Summer 2015

NUVO Summer 2015 Cover featuring Michelle Monaghan

Designer digs.

Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship define Bottega Veneta. Creative director Tomas Maier has been the driving force of the brand’s ascent to the very pinnacle of luxury since taking tenure in 2001.

Michelle Monaghan, accidental actress.

Michelle Monaghan is an actress with a strict Midwest work ethic. She is next set to star alongside Adam Sandler, as a military weapons developer in this summer’s action-comedy Pixels.

You can drive my car.

On the road of life, there are passengers and there are drivers. At least, there used to be.

Having the right stuff.

To enter the Explorers Club’s Jacobean manor–style home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is to experience a close encounter of the uncommon kind. From the interior’s dark-mahogany panelling to an unmistakable whiff of old money, it’s easy to imagine that fictional Phileas Fogg should appear, outbound on his 80-day trip around the world.

Master caster.

Artist Tom Corbin’s studio, Corbin Bronze, buzzes with energy. The space, a converted Rosedale, Kansas, firehouse built in 1912, doubles as gallery and showroom, filled with Corbin artwork: paintings, bronze sculptures, and furniture.

Illicit sips.

A spiral staircase and opulent chandelier greet those who enter the Prohibition bar, unmarked from the street and covertly situated on a subterranean level of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Farrow & Ball.

Prior to Farrow & Ball’s rise to middle-class must-havedom, the paint colours we chose for our homes were largely bright and plasticky, with names that did their best to describe the colour in the pot in front of you. Enter Farrow & Ball, and their traditional formulations poetically titled Elephant’s Breath (warm grey) and Mouse’s Back (grey/brown).