Surface

In the middle of the living room of André Balazs’s stylish, immaculately conceived apartment in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood there’s a custom-designed bright red ping-pong table. Not surprisingly, the spritely and fit Balazs has a pretty mean serve. The game, which requires finesse, attentiveness, and a light touch, makes a fitting metaphor for the 58-year-old’s business acumen and design sensibility.

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New York Magazine

Darius Azari, Christopher and Eric Goode, and Shawn Hausman, the four owners of Area, begin their assault with hammers and crowbars. The flaming cross, the central artifact of December's Faith theme, is wrenched from the swimming pool. Into the dumpster go the Mexican-church facade, the giant Buddha, the Egyptian tomb. By noon, with more helpers on the scene, the hundred-foot entranceway is stripped bare, and discarded icons litter the dance floor.

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Casamica

Una cupola che sembra uscita da un film di fantascienza, in splendido isolamento nel cuore di Upper Ojai, località selvaggia sulle alture a nord di Los Angeles. E la casa voluta e progettata da Shawn Hausman, designer di interni e set cinematografici e Jessica Kimberley, partner nella vita e nel lavoro.

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Home & Garden

When interior and production designer Shawn Hausman first entertained the thought of building a home in Upper Ojai, just north of Los Angeles, he envisioned a tree house -- something like the archetypal clubhouse in the sky, yet capable of sheltering a family in relative comfort year-round.

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Maison Francaise

Cote Deco, Shawn Hausman donne le ton a Los Angeles. Mais c'est au coeur de son dôme géodésique qu'il trouve son inspiration.

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Vanity Fair

The Standard, which recently opened its doors on the hip-hotel corridor of L.A.'s Sunset Strip, aims to lead the way. The wavy-balconied 1960s building--a spiritual cousin of Gio Ponti's marvelous Hotel Parco die Principi--struck hotelier Andre Balazs as the ideal template for creating accommodations that are good looking and affordable.

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Dandelion

The two-level, 135-seat restaurant — which will be the 15th currently operating restaurant in Philadelphia for Stephen Starr — pays homage to contemporary British cuisine, drawing inspiration from across-the-pond gastropubs. Norwich, England native Chef Robert Aikens helms The Dandelion’s kitchen.

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