T's Oct. 4 Design & Luxury Issue


  1. PhotoWilliam Pickens III with his son John on their private beach.
    CreditJon Henry

    On Long Island, a Beachfront Haven for Black Families

    In the 1930s, a group of trailblazing African-Americans bought plots for themselves in Sag Harbor, establishing a close-knit community that’s spanned multiple generations.


  2. PhotoIn the living room, Rex and Regina coffee tables from Casa Tosca, a custom rug by Fedora Design, a sofa upholstered in C&C Milano’s velvet Fenice with antique passementerie and artwork by Cornelia Parker, flanked by octagonal sconces designed by Castellini Baldissera and a 16th-century armoire painted with a view of Montalcino.
    CreditGuido Taroni

    A Colorful Homecoming for a Milanese Designer

    After living around the world, Nicolò Castellini Baldissera has returned to the city in which his family — and his heart — has always resided.

    By Nancy Hass and

  1. Arts and Letters

    PhotoA bridge made from the roots of rubber trees, in the village of Mawlynnong, India. Indigenous and ancient architectural practices are having a revival as people reconsider the failures of Modern design.
    Credit“Lo-TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism,” by Julia Watson, published by Taschen © Amos Chapple

    Design for the Future When the Future Is Bleak

    Amid pandemics and environmental disasters, designers and architects have been forced to imagine a world in which the only way to move forward is to look back.


  2. Food Matters

    PhotoFor around a century, Japanese beetles have destroyed grasses, leaves and other plant life throughout the United States.
    CreditKyoko Hamada

    When Invasive Species Become the Meal

    Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?

    By Ligaya Mishan and

  3. Traditions

    PhotoOther recent works, from left: <strong>Murano Glam</strong> Serenissima Oro gold-leaf glasses, $410 for set of six, <a href="https://artemest.com/">artemest.com</a>; <strong>Andrew O. Hughes</strong> Confetti bottle, $280, <a href="https://spartan-shop.com/">spartan-shop.com</a>; <strong>Stories of Italy</strong> ivory, green and blue medium vase, about $260.
    CreditHugo Yu

    Murano Glass, an Ancient Art Revived

    A new generation of artisans is adding to the long history of the Italian craft, known for its strange shapes, odd colors and secretive techniques.