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Fay Gold House Feature

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Pure Gold: Fay and Donald Gold have created, along with interior designer Stan Topol, one of Altanta’s only Modernist houses around one of the city’s most intriguing contemporary art collections: their own.  By Travis Neighbor Ward and Brian Jay Ward Published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME   Seated in the expansive living room of Fay and Donald Gold’s home, you do …

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Stuart Pliner Home Feature

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Grand Revival: Interior designer Stuart Pliner uses his versatile style to convert a dimly lit 1980s house into a sophisticated retreat By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Modern Luxury’s Interiors Atlanta In the world of interior design, the best projects are often the least expected. Those words certainly rang true for designer Stuart Pliner, who, while at a dinner party, …

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Antique Mandarin Badges

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Peking Order: Collecting Mandarin badges affords a rare glimpse into the obsessively hierarchical world of the Chinese imperial court. Published in Departures magazine   Like other experts in his field, James B. Godfrey, senior vice president and director of the Chinese Works of Art Department at Sotheby’s New York, is surprised. “Considering that the Chinese culture has always fascinated the West, it’s …

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Java Gems

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If you’re relying on a boring old coffee maker to get you going in the morning, try these stylish, Italian accessories on for size instead. Old-school addicts can grind beans with Capresso’s conical burr grinder, then brew the grounds in Alessi’s eight-cup French press designed by famed late architect/designer Aldo Rossi. Or, for ultra-fast service, opt for Illy’s FrancisFrancis! X1 or Gaggia’s titanium espresso machine—the …

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Keith Robinson Home Feature

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Living Gloriously: Keith Robinson, owner of the events firm Gloriosa, brings 18th-century Paris to his Old Fourth Ward loft.  Published in Atlanta magazine.    Walking into the Old Fourth Ward loft where Keith Robinson has lived for the past nine years is entering another world. On the outside, the building is a typical turn-of-the-century warehouse (it was once The Highland Bakery). …

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Page Ikeda Profile

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Natural Instincts: Page Ikeda takes her design cues from the great outdoors for her Modern Basics collection. Published in The Atlantan magazine.   For 32-year-old Atlanta designer Page Ikeda, excitement about a home product—or any product, for that matter—begins with what lies behind it. “When I look at a product, I look not only at the design, but also at whether there is …