“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
7 Incredible Home Offices of Designers and Architects
Creativity stems from a balance of work and life, connectivity and retreat, conversation and solitude.
How to Use Crystals in Your Home
For centuries, crystals have been used in homes to ward off negative feelings, encourage prosperity, improve sleep and create...
How to Plan Out a Rec Room in Your Home
The fast pace of 21st-century living can sometimes make kicking back and having fun a challenge, even in your own home.
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
How to Use Modern Home Decor in Unexpected Ways
If you feel like you're seeing all the same decorating ideas over and over and would rather take a fresh approach to your...
An Austin Couple Turn a Ranch Home Into a Refreshing Live/Work Space
Architects Frank and Megan Lin revitalize an uninspiring 1960s ranch home, forging a connection to the outdoors and creating a...
See How Sliding-Glass Pavilions Transformed a Renovated Melbourne Home
B.E. Architecture unifies new and old in a Melbourne residence, honoring the existing structure while introducing flexible glass...
Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.
How California Style Influenced a Group Home in Paris
A forward-thinking group home in the 20th arrondissement channels a midcentury spirit.
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
Find Out How a Japanese Architect Created a Fluid Live/Work Space For a Photographer
A skillful configuration of restrained materials and natural light lets a gallery, studio, and residence merge inside one...
An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...
How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
11 Examples of How to Incorporate Traditional Building Materials Into Your Modern Home
Cement tiles, terrazzo, and exposed shiplap boards are just a few traditional building materials that are experiencing a...
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.
How To Install A Home Audio System With Remote Control Access On Your Own?
Gone are the days when having to install an audio system was considered to be the expensive and complicated...

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