A Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus.
Yota Kakuda
A self-proclaimed “collector of old stuff,” designer Yota Kakuda finds inspiration in vintage objects found in junk shops and...
Henry Wilson
If 28-year-old Henry Wilson were not a designer, he would be a skipper.
Max Lipsey
Max Lipsey always begins his design process by holding a material in his bare hands.
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The Tallest Cake in the World
To my joie de vivre, my first Sunday in Paris coincided with musée gratuit dimanche, the first Sunday of every month when museums...
Boston in Your Hands
The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in...
Pop-Up Schmop-Up
Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where...
Division and Discovery
I heralded the beginning of my summer with an excursion along the Maine coast, which landed me in Portland this past weekend.
Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated
Known to many architects as that translucent film paper on which archaic hand drawings become worthy of pin-up, mylar is making...
Facade Printer Inkjets the City
Touted as 'an inkjet printer in architectonical scale,' the Facadeprinter works by taking a vector or pixel file, and 'shoots' it...
A Nomadic Future for the Walking House
From gypsies to migrant workers to families in RVs, nomadism has been a constant societal fringe condition throughout the course...
Manufactured Landscapes
I had the opportunity to view a riveting film last week on Edward Burtynsky's photography, entitled Manufactured Landscapes.
Recycling the Unrecyclable
It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon...
At the Verge of Collapse
Artist Tobias Putrih gave a gallery talk at the List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, shedding light on...
Color-Changing Roof Tiles
Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit...
A New Nørreport for Copenhagen
While I was studying abroad last spring in Copenhagen, every morning on my way to school I passed through the busiest train hub,...
STREB Dancers Are Action Architects
Considered neither modern nor contemporary dance, but more circus or rodeo with a dash of extreme sports and Hollywood-esque...
Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit
As a nod to the home of the nation's first subway, Rail-Volution rolled into Boston this past weekend.
Marimekko in Harvard Square
Strolling down Brattle Street in Harvard Square, one can't help but notice the new vibrant swathes of color and fabric trumpeting...
Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a...
Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
"Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what...
Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown...
A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine
As I trekked northward to Maine last month for a lobster-filled weekend getaway, I stumbled upon the Ogunquit Museum of American...
Kirei Instead of Wood?
Among the ever-expanding sea of wood alternatives, Kirei -- the Japanese character signifying 'beautiful' or 'clean' -- makes...
"I Live in a Steven Holl"
How many people can say that they've lived a chunk of their lives inside the walls of a starchitect-designed building? In light...
Windows of Opportunity in UK
As a product of our financial climate, cities all over the world have been experiencing a surge in one of the most unattractive...
Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight
A temporary summerhouse has opened in Amsterdam.
Welcome to my Habode
Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative...
Unauthorized Moss Art
From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the...