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  1. This Filipino American Designer Is Reclaiming the Peacock Chair “To me, it’s about more than designing a collection; I’m inventing a style,” says Cheyenne Concepcion.
  2. Rope Masks, Nubby Vases, a Steel Bar Cart, and More Design Finds A special dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 10th anniversary.
  3. Architect Hani Rashid Goes to Bear Mountain, or the Metaverse, to Be Alone The architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  4. A Fidi Loft With Room for the Pokémon: Before and After Photos Architect Shane Neufeld’s streamlined renovation for Yuan Jiang and William Chen.
  5. A Mexican Design Exhibition Has Taken Over a Rockefeller Center Post Office “Intervención/Intersección” celebrates creative kinship.
  6. Eric Adams Is Design’s New Hype Man And by design, he means fashion.
  7. Mort & Me in Bed-Stuy The artist Simone Bodmer-Turner lives in this apartment of her own devising with her rescue dog, Mort.
  8. Building the Corporate Menace of Severance Saarinen’s impeccable Bell Labs campus conveys the terror of utopian office design.
  9. Disney Comes for the West Elm Parents For the discerning buyer who wants every surface in the house covered in Mickey merch … but in a classy way.
  10. Revisiting Barbra Streisand’s 300-Page Home-Design Manifesto Featuring Martha Stewart’s advice on cow urine.
  11. The Untold Story of the Met Gala Red Carpet As in the actual carpet.
  12. Let’s Make Our New Townhouse Feel Like This Biophilic Hotel The couple who bought this new townhouse loved the natural feel of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, so they hired its architects.
  13. An Olmsted Index, Archive of Nakagin Capsule Tower Images, and More Finds Plus ideas for a 100 percent affordable-housing skyscraper at the World Trade Center.
  14. Does Seth Rogen’s Weed Palace Smell? He has a lot of ashtrays.
  15. I Bought 6 Things at Martha Stewart’s Tag Sale But I could have stolen any number of them.
  16. The Couple That Built Very Different, His and Hers Apartments, Side by Side She collects stuff, he likes pared-down traditionalist Japanese rooms. After years of marriage, Dorothy and Stephen Globus grew apart. What to do?
  17. Joni Mitchell, Meet Edith Wharton Musician Chase Cohl checked into the Lafayette House early in the pandemic — and never left.
  18. Death Masks, Dopamine Décor, Antiquarian Books, and More Design Finds Plus Julio Torres’s story about a plunger that just wants to be a vase.
  19. Artist Shaina Tabak Likes a Table That Inspires Double Takes “My furniture makes you work to figure out what to do with it,” she says.
  20. Quilts, Nan Goldin, and a Cello-Shaped Dresser Artist Sam Roeck’s Williamsburg apartment is full of art he made, art by his friends and family, and many quilts.
  21. A Basquiat Family Reunion The artist’s sisters have put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from — and have a party.
  22. Saving the Modernist Scull House in the Hamptons Designer Lisa Perry has restored it and is turning it into Onna House, a gallery for women artists.
  23. The Rainbow Tyranny of Get Organized With the Home Edit We’ve had about enough of you, Roy G. Biv.
  24. You Found Harry’s Couch And by “you,” I mean incredibly diligent One Direction fans.
  25. The Nivola Horses Are Finally Getting Their Feet Back Architectural conservationists are restoring the sculptures for an eventual return to public space this fall.
  26. A Neo-Moderne Reinvention of a Derelict Village House, Abandoned for 10 Years Before and after photos.
  27. Marimekko Wallpaper, a Transit Zine, and More Design Finds Plus an art and design lending library at the Tribeca art gallery 52 Walker.
  28. The Founder of Yuns Wants You to Have a Well-Stocked Toolbox Starting with the “Maybach of hammers.”
  29. When a Gallerist Asks One of Her Artists to Redo Her Farmhouse Upstate Valerie Goodman enlisted Jacques Jarrige to create a new interior — plus all the furniture and the art.
  30. Designer Sean Kim Sticks Strange Things on Practical Things After 3-D printing 2,000 lamps in his closet, Kim just wants to find his next hit.
  31. A Freaky Lamp Show in Fort Greene Light-up socks, blenders with bulbs, and a banana pendant.
  32. Fashion Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh Is Raising Two Kids in This All-White Loft “We’re working on becoming more minimal.”
  33. Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts, a Minimalist Vacuum, and Other Design Finds Plus, an exhibition about lower Manhattan’s malls at the Abrons Arts Center.
  34. The Crown Heights Design Shop That Began As a Teenager’s Bud-Vase Collection Of the Cloth’s owner is happy to part with his collection of vintage textiles, ceramics, and furniture.
  35. A Mid-Pandemic Move to a Former YMCA in Hudson “It was the Brooklyn lifestyle we always wanted…without the crowded streets and the inflated prices.”
  36. Weird and Wild Florals Are Everywhere You Look From Katie Stout’s bronze chandelier to the cotton petals on Pelle’s light post, furniture is in bloom.
  37. Chris Schanck Goes Cosmic With His Surreal Chairs and Chandeliers And branches out into more personal, story-based work for his show at MAD.
  38. The 17-Year Bed-Stuy Brownstone Renovation Rodney Lawrence and Terry Sonterre took their time.
  39. Ebony’s Groovy Test Kitchen, Euphoria’s Bedrooms, and Other Design Finds Plus, a gravity-defying installation by Tomás Saraceno at the Shed.
  40. Just for Men No More: Before and After Photos of a Former Uptown Men’s Club River Terrace has always been a Washington Heights power building. Its renovated men’s club now welcomes all.
  41. What Went Into Building The Gilded Age’s 19th-Century New York Sometimes it’s CGI. Other times it’s a soundstage. And it can also be another city that stands in for the long-lost Upper East Side.
  42. Artist Andres Serrano’s Medieval-Style Greenwich Village Triplex “I realized that the things that made the most sense here were religious in nature.”
  43. Vintage CorningWare, A Whimsical Windsor Chair, and More Design Picks This Week Plus a new book about women who changed architecture.
  44. Before and After: Revival of an Actress’s Dated Condo Tess Soltau enlisted White Arrow to gut-reno her apartment with showstopping views.
  45. Madewell Is Selling Paint Now? Yes, and chore jackets in the very same millennial beige.
  46. A Two-Bedroom, With Room for a Scooter Interior designer Kammi Reiss created a serene apartment her husband could navigate with ease.
  47. A Nightlife Residency, Architecture Posters, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus, an installation that captures the underwater sounds of New York.
  48. The ‘Fantasy Furniture’ of a Feminist Icon Kate Millett at Salon 94 Design shows the subversive power of pleasurable furniture.
  49. Then-and-Now Photos: Staying Put In the Same One-Bedroom for 60 Years Architectural historian Andrew Alpern bought his one-bedroom Chelsea apartment in 1962 with no intention to ever leave. And he hasn’t.
  50. Meet the Residents of a New Low-Income Building by Robert A.M. Stern Architects In Brownsville, Brooklyn, not on Billionaires’ Row.
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