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hot spot: art beat.

Imagine waking up on the 61st floor of a Chicago high rise, stretching your sleepy arms over your head and looking to your left at an untitled, black and white work by famed artist Donald Sultan. If...
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6/27/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

editor's obsession: lights fantastic.

It must be hard getting attention in Italy: You have to compete with the food and the fashion and all the tall, dark and handsome types, but I’ve seen the light, literally. I stumbled across...
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6/27/2011 12:00:00 AM (2) comments

duly noted: all in the family.

Most families share at least some distinguishing traits, whether it be hazel eyes or slightly crooked noses, but for the Hickses, it’s something that runs a little deeper: creativity. Famed...
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6/24/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

style scout: darkness falls.

There are guilty pleasures that we would never admit to—like listening to country music when stuck in traffic—and then there are others that, try as we might, are difficult to hide from...
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6/23/2011 12:00:00 AM (1) comments

design dialogue: erin mcguiness.

Bay-area sculptor Erin McGuiness is a creative type we can relate to: Not only does she believe that one should indulge in “a little sugar every day,” but her perfect getaway is a simple,...
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6/22/2011 12:00:00 AM (1) comments

in the spotlight: lava vase.

Leave it to Waylande Gregory to find inspiration in one of the most nostalgically tacky remnants from the '70s and from college dorm rooms across the country: the lava lamp. Part of a reissue of the...
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6/22/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

sneak peek: clear vision.

Is there anyone who doesn’t get excited to take a look inside a fabulous Manhattan apartment? We live for these moments and somehow always seem to find ourselves wishing for an oasis of our...
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6/21/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

on trend: fresh squeezed.

It’s the first day of summer, and the start of a new season has us buzzing about a few things here in the Luxe office: Weekend beach trips, dining al fresco while admiring a late sunset, and...
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6/21/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

editor's obsession: chair envy.

For many, a chair is nothing more than a comfortable place to sit, a functional means to an end. For lovers of design, though, the right chair is just the beginning. Or at least, that’s the way...
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6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM (1) comments

hot spot: parisian twist.

Chicago’s famous for its killer architecture. Think: steel and glass and incredible feats of engineering. Sometimes, though, all that minimal modernism puts you in the mood for something a...
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6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

house guest: mother knows best.

When I was a child, my mother loved dragging me along to antiques shops. I don’t remember the fateful trips much, but I’m sure about one thing:
It wasn’t fun at the time.
Now,...
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6/9/2011 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

multiple sightings: barcelona chair.

When Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the sleek, sculptural design for a chair he was to debut at the International Exhibition in Barcelona in 1929, odds are he didn’t expect the piece to...
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5/26/2011 12:00:00 AM (2) comments