Velvet's Plush Renaissance — The Financial Times

Velvet's Plush Renaissance — The Financial Times

Interior designers with a reverence for the past are making velvet furniture feel fresh again. The fabric, already evident in this season’s fashion collections, was notably on display at the 2015 edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, where Marcel Wanders, founder of the super-cool Dutch design brand Moooi, unveiled the Mad Queen armchair, upholstered in Gibson velvet with matelassé stitching, for Poliform. “Most of the work we do is about connecting the past with the future,” Wanders explains, and velvet, with its sumptuous connotations, perfectly balances old-world nobility with the fantastical shapes of the new. Read the full feature for the Financial Times' luxury section, How to Spend It, online. (Pictured: Todd Merrill Romo velvet and brass sofa)

A New Show of Disparate Objects — Inspired by Matisse — T Magazine

A New Show of Disparate Objects — Inspired by Matisse — T Magazine

How an Army Officer's Love of Pac-Man Turned Into a $19 Million Business

How an Army Officer's Love of Pac-Man Turned Into a $19 Million Business