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.


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Design 101

6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.
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Design 101


As more and more Americans are quickly discovering, the land beneath our feet is not quite as solid as we thought.
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Jack White on Design

We got the low down on Jack White’s Rolling Record Store in our October issue, but the man had much more to say.
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Design 101

Color 101: Hueless

Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors. Fred Bernstein, a resolute lover of neutrals, attempts to expand his horizon of hues.
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Q & A with Max Lamb

The work of British designer Max Lamb oozes a wish-you-had-thought-of-that creativity.
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Design 101

Moroso Factory Tour

Moroso, the Italian furniture company known for discovering remarkable designers such as Ron Arad and Patricia Urquiola, assembles between 100 and 150 pieces per day in a factory outside Udine.
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Design 101

The Postmodern Movement

Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)


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Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark

This fall we had the opportunity to pay a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, where design buffs and locals alike are honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the most influential (and…


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Design Leader: Kate Orff

Landscape architect Kate Orff marries urbanism and environmentalism, creating instances of nature among skyscrapers and concrete.