Design Ideas

A Great Idea

Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.



Elisa Strozyk

Elisa Strozyk was in graduate school when she came across a photo of a water-warped parquet floor. “I thought, my God, the wood came back to life and is frozen in motion,” she says.
bedroom with white duvet, blue rug, and vintage nightstand
A Great Idea

7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables

Be it a perch for an alarm clock, reading lamp, or glass of water, the nightstand is a furniture staple in the bedroom. Here we show seven options.
Ironworker working with metal at 12th Avenue Iron in Seattle.
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The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron

In our October 2012 issue, we profiled Tom Kundig's new hardware line, a collaboration between the esteemed Seattle architect ("prince of architectural gizmos," as the story branded him) and the…
Kyle Schuneman, interior and set designer of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles.

Kyle Schuneman on Masculine Design

I recently talked over the phone with Kyle Schuneman, interior and set designer of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles.
A. Quincy Jones holding a USC design class for fifth-year architecture students at the Barn in 1965. Photo courtesy of Metabolic Studio.

Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones

A. Quincy Jones was a mid-century modernist whose architecture knew no bounds.
Modern textile designer Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of Knoll

Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design

Those pink interiors of the 1950s can be traced—not to a prescient interior designer—but the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who introduced a war-weary world to a hue she dubbed…
Design 101


In Shibaura, this former bowling alley is now the shared offices of international advertising agency TBWA and Japanese agency Hakuhodo.
Design 101

Italian Design: Passato al Presente

A look at the greats of Italian design, from past untill present.



Western Windows - The Cresta

Indoor Outdoor Living: The Modern Lifestyle

The latest video in our Indoor Outdoor series with Western Windows takes us on a tour of The Cresta, a gorgeous 5,300 sq. foot, 3-story single family home in La Jolla, San Diego.