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.
Get Back to Basics by Staying at One of These Modern Cabins
If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t keen on roughing it up in a tent, then consider renting one of these...
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...
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
Given the movement of inhabiting smaller, more modest homes, dedicated rooms and room-specific furniture are becoming more and...
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.
Textiles in Motion
Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech,...
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...
Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design.
Crap = Good
This morning I came across a terrific new design blog with a clean, if quirky, aesthetic.
Vancouver is an extroverted city
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass...
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...
Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio
A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.
Swiss Mix
Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel...
Garden Apartment
Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the...
Houndstooth Dogtent
Diehard design lovers leave nothing to chance when it comes to outfitting their kids and pets.
Farmhouse Burkeldijk
A Belgian farmhouse from 1839 that embraces both its rich history and newly found modern context.
Growing Upward and Outward, a Cabin Expansion Mirrors the Trees
The shape of a tree’s canopy inspires the expansion of a ramshackle cabin in Quebec.