Month: July 2020

Explore an Art-Filled Connecticut Family Home That Balances Comfort and Sophistication

As the quintessential country retreat for some of the 20th century’s most affluent families—with surnames like Rockefeller, Gimbel, and Post—the tony Connecticut town of Greenwich is littered with sprawling estates that wear their traditional aesthetic like a badge of honor. But in their 22,000-square-foot home, one West Coast family of five decided to shake off the dust of the old and infuse the house’s iconic structure with a dose of contemporary vigor.

“The house had such a strong point of view when we entered the project,” says New York–based designer Sara Story of the classic shingle-style property, which was originally

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St. Frank Debuts a Furniture Collection, Major Design Auctions Take Place, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know. 

Product Launches

St. Frank and Others Make Notable Debuts

For several years, St. Frank has been carefully placing bespoke pieces of furniture throughout their retail spaces. Now, they’re expanding that effort with a full-on collaborative collection. “We’re thrilled to to be introducing our first offering of upholstered furniture in partnership with Forsyth,” St. Frank founder Christina Bryant says to AD PRO. “This collaboration allows us to bring our signature printed

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Norris to use helmet designed by young fan for F1 British GP

Lando Norris will use a special Formula 1 helmet design created by a six-year-old girl for this weekend’s British Grand Prix following a competition.

Norris held a special competition in the build-up to his home grand prix at Silverstone, inviting his fans to design his helmet for the weekend.

The winning entry came courtesy of six-year-old Eva Muttram, whose father submitted a hand-coloured design on her behalf that was picked by Norris for Silverstone.

“It reminds me a lot of when I was younger, designing helmets, drawing away, just when I was like five, six, seven years old, printing off

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This Floyd Home Sofa Made My Tiny Apartment Feel Grand

Photo credit: Courtesy of Floyd
Photo credit: Courtesy of Floyd

From ELLE Decor

This year, I made the “brave” decision to jump out of the nest—I moved out of my family’s suburban home and into a tiny apartment in Manhattan. Square footage was small, but my dreams for the space were grand. Before sorting out my Con Edison account or scoping out the area for a supermarket or hardware store, I, like many 20something millennials with a Pinterest account and a dream, was mood boarding into delusion. It goes without saying that I had already sorted out which coffee table books to proudly put on

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6 things I learned about the Meizu 17 Pro’s design after our steamy week together

I’ve been a fan of Meizu phones for the past few years. The devices manage to be reliable, well-built, and reasonably priced — a tough combination to go wrong with.

Anyway, the company recently released the Meizu 17 Pro. And I got my hands on one.

Now, rather than just doing a straightforward review, I thought I’d focus more on the design and user experience. Specifically, in a listicle format. You can’t stop me. HERE WE GO!

The ceramic sides of the Meizu 17 Pro are delicious

Not only do the ceramic sides of the Meizu 17 Pro look

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