5 Interesting and Surprising Asian Eateries Around the World
Forget gilded dragons, lazy Susans, and too much red—these creative Asian restaurants not only feature modern interiors, they...
A 250-Year-Old Stone House in Israel With a Surprisingly Modern Interior
This historic home by Henkin Shavit Architecture is reimagined through a modern lens.
A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.
A Concrete Micro-House in Japan Works All the Angles
Built with specially-formulated concrete made of volcanic ash, this micro-house in Tokyo maximizes space through vertical...
5 Cool Design Events this Week
Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute...
5 Modern Dishwashers
Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).
Building the Maxon House: Week 5
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
5 Places to Visit in Oslo
The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.
5 Hidden Home Bars
Sit back, relax, and imagine enjoying a cocktail shaken up in your own home bar—and then imagine it disappearing for an easy and...
5 Tiny Homes on Wheels
Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.
The Community-Run Cedar House by Airbnb and Go Hasegawa Welcomes Guests in Rural Japan
Now available to book through Airbnb, Yoshino Cedar House serves as a shared space for the rural community of Yoshino, Japan, and...
A Passive House in the Netherlands Embodies 5 Tips to Consider When Planning Your Own
This 2,500-square-foot Passive House was built using a panelized system—meaning the parts of the house were delivered from the...
10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions
A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions, but that doesn’t mean...
8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.
Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular...
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
5 of the Best-Looking Home Security Systems Out There
It's common for homeowners to come to the realization that although they want to protect their homes from burglaries and similar...
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values.
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as...

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