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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.

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City Guide

Destination of the Week: Palm Springs

Palm Springs is one of our perennial favorite destinations for design; the region is positively riddled with midcentury modern architecture and vintage shops, and the natural landscape is…

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Travel Reports

8 Underrated Buildings Around the Globe

So-called starchitecture—and the backlash against it—may be the talk of the town in design circles, but ask a designer for his or her three favorite buildings and you'll get some surprisingly…

sam kartell museo
Travel Reports

Fantastic Plastics

While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan.

Juhani Lemmetti of Artek 2nd Cycle in Helsinki Finland
Shops

Finnish Lines

Design enthusiast and Alvar Aalto expert Juhani Lemmetti has transitioned his love of vintage Finnish furniture into a thriving furniture shop in Helsinki.

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Travel Reports

Villa La Roche

Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.

At Outfit Home in Los Angeles, a line drawing by Jene Highstein joins vintage leather chairs.
Shops

A Los Angeles Store That Offers Modern Classics and Locally Made Goods

Designer Alison Koch recently opened Outfit Home in Hollywood, a brick-and-mortar retail extension of her design firm, featuring vintage pieces and unique accessories “locally made by friends, and…

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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.

The exhibition also included the clever Toy Folder, Rodrigo Solórzano’s proposal for children to get involved in making their own toys out of recycled material (such as the cardboard pictured). With a proposed flashlight-like device the designs can be pro
Travel Reports

Spazzio Rossana Orlandi

At Via Matteo Bandello 14, behind a nondescript façade, you’ll find one of Milan’s best curated design spaces, the always lovely Spazzio Rossana Orlandi.

Slideshows

Side-of-the-highway behemoths like Ikea, Target, and Wal-Mart are aiming to do the right thing and go green. To determine what's legit and what's just timely marketing,we put these suburban giants to the test.

Retail Therapy

In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper.

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Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.

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