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young male Dutch designer Aldo Bakker

New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker

Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental designer Aldo Bakker.
May 5, 2012
Wooden Accordion Cabinet by Elisa Strokyk

Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended look at more work by those designers. Here you'll see Elisa Strozyk's additional innovative experiments with wood veneer, Pia Wüstenberg's lathed scrap paper pendant lamps, Fredrik Färg's recycled chairs made new with intricately folded and stritched felt backs, and much, much more. Click through the slideshow!
May 1, 2012
farmhouse renovation in Eldred, New York

Hope Floats

A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.
April 25, 2012
Modern Honolulu Hotel Pool

The Modern Honolulu

In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I could, I took up a two-day residence at the Modern Honolulu, a rather cool new hotel just on the other side of the Ala Wai Canal. The hotel has changed hands lately, it was an Ian Schrager property just last year, but much of the design by Yabu Pushelberg and landscape designer Deborah Nevins remains intact. I had a grand time in the sophisticated spot. Read on for my little tour.
April 25, 2012
Shelf Lamp by Andreas Engesvik

Andreas Engesvik

Andreas Engesvik, cofounder of NORWAY SAYS, established a solo studio in Oslo in 2009, creating offbeat updates of ordinary pieces. WE LOVE: The Shelf lamp, meant to nestle amid books like a sculpture.
April 24, 2012
Nuki Table by Lars Beller Fjetland

Lars Beller Fjetland

“Lars Beller Fjetland’s Nuki table, held together by pegs and topped with a marble slab, grabbed my attention at the Stockholm Furniture  and Light Fair.” “Lars Beller Fjetland’s Nuki table, held together by pegs and topped with a marble slab, grabbed my attention at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.”
April 24, 2012
Ceramic and cork canisters by Dokter and Misses

Dokter and Misses

“I love Johannesburg-based Dokter and Misses’ ceramic and cork canisters and clever light-and-shelf combo.”
April 24, 2012
Snow House Cabin in Bear Valley

Snow in Bear Valley

I snuck over to Bear Valley this weekend for some late-season skiing. Previously a Tahoe skier, I was pleasantly surprised with Bear Valley’s laid-back vibe. In lieu of towering ski lodges and tiny children toppling into tree wells were cozy cabins and locals cruising on snowmobiles with happy dogs galloping in tow. 
April 24, 2012
communal living vacation home wooden structures

Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario

On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. 
April 19, 2012