Emerald in the Rough
An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.
Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might...
How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
Every Order Miya Shoji Receives is Different, but the Procedure Follows the Same Rough Pattern Each Time.
This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House
Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Table Linens by Commune Design
In my online wanderings this week I've come across a totally lovely set of table linens from Los Angeles–based Commune Design.
Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design.
Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
Crap = Good
This morning I came across a terrific new design blog with a clean, if quirky, aesthetic.
Textiles in Motion
Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech,...
A Whistler A-Frame
If the multiple languages and accents overheard in lift lines and on gondolas tell any kind of a story, it’s that everyone from...
Swiss Mix
Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel...
Houndstooth Dogtent
Diehard design lovers leave nothing to chance when it comes to outfitting their kids and pets.
The 5 Outdoorsy Gifts That Every Modern Camper Needs
When it comes to outdoor adventure, the folks at AutoCamp are experts.
Vancouver Maneuvers
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass...
Modern Motors
This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the...
Views Stretch to Mexico at This Hard-Edged Texas Home
Mining inspiration from the mountains of West Texas, two architects burrow a home into the terrain.
Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.
Could You Find Your Dream Home in an Old Abandoned Workshop?
Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.