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Celebrating Alvar Aalto’s Inimitable Designs 122 Years Later
Born February 3 in Kuortane, Finland, Alvar Aalto is known for designs that harmoniously fuse functionality and grace.
Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey.
Design Classic: Alvar Aalto’s Artek Stools
More than 80 years after their introduction, Alvar Aalto's stools for Artek retain their currency and remain perennial favorites.
"I Live in a Steven Holl"
How many people can say that they've lived a chunk of their lives inside the walls of a starchitect-designed building? In light...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Architect Josh Blumer Explains Why He Backpacked Through Europe With an Alvar Aalto Vase
Hint: It's not because he loves fresh-cut flowers.
Live Large in the Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Home For $4K a Month
The legendary late rapper’s Brooklyn condo, which he once called his “one-room shack,” is available to rent starting July 1, 2019.
A Live-In Kitchen on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that...
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
I Drove 400 Miles In A Jaguar E-Type And Lived To Tell The Tale
We all grew up around British cars, didn’t we? Mercifully not all of us in, but most, around.
I Love Modern Architecture
I love modern architecture.
My House: A Creative Couple’s Live/Work Loft Is Full of Sunny, Southwestern Vibes
Bay Area makers and entrepreneurs Jimmy Brower and Damien Merino fill their desert-inspired home with work by local artists to...
The Rise of the Kidney-Shaped Pool—and its Unexpected Impact on Skate Culture
Who knew Southern Californian skaters owed so much to Alvar Aalto?
An Art-Collecting Couple’s L.A. Home Is a Masterpiece in its Own Right
Síol Studios gives a 1920s Spanish Colonial house a bespoke renovation that frames an amazing art collection.
Kanye West’s Star Wars-Inspired Prefab Home Prototypes May Get Torn Down
‘Ye’s vision of affordable dome homes for the masses hits a major road block.
9 Cities That Will Actually Pay You to Live There
As metropolitan areas swell in size, smaller towns face diminishing populations and a shortage of talented workers.
These Digital Nomads Live, Work, and Travel in a Sprinter Van
We chat with Lexi and Cody—the "van-trepreneurs" behind Dynamo Ultima—about what it's like to live and run a creative studio out...
A Modern Live-Work Studio in Rhode Island
A creative couple find space in their side yard for a versatile outbuilding.
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.