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Reviving a Bygone Era: A new generation of mid-century enthusiasts embraces fundamental modernist ideals

Given the recent popularity and commercial success of fashionable publications like Atomic Ranch, a monthly magazine based out of Portland, Oregon, which exclusively celebrates mid-century design from the 1940s through the 1960s, young professionals and seasoned architectural buffs alike are actively seeking out and reviving these once overlooked masterworks of functional simplicity. Luckily for Baton Rouge natives John Kaufman and Lesley Kernan, ...

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A sleek transformation in baton rouge: A talented designer uplifts a traditional home

When lobbyists Derrell Cohoon and Cheryl McCormick contacted award-winning interior designer Ty Larkins to discuss the redesign of their Baton Rouge home, they asked him to create a clean and elegantly modern interior that would be reminiscent of a New York City town home on the upper east side. The challenge in the transformation would be to fashion an updated interior that would blend in seamlessly with the historic architectural elements of the ...

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Passionate About Antiques: A collector and a 
folk artist combine forces

Maria and Simon Hardeveld have created a magical world at their quaint shop filled with unusual treasures. Unlike the more traditional furniture galleries along Magazine Street, Antiques on Jackson pays homage to the intrinsic character of New Orleans, where anything goes. Located on a large corner lot at Jackson and Magazine streets, the charming store displays an atypical combination of elegant antiques juxtaposed with rustic folk art. Popular with ...

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Acadiana Lake House: Une jolie petite maison du lac

Most people purchase or build a home, and then begin the process of orchestrating the furnishings. Acadiana residents Steve and Suzi Santillo took the opposite approach. They built and designed each room of their petite 1,800-square-foot house, which is situated on a four-acre lake in the midst of 10 acres of Santillo property, around specific pieces of furniture the couple had collected through the years. Even more interesting is how they arrived ...

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Chef Gus Martin: A shining culinary star and author

Long before he became a top chef, New Orleans native Gus Martin had a passion for cooking, something he learned as a toddler while spending time in his grandmother’s kitchen in the Ninth Ward. His mother was also in the restaurant biz. Martin began working at world-famous Commander’s Palace at age 14, when former executive chef Paul Prudhomme took the youngster under his wing and showed him the tricks of the trade. Three years later, Martin left ...

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