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  1. Composite Index
    My House

    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams

  2. Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  3. Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
    House Tours

    Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

    High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park&mdash...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Raimund Koch

  4. Hot Houses

    Hot Houses

    When Seattle’s fire stations needed an overhaul, the city selected local architects to give these ultimate live/work spaces a modern-minded update. ...

    written by: Tim Newcomb

  5. Designer Jaime Hayon's Renovated Home in Spain
    My House

    Designer Jaime Hayon's Renovated Home in Spain

    The internationally acclaimed designer Jaime Hayon takes us on a personal tour of his newly renovated home in Valencia, Spain, offering decorating tips along the way.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Nienke Klunder

  6. Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
    My House

    Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

    Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay

  7. Escape From New York
    My House

    Escape From New York

    It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were thunderstruck. Triem had decided to practice architecture in the more...

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Barbel Miebach

  8. Like a Kid in a Candy Store
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    Like a Kid in a Candy Store

    For Parisian gallery director Didier Krzentowski, the art of collecting has become a career by design.  

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Philippe Munda

  9. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
    Travel Reports

    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  10. Ladles Not Labels

    Ladles Not Labels

    Fed up with men's fashion, Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins of East London's Labour and Wait cooked up a plan to align their creative instincts and passion for practical design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  11. Salone Posters

    Salone Posters

    In the beginning, there was Italy. When a handful of furniture manufacturers formed Cosmit in 1961, Salone Internazionale del Mobile was conceived to promote homegrown talent. In the subsequent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins

  12. Nature’s Graces

    Nature’s Graces

    With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Sarah Rich

  13. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
    Event Spotlight

    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  14. Surveying Frieze New York

    Surveying Frieze New York

    Fact #1: New Yorkers are more allergic to bridges and tunnels than plants and trees. Fact #2: Manhattanites generally enjoy exploring other boroughs as much as they like the Times Square...

    written by: Faith-Ann Young

  15. City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn
    House Tours

    City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn

    A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck

  16. Seinfood Posters
    A Great Idea

    Seinfood Posters

    No Soup for You, the marble rye, Junior Mints in the operating theater, Kenny Roger's chicken, Mackinaw peaches, the big salad. Seinfeld never skimped on the food jokes, and a new show of 20 prints...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. Branching Out

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark

  18. All-Inclusive Architecture

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg

  19. Josef Albers Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    Josef Albers Exhibition

    As a pioneering voice in the diffusion of modern art and design, Josef Albers's contributions to printmaking, color theory and pedagogy cannot be overstated.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  20. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
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    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  21. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
    Event Spotlight

    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  22. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
    Event Spotlight

    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  23. Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past three years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera. During his "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  24. Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale
    Event Spotlight

    Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale

    Visit the website of the Italian architect, designer, and artist Massimo Scolari and you'll be surprised to see how many drawings and paintings are lumped in with his more three-dimensional work....

    written by: Aaron Britt

  25. Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
    Event Spotlight

    Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow

    The American painter Alex Katz is one of my favorites. His flat, graphic realism, and paintings of the windswept coast of Maine recall Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, and the cover of some sun...

    written by: Aaron Britt