An Introduction to Modern Textiles
If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin...
An Introduction to Modern Real Estate
Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside...
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at...
An Introduction to Contractors
Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite...
An Introduction to Architects
Aside from that mischievous caveperson in France who used a piece of charcoal to draw a line around some stick figures that...
An Introduction to Manufacturing
If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin...
An Introduction to Lighting
One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be...
An Introduction to Renting
The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home.
An Introduction to Kitchen Design
The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams...
Modern Awakening
In Salt Lake City, a place not renowned for progressive architecture, Brent Jespersen built a luminous canyon retreat—using his...
An Introduction to Airport Design
As anyone who has been to Peru, or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going somewhere.
An Introduction to Universal Design
Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over.
An Introduction to Restaurant Design
Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman...
An Introduction to Retail Design
The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”);...
An Introduction to Art Collecting
For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of...
An Introduction to Landscape Design
The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate...
An Introduction to Product Design
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste.
An Introduction to City Parks
An afternoon in the park has evolved from picnicking in the local cemetery to sun-bathing atop a retrofitted railroad trestle.
An Introduction to Home Gardening
Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of...
An Introduction to Building Codes
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes.