Play's the Thing
With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
Play: Electric Slide
A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful...
Daft Punk Could Play at This House
A DJ booth is just one amenity packed into this modern surf shack.
A Shore Thing
You'll be surprised by what material Shore Rugs uses to create their colorful designs.
An Architect Couple Play With Texture in Their Handcrafted London Home
The husband-and-wife team behind Liddicoat & Goldhill use diverse materials for their house in Hackney, which is angled to...
Swamp Thing
With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of...
This Whimsical Home in Japan Encourages Play and Exploration
Exposed wooden trusses and polycarbonate walls are just some of the features of this playful, Kobe residence.
Structured Play
Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul...
Rough and Refined Details Play Nice in This Reimagined Melbourne Victorian
Behind a traditional facade, textured concrete ceilings combine with svelte surfaces for a deliciously moody effect.
Toy Designer Cas Holman Is Obliterating Old Notions of Play
We chat with designer Cas Holman, whose gender-neutral toys encourage new ways of thinking and collaborating, about the...
12 Lodge Hotels That Prove Cabin Fever Can Be a Good Thing
It’s the height of summer, and a lot of us city folk are starting to feel a bit cooped up. We’re told this affliction is commonly...
This Architect’s Houston Home Promotes Play With a Clever Entry Courtyard
Architect Shawn Gottschalk’s midcentury-inspired Pavilion Haus is an ode to childhood summer adventures.
David Shrigley for The Thing Quarterly
Cult object-based publication, The Thing Quarterly, known for collaborations with contemporary eminent figures such as...
This Chinese Kindergarten Takes Play Seriously With an Outdoor Climbing Wall
Formerly a musty warehouse, Lion International Kindergarten in Guangzhou boosts creativity with airy, inviting interiors.
A Green City in China That Will Play a Major Role in Fighting Air Pollution
Liuzhou Forest City will be the first urban settlement in China that will be able to generate its own renewable energy, increase...
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
Space to Work, Room to Play
A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District outgrows its original office and brings back designer Sheena Murphy to...
How to Play FlatPak
Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the...
Leveling the Playing Field
From wearable sensors to accessibility apps, smart technology is transforming the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
Inside the Designer's Studio: Good Thing
In less than two years, Good Thing has made its mark by creating affordable housewares that do their thing with a dash of...