This Place Matters
May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new...
Light Matters
When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.
Family Matters
An architect and his preteen daughter take on a backyard project.
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
House on the Water by Galletti & Matter Architectes
A modern lake house enveloped by a distinctive roof.
On a Rock in a Hard Place
In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf...
5 Places to Visit in Oslo
The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.
Family Matters
The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.
A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane
On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.
A Family Guesthouse Made for Accessibility, Aging in Place—and That View
With both an aging relative and a wheelchair user in mind, architect Neal Schwartz creates a family guesthouse designed to be...
10 Modern and Stylish Places to Stay in Hong Kong
In the densely packed city of Hong Kong, space comes at a premium—so many apartments and hotel rooms may be smaller than you'd...
Park Place
Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.
A Timber-Clad Home in Australia Is a Striking Place to Grow Old In
At first glance, the dramatic facade of this coastal home in Victoria, Australia, might seem to contradict its name—Humble...
Matter: Logo Evolution
In our May issue I wrote about the undersung Swiss mid-century modernist Herbert Matter, a graphic designer and photographer who...
The Things All Designers Do to Make Their Home a Happier Place
While we generally see ourselves as silver-lining kind of people, the reality is, bad days happen to good people.
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.
Herbert Matter at Design Philadelphia
Last night I stopped into one of the many Design Philadelphia events going on this week: a screening of Reto Caduff's new...
10 Places to Visit in Beijing
A design guide to China's bustling capital.
Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters
Much like the realms of interior design and architecture, the art world can be an intimidating place.

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