Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy?
—Ella Zupen, San ...
I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?
We'd like to get a modern-looking birdhouse. Which ones will look best in our backyard?
—Erik Edwards, St. Louis, Missouri
I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional?
—Edward Charles, Austin, Texas
In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...
Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...
Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.
The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.
I've been hearing a lot about air purifiers lately. Are they really helpful, and are there any that won't stick out like a sore thumb in my living room?
Dee Koufax, Minnetonka, M...
I pride myself on recycling each week, but I'm unhappy with the unorganized mess of bottles and cans in my kitchen. Are there any attractive options for trash bins that integrate re...
There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer...
I've recently renovated my home office. While I could not be happier with the results, I cannot find an elegant solution for organizing the mess of cords behind my desk. Do you have a...
I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice?
—Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas
Whether you’re selling a hillside Neutra or a modest carpeted condo, home staging has become the norm in today’s uber-competitive real estate market.
With our airwaves packed with celebrity chefs, Americans are proving to have a solid appetite for what Julia Child would call cuisine—at least on television.
I'm not into the hard modernism of concrete floors: I miss the cushy carpet of my youth. Are there eco-friendly options for wall-to-wall?
—Craig Dewey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The conventional version of the
open-plan office is now regarded as a failure.
The distinction between professional
and personal life has blurred.
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.
Now that work can be done anywhere, what qualifies as an office?