Room for Improvement
A few months back, we asked for images of sad-sack living rooms in need of a good sprucing up. We requested photographic evidence and were not disappointed—–snapshots of saggy sofas, mismatched hand-me-downs, and cluttered coffee tables flooded in. After a round of voting, a grand-prize winner was selected and a bounty of brand-spanking-new furniture was selected, delivered, and installed. Here we present a glimpse of the process of transforming grand-prize winner James Kish's Hoboken condo into a crisp and tailored apartment.
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A complete 63-piece stainless-steel service for eight, designed for Arne Jacobsen for A. Michelsen in 1957. Each piece is stamped with the manufacturer's mark.
- At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.
- In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.
- Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft.
Turn that frown upside down with a holiday spirit. These playful stainless-steel bottle openers by Poketo (available in "Crazy" or "Happy") are sure to lift anyone's mood, even the grouchiest of grinches.
Created in 1962 by Italian brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, this iconic steel-and-marble lamp's design was based on the shape of a streetlight. A sturdy base anchors the form, while the graceful arch of the stainless-steel shade extends eight feet.
There’s something classic and old-worldlike about this stainless-steel dispenser from il Fustino, probably because it’s what the Italians traditionally used for storing olive oil and vinegar in the days when the condiments were sampled before being purchased, then individually bottled for each customer. Times have definitely changed, but the mood of your decor can remain true to tradition. Use this impeccably manufactured 25-liter container to serve your guests everything from mulled wine to iced tea. We think its charming industrial design would be a great accent to any kitchen.
- New Zealand architect Davor Popadich invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s home on Auckland’s North Shore.