It is a beautiful autumn day in the Netherlands and a great buzz has settled upon Eindhoven as this year’s Dutch Design Week 2012, themed "Enter a brave new world," kicks off.
Last Thursday, Apartment Therapy held its 61st Design Evenings meetup at ABC Carpet & Home to discuss “The Future of Interior Design on the Web.” Hundreds of design enthusiasts turned up for the lengthy discussion, which delved into the evolution of media in the digital world.
Nate Berkus fans will have plenty to take in this month as the designer just released a book and a Target collaboration, both in stores now.
The Things That Matter is a collection of stories and photos from Berkus and others about their homes. Through anecdotes about "things" each has collected, Berkus's book shows how our residences and the objects with which we choose to fill them reveal who we are. The unique stories and personal insights paired with beautiful photography provide an intimate look into each life and home not found in your typical interiors book.
Having designed his pieces to convey the feeling of things that have been collected over time, Berkus is hopeful that some of the items in his Target collection will become "things that matter."
From classic, cool glass swaths to a glowing semi-opaque wall to a crowning oculus of light, we've rounded up a selection of some of the most distinctive and diverse windows from homes featured in Dwell.
Architecture for Humanity installed a pop up in New York City for two weeks, creating an unlikely plaza next to a skate park and underneath the Manhattan Bridge. Called The Urban Web, it's a sensory, geometric, and eye catching design that draws residents into a space they'd otherwise overlook—one overshadowed by the bustling streets of Chinatown, the roar of the Manhattan Bridge overhead, and the highly trafficked skate park.
This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios." Built in a California factory in a month and assembled on-site in just four days, these 300-square-foot units are paving the path to a new approach to prefab—and to small-space city living. PART THREE: Factory construction and on-site assembly.
Harriet Street represents the culmination of ZETA Communities’s original vision to build ultra-green multifamily and urban prefab buildings. Prefab multifamily projects have been built all over the world as global developers have realized the benefits; witness this time-lapse video (with almost five million views) of a 30-story modular building erected in just 15 days in China.
If you caught our interview with Remodelista co-founder Sarah Lonsdale earlier this year, you already know we're fans of the home design blog dedicated to comfortable interiors with a rustic touch. From time to time, we like to highlight blogs worth perusing, so check out four of our favorite recent Remodelista stories, from a woodsy Danish-modern home in New York to lightbulbs featuring knitted or crocheted accents.
Dwell contributor Naomi Pollock, who wrote "All Wrapped Up" in our Small World issue now on newsstands, recently came out with her fourth book, Made in Japan: 100 New Products from Merrell Publishers. Pollock felt that given the popularity of Japanese products, there should be a book on the subject. “As an architectural writer living in Japan, I had many contacts and great access to the designers, so writing about products was a natural segue from reporting on buildings,” says Pollock.
Featuring biographies of Naoto Fukasawa, Tojujin Yoshioaka, and Toyo Ito, this survey of the Land of the Rising Sun’s newest notable designs is tailored for the Japanese consumer, but “promotes a deeper understanding not just of the featured products but also of contemporary Japan,” Pollock explains.