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A Family Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow
A spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor in this London Home.
April 11, 2016
This Kitchen Is as Cozy as Your Favorite Coffee Shop and That's Exactly the Idea
When their house was in need of a pick-me-up, a London couple turned to the designer of their favorite coffee shop for an industrial-strength renovation.
March 12, 2016
A Space-Savvy Architect's Home Sandwiched Between Two Buildings
The opportunity to build a 900-square-foot home on a constrained lot in London was a creative challenge for London architect Charles Thomson and designer Kate Blee.
February 18, 2016
An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms
Playfully flouting convention, an American-born architect creates a deceptively spacious home for herself in a tiny London apartment.
March 14, 2015
Architecture Like You've Never Seen It Via Reimagined British Postmodernism
The "merry pranksters" of British design, FAT Architecture, called it quits after 20 glorious years of eye-popping Postmodernism.
February 11, 2015
Taste of What to See at the 2014 London Design Festival
Each fall, editors and designers flock to the British capital to see the latest and greatest furniture, architecture, and design showcased at the London Design Festival.
October 2, 2014
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.
January 17, 2013
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.
November 5, 2012
7 London Houses We Love
Friday marked the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.
July 27, 2012
Hidden in Plain View
A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.
June 28, 2012
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.
June 21, 2012
Pia Wüstenberg, a young German-Finnish designer based in London, graduated just last year from the Royal College of Art (RCA).
April 23, 2012
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,…
January 7, 2012
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.
December 11, 2011
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…
October 11, 2011
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…
September 23, 2011
London Design Festival: Day 2
I spent my second day at the London Design Festival in the Shoreditch Design Triangle in East London.
September 21, 2011
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.
June 1, 2010
Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore.
January 11, 2010
Deborah Leach and Thames21
If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results.
November 3, 2009
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.
May 28, 2009
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.
February 26, 2009
Established & Sons—The Wrong Woods furniture series is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and artist Richard Woods for Established & Sons.
January 25, 2009
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.
January 25, 2009
The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.
January 22, 2009
With no space to waste, London-based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht turned a 1924 garage into the perfect home product.
January 18, 2009
For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream.
January 15, 2009