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Michael Bierut SVA Exhibition New York Times Building

Renowned Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Gets His First Retrospective

Unlike architecture, graphic design has only moments to communicate information, emotion, and intention. Through November 7, 2015, at a Chelsea gallery, visitors can soak in the work of one contemporary master—whose work isn't only in two dimensions.
October 9, 2015
San Francisco kitchen renovation

5 Simple Kitchens with White Cabinets

These minimal cabinets are blank canvases for the busiest room in the house.
October 9, 2015
CitiBin container outside a brownstone in NYC

These Containers Eliminate a Common NYC Eyesore: Exposed Trash Bins

CitiBin is looking to solve a typical problem in New York City: ugly trash bins detracting from an otherwise pleasant block. Here, we take a look at the product, which is currently being used in all five boroughs.
October 9, 2015
Chapel Hill Renovation Kitchen

5 Kitchens with Granite Countertops

Whether flashy or minimal, modern or rustic, every kitchen benefits from a clean granite counter.
October 8, 2015
Wooden bookshelf in the form of the USA map

Where Storage Meets Display

These shelves and recessed spaces are perfect for organizing your prized possessions without concealing them from visitors.
October 8, 2015
Terence Woodgate Linear sofa

British Furniture Company SCP Brings Their 30th Anniversary Collection to NYC

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, SCP will exhibit furniture by name-brand designers like Konstantin Grcic and Michael Anastassiades tonight at The Future Perfect in New York. Preview the seating pieces here, then check out the
October 8, 2015
As they open, they fold and stack flush. There was no room for a pocket door since the oven is directly next to the partitioned-off space.

6 Novel Space-Saving Designs

When we talk to architects who specialize in small space, they frequently list built-ins as an excellent way to save space. These 7 projects take that strategy to heart and add a big dash on ingenuity.
October 8, 2015
modern courtyard low-e glass wall insulation bench

6 Glorious Glass-Enclosed Courtyards

Glass walls grant these residents an immediate connection to their interior courtyards.
October 7, 2015
The floors, walls, and ceilings are coated in FSC-Certified laminated bleached bamboo.

6 Ways to Use Bamboo in the Modern Home

Long used in Asian architecture—skyscraper scaffolding in Hong Kong are still built with it—bamboo became popular in North American during the 1990s with the introduction of laminated bamboo flooring. As with any responsibly cultivated and harvested wood, especially one that grows this quickly, bamboo can have a positive environmental impact by acting as a carbon sink.
October 6, 2015