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airbnb summer rentals
Houses We Love

15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.


muji tokyo 1 store exterior
Travel Reports

MUJI Makes a Move

MUJI, Japan’s legendary “brand-less brand,” is expanding its West Coast empire.

salton flagpole
Travel Reports

Hello from the Salton Sea

After my stop at Salvation Mountain, my two travel companions and I headed north on 111 to see the handful of modernist sites on the Salton Sea.

Travel Reports

Craft Culture Face-Off

On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft Council's annual meeting and conference last week, there are as many…

edinburgh pods
Travel Reports

Scotland: Day 2

Here's the latest from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I'm having a grand time seeing the design sights.

medialab lobby
Travel Reports

New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors

The Media Lab at MIT is an unmatched incubator of unlikely partnerships -- where academia and industry hold hands, and where art and technology are inseparable.

design miami mexican shrine2
Travel Reports

Design Miami: Mexican Design

When I interviewed Design Miami co-founder Ambra Medda before the show, she told me that she was most excited about a display of Mexican design pieces, ranging from mid-century to the present,…

Hallway Shot Dia
City Guide

Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York

Located in the sleepy hamlet of Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon attracts international visitors to its cutting edge design center and surrounding attractions.

kaufman house palm springs detour
City Guide

Palm Springs, California

In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency.



In Conversation with Timorous Beasties

One of Senior Editor Aaron Britt's favorite stops when in Glasgow was the textile, wallpaper and design showroom of Timorous Beasties.