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Modern Motors
Modern Motors
This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...
Deadbolts Go Wireless
There’s a reason the lock and key have been around, in one form or another, for the better part of the 4,000 years. The system works…most of the time.
Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s
The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the manifestation of the connection.
LA, Salvaged
LA, Salvaged
Inspired by Blake Dollahite's ability to pull together such a stunning home on a tight budget, I started scouring the local scene for some good Architectural Salvage Yards.
Your Message Here
I'm sucker for a good sign. Dig this wooden take on the ubiquitous roadside arrow marquee Stephen and Shauna did for an Urban Outfitters installation.
Blooming in the Bronx
If all goes according to plans by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, there will be a new affordable, environmentally–considerate residence in the neighborhood in the...
Golden Rule: Back Up
Backing up our computers is something we all know we should do, like flossing. But so few of us actually follow through and risk the losing our most prized possessions.
Turrell Skyspace Opens
If you ever wondered where architecture and art intersect, look no further than one of James Turrell's "skyspace" installations.
The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge
It’s getting increasingly hard to find a space the iPod hasn’t infiltrated these days.
London at Night
Jason Hawkes's aerial photos of London at night make an old city look new again.
Visual Dictionaries
Visual Dictionaries
If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words.
Modern Cuckoo
Leave it to the Italians: the cuckoo clock has entered the modern.
Holy Table
To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's...
Fall Fires
With Fall coming fast, I'm hoping for an Indian Summer and at least another month of evenings spent outdoors.
Hulger’s Pappa Phone Is a Wooden Gadget Done Right
If you're a Skype, Vonage or some other manner of VoIP user, Hulger has a ligneous treat for you.
The First Wave
In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge...
Packing Is a Thing of the Past Thanks to This Collaboration Between Rent the Runway and W Hotels
A curated, luggage-free wardrobe awaits you with Rent the Runway Travel Concierge.
Snøhetta’s New Cabins in Oslo Offer Refuge For Long-Term Hospital Patients
Designed on behalf of the Friluftssykehuset Foundation, the Outdoor Care Retreat serves as a physical and physiological respite for patients and their families.
The Bauhaus Bus Embarks on a World Tour to Celebrate the School’s Centennial
A bus modeled after the famous Bauhaus school in Dessau will visit four cities, exploring the movement’s legacy while challenging its Eurocentric attitudes.
8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Vying For UNESCO World Heritage Status
Nominated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the works include Fallingwater, Taliesin, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Scintillating Staircases
Spiral, jagged, wooden, metal—these modern staircases are a step above the rest.
An Old Coal Crane in Copenhagen Is an Unlikely One-Room Hotel
Port Magazine and Bottega Veneta visit the striking crane-cum-hotel room perched on the edge of the Copenhagen docks to discover more about an icon of sensitive, sustainable...
Grab This Sleek L.A. Midcentury by John Lautner For Under $2M
The Bergren Residence boasts hallmarks of iconic Lautner design, including a striking roofline, walls of glass, and breathtaking hilltop views.
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