The four finalists for the Mini Young Designer Award (MYDA)—part of the larger annual Dutch Design Awards—have been announced: Femke Herregraven, Lex Pott, Yuri Veerman, and Sander Wassink. The winner of the MYDA, along with winners of awards in categories including Communication, Product, Spatial, and Best Concepts categories, will be announced October 19 and will be part of a special exhibition through October 27, coinciding with Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.
We love West Elm for their style, affordability, and dedication to design that solves everyday problems. Here, we present some of our favorite West Elm pieces we've found and loved over the years. Get some inspiration and then go shopping!
Hailed as the most populous city in California, Los Angeles is also a sprawling metropolitan haven. Here, six cool homes from a wood-clad Hollywood bungalow to a colorful, vintage furniture-filled abode await your perusal.
A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation or were built with the style in mind—prove that gables and porches can be very modern indeed.
Office design is the subject of continual research and debate and as a recent survey by global architecture superfirm Gensler found, "only one in four U.S. workers are in optimal workplace environments. The rest are struggling to work effectively, resulting in lost productivity, innovation, and worker engagement." While its unlikely that the fantastical playground-like offices of tech companies like Google (which are designed to foster greater productivity) will arrive en masse, there is a smaller yet very beneficial change that can take place: standing up instead of sitting down while working. The new adjustable-height UpWrite desk by Nashville, Tennessee–based company UpDesk makes it easier to do just that.