Finnish Lines
Design enthusiast and Alvar Aalto expert Juhani Lemmetti has transitioned his love of vintage Finnish furniture into a...
A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel
I recently made a Peter Zumthor pilgrimage to Switzerland, where many of his seminal works sit within a 40 mile radius...
Venice Biennale: Giardini
Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the...
Czech Trek at the Biennale
Out of all of the exhibits at the Venice Biennale this year, I spent the most time sitting and playing inside the...
Venice Biennale: Raumlabor Berlin
One of the most interesting things to see at an architecture festival is not necessarily the final aha! moment after a...
Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 2
As promised, here is the second part of our grand tour through the national pavilions at the 2010 Venice Biennale.
Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of...
Venice Biennale: Arsenale
I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be...
The Design of the Paris Metro
The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the...
The Red House, Paris
Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard,...
Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been...
Cardboard Workshop
A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris...
Inside the Musee d'Orsay
Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old,...
Clover Lee and David Erdman
An installation currently on display at the SCI-Arc Gallery, Immuring by David Clovers, is championing the modern-day...
Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer
With the Hearst Tower and the New York Times Building gleaming in the distance, the inaugural Iron Designer Challenge...
A Common Boston
If you're in the Northeast this upcoming week, you might want to swing by Common Boston, Boston's fourth annual week of...
Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter
A desk, a loveseat, and a shelving system -- all in one single flat pack? I, too, was amazed at the clever level of...
Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished
Hailing from Montpellier in the south of France, Xavier Le Roy is a renowned modern choreographer (and former...
Mold It, Cast It
From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of...
Living on Water: Stilted Villages
After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent...
Architecture Delivery to Rwanda
With nearly ten million people, Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country -- yet it boasts fewer than ten...
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...
Living on Water: Floating Villages
During my jaunt to Cambodia last month, when I was not hauling bricks to build an outdoor school kitchen with my...
"I Live in an I. M. Pei"
We return to our "I Live in a _____" series to glimpse inside another unconventional campus living space, this time at...
Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta
Showcasing the first fruits from Hometta's new design delivery model, "Welcome Hometta" brings to Boston 24...
"I Live in a Frank Gehry"
For the next in our unconventional-campus-spaces series, I could not neglect one of Boston's most controversial works,...
Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living...
How to Throw a Design Conference
When I was at A Better World By Design this past weekend, I was blown away by the fact that it was organized by not a a...
Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio.
Michael Kubo at Boston's Pinkcomma
Hidden underground in an industrial warehouse in the South End, the pinkcomma gallery carves an alternative space in...