A lot of universal design feels more like a tacked-on concession to special interest groups than an intrinsic element in the design process. Now let’s suppose we flip that around.
The future of universal design is what’s in store for us collectively. Here’s the heads-up.
Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design...
Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...
Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.
What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.
So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.
Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...
Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.
Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside track on why modern homes are always a good investment.
When it comes to creating a sense of community, cozying up to your neighbor proves that density rules.
A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not. And...
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices.
Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.
Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006
This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...
We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.