currently researching books on Bali and Merida,
MINDY PANTIEL writes about architecture and design for numerous national and regional publications. She is the co-author of The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs (Timber Press).
ANGIE SECKINGER, born in Scotland and fluent in three languages, has lived in the U.S. and
Europe as well as South and Central America. She now divides her time between Washington, D.C., and Catalunya, Spain. Her interiors work has been featured in Architectural Digest,
Veranda, Luxe Interiors + Design, Casa Claudia and Modo de Vida, among others. Angie is also
an accomplished fine art photographer whose work is represented in collections such as the
Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Virginia Museum as well as many corporate and private
MICHAEL SLENSKE covers arts and culture for various publications, including W, Architectural Digest,
Modern Painters and Art + Auction. For this issue, Slenske investigated a modern urban oasis in
Chicago designed by Jeanne Michaels for an astute art collector.
ZOE SET TLE began covering the interior design world as a design editor at Town & Country and has
been a freelance writer and stylist for the past three years. Her love of design is also expressed in
her e-commerce shopping site, Maxwell Silver N Y. She was born and raised in New York City, where
she still lives.
TIM STREET-PORTER shoots design and architecture around the world for many leading magazines
and is the author and photographer of L.A. Modern, Los Angeles and Casa Mexicana, among
other books. He has collaborated with his wife, Annie Kelly, on the Rooms To Inspire series for
Rizzoli, and is currently working with the Norton Simon Museum on a book about their gardens. He
received the Lucie Award for outstanding architectural photography in 2003.
MICHAEL WEBB is the author of 26 books, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd
Collection (Rizzoli) and Venice CA: Art +Architecture in a Maverick Community (Abrams). He was
born and educated in London, where he worked at The Times and Country Life before moving to
the United States. Michael now lives in Los Angeles in a classic Richard Neutra apartment that was
once home to Charles and Ray Eames.
MARC WOODCOCK is an architect, photographer and artist living in Chicago. His work has
appeared in many publications, including Surface Magazine, CS Interiors, and Elle Décor. He
has traveled the world documenting the beauty of our built environment; it is his passion in
architectural photography to capture the designer process and vision.
BEFORE MIES VAN DER ROHE CAME ALONG,
common knowledge held that “the devil is in the details.”
But the renowned Modernist architect famously flipped that
thought around, decreeing that “God is in the details.” What
did he mean? I think he was suggesting that the joy, beauty,
inspiration and creative genius of design can be found in
the small solutions that underpin all projects, no matter how
grand. Rather than being a necessary evil, those thorny details actually present designers and architects with opportunities to achieve brilliant, revelatory innovations, the devil
As you read this issue of interiors, we hope you’ll linger over
some of the remarkable design details presented in our
pages: Jamie Herzlinger’s subtle manipulation of luxurious
textures in a Fifth Avenue apartment; Oliver M. Furth’s orchestration of materials and vintage pieces in a Los Angeles
loft; Jeanne Michaels’s pared-down modern approach in a
Chicago townhouse; Foster + Partners’ spatial maneuvers in
the new ME Hotel London; Marika Meyer’s tweaking of tradition in a Georgetown house. And if you’ve ever taken your
high-end door handles for granted, our Studio piece on
Rocky Mountain Hardware’s intricate production processes
should induce awe.
Once you start looking at details, of course, it’s hard to stop:
It’s habit-forming in a healthy way. To help you ferret out
and track down all of the telling details in each project we
feature, we’ve revamped our Notebook section with some
imagery and typographical emphasis. In our digital edition
(log on to interiorsmagazine.com), there are also live links
to each company, so you can fully explore the vast array
of top-notch design world resources gathered together in
every issue of interiors.
What sets great design apart? It’s all in the details. n
FROM THE EDITOR