We first came across ceramist and designer Kaoru Parry of welovekaoru in London in 2011 at the Shoreditch collective Luna & Curious. In addition to offering a lovely spot of afternoon tea to a...
Portland, Oregon, has long been famous for its DIY culture and fussy foodies. Bucket, a Portland-based design firm founded by Bryan Kappa and Rob Story, has found the perfect synthesis of Stumptown...
Lauren Burman began making Little Shirley vases a few years ago in honor of her grandmother, Shirley Larson, who was battling cancer. Now she and a team of nine other people hand make the petite...
Ryan Mails's passion for woodworking started before he was ten years old. "When I was eight, I begged for a first pocket-knife and carved a model of the Mary-Rose, the English warship that sank in...
Our June Furniture issue features a handy guide to shopping for sofas. Here, we've corralled six more designs we love.
We're swooning over this trio of table lamps by Norwegian-born designer Magnus Pettersen for iconic Finnish brand Iittala. Consisting of two slender clear or opaque lanterns and a handsome concrete...
If you're squinting as you read this post, it might be time for a new table lamp. Here are 7 options to light up your space.
As likely to host the sending of emails as the serving of entrees, today’s dining table needs to be set for anything.
Reflections have captivated us (literally!) for as long as we've had intellect enough for self-awareness. Here are six mirrors that will reflect well on any room.
This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...
Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, the coffee table is the workhorse of the most leisurely room in the house, so you might as well make it work with your décor.
I've been looking for modern salt-and-pepper shakers, but all I've found are tchotchkes and diner-style pillars. What do you recommend?
—Cheryl LeGasse, San Francisco, Calio...
I'm sick of living like a slob. Now that I've finally got a nice place to hang my hat, I need something to hang it on. Can you recommend some off-the-hook coatracks that don't look l...
I've already found a company that will recycle my old vinyl siding. Now I'm looking for a fresh, sustainable alternative. Any suggestions?
—Roger Knight, Hillside, Illinois
I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?
Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy?
—Ella Zupen, San ...
I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?
We'd like to get a modern-looking birdhouse. Which ones will look best in our backyard?
—Erik Edwards, St. Louis, Missouri
I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional?
—Edward Charles, Austin, Texas
I've been hearing a lot about air purifiers lately. Are they really helpful, and are there any that won't stick out like a sore thumb in my living room?
Dee Koufax, Minnetonka, M...
I pride myself on recycling each week, but I'm unhappy with the unorganized mess of bottles and cans in my kitchen. Are there any attractive options for trash bins that integrate re...
There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer...
I've recently renovated my home office. While I could not be happier with the results, I cannot find an elegant solution for organizing the mess of cords behind my desk. Do you have a...
I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice?
—Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas
With our airwaves packed with celebrity chefs, Americans are proving to have a solid appetite for what Julia Child would call cuisine—at least on television.