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A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London

Brod Hart’s home in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood is hidden away on a quiet street filled with the typical Victorian houses that populate the area. But behind the large steel doors that shield...
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House Tours

A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London

Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.
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House Tours

7 London Houses We Love

Friday marked the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. In celebration of the city's finest works of residential design, we've collected seven homes—including one by starchitect David...
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Finishing Touch

Hidden in Plain View

A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.
DIY electrical wall cord art by Maisie Broadhead
Finishing Touch

Striking a Cord

British artist Maisie Broadhead elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with this clever bit of DIY design.
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Profiles

Pia Wüstenberg

Pia Wüstenberg, a young German-Finnish designer based in London, graduated just last year from the Royal College of Art (RCA). But a glance at her portfolio, peppered with quirky and carefully...
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Protect and Conserve

Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business, Retrouvius.
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Men About Town

Whilst in London, we met three talents who are making their marks on the local design scene. Soon you’ll be uttering their names along side Morrison, Dixon, and Adjaye.
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Cole & Son Factory Tour

Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...
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Travel Reports

London Design Festival: Day 3

My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...
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Travel Reports

London Design Festival: Day 2

I spent my second day at the London Design Festival in the Shoreditch Design Triangle in East London. The neighborhood is a good deal scrappier than where I was in the west yesterday, but the place...
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Finishing Touch

Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase

In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.
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Green

A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London

On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story home equipped with rain-water-harvesting and geothermal systems.  
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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’s a PR...
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Profiles

Deborah Leach and Thames21

If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results. Fly-tipping is the British term for dumping garbage illegally, and it’s the civic challenge that motivated Londoner...
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House Tours

Good Mews

Brad Smith’s compact former coach house, tucked away in one of London’s many hidden cobbled mews, was in need of a radical over-haul when his partner Brian Brennan moved in. Scape Architects...
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Profiles

A Mama's Touch

Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.
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How To

Wrong Woods

Established & Sons—The Wrong Woods furniture series is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and artist Richard Woods for Established & Sons. Wrong creates the object, designing...
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Green

Green Beret

Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck. But in...
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London Cooling

The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.
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House Tours

Garage Brand

With no space to waste, London-based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht turned a 1924 garage into the perfect home product.
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House Tours

All Clad

For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream. When he met architect David Adjaye, and found the perfect plot of land in London’s De Beauvoir Town, Reeve knew his time...
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