An Introduction to Art Collecting
For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of...
An Introduction to Contractors
Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite...
An Introduction to Architects
Aside from that mischievous caveperson in France who used a piece of charcoal to draw a line around some stick figures that...
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at...
An Introduction to Lighting
One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be...
An Introduction to Renting
The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home.
An Introduction to Kitchen Design
The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams...
An Introduction to Modern Textiles
If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin...
An Introduction to Retail Design
The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”);...
An Introduction to Restaurant Design
Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman...
An Introduction to Modern Real Estate
Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside...
An Introduction to Home Gardening
Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of...
An Introduction to City Parks
An afternoon in the park has evolved from picnicking in the local cemetery to sun-bathing atop a retrofitted railroad trestle.
Art in Residence
Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...
The Art of Subtraction
When tasked with updating a classic mid-century modern masterpiece, the two-man team at BOSS Architecture took their time.
State of the Art?
So you bought a little art and you kinda wonder what’s in your—and its—future. Read on.
The Map as Art
A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has...
For Your Art
LA has been slowly establishing itself as a great center for arts and architecture.
Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative...
The Art of the Family Business
Block Shop is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman and a community of master printers, dyers...