Harlem Renaissance
In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction...
East Harlem Green
Another notch in the bedpost of green development: Tapestry, a residential building in East Harlem designed for LEED Silver...
Sustainability Guided Every Decision at this Town House Remodel in Harlem
Actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner rework their Harlem town house with an eco-sensibility and an eye for smarter spaces.
Maria Alejandro: Growing Old Is a Blessing
Maria Alejandro, director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement, inspires us to see what’s beautiful about aging.
Manhattan
Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake.
Invincible Cities
The exhibition "Harlem 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara," opens at the New-York Historical Society on April 30, but...
These 8 Unusual Windows Will Take You by Surprise
These unexpected windows featuring unconventional shapes and surprising locations will have you rethinking the possibilities of...
Porsche and Tom Givone Talk Design Integrity in a New Video
In the latest installment in their "Powered by Design" series, Porsche sits down with self-taught architectural designer Tom...
City Walks New York
A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.
This Compact Apartment in NYC Is Full of Crafty Solutions
A transforming apartment in New York offers ingenious solutions for making the most of limited square footage.
Q&A with Stephen Burks
I ventured to Stephen Burks' "Man Made" exhibit a few days after returning home to New York City from a trip to India.
Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman
Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.
A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse
Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged...
National Academy Honors Diller Scofidio + Renfro with the Lifetime Achievement Award
On February 5, the National Academy in New York, one of the country's oldest arts organizations, honored architectural firm...
9 Brilliant Black Designers and Architects You Should Know
Today’s top black designers and architects tell us about their design philosophies—and speak about diversity in the field—for...
Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict...
Photographer Q&A: Jake Stangel
Photographer Jake Stangel shares his favorite experiences while shooting for Dwell Magazine.
Universal Appeal
When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to...
Coffee with Josh Itiola
Nick Dine and Josh Itola have a chat...