At home in the ocean and cycling the streets of Southern California, Noah Webb loves to travel and see new people and places. “Photographing the modern desert home in Indian Wells was an inspiration itself,” he says. “The home was designed around the spectacular view of the mountains above the desert—a perfect California backdrop and a thrill to capture."
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, photographer Rafael Soldi is based in Seattle. Tiffany Bowie and Joe Malboeuf’s residence is less than a block from his home. “I watched it go up,” he says. “When I was asked to photograph a home in Seattle, I never expected it to be that one! Spending the day with Joe, Tiffany, and their daughter was a lot of fun, and the commute was all of one minute.”
London-based photographer Simon Upton traveled to France to shoot an apartment renovation by Florence Deau. “The building is a great example of the modernist architecture in Royan, and Florence’s design has embraced and enhanced that,” Upton says. “We had low winter silvery light, which seemed to suit the place, rather than the sunny warmth associated with resort towns.”
After interviewing Florence Deau, Stephen Heyman was whisked around Royan, France, on a tour by the designer. “We saw midcentury buildings, including a Jean Prouvé prefab house and the city’s undulating central market, which looks like something out of The Jetsons,” says Heyman, who was formerly the features editor for T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
A resident of Whidbey Island and Seattle, Valerie Easton writes about gardens and homes for the Sunday magazine of the Seattle Times. She reported the story about a town house in Capitol Hill. “Architects Tiffany Bowie and Joe Malboeuf started out building an infill project and in the end created a community of enthusiasts who love where they live,” she says.