Margit J. Mayer studied art history, theatre studies
and stage design in Vienna. Having worked
for Vogue and GQ, she was editor-in-chief of the
German edition of AD Architectural Digest from the year
2000 for over a decade. She has been responsible for TASCHEN's
Lifestyle and Travel books since September 2011. She lives in
Berlin with her pug, Arthur.
Ian Phillips was born in Middlesbrough,
England-the birthplace of Captain Cook-and studied modern languages
at Cambridge. Having lived in Paris for more than 20 years, his
current apartment on the Left Bank is in a building once inhabited
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry?s wife. He has been editor-at-large for
the German edition of AD Architectural Digest for
many years and is a regular contributor to Interior Design,
Architectural Digest US, and Elle Decor.