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A Storied Downtown New York Architecture Gallery Finds New Life
A Storied Downtown New York Architecture Gallery Finds New Life
Along with his partner Clara Syme, Owen Nichols has moved into his father’s former exhibition space in New York City and has remade it as a home for life and art.
Artist Jamilla Okubo Is Revealing What Home Means for Black Women
The interdisciplinary artist discusses the intention behind the collage-like paintings, which depict a Black woman in different parts of her living space, from her third solo...
Gifts for the Minimalist Who Wants Nothing
Even someone who eschews most material possessions will appreciate these thoughtful items.
This Light-Filled SoHo Loft Has Soaring Interiors—and a Price Tag to Match
This Light-Filled SoHo Loft Has Soaring Interiors—and a Price Tag to Match
Set in a historic 19th-century building, the $4.4M apartment comes with 14-foot-tall ceilings, four bedrooms, and a wood-clad chef’s kitchen.
A New Zealand Beach Home Waves Back at Its Surrounding Dunescape
Herbst Architects wrapped the “bach” in a rhythmic swooping rain screen that mirrors sand and sea.
This Prominent U.K. Prefab Builder Is Scaling Up From Cabins to Custom Residences
Design firm Koto is known for its geometric modular homes, but is now offering architect-designed residences in its signature “Japandi” style.
Unexpected Gifts for the Unapologetic Maximalist Who Has Everything
Indulge their magpie tendencies with these special treasures.
The Best Places to Shop Small for Holiday Gifts in New York City
Do your holiday shopping the old-fashioned way—in person.
The Ethical Quandaries of Estate Sales
Recent auctions of the items of deceased celebrities have unearthed the murky moral code around rifling through a lifetime of belongings, and shown how divorced we are from death.
AphroChic Founders Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays’s Quick, Crafty Trip to Marrakech, Morocco
The husband-wife duo behind the interior design brand and new book, “AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home,” share their favorite spots from a few days in the...
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Reimagines a Ramshackle Catskills Cabin for $170K
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Reimagines a Ramshackle Catskills Cabin for $170K
After discovering a rough-and-tumble 1959 getaway, Drew Stuart sets about polishing it up with period-appropriate fixtures and finishes.
A Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Home Lists for $4.3M in California’s Central Valley
Sited on 76 bucolic acres, Fawcett Farm recently underwent an award-winning restoration with guidance from the legendary architect’s grandson.
A Courtyard Home Designed for Natural Cooling Beats the Dry Heat
Air cooled by a pool on the ground floor is pulled up through a central hallway by openings on the second level, creating a gentle breeze through the thick-walled residence.
A Few Fabulous Finds for the Friend of a Friend
If you have to get a gift for someone you don't know that well, these objects are a surefire bet.
This Seaside Gem Offers a Gateway to Discovering the Beauty of Nova Scotia
Listed for $962K, the net-zero home frames mesmerizing views of Canada’s coast.
This Charming Kalamazoo Farmhouse Has a High-Tech Secret
The Three Peaks house blends a simpler way of life with modern conveniences.
This Home’s Hillside Perch Gives It the Feeling of Floating in the Trees
The facade facing the slope is radically open with floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, porous walls, and patio with a net for lounging among leafy branches.
Habitat For Humanity Doesn’t Just Give Away Houses
The CEO of the world’s largest non-profit low-cost home builder explains how the organization has shifted its model, and grown exponentially as a result.
Some Creative Gifts for the Aspirational Home Cook Who Has Everything
Indulge your loved ones’ Barefoot Contessa tendencies with these thoughtful finds.
Show Your Love for Independent Designers With These Unexpected and Unique Gifts
We scoured the internet for the best offerings from some of the most creative designers out there.
An SF Couple Erect a Hashtag-Shaped Home in the High Desert
Mork Ulnes Architects played off the owners’ progressive spirit by constructing the cabin-style residence from cross-laminated timber, which the firm says is one of the first in...
San Diego’s “Electri-Living Home for Tomorrow” Launches Onto the Market
The midcentury house once showcased the latest and greatest technologies of the 1950s—and it still sparkles today.
A Los Angeles Director’s Garage Is Recast as an ADU With a Screening Room
With playful portholes and head-to-toe plywood, the new studio gives Wash Westmoreland a place to write, relax, and watch films.
Gifts for a Friend Who Really, Really Wants to Get Into Plants
Turn the brownest thumb a fetching shade of green with these picks.
The Best Design Gifts for TikTok Obsessives, from Cameras to Cocktails
Surprise the budding content creator in your life.
On the Market: A Glass Surf Shack, a California Craftsman, and More Great Homes for Sale This Week
The listings also include a recently renovated Los Angeles dwelling, a bubbly hobbit-esque home, and Fire Island’s legendary Pyramid House.
A Glassy Surf Shack by Marmol Radziner Surfaces for $4M in Malibu
Rustic wood meets wraparound glazing in this secluded Paradise Cove home.
A Trash Bag Sofa, a Big Hairy Chandelier, and More Tactile Treasures From Design Miami 2022
The best objects at this year’s fair beckoned visitors to tune into their sense of touch.
Before & After: A Houston Photographer Casts New Light on a Historic Craftsman
“There was no electricity, and it was completely boarded up—it was a real rabbit warren,” recalls homeowner Divya Pande.