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Yee Residence in Carmel, California

Preview "The Modern Family" Video

If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San Francisco and our recent spotlight on the preservation of a railway depot in small-town Iowa—then be sure to check on September 12, when we'll unveil our latest video, Part One in our new two-part series "The Modern Family," sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.
September 7, 2012
Minneapolis Hyatt Hotel renovation

Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

When Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor describes the $25 million interior redesign process of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, he calls it a "multi-part architectural narrative." Included in the story line are themes of industrial production and a broader "Made-in-America" strategy. Though materials and manufacturers were priced globally, Minnesotan options turned out to be both less expensive and more fitting, making this project a worthy prototype for designing with regional sustainability in mind. We tour the hotel to see the efforts in action.
August 23, 2012
glasscape modern fishbowl

Glasscape by Aruliden

With Glasscape, New York product design consultancy Aruliden transforms the traditional fishbowl into an attractive abode for piscine pets. This handsome hand-blown glass piece features a mountain-like form that provides a unique focal point. For those who are more inclined to grow a capsule garden than live the life aquatic, the bowl also serves as an equally alluring vessel for a terrarium. 
August 21, 2012
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3 Collections of Modern Barware

The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going. This selection of barware will surely make your next gathering the talk of the town.
August 19, 2012
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam

The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel. One of the adaptive reuse plan's boldest moves includes retaining the original facade and adding a multistory glass atrium. There, guests of the hotel can take a lounging break or dine on a meal while gazing up at one of Amsterdam's historic buildings. Due to its proximity to many of the city's museums, the hoteliers also hope that the Conservatorium also strikes a chord with locals. Arresting as the public spaces of this contemporary-meets-classic hotel are, the interior boasts all the marks of luxury accommodations: restaurants, a bar, spa and wellness center, and 129 guest rooms and suites. Let's take a look inside...
August 16, 2012
Pico Rocket by Femme Den

Product Design by Femme Den

At this point, it's virtually ingrained in the popular consciousness: “Women make up 50 percent of the population and 85 percent of purchase decisions," says Karena Cameron of Femme Den, a design collective ensconced within a thirty-year-old design consultancy Smart Design. And yet, "all the men are doing the designing without regard for our needs." Cameron aims to change that.
August 16, 2012
marimekko socks rolled down

Socks Rolled Down Tableware by Marimekko

Marimekko's new product line for the year includes the Socks Rolled Down series of glassware and serving pieces. The tumblers, pitchers, dishes, and bowls designed by Anu Penttinen feature a rippled silhouette and bold retro colors. If these tabletop items leave you weak in the knees, visit our Ready-Made contest page for details on how you could win twelve settings' worth of tableware from the Finnish brand.
August 7, 2012
Massachusetts house of Toshiko Mori with modern wood and steel facade

Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat

A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori.
July 4, 2012
Housemuseum in Melbourne Australia

All the Home's a Stage

In a Melbourne suburb, a family of four redefines “interior design” with a private house that doubles as a public art gallery.
June 17, 2012