Latest by Kim Cook

Published on January 29, 2023 - Page 23
At first glance, Nina Edwards Ankers' sconces and chandeliers look like ancient scrolls of parchment, or sheets of buttery toffee, wrapped around LED...
Published on January 8, 2023 - Page 19
It was all over the fashion runways. Women's Wear Daily raved about Armani dresses in this material. Harper's Bazaar called it one of 2022's biggest...
Published on December 18, 2022 - Page 27
Puzzling was popular during the pandemic. Sales for Ravensburger soared 370% in 2020. Though many have returned to pre-lockdown life, the love of...
Published on December 12, 2022 - Page 5
Little villages -- with houses, shops, miniature figures and snowy fir trees -- have long been part of many families' holiday tradition. They're...
Published on November 20, 2022 - Page 27
It's not a "she shed" or a "man cave." More of a "me space." It might be a little nook beside a stairway. Or along a wall with a nice window. An...
Published on October 23, 2022 - Page 23
Chances are if you've been to a great restaurant, bar or hotel, you've snagged a coaster, matchbook, napkin or card key. Mementoes like these are...
Published on October 16, 2022 - Page 23
While moving into a rental apartment, Alexa d'Argence was eager to put her personal stamp on it. "Loving my space is more important to me than my...
Published on June 26, 2022 - Page 23
Antiques are hot partly because of supply chain delays and higher prices for custom or mass-market pieces. Environmentally-conscious buyers are...
Published on June 19, 2022 - Page 23
Designers are fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned to showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness. There are sleek,...
Published on June 12, 2022 - Page 27
As French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud puts it, “Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important — fun, food, and life.” Here’s...