The family that works together stays together: Hachigian and Day at his-and-hers workstations in the shared lower-level study.
The family that works together stays together: Hachigian and Day at his-and-hers workstations in the shared lower-level study.
Designer Christiane Hogner, Bruxelles
Designer Christiane Hogner, Bruxelles
Though most of the home's interior comes without a splashy designer's name attached, the bathroom is kitted out with a toilet, sink, and bath/shower from Jasper Morrison's line for Ideal Standard. The cabinets are from an Ikea kitchen system.
Though most of the home's interior comes without a splashy designer's name attached, the bathroom is kitted out with a toilet, sink, and bath/shower from Jasper Morrison's line for Ideal Standard. The cabinets are from an Ikea kitchen system.
The thrill of a home renovation can quickly be diminished by unforeseen circumstances, stretched budgets, and other unexpected issues. The good news is that most of the time these problems can be mitigated, if not avoided entirely, by keeping an eye out for warning signals. Read on as we go through essential home renovation tips to consider before kicking off your own revamp.
The thrill of a home renovation can quickly be diminished by unforeseen circumstances, stretched budgets, and other unexpected issues. The good news is that most of the time these problems can be mitigated, if not avoided entirely, by keeping an eye out for warning signals. Read on as we go through essential home renovation tips to consider before kicking off your own revamp.
A flat roof and all-white interior unifies the home's three volumes.
A flat roof and all-white interior unifies the home's three volumes.
The Lais designed their house to be theirs forever. As such, they were able to make design moves that made sense for themselves but that wouldn't have high resale value, like the Japanese-style master bathroom in the middle of the second floor instead of off of the master bedroom. The traditional setup features bath stools from Muji for washing off.
The Lais designed their house to be theirs forever. As such, they were able to make design moves that made sense for themselves but that wouldn't have high resale value, like the Japanese-style master bathroom in the middle of the second floor instead of off of the master bedroom. The traditional setup features bath stools from Muji for washing off.
Lassen designed all the furniture with the exception of a few items, like the vintage Chairman armchair by Henrik Tengler and white IKEA sofas. “To keep it simple, we only used natural colors from wood inside, with everything else being white,” Lassen says.
Lassen designed all the furniture with the exception of a few items, like the vintage Chairman armchair by Henrik Tengler and white IKEA sofas. “To keep it simple, we only used natural colors from wood inside, with everything else being white,” Lassen says.
Turin designed the bed, console, and side tables in the master bedroom. The room gets plenty of illumination through the windows, which she had remade to match the 1925 detailing and covered in translucent Trevira fabric curtains by Rogers and Goffigon. “They provide privacy but lots of light comes through.”
Turin designed the bed, console, and side tables in the master bedroom. The room gets plenty of illumination through the windows, which she had remade to match the 1925 detailing and covered in translucent Trevira fabric curtains by Rogers and Goffigon. “They provide privacy but lots of light comes through.”
Concept Sketch for Together by Matt Pyke (2014)

Developed by Matt Pyke, this interactive installation is like doodling on steroids; users submit drawings via a mobile app, which are then added and animated to a group display.

Image courtesy of Universal Everything
Concept Sketch for Together by Matt Pyke (2014) Developed by Matt Pyke, this interactive installation is like doodling on steroids; users submit drawings via a mobile app, which are then added and animated to a group display. Image courtesy of Universal Everything
Now that all the elements are in harmony, we can finally relax.
Now that all the elements are in harmony, we can finally relax.
Konishi and Gaffney's bedroom is fairly austere, though a pair of dormers let in lovely natural light.
Konishi and Gaffney's bedroom is fairly austere, though a pair of dormers let in lovely natural light.
The interior showcases the roof's laminated wood beams. A Panton chair takes the seat of honor at the dining table.
The interior showcases the roof's laminated wood beams. A Panton chair takes the seat of honor at the dining table.
Ricky Swallow magically recreates the folds and wrinkles of a beanbag in Come Together. Laminated jeutlong. 2002. Courtesy of the artist, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London; Darren Knight, Sydney; Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.
Ricky Swallow magically recreates the folds and wrinkles of a beanbag in Come Together. Laminated jeutlong. 2002. Courtesy of the artist, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London; Darren Knight, Sydney; Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.
Ray Kappe, now 80, sits in the master bedroom. He says he's as busy now as he was 40 years ago.
Ray Kappe, now 80, sits in the master bedroom. He says he's as busy now as he was 40 years ago.
This Nordic kitchen shows why white spaces aren't all the same. Frosted glass and veiny marble offset the milky Eames shell chairs in this photo from @tinashome.
This Nordic kitchen shows why white spaces aren't all the same. Frosted glass and veiny marble offset the milky Eames shell chairs in this photo from @tinashome.
What was once a single-family residence now comprises five different apartments, all of which are defined by distinct palettes that bring together dreamy, chromatic combinations with colorful ceramic tiles, ceiling artwork, and contrasting furnishings and painted walls.
What was once a single-family residence now comprises five different apartments, all of which are defined by distinct palettes that bring together dreamy, chromatic combinations with colorful ceramic tiles, ceiling artwork, and contrasting furnishings and painted walls.
In the kitchen, glossy white MDF and quartz countertops allow for maximum light reflection, as do the white walls and ceilings. The stools are from Zone Maison.
In the kitchen, glossy white MDF and quartz countertops allow for maximum light reflection, as do the white walls and ceilings. The stools are from Zone Maison.
Although the two apartments were stacked vertically, their individual systems and layout were quite different. The limited horizontal overlap meant that the owners and design team had to give careful thought to the connective elements, and how the family would ultimately circulate through the home. One of the key pieces to the puzzle was finding a place for the interior stairs. Says Bangia Agostinho principal Anshu Bangia, “There was a challenge to find an appropriate location to cut a new stair opening between the apartments, and then have the new stair coordinate with the existing one to form a logical sequence of circulation between the three levels.”
Although the two apartments were stacked vertically, their individual systems and layout were quite different. The limited horizontal overlap meant that the owners and design team had to give careful thought to the connective elements, and how the family would ultimately circulate through the home. One of the key pieces to the puzzle was finding a place for the interior stairs. Says Bangia Agostinho principal Anshu Bangia, “There was a challenge to find an appropriate location to cut a new stair opening between the apartments, and then have the new stair coordinate with the existing one to form a logical sequence of circulation between the three levels.”
Separated only by large expanses of glass, the interior and exterior landscape flow together.
Separated only by large expanses of glass, the interior and exterior landscape flow together.
Eujin: Justin Cogley for NOWNESS's Instagram

Justin Cogley, Executive Chef at Aubergine, a modern California cuisine restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, recently took over NOWNESS's Instagram. His beautiful gastro snaps such as a silvery starfish seen while foraging for sea lettuce, mussels with yuzu, and porous sea urchins (seen here) instantly take me back to the ocean and gives me a taste of his exquisite menu.
Eujin: Justin Cogley for NOWNESS's Instagram Justin Cogley, Executive Chef at Aubergine, a modern California cuisine restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, recently took over NOWNESS's Instagram. His beautiful gastro snaps such as a silvery starfish seen while foraging for sea lettuce, mussels with yuzu, and porous sea urchins (seen here) instantly take me back to the ocean and gives me a taste of his exquisite menu.
Traditional electronics require soldering whereas littleBits’s modules snap together with magnets to create things like a doorbell that sends text notification.
Traditional electronics require soldering whereas littleBits’s modules snap together with magnets to create things like a doorbell that sends text notification.
Two Black Sheds incorporates all the conventional aspects of a weekend retreat in a rather unconventional way.
Two Black Sheds incorporates all the conventional aspects of a weekend retreat in a rather unconventional way.
Teacher and resident Eric Schneider’s 450-square-foot space needed to be able to accommodate individual areas for cooking, storage, sleeping, entertaining, and, of course, working—without filling the diminutive abode with furniture, or eliciting claustrophobia by chopping it into tiny spaces. The simple and elegant solution was to knock down most of the apartment’s walls, and concentrate all of the living space’s functionality—kitchen storage, closet, bar, bed, lighting, and office—into a single, transformer-like cabinetry unit.
Teacher and resident Eric Schneider’s 450-square-foot space needed to be able to accommodate individual areas for cooking, storage, sleeping, entertaining, and, of course, working—without filling the diminutive abode with furniture, or eliciting claustrophobia by chopping it into tiny spaces. The simple and elegant solution was to knock down most of the apartment’s walls, and concentrate all of the living space’s functionality—kitchen storage, closet, bar, bed, lighting, and office—into a single, transformer-like cabinetry unit.
Let them know you care without draining your bank account. These holiday gifts hit the spending sweet spot and work for just about everyone.
Let them know you care without draining your bank account. These holiday gifts hit the spending sweet spot and work for just about everyone.
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Moreau and the owners set out to achieve a light-filled, open-concept home that makes family time effortless. “To achieve this open layout, we had to demolish bearing walls on the ground floor, transfer loads, and work with a complex steel structure [to support the second floor],” Moreau says. White oak was installed in a playful chevron design throughout the ground floor.
Moreau and the owners set out to achieve a light-filled, open-concept home that makes family time effortless. “To achieve this open layout, we had to demolish bearing walls on the ground floor, transfer loads, and work with a complex steel structure [to support the second floor],” Moreau says. White oak was installed in a playful chevron design throughout the ground floor.
Espadrilles by Industry of All Nations.
Espadrilles by Industry of All Nations.
The relatively simple construction incorporates clever sustainable design: a two-level wood roof structure keeps the sun’s heat away from the interior, and small windows at either end facilitate powerful cross-ventilation. It’s natural air-conditioning, and it works beautifully.
The relatively simple construction incorporates clever sustainable design: a two-level wood roof structure keeps the sun’s heat away from the interior, and small windows at either end facilitate powerful cross-ventilation. It’s natural air-conditioning, and it works beautifully.
Here's the schematic for how to put the thing together.
Here's the schematic for how to put the thing together.
For Lina Bo Bardi: Together, artist Madelon Vriesendorp collaborated with Bahia residents, children, and craftspeople to create authentic folk objects.
For Lina Bo Bardi: Together, artist Madelon Vriesendorp collaborated with Bahia residents, children, and craftspeople to create authentic folk objects.
Sottsass designed much of the inside furniture, including the vintage Hawaiian Koa lounge chairs and Hyatt side tables.
Sottsass designed much of the inside furniture, including the vintage Hawaiian Koa lounge chairs and Hyatt side tables.
An all-white design brightens up the bathroom, making it feel serene and comfortable for the family. Photo by Mariko Reed.
An all-white design brightens up the bathroom, making it feel serene and comfortable for the family. Photo by Mariko Reed.
The playroom, lit by skylights, is now a reading and television space for North, whose children are now adults.
The playroom, lit by skylights, is now a reading and television space for North, whose children are now adults.
The frosted glass extends to the hallway, where a long corridor connects the bathroom to the master bedroom.
The frosted glass extends to the hallway, where a long corridor connects the bathroom to the master bedroom.
A large, marble island is the focal point of this all-white kitchen, with the marble backsplash helping to tie the space together.
A large, marble island is the focal point of this all-white kitchen, with the marble backsplash helping to tie the space together.
Tension rods provide bracing for the glass walls, and exposed bolts reveal how everything is put together.
Tension rods provide bracing for the glass walls, and exposed bolts reveal how everything is put together.

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