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  1. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  2. L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
    House Tours

    L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

    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.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.25.12

  3. MoMA's 'Toy Story'
    Event Spotlight

    MoMA's 'Toy Story'

    MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 may be the world’s most engrossing toy box. Sadly, you can’t play with the 500+ items on exhibit July 29 through November...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    07.25.12

  4. The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder
    Profiles

    The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder

    To Johanna Grawunder, a turned-off chandelier is “one of the saddest things in the world.” Granted, she is an avant-garde lighting designer; a darkened fixture is a missed opportunity.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.27.12

  5. Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza
    House Tours

    Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza

    In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Albert Font
    07.31.12

  6. New Furniture from Egg Collective
    Product

    New Furniture from Egg Collective

    Though Egg Collective opened its wood shop in Brooklyn's Navy Yard in 2011, the of-the-moment design studio has been incubating for many years. Its three founders—Stephanie Beamer,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.03.12

  7. Munich's Dynamic Duo: Hansandfranz
    Profiles

    Munich's Dynamic Duo: Hansandfranz

    Hans and Franz were a pair of characters in a Saturday Night Live sketch who yodeled with fake Austrian accents while wearing Schwarzenegger-send-up body padding. German Gen Y’ers Horst...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.06.12

  8. 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
    08.09.12

  9. The Conservatorium, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

    The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.12

  10. Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
    Post

    Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo

    Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos. He was fascinated by Spiderman and dreamed of the day when he could help the helpless. Today, he still prefers to...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.17.12

  11. Kids' Rooms We Love
    House Tours

    Kids' Rooms We Love

    Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.18.12

  12. 7 Vintage Design Picks from Etsy
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    7 Vintage Design Picks from Etsy

    While trawling Etsy for to find some vintage collectibles, these items stood out for their affordability and good looks. So in the event that you can't scour through flea markets and antique stores...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.12

  13. 7 Airstreams We Love
    Post

    7 Airstreams We Love

    In our September 2012 "Open House" issue, we covered the renovated airstream of Austin, Texas's Stubb's. With the help of designer Burton Baldridge, the renowned concert venue...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.21.12

  14. Modern Home in a California Resort Town
    House Tours

    Modern Home in a California Resort Town

    A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: JUCO
    08.22.12

  15. Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
    Hotels

    Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

    When Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor describes the $25 million interior redesign process of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, he calls it a "multi-part architectural narrative."...

    written by: Kurt Kohlstedt
    08.23.12

  16. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch

    Judging from economic news of late, the one word most associated with Germany is "austerity." However, at Tendence, the home trends show taking place August 24–28 in Frankfurt, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  17. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1

    Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares. From the prominent placement of the Talents exhibition (in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  18. Husk's Custom Ceramics
    Product Reviews

    Husk's Custom Ceramics

    In a city filled with culinary hotspots, Charleston's Husk is in a class of its own. On paper, it may sound standard: Southern cuisine, sourced from regional farms, serving up lots of pork, bourbon...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.27.12

  19. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories

    An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence—experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent. Here's a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.28.12

  20. Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara
    Hotels

    Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

    “There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.12

  21. The Modern Baby: Part Two
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    The Modern Baby: Part Two

    For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.31.12

  22. Future Classics, Circa 2050?
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    Future Classics, Circa 2050?

    It's something every designer, design writer, and design collector wonders constantly: Will this piece of furniture I made/ hailed in print/ bought still be in vogue in ten (or fifty) years' time?...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.02.12

  23. Fashion's Night Out: Dinosaur Designs
    Event Spotlight

    Fashion's Night Out: Dinosaur Designs

    In their light-filled studio in Sydney Australia’s Strawberry Hills, Louise Olsen and Steve Ormandy fashion resin destined for landfill into jewelry and home wares of rare beauty. Their...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    09.06.12

  24. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
    Renovation

    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  25. 10 New Releases from Alessi
    Product

    10 New Releases from Alessi

    For the fall and winter 2012 collection, Italian design company Alessi has launched quite a few handsome products ranging from cookware to servingware to furniture. This season reflects a few very...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.12

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