Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf
The folks at Blu Dot have taken a cue from IKEA and issued a new style of modular shelving called the "SHILF." Like the Swedish...
Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an...
A Wilder Wallpaper
There's been a wallpaper renaissance in the last few years.
Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards
The American Institute of Architects has unveiled its 2009 Honor Awards, an annual event in which 25 projects in architecture,...
P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winners
Of note this week in New York was the announcement of the finalists in the Young Architects Program, the competition that...
The Personality of Yellow
Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists.
Bloomingdale Interiors Get New
Modernism and Manhattan's Bloomingdale's have not exactly been close bedfellows over the years.
Rakish Behavior
Innovation is frequently the younger sibling to a problem, question, or challenge—a designer realizes something doesn't work, and...
Breakfast with Barack
What do Barack Obama, Scarlett O'Hara, and Elvis have in common? Plates.
Green Space Today
It's not the most obvious task to take the green path when renovating, building, or choosing products to buy.
Sustainable in South Africa
What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit.
Things Change / Change Things
Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic...
Small Apple in DUMBO
Perhaps it's because there are more young children in New York City than there have been in decades, according to most census...
Keep Calm and Carry On
Gotta love the Brits.
Open Architecture Challenge
After its tremendous success helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has announced...
The Linden Hotel
If you find yourself entering East New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, like most other airports an expressway and...
Romper Room Deluxe
As of Spring 2009, Manhattan will have a preschool that focuses specifically on art and environment.
Stay at My Home
What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin...
The Crystal Chair
To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester...
Feng Shui by an Irishwoman
Home as sanctuary: it's a parallel famously established by the Japanese and Thai, but the Irish? New York-based, Dublin-raised...
Where Art Meets Farming
On a 21-acre plot in New York's Catskills Mountains lies an enchanting organization, the Andes Sprouts Society, which is devoted...
The Brickley Engine
Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency.
Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days.
East Harlem Green
Another notch in the bedpost of green development: Tapestry, a residential building in East Harlem designed for LEED Silver...
Southern Comfort
Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade.
Pop (Up) Architecture
To get to know a building well, is it easier to walk through it or to read about it? With Universe Publishing's recently released...
A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love
Discarded computers arrive by the thousands every day from the US and Western Europe to West African ports, after which they're...
The Recessionista: DIY Quilts
When Julie Floersch discusses her quilts, she could be talking about the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time or New Age...
Foundry-Fab
City Foundry on Atlantic Avenue is a cavernous, industrial space stuffed corner-to corner with furniture that is, for the most...
Domestic Gone Wild
The name "domestic" conjures up many images and variations—often it's seen to suggest the hum-drum of what's too familiar, or the...