This Place Matters
May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new...
When asking people what matters most in their lives, they usually offer up values like friendship, health and happiness.
An architect and his preteen daughter take on a backyard project.
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
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...
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...
The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.
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...
Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.
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.
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...
Matter: Logo Evolution
In our May issue I wrote about the undersung Swiss mid-century modernist Herbert Matter, a graphic designer and photographer who...
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 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 Places to Visit in Beijing
A design guide to China's bustling capital.
5 Places to Visit in Oslo
The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.
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.
There’s No Place Like Home
Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to...
8 Places to Visit in Buenos Aires
A design lover's guide to the Argentine capital.
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.