A Napa Valley Motor Lodge Reinterprets the Classic Roadside Motel
The Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa boasts camper van-inspired details, midcentury design, and a spa that draws from geothermal hot...
Auger & Loizeau's Carnivorous Design
Is furniture animal, vegetable, or mineral? For designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, who are also researchers at the Royal...
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...
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...
5 Modern Dishwashers
Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).
Set on 40 Enchanting Acres in Ojai, This Award-Winning Green Residence Is on the Market For $2.2M
Designed by David Ferrin of Arketype Architects and built by Allen and Associates, the Swift-Bogenberger residence offers an...
Huy Bui’s Brooklyn Loft Is Like a Self-Contained Jungle
It’s hardly a surprise that the Plant-in City cofounder lives surrounded by vegetation.
These 4 Modern Homes Around the World Take Advantage of Local Stone
The benefits of using local stone in a building's structure are multifold.
Dance and Music in Versailles by Joly & Loiret
Dance and Music in Versailles is a minimal space located in Versailles, France, designed by Joly & Loiret.
Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge Finalists Announced
Out of 144 prospective applicants, 10 have been selected as finalists to move onto the next round for the Cradle to Cradle...
The Crystal Chair
To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester...
ICFF 2012: Axor Bouroullec Line
Today, bathroom fixtures brand Axor celebrated its North American launch of a new collection with renown French designers (and...
6 Lessons We Can Learn From Traditional Mediterranean Building Techniques
You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...
World's First 3D-Printed House Springs up in Russia in 24hrs
Believed to be the first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology, a 38-square-meter surface structure has sprung up in...
Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints...
This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab
A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.
This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
Lima, Peru
In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally...