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Shops

Must-Have Collectors Items at Brooklyn's Open Air Modern

Open Air Modern is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but its reach extends to midcentury Scandinavia and beyond with a selection of curated vintage furniture and a hand-culled design library.
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Shops

Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

Head to Boerum House and Home, a new Brooklyn outpost that features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories,...
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House Tours

Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
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Renovation

Modern Brooklyn Row House Renovation

A Brooklyn couple transforms a 150-year-old house into an elegant home for the future.
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House Tours

A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex

A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.
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Houses We Love

In The City and Off the Grid

From New York to Los Angeles, these self-sufficient homes prove that you don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to be off-the-grid.
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Houses We Love

Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn

A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.
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House Tours

Best of Brooklyn: 5 Great Modern Homes Part Two

Holding the title of New York's most populated borough and second highest ranking city in the United States, Brooklyn has made quite a name for itself. Here, we highlight five more great spaces from...
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Best of Brooklyn: 5 Great Modern Homes

Holding the title of New York's most populated borough and second highest ranking city in the United States, Brooklyn has made quite a name for itself. Here, we highlight five great spaces from the...
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House Tours

A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn

How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.
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My House

A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn

A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
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Holiday Gift Picks from Mociun

Caitlin Mociun has been a Brooklyn design fixture since graduating from RISD with a BFA in textile design. Her Bauhaus-inspired clothing collections put her on the map, but she's now focusing on...
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 Hill. After...
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Post

The Modern Baby: Part Four

Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality...
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Event Spotlight

Brooklyn Design at City Modern

The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern Brooklyn Design panel. A converted warehouse turned boutique hotel, the Wythe is a fine case study in the types of...
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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, Crystal Ellis, and...
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House Tours

Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment

A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.
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Interviews

The Future of Housing

Is biologically based architecture the next big thing? Architect Mitchell Joachim thinks so. He proffers radical ways to rethink the science of structures.
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Food

Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....
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Product

At the Printers

Brooklyn's Flavor Paper is hauling dowdy old wallpaper into the splashy 21st century, and you get to watch.
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My House

New Prospects

A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.
The hall features 16 columns and four interior walls that form a smaller, though not fully enclosed, center room. “We thought, can we transform these columns, and not only make it a decorative aspect?” Lukyanov recalls. “Can they also become functional? C
Event Spotlight

Brooklyn Museum's reOrder

When invited to submit a proposal for Brooklyn Museum’s newly renovated Great Hall, part of a larger redesign of the New York City–based museum’s main floor, Situ Studio looked to the building’s...
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Finishing Touch

Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...
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Green

In the Loop

Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating. For a bachelor set designer, the 2,500-square-foot space was perfect: plenty of room...
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House Tours

Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn

For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile. Few couples, however, include both the architect whose training can precipitate a vision and...
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House Tours

A Clean Slate

A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for design.
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House Tours

Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t know where they...
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Profiles

Brooklyn Renaissance

Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.
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How To

The Pi Table

Scrapile—Pull up a chair to one of Scrapile’s impossibly elegant dining tables and you’d never guess that the materials used to create it had once been destined for a landfill. Founded in 2003 by...
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My House

A House Grows in Brooklyn

While most people living in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn didn’t see much to love about an abandoned, weedy lot squeezed between two old town houses, one couple couldn’t help but see it as...
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My House

Hive Minded

Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft creates a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby.
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