Spring 2015

NUVO Magazine Spring 2015 Cover featuring Peter Marino

Hackney's empire

The husband-and-wife team behind British brand House of Hackney knows how to do matching. The home furnishings and fashion label reinterprets traditional English aesthetics for a new generation.

A whole new world.

When the Decemberists ended their two-year hiatus, the Portland, Oregon, quintet took a decidedly low-key route to recording the follow-up to 2011’s The King Is Dead.

French fundamentals.

Three-quarters of Parisian bistros are said to be run by Aveyronnais from south-central France, descendants of those who, forced by dwindling employment, moved north in the 1870s to seek their fortunes.

London eye.

Steeped in British style as a result of 13 years spent living across the pond, Goodge Place co-owner Emily McLean honed her London-influenced design eye to open up a concept shop off South Granville in Vancouver last winter.

A couture craftsman.

Joseph Walsh is a self-taught woodworker who combines art and craftsmanship to create functional sculpture with sweeping curvilinear forms.

The Marino method.

Peter Marino is a self-proclaimed “black sheep” of the architecture world. Well known for his black leather attire, Marino has designed many of the world’s most forward-thinking retail temples.

An organic obsession.

“Frankie, go get her!” I hear these words as I step off the elevator and walk to the door of Rose-Marie Swift’s apartment in downtown New York, where the makeup artist has lived for more than two decades. Frankie is the adorable dog that greets me, a Yorkshire terrier that Swift shares with her friend—and long time client—the model Miranda Kerr.

Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electrics.

In a world full of gas-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric luxury cars, even the most extensively refined internal combustion engines cannot match the smooth and silent push from an electric motor.