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Floating stairs in an Istanbul loft

5 Gravity-Defying Floating Staircases

We can't take our eyes off these floating stairs, nor, for safety reasons, should we.
August 12, 2015
The project on which Evergreen was seeking help was the development of <a href="">Evergreen Brick Works</a>, the adaptive reuse of Toronto's former Don Valley Brick Works brickyard. In the 1960s and 70s, the factory produced more t

10 Shipping Container Structures Around the World

Once used to haul freight and cargo—and located the world over, from Costa Rica to South Africa and Japan—these hardy steel boxes find a second life in creative spaces.
August 11, 2015
houlder residence interior

5 Seats with Stunning Views

What's better than a high-design chair? Pairing it with a view!
August 7, 2015
New York Hospital Queens Astoria Primary Care Clinic

A New York Health Center Embraces Modern Design

It doesn't look like your ordinary doctor's office—and that's precisely the point.
August 6, 2015
minimalist high-design apartment in Brooklyn

Heavy on the Metal: 5 Ways to Use Metallic Accents

While brass has been trending in interior design, it's hardly the only metal in town. Silver, gold, bronze, and copper tones each have charms all their own.
August 5, 2015
Living room by Ilse Crawford and Studioilse for The Apartment in Copenhagen

Editors' Picks: 7 Wicker Pieces For The Home

Woven from natural material such as wood, branches, or shoots, wicker pieces are lightweight and durable—a winning combination for outdoor use, and equally suitable for indoors. Here are a few of our favorite pieces.
August 5, 2015
Modern universal design home in Baltimore with reclaimed wood, BoConcept table, Graypants pendant and Eames fiberglass chairs in the dining room

5 Modern Overhead Lighting Solutions

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room. Here are five modern rooms that don't neglect the ceiling—and the results are illuminating from the top down.
August 4, 2015
Kansas City kids' playroom with mural on the ceiling

5 Eye-Catching Ceilings

These ceilings are flooring.
July 28, 2015
Spaceship prefab in Spain

Would You Live in a Smart Home?

Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation. When doing research, we asked our fans: would you live in a connected home? Here, we share some of the responses, ranging from the wary to the enthusiastic. Chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!
July 26, 2015