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In Development
Andrew Myers | April 12, 2012

Never in the post-Eisenhower era has it been harder to engineer a career as a home developer. How then has 35-year-old, Newport Beach-born Garrett Calacci managed not simply to survive, but to thrive?

It starts with a deep foundation. “I...

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Renaissance, Reborn!
Rima Suqi | April 12, 2012

Even today you’d be hard-pressed to find a starchitect-branded glass structure in Florence, one of the few cities in the world with a skyline still relatively untouched by modernization (although rumor has it that Sir Norman Foster...

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Design Without Borders
By Andrew Myers | April 7, 2011

Raised in San Miguel de Allende by parents she describes as “expat artist hippies,” Rachel Horn did her best to rebel. But nature seems to have won out: After completing an undergrad thesis at Scripps College on...

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Business by Design
By Andrew Myers | April 7, 2011

In the business of design, woe is the designer who neglects the design of the business. Such is not the case with Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz, principal and co-founder of the six-year-old firm Shine by S.H.O., who has found that creativity,...

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Grain Trust
By AnnaMaria Stephens | April 7, 2011

Where cement and steel once ruled as the go-to materials for creating sleek, standout spaces, wood has quietly taken over as the reigning design element. And almost everywhere, designers are turning to timber for innovative interiors that range...

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