Sam Kaufman on Breuer's B32
I moved apartments over the weekend, and in the great push to clean out the old place in anticipation of the new, I decided to...
Predicting the Future with Oliver M. Furth and Sam Kaufman
This Saturday at 4:30pm on the Sustainable Design stage at Dwell on Design, join us as we chat with Oliver M. Furth, interior...
Sculpting History
The Key Savings and Loan Association Building is a Colorado treasure and an enduring example of mid-century modernist design.
A brief history of velvet
'One of the richest fabrics known to man, velvet is today more in fashion than ever before...
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Le Corbusier: The Most Stylish Architect in History
Genius, pioneer, visionary, tyrant. All fairly describe the Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values.
The History of the Modern Workspace
Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.
In the Cotswolds, History Dictates Design
When Alistair and Leslie Winrow-Campbell bought Malvern House in the Gloucestershire village of Blockley, they were prepared for...
Surf Shacks 013 - Sam McIntosh
You may not have heard of a handsome and humble Aussie named Sam McIntosh—especially if you live here in the States.
Own a Piece of Hollywood History for $1.995M
Located in the Hollywood Dell, this midcentury post-and-beam was home to Ava Gardner during her storied years with Frank Sinatra.
Modern History on the Block
Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.
From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht
Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology,...
A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues...
Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who...
This Lake House Is a Living Piece of Architecture History
A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.
The Forgotten History of America's Most Creative College
A comprehensive new exhibit sheds light on the diverse body of work that came out of a short-lived but mythic liberal arts...
Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird
President Obama's inaugural address yesterday sent me running for William Safire's splendid compendium of great speeches (he used...
Here's How The Porsche Carrera 6 Helped Change History Forever
There’s no question Porsche had a solid racing history in the 1950s and early 1960s, but a major change took place in 1966.
The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman
The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.