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A Revived Catalan-Modernist Apartment: Quintana Partners in Barcelona

A Revived Catalan-Modernist Apartment: Quintana Partners in Barcelona

Several summers ago, our friend Megan Wilson returned from a vacation on the Spanish island of Menorca and introduced us to the work of Quintana Partners, a local interior design firm run by Pol Castells and Benito Escat. Tasked with revitalizing .. Read More →

Antsy Plum: An Architect Revives a Forgotten 1960s Hillside Beauty

Antsy Plum: An Architect Revives a Forgotten 1960s Hillside Beauty

I recently came across this midcentury weekend home owned and remodeled by architect Sandra Coppin on The Modern House, and when I couldn’t stop thinking about it, I knew that I had found my next home tour. What captivated me? First, thereâ€.. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: Architect Takashi Yanai’s Galley Kitchen—and Study—in LA

Kitchen of the Week: Architect Takashi Yanai’s Galley Kitchen—and Study—in LA

Architect Takashi Yanai’s Los Angeles kitchen is the size of his clients’ walk-in closets. A partner at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (and a graduate of Harvard’s School of Design), Yanai, who was born in Japan and grew up in Santa Mo.. Read More →

Fourth of July: 10 Ideas for a Party with Patriotic Flair

Fourth of July: 10 Ideas for a Party with Patriotic Flair

With the Fourth of July looming, we’ve rounded up some ideas for the style-conscious patriots among us. Above: The classic Annin American Flag is made of 100 percent cotton in New Jersey. Above: American Skillet Co.â.. Read More →

Domestic Science: Handmade Brushes from Takada Tawashi

Domestic Science: Handmade Brushes from Takada Tawashi

Practical and pretty: tawashi brushes made from the fibers of the windmill palm have been used in Japan for centuries. For 70 years, Takada’s artisans have been handcrafting tawashi brushes one at a time, using materials harvested from trees cul.. Read More →

A Tale of Two Styles: Proper Victorian on the Outside, Modern Zen on the Inside

A Tale of Two Styles: Proper Victorian on the Outside, Modern Zen on the Inside

Ed and Reema Stanbury are the co-founders of BLOK London, a boutique gym that, according to Vogue U.K., “is not a regular gym; it’s a cool gym.” Its three locations offer cool classes like “Animal Movement” (which “draws on the basics .. Read More →

What’s Old Is New: A Pearl District Loft in Portland Gets a New Shell

What’s Old Is New: A Pearl District Loft in Portland Gets a New Shell

What’s old is new—and, in this case, really quite of-the-moment. When Pam Williams wanted to make a change from her tired loft in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, she was thinking of moving—until she saw another unit in the building t.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Good-Looking Space Heaters

10 Easy Pieces: Good-Looking Space Heaters

In drafty spaces, heating reinforcements are a must. If you ask us, the trouble with space heaters is the lack of unoffensive-looking options. A last minute must-have-heat-at-desk purchase from a big box store can eventually lead to a landfill add.. Read More →

Dark Horse: 7 Design Ideas from the Brentwood Hotel in Saratoga Springs

Dark Horse: 7 Design Ideas from the Brentwood Hotel in Saratoga Springs

Recently, scrolling through the app OneNight—a new favorite of mine that lists last-minute deals for hotels and lodgings, should spontaneity strike—I stumbled upon the Brentwood Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York. I was surprised how smitten .. Read More →

8 Favorites: Artful Ceramic Nesting Bowls

8 Favorites: Artful Ceramic Nesting Bowls

A proper summer kitchen should never be without a good set of nesting bowls. The smallest size can be used for dips and spreads; the medium sizes are perfect for holding berries and cut fruits; and the larger ones are indispensable for salads of e.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Pot Filler Faucets

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Pot Filler Faucets

According to a friend who’s a professional chef, it’s all about the pot filler faucet. Consider this: A gallon of water weighs more than eight pounds. Pot filler faucets eliminate back strain caused by heavy lifting (and spilling) in the kitch.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: The Best Espresso Machines

10 Easy Pieces: The Best Espresso Machines

Buying an espresso machine (and we mean a real, shot-pulling espresso machine) can take months of research and sourcing before committing. A good machine doesn’t come on the cheap, but if you add up those $4.95 lattes, the investment pays off in.. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: The Curtained Kitchen, Dutch Modern Edition

Kitchen of the Week: The Curtained Kitchen, Dutch Modern Edition

Curtains aren’t an easy call in the kitchen. True, they’re a quick DIY alternative to cabinet fronts. And they hide your holdings. But a skirted sink runs the risk of looking country kitschy. Not, however, in the hands of Christien Star.. Read More →

Holiday Decor: The Over-the-Table Rod from Terrain

Holiday Decor: The Over-the-Table Rod from Terrain

Have you noticed a proliferation of floaty vegetal holiday decor on Instagram lately? Fronds hanging upside down from rafters, natural dĂ©cor moments over the dinner table? We have, and we took note when we spotted Terrain’s Over-the-Table Rod, .. Read More →

Pretty and Sweet Exterior Front Door Paint Colours

Pretty and Sweet Exterior Front Door Paint Colours

To invite such a pretty and sweet in your exterior decor, you can start with the front door. Designing the exterior design especially the front door, you can take consideration in the colours. Plenty of colours you can use to beautify your exterio.. Read More →

Object of Desire: Once Milano x Liberty of London

Object of Desire: Once Milano x Liberty of London

We’ve admired the soulful linen line Once Milano, founded by Allegra Marchiorello and Valeria Piovesana Thompson, since it launched in 2013 (see Heritage Linens from Once Milano in the UK). Since then, Once Milano has collaborated with some of o.. Read More →

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