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In Residence: Ian Simpson

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Inside the architect’s expansive apartment atop a Manchester skyscraper

For British architect Ian Simpson, home sweet home is a two-story penthouse apartment with inordinately high ceilings, an enviable contemporary furniture collection and a well-rooted indoor garden. Situated 47 floors above Manchester in the Beetham Tower—a groundbreaking building designed by Simpson that is celebrating its tenth anniversary—the flat is an expansive study in high-rise living, and the building the tallest in the UK outside of London.
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Willem Dafoe: Mind The Gap

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A self-study of the acting icon’s “air-cooled” teeth

Having met while filming the adaptation of John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man, actor-director Grigoriy Dobrygin enlisted co-star Willem Dafoe for a filmic study of the Spiderman star’s most remarkable feature: his gap-filled teeth.
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Monsieur Oyster

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Joël Dupuch’s billet-doux to the lusty mollusk

“Eating oysters is like kissing the sea on the lips,” the French poet Léon-Paul Fargue once wrote. In his ode to the aphrodisiacal mollusk, creative director Sergio Penzo traveled to the Arcachon coast in south-west France to capture the working day of famed sixth-generation oyster farmer and actor Joël Dupuch.
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Shipstern Bluff Wipeout Reel

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Just be thankful this isn’t you. Unless, in fact, one of the barbarian faceplants belongs to you and your skid plate of a mug, then please let us know that you are alive.

Shipstern Bluff Wipeout Reel

Kelly Slater Creates the Perfect Wave

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Surfing just changed forever.

In the wake of the Surf Snowdonia waterpark — home to the world’s longest man-made wave — comes the creation of 11-time World Surf League Champion, Kelly Slater. As the culmination of a decade-long project to create the most perfect surf wave, the LA-based Kelly Slater Wave Company recently tested out its wave machine with the man taking the honor of riding its first wave, which certainly looked mathematically perfect on the surface.
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Most Loved: Knotted Chair

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Most Loved: in the first movie of our exclusive new video series, Marcel Wanders looks back at his chair made from knotted rope, which helped propel the Dutch designer to international stardom when it was launched in 1996. Wanders’ Knotted Chair is made from lengths of hand-braided aramid and carbon fibre cord, which are impregnated with epoxy resin to provide rigidity.
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In Residence: Jim Olson

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Up in the trees with the nature-loving architect

The home of architect Jim Olson—founder of Seattle-based practice Olson Kundig—is a monument to the principles that have underpinned his entire architectural career: the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, histories and people.
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Collectors: Eugenio López Alonso

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Photographer Jim Goldberg shows us around the home of Latin America’s most prominent contemporary art collector

Born into a bottled fruit juice empire, Eugenio López Alonso changed the meaning of the family business forever when, starting in the 1990s, his Jumex collection revitalized the contemporary art scene in Mexico City.
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