Good design extends far beyond just our homes. It touches all parts of our lives, from our hobbies and travels to the experiences we encounter on a daily basis. Get lost in these stories that fuse great design with lifestyle.

A Bespoke Coffee Station Recalls the Java Dreams of a Couple’s Former Life in Brazil
A Bespoke Coffee Station Recalls the Java Dreams of a Couple’s Former Life in Brazil
Lalita Koehler and her partner, Fabio Costa, worked with the team at ras-a studio to design their award-winning home near Los Angeles.
An Architect’s Dream Kitchen Channels SoCal’s Laid-Back Vibes With a Fusion of Homey Materials
Eric Olsen layered lustrous finishes with warm wood surfaces to create an inviting space for friends and family.
6 Simple, Sophisticated Paul McCobb Designs to Know and Love
He has the best legs in the business. From desks to dining tables, perfectly tapered stems have become synonymous with Paul McCobb.
Alexander Girard’s Short-Lived Textiles & Objects Shop Was a Joyful Experiment Far Ahead of its Time
Alexander Girard’s Short-Lived Textiles & Objects Shop Was a Joyful Experiment Far Ahead of its Time
In 1961, Herman Miller and Alexander Girard opened the Textiles & Objects Shop in New York, selling the preeminent designer’s exuberant fabrics and a handpicked selection of folk...
- a year ago
Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form.
You Are Where You Live
The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most...
Stow Aways
How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose furniture, a hydraulic Murphy bed, and secret compartments...
Gestalten’s New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gone is the suburban flight of yesterday. These days, more people around the world are moving into cities by choice—and as a result, space has become a precious commodity.
The Create & Cultivate Clubhouse Takes Millennial Pink to the Next Level
CEO Jaclyn Johnson and designer Ginny Macdonald take us inside the Los Angeles–based company inspiring thousands of modern working women.
Hawking Massages With a Social Purpose, Lifehood Is a Wellness Spa That’s Peak L.A.
Channeling California cool with a ’70s bent, this spa has all the “it” factors—from healing crystals to VR experiences.
DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
Sometimes the pursuit of a simple accessory can result in a surprising upshot.
- 10 years ago
This Silver Lake Shop Redefines the General Store
Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.
11 Lush, Plant-Filled Dwellings That Pay Homage to Home Horticulture
Let us count the ways that keeping plants at home improves quality of life—from enhancing air quality to boosting calm and focus.
Why Can’t I Find a Sleek, Affordable Coffee Maker?
As my coffee habit ramped up over the holidays, I lost patience for the pour-over routine. Now, the alternatives have me backpedaling.
Why I’m Skipping the Christmas Tree This Year
You can still have yourself a merry little Christmas with nary a tree.
We Need to Talk About Hygge—You’re Doing it Wrong
In Denmark, where it’s gray and rainy 179 days a year, hygge is knitted into the fabric of life. For the rest of us—well, we’ve all been trying a little too hard.
Hauntingly Beautiful: Furniture and Fixtures That Are Subtly Halloween-Inspired
These pieces are the perfect mix of spooky, chic, elegant, and ethereal.
What if Furniture Worked Like a Swiss Army Knife?
Convertible furniture by Stephen Kenn for Victorinox takes inspiration from the acme of efficiency.
A Young Couple Revamp Adam Levine’s Childhood Home
The timber-framed, loft-like interior of this unassuming Marina del Rey home gets a fresh new look, years after Adam Levine spent his boyhood days rocking out in the garage.
Designer Doghouses Are Real—and Now You Can Win One
In celebration of National Dog Day on August 26, five modern doghouses are up for auction—and proceeds will benefit the ASPCA and pets everywhere.
Sip Wine in This Japanese Pagoda-Inspired Pavilion
A California winery selects sustainably produced redwood for a new pergola-topped tasting area.
How to Integrate Smart Design That Fits Your Lifestyle
Our editorial team shares design ideas for different lifestyles, personalities, and routines.
24 Irresistibly Chic Finds For Dining Alfresco
Enjoy the warm weather by dining en plein air.
L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic...
This Revolutionary Finnish Restaurant Is 100% Zero-Waste
In Helsinki, Nolla serves up organic, locally sourced fare in a Michelin-tiered dining experience—all without trash cans.
34 Modern Accessories Purr-fect For Your Pampered Pet
Great design isn't just reserved for humans.
Warby Parker Teams Up With Geoff McFetridge to Bring You the Coolest Sunglasses Ever
Warby Parker taps longtime collaborator Geoff McFetridge for a capsule collection of limited-edition sunglasses.
Wild One Makes the Coolest Dog Toys for the Fluffy Design Fans in Your Life
Launching today, these whimsical toys will give everyone at the dog park a run for their money.
Brooklinen Just Launched a Loungewear Line—And We Can't Wait to Buy All of It
Bring the comfort of your bedroom with you wherever you go.