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What we saw (and loved) at NYCxDesign 2019

All the best Memorial Day sales for the home

Memorial Day brings a (hopefully) warm three-day weekend and hot, hot, hot deals. Curbed is here to help you take advantage of the best sales.

Wedding gifts that won’t get Kondo’d

Your soon-to-be-married friends and family will want kitchen and dining gifts. Here’s what to get them.

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Modern concrete home is perfect for the Instagram age

Pale wood, concrete, and pink—what more could you ask for?

The best Memorial Day appliance deals to shop now

We break down the best discounts on refrigerators, dishwashers, and more.

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Could modular manufacturing solve Chicago affordable housing crisis?

Skender and Sterling Bay are teaming up to bring affordable three-flats to 100 Chicago lots.

Why Marie Kondo’s method is ideal for my ADHD

For me, ADHD turned the luxury of storage space into a hazard, but KonMari circumvented some of my habits.

On-demand warehouses power today’s hip consumer brands

Flexe, the Airbnb of warehouses, is a logistics link for Casper, Hims, and other digitally native, direct-to-consumer companies.

Updated midcentury in Palm Springs asks $1.2M

Boulders, a mountain backdrop, and valley views set the stage for the 1951 midcentury house.

For $5M, a 191-year-old West Village charmer with a solarium

The house on Barrow Street is a lovely mix of old and new

How high-end housing developments use sustainability as a selling point

New projects in California and Florida sell a better life now, and a better future tomorrow.

Women on wheels

The bicycle’s feminist legacy has faded, but modern feminists are fighting for cycling again.

Gorgeous timber home stretches vertically into the forest

The 936-square-feet retreat is a sophisticated take on the tree house.

The best Memorial Day sales on Wayfair

Dates, deals, and tips on how to score up to 80 percent off furniture and decor during Wayfair’s annual Memorial Day sale.

HUD wants to end protections for transgender people at homeless shelters

It’s part of a broader push by HUD to eliminate civil rights protections

Electric camping truck comes with slide-out kitchen

With a range of 400 miles between charges, the overland-equipped Rivian R1T shows that off-the-grid camping in an electric truck is possible.

Go-to wedding gift ideas from 11 design buffs

Designers and design experts share some of their favorite wedding gifts to both give and receive.

Airy contemporary with epic indoor-outdoor living asks $2.8M

Designed by Architects Magnus, the home features pure white walls, expansive windows, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that allow access to the outdoors.

The U.S. has an affordable housing crisis. Here’s why

Market forces, policy decisions, and demographic changes have converged, making it more difficult to increase affordable housing for renters and buyers in U.S. cities.

A model home for the modern era

How industrial designer Gilbert Rohde helped Herman Miller become America’s top producer of modern furniture.

Frank Lloyd Wright home faces demolition in suburban Chicago

The Glencoe, Illinois, property would be the first Wright-designed home to be destroyed in over a decade.

Brooklyn apartment dwellers get early access to zero-waste consumer goods platform

Tenants can order consumer goods in reusable containers via buzzy new Loop service, making conscious consumerism convenient

Boring Company’s $48 million tunnel under Vegas will travel less than a mile

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NYCxDesign 2019: News, trends, and more

Curbed will on the ground checking out the latest and greatest in furniture and decor launches, design exhibitions, and Instagrammable installations.

The best camping gear: Everything you need for RV and van life

We break down over 90 different essential items that make RV and camper life more comfortable.

America’s public parks are steadily improving, but more access needed

According to Trust for Public Land’s annual report card for U.S. parks, a third of city residents don’t have a park within walking distance.

Explore 100 years of design at Herman Miller’s new exhibition

The furniture company will be displaying archival materials from Ray and Charles Eames, Alexander Girard, and more at its New York flagship.

Why water filters make a fantastic wedding gift

This wedding season, give the gift of cleaner H2O, in an attractive countertop container.

Dazzling midcentury A-frame in Palm Springs asks $3M

Architect Charles DuBois envisioned a low-lying ranch home that was bifurcated by a steep, dramatic A-frame roof that rose straight from the ground.

Gigantic Soho loft from MTV’s ‘The Real World’ wants $7.5M

The apartment has been owned by artist Edwina Sandys for 25 years

38 must-have apps for summer camping and road trips

From trip planning to packing checklists to finding the perfect hiking trail, there’s an app for that.

The magic of estate sales

These collections of everyday objects are clues to strangers’ daily lives.

A stylish cat tree you might actually want in your home

The streamlined design is made from birch plywood, carpet, and metal, and then coated in a sophisticated shade of oxblood.

Can the U.S. curb gas-powered cars by 2040?

Federal legislation complemented by city policies could help the country go electric for good.

Electric bus adoption has lots of roadblocks: New reports offer solutions

New research from the World Resources Institute offers a roadmap for electrifying mass transit.

Life, death, and bathing in LA’s first water system

LA’s earliest attempt to harness water was a system of irrigation ditches called zanjas, and they were the lifeblood of the booming pueblo.

How Nashville plans to save Music Row, a threatened cultural treasure

As the city’s boom puts development pressure on center of country music, new preservation ideas emerge.

Magazine-ready 1972 ranch asks $950K

An open floor plan defines the main living spaces, with soaring ceilings, abundant skylights, and large, floor-to-ceiling black-framed windows.

Why green has overtaken our home decor

Environmentalism, a ’70s revival, and our need to be soothed.

You can buy everything at Tom Dixon’s new restaurant

Everything is for sale at The Manzoni. Yes, that means the food, but it also means the chairs, tables, dinnerware, and pendant lights.

Circular prefab pod offers next-level glamping

The LumiPod is designed as a "cocoon of simplicity" for city dwellers who might not be ready to go all-in on tent life.

Futuristic camper trailer may be the lightest ever made

At 300 pounds, the trailers made by New Mexico-based Earth Traveler can be towed by any car and sleep a family of four.