Notes from the Underground
“I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy...
New from Note Design: 2013
Meet five releases by Note, a Swedish studio known for its whimsical and playful pieces.
9 Modern Staircases From the Community
While staircases are functional by nature, many architects use them as an opportunity to introduce a graphic design statement to...
Modern Thank-You Notes
GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern...
City Notes: San Francisco
A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week.
A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore
In December 2007, Nicolette de Waart, her husband, Joost Dop, and their four children moved from Heemstede, the Netherlands, to...
20 Modern Homes From the Midwest
Wide-open spaces, welcoming attitudes, and a healthy respect for modernism—the American Midwest has much to offer.
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today...
From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht
Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology,...
Field Notes Winter Colors Series
I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design...
A Note on Our Expert: Leonard Koren
Leonard Koren has led an enviably desultory life, first dropping out of college to paint murals with a group called the Los...
A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells
Bruce Aidells starting cooking professionally while a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz.
From the Ashes
After a wildfire, a prefab home in California puts resilience first.
Shelter From the Storm
After three years of legal wrangling, a Raleigh couple find peace in their modern dream home.
Remodeling the Town Miller’s House From 1844
Built in 1844, this 2,700-square-foot house—which once belonged to a town miller—is transformed into a modern family home with...
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the...
7 Quotes on Living Well from Michael Graves
Michael Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as...
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
World's First Underground Park One Step Closer to Seeing the Light of Day
With the first city approval of the Lowline, designer James Ramsey's subterranean dream finally gets off the ground.