Features

Art and Empire.

Bob Rennie’s love of art and his passion for collecting were sparked on a trip to San Francisco in 1974.

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.

The horseman.

Normand Latourelle strides into one of the white tents anchored near the shores of Lake Ontario, where the members of his multinational equestrian spectacular, Odysseo, are having lunch. He is all smiles, even as he acknowledges that he can’t remember anyone’s name.

Planning the after-party.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The ninth season of The Office just premiered in September, but there’s an air of finality to the proceedings: last May, NBC announced that this season will be the show’s last. For John Krasinski, who has played Jim Halpert throughout the show’s run, the impending conclusion is bittersweet.

A couture craftsman.

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

Thinking outside the box.

The architecture of any home is usually extroverted or introverted in equal measure, but the interior of the Sharifi-ha residence in Tehran can become its façade and its façade can become the interior.

The TOMS manifesto.

With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.