Decade 15 Magazine

  • When a home means everything – DXV helps in Guatemala

    When a home means everything – DXV helps in Guatemala

    Modenus editors Florence and Sarah were recently invited to join a mission trip to Guatemala to build a house for a family; a family of six living in a one room hut. When the mother was pregnant with her fifth child, her husband left for the United
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  • At Home in Venice with O&C Antiques

    At Home in Venice with O&C Antiques

    There are two cities of Venice. The city the tourists know. Magical and other-worldly, almost Disney-esque as if the entire city were built for our visual entertainment. A Living Museum so packed with art and architecture it seems improbable to th
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  • Matthew Quinn: The Quatrefoil Inspired Kitchen at Kips Bay

    Matthew Quinn: The Quatrefoil Inspired Kitchen at Kips Bay

    An historic Manhattan mansion is home to this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The Villard House, at 457 Madison Avenue, is an iconic New York City landmark and is set in the Neo-Italian Renaissance style. The distinguished architecture, along w
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  • Master of Light: Christopher Poehlman

    Master of Light: Christopher Poehlman

    Lighting. It makes or breaks a space. There is not a single piece of furniture, textile, etc. that is more powerful than great lighting. It sets a mood. It defines space. And great lighting is sculpture, jewelry for a room, identity, personality. In
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  • Dwell On Design 2014 in Los Angeles

    Dwell On Design 2014 in Los Angeles

    The annual Dwell on Design event recently took place in Los Angeles in conjunction with LA Design week: a full week of design events, home tours, showroom parties, and one of the largest trade show events encompassing the latest and most innovative
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  • Holiday House: 5 Ways to Nail Show House Glamour In Your Own Home

    Holiday House: 5 Ways to Nail Show House Glamour In Your Own Home

    Glamour in the midst of a major construction zone? Yes, that is what the designers achieved in the second annual Holiday House Hamptons Show House. Looking at the old factory currently being converted to residential housing, you would never dream
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  • Cullman & Kravis: Some Like It Hot

    Cullman & Kravis: Some Like It Hot

    Celebrated in the grand Villard Mansion on Madison Avenue, the 42nd Kips Bay Decorator Show House event saw some very expressive rooms by a premier group of talent this year. Cullman & Kravis, a New York City- based interior design firm, created a su
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  • The Artist: ReCheng Tsang

    The Artist: ReCheng Tsang

    Repetition in art can be boring: the human eye seeks novelty, seeks a focal point, seeks stimulation. Perfect repetition implies something machine made, mechanical and soul-less. But what about imperfect repetition – or rather, perfectly imperfect
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