We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.
Manufacturing from conception to production and reproduction.
Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors. A new outpouring of innovative wood-based design, from...
In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...
While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.
It started out as a great idea: Do away with wet-plaster wall construction, which required multiple workers taking days or weeks to plaster a house (and weeks or months for the plaster to set). So,...
When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.
Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction of taming...
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...
With wi-fi and a laptop, the world is your office. No matter where you tackle your to-do list, good desk accessories are essential. The cubicle may soon be passé, but a perfect pen is perennially...
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.
Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.
The future of the office is about
providing a balanced response to
the environment and the person
in the office—–or at home, in the park,
on a plane, or wherever the “office” happens to be.
Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.
The popular myth is that foreclosures can provoke ire in sellers and bad karma for buyers, but this is rarely the case.
There are endless choices to be made in the world of color, as anyone who has tried to paint a room plain white knows. Even more variation is introduced when materials, use, and application are all...
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
The conventional version of the
open-plan office is now regarded as a failure.
Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.
With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into. But how small is too small?