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Leff Art Studio

His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio

Just as water and oil don’t mix, neither do the crafts of collage and ceramics. Nevertheless, a combination of the two was precisely what one creative couple living on Long Island requested when they contacted tbd design studio in the late 2000s. “Collage is all paper and glue, and pottery is all dust and moisture; those are terrible things together,” says designer Joshua Weiselberg, who went on to accept the project with his design partner Selin Semaan. On a site with just 700-square-feet of buildable space, the designers intersected two rectangular boxes to bring the artists—but not their materials—together.
February 22, 2011
Sliding door divider between bedroom and kitchen

Stow Aways

How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose furniture, a hydraulic Murphy bed, and secret compartments galore.
February 17, 2011
Viola Park Kitchen Island

Viola Park's New Kitchen Islands

Henrybuilt and Viola Park rank high on our list of great, modern kitchen systems (a list that includes the likes of Snaidero, Berloni, Scavolini, Pedini, Boffi, Poliform, and Bulthaup to name just a very few). This week, the company announced its latest offering: three, new kitchen islands.
February 16, 2011
concepts new york street intersection

Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?
February 15, 2011
Gärsnäs Pressmaterial 2011

From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New

Since 1893, Gärsnäs has worked with furniture artisans to create wood works that are durable, pleasing to the eye, and functional. The fifty-person company always has a lovely presence at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, and this year's booth was no exception. Strong, lyrical pieces by Nina Jobs, Inga Sempé, Monica Förster, Pierre Sindre, and Åke Axelsso included everything from children's furniture to auditorium seating, reflecting the company's dedication to form and playfulness, as well as their focus on detail and thoughtful innovation. Old favorites receive slight modifications, and never-before-seen items were eagerly perused by show-goers.
February 12, 2011
Modern loft renovation in Brooklyn, New York

In the Loop

Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating. For a bachelor set designer, the 2,500-square-foot space was perfect: plenty of room for his studio and collections of books and art, big windows affording city views, and exposed brick tagged with graffiti.
February 10, 2011
Asher Israelow

The Work of Asher Israelow

Add Asher Israelow to our list of young guns to watch. The Brooklyn resident and Rhode Island School of Design grad, who turns 28 this year, designs and builds stunning furniture with varied species of wood as his palette. Thanks to a tip from Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead (the firm which designed Melissa Jun's kitchen renovation featured in our March 2010 issue), we present a slideshow of Israelow's work.
February 8, 2011
krastev nikolova

All Together Now

When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or renovate their existing 620-square-foot home.
February 6, 2011
pup tent thumb

Pup Tent!

Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by-eight foot sheet of water-jet cut plywood, the conical 'pup tent' is, according to Hayes Slade, "a modern, indoor dog lounge." As for its origin, Slade explains: "This piece was an exploration in materials designed and fabricated for the Design Trust for Public Spaces Annual Auction. The auction project requirement was to create a 'nest'—something that could support residence for a creature and would fit in a taxi." Here's a closer look at the coolest dog bed we've seen in a while.
February 3, 2011
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