Inside a Mecca of Midcentury Brazilian Art and Design

Brazilian design dealer Ulysses De Santi and his husband, Graham Steele, didn’t normally spend long periods of time together. They had different responsibilities, and very different rhythms. “Graham is extremely social, hyperactive, and his schedule was always insane,” says De Santi, who’s been sheltering at home with Steele since the pandemic upended life as we know it. “So just to be able to have him here is such a gift.” As a senior director at Hauser & Wirth, an art gallery with outposts in Asia, Europe and North America, Steele was used to jetting across the globe, sometimes having breakfast in one continent and dinner in another. By contrast, De Santi is an introvert. “He would happily be socially isolating for the next five years,” says Steele, only half-jokingly.

The couple’s personality contrasts extend to their design sensibilities: One is a minimalist and the other a maximalist. And yet in

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7 Non-Scary Bikini Trimmers To Try At Home For Smooth Skin

While forgoing a standing wax appointment at the spa is the least of anyone’s worries during a pandemic, you’re not alone in wanting to DIY salon treatments at home in the name of feel-good pampering. Perhaps it’s a manicure (bonus points for fun nail art) or freshening up your hair color — or maybe it’s attempting your very own bikini cleanup. It sounds ambitious, but it can be done.

Unlike shaving with a razor, bikini trimmers are often easier to maneuver around hard-to-reach spots on your body. (In other words, no more needing to awkwardly perch one leg on the toilet seat, disposable razor in hand.) And while you might not be spending much time in a swimsuit these days, if keeping things smooth along your bikini line makes you feel like your most confident self, then by all means, do you. Here, we’ve rounded up seven devices we

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John Lautner’s personal home sells in Silver Lake

A piece of architectural history just traded hands in Silver Lake. The modernist home that celebrated architect John Lautner designed and used as his personal residence has sold for $1.67 million.

Built in 1939, the hillside residence first hit the market in April and found a buyer about a week later, eventually closing for $80,000 over the original asking price.

The successful sale shows continued interest in the late architect’s work. Actor Ed Norton dropped $11.8 million on a Lautner-designed beach house in Malibu Colony in 2017, and earlier this year, Amanda Hearst, descendent of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, paid $5.9 million for a modernist home he built in Hollywood Hills West. In 2014, Lautner’s famous futuristic Silvertop residence sold for $8.55 million — or 14% over the asking price.

This one’s a bit on the smaller scale, spanning three stories with just over 1,200 square feet. Lautner designed

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Lighting and Outdoor Space Were Key to Transforming This New Construction Home

When Shanty Wijaya of Allprace Properties decided to take on her latest project—a modern farmhouse in L.A.’s historic Jefferson Park neighborhood—she wanted to create a calming atmosphere with an intrinsic outdoor-indoor living situation inspired by the California-cool neighborhood it was built in.

“This neighborhood is known for its Craftsman-style homes, filled with character and history,” says Shanty. “The layout was very closed off and the finishes were uninspiring. The landscaping was completely bare, unappealing, and empty. Our goal was to transform this standard new build into a character-filled Craftsman-style home that blended nicely into the charming neighborhood.” Working with a theme of modern farmhouse and Craftsman style, she completely restored the newly built 2,000-square-foot home, which includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms on a 5,076-square-foot lot.

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE:</strong> Shanty says that landscaping was one of the most difficult tasks of the transformation. “When we designed and landscaped the project, it was winter and most of the plants were still dormant. It was difficult to find tall, mature plants that had a full appearance, which is the look we were going for. We wanted to make sure that the homeowner could enjoy an outdoor, private <a href="https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/creating-your-own-edible-garden?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:oasis" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">oasis</a>, and we were able to get the desired look for the landscaping, which I am very proud of.” </div>
BEFORE: Shanty says that landscaping was one of the most difficult tasks of the transformation. “When we designed and landscaped the project, it was
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Why a jumpsuit is what your stay-at-home wardrobe is missing

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When it comes to quarantine-friendly clothing, joggers and leggings are basically a no-brainer. We all have those comfortable pants that we basically live in while we’re stuck in the house. However, a trendier style is becoming a go-to favorite for many: jumpsuits.

The one-piece has long been known for its mix of comfort and style, and now, people are starting to realize that their versatility can come in handy while social distancing.

According to Google Trends, searches for jumpsuits were up 250% in the last 90 days, and data-aggregating site Exploding Topics shows over 200,000 people have been searching for them in

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