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Yard in Malibu with pavers and succulents

8 Landscape Designs with Drought-Tolerant and Native Desert Plants

From succulents to cacti, these eight home's surrounding landscapes can get by on little water.
October 13, 2015
Custom metal "border table" furniture by Oki Sato of Nendo at the Gyre Gallery

Japanese Designer Reimagines the Relationship Between Architecture and Furniture

According to Oki Sato of multidisciplinary firm nendo, filling any room with mass-produced furniture leaves the space dull and "evened out." When every design is crafted to fit any context, everything looses its edge. Sato's striking and minimalist pieces, now appearing in a Tokyo gallery, challenge us to approach furniture differently.
October 12, 2015
In the kids’ room, Seamus climbs the bunk beds he shares with his siblings.

6 Bunk Beds We Love

Playful and efficient—two beds for the space of one—bunk beds have the special effect of creating a small, intimate space for a child. From rustic to modern, check out these examples that definitely caught out eye.
October 12, 2015
Chilewich Color Tempo placemat in red and orange

7 Modern Placemats and Floor Coverings from Chilewich

In our November issue, we visit the 800-square-foot upstate New York vacation home of Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan. The creative couple, based in New York City, are the forces behind Chilewich, an innovative company that produces woven textiles for the table and floor. Here, we share a few of the brand's new and signature offerings.
October 10, 2015
Modern bathroom with bathtub and cedar window

7 Minimalist Bathrooms

These bathrooms are perfectly clean and simple.
October 9, 2015
Michael Bierut SVA Exhibition New York Times Building

Renowned Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Gets His First Retrospective

Unlike architecture, graphic design has only moments to communicate information, emotion, and intention. Through November 7, 2015, at a Chelsea gallery, visitors can soak in the work of one contemporary master—whose work isn't only in two dimensions.
October 9, 2015
San Francisco kitchen renovation

5 Simple Kitchens with White Cabinets

These minimal cabinets are blank canvases for the busiest room in the house.
October 9, 2015
CitiBin container outside a brownstone in NYC

These Containers Eliminate a Common NYC Eyesore: Exposed Trash Bins

CitiBin is looking to solve a typical problem in New York City: ugly trash bins detracting from an otherwise pleasant block. Here, we take a look at the product, which is currently being used in all five boroughs.
October 9, 2015
Chapel Hill Renovation Kitchen

5 Kitchens with Granite Countertops

Whether flashy or minimal, modern or rustic, every kitchen benefits from a clean granite counter.
October 8, 2015