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A Very Modern Life in a Very Old Stone House

Peter Speliopoulos and Robert Turner bought the 1720s Hudson Valley house and took their time with it.
  1. It Looks Like the Millennial Aesthetic Is Finally, Officially Over According to 1stDibs’s trend survey.
  2. J. Morgan Puett’s 94-Acre Industrial-Chic Country Compound It’s featured in photographer Simon Upton’s book, New York Interiors.
  3. Design’s Unruly, Organic, and Wild Year A dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 2021 edition.
  4. A Blue-Floored Loft That ‘Looks Like a Hardware Store Exploded’ An impromptu visit with artist and How to Make Mistakes on Purpose author Laurie Rosenwald.
  5. A Modular Furniture Kit That’s the Anti-Ikea Loose Parts riffs on an Erector set to solve furniture’s enormous waste problem.
  6. What Wendy Goodman Loved the Most During Design Week So many wonderful things! But a few of the absolute standouts …
  7. A Dated Fifth Avenue Penthouse Sees the Light WORKac architects let the views in.
  8. I Fell In Love With Stackabl’s Colorful, Sustainable Furniture At the Salon of Art + Design.
  9. Baseera Khan’s Fever-Induced Works About Home and Pandemic Life The artist, who has a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, re-created her domestic life in backdrops and light fixtures.
  10. Liam Lee Doesn’t Mind If His Work Unsettles You The fiber artist reveals a new furniture line inspired by microbes and enoki mushrooms.
  11. How Peter Lane Created His 32-Foot Wall of Clay for the Salon of Art and Design In the studio with the ceramicist and his team as they prepare an immersive installation for the Park Avenue Armory.
  12. A Surreal Woven Chandelier, Archival Posters, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus a blood-red-furniture installation by Dozie Kanu at Performance Space.
  13. Turns Out a Lot of People Have Mixed-Up Feelings About Their KitchenAid Mixers A fancy wedding gift, after a divorce, takes on fraught new meaning.
  14. A Sleek, Cozy Postwar Alcove Studio Gut Renovation: Before and After Photos Shawn Henderson knew just what to do when he moved from a prewar walk-up to a smaller postwar apartment. Before and After Photos.
  15. Lights, Orbs, and Inflatables Animate the Noguchi Museum’s Sculpture Garden The collaborative exhibition with design studio Objects of Common Interest runs through February 13.
  16. A Bunch of Ideas for Banana-Themed Home Décor From the Lower East Side design studio Fort Makers, which currently has an exhibit up called “Bananas.”
  17. Living in a One-Bedroom Museum Thomas Lollar — ceramicist, teacher, and, most of all, collector — can always find space for his latest discovery.
  18. A Diane Arbus Tribute, Graphic Blankets, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus, a public sculpture made from 400,000 acrylic fingernails.
  19. The Cutting-Edge Ceramics at the Exhibition ‘Clay-Pop’ Alia Williams curated the playful show at Jeffrey Deitch gallery.
  20. A New Book Asks Artists, Designers and Writers: What Is Home for You? Excerpts from Charlotte Moss’s new book, ‘Home: A Celebration.’
  21. The City’s Newest Design Gallery Is in a Chinatown Mall Superhouse Vitrine opens with an exhibition of Sean Gerstley’s ceramic furniture.
  22. Meet the Designer Making Custom Fonts for Spike Lee Tré Seals sifts through Black history and culture to leave Helvetica behind.
  23. Bed in a Box Just how much drama can you pack into a studio apartment?
  24. This TikTok Star is Just Really Good at Painting Clean Corners No tape!
  25. This Online Shop Sells Only Architect-Approved Home Goods Five things to buy from Civilian Objects
  26. An Urbane Connecticut Farmhouse The architecture firm Husband Wife’s clients didn’t want their country house to be too country.
  27. An Artist’s Bed-Stuy House That Feels Like It’s in the Country Adrian Nivola found what he wanted.
  28. BTS at the United Nations, Doughy Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus, Richard Neutra’s VDL House reopens in L.A.
  29. A Metallic Living-Room Set Inspired by … the Elevator An exclusive first look at the latest monochrome furniture from Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios.
  30. A Brooklyn Storefront Church, Resurrected As a Family Home Virginie Sommet’s latest project, in Ocean Hill.
  31. The Pope of Gloop For 60 years, Gaetano Pesce has been preaching the gospel of uncertainty in design. Finally, the world has caught up.
  32. The Bingo Heiress’s Fantastical Duplex With its Fragonard staircase, koi-pond bathroom, and rodeo-themed kitchen, Gail Ann Lowe Maidman’s home is like nothing else on the Upper East Side.
  33. Charlie Watts’s Drawings, 58 Cities Named Columbus, and Other Design Finds Plus an exhibition of Push Pin’s posters.
  34. A Horse Trailer Named Beauty Gets a Makeover Graphic designer Laura Valenzuela’s upstate pandemic project (she learned how to weld!)
  35. How Cooper Hewitt Revived Willi Smith’s Radical Showrooms In the ’80s, the architect James Wines tore off building façades to find materials. This time, he went through more official channels.
  36. A (Semi) Fixer-Upper in Stuyvesant Heights Interior stylist J.C. Garcia-Lavin and real-estate broker George Fesser each deployed their complementary skills when they took on a townhouse.
  37. I Call the Pink Plate! My Indestructible Love for Hellerware Alan Heller and Massimo Vignelli have set my dinner table for three generations.
  38. A Joyful Brownstone in Bushwick Attorney, influencer, and mother Cynthia Andrew and her husband, Les, teamed up with the Brownstone Boys on their first renovation.
  39. Blobby NFT Chairs, Reinvented Shaker Design, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus, a book on the Tokyo Olympic Stadium’s architect, Kengo Kuma.
  40. She Lost a View But Gained a Gallery Construction of a hotel next door to Han Feng’s loft covered her east-facing windows, so she came up with a plan.
  41. A Book About the Influential Brooklyn Design Firm, Workstead Their work is “tied to the past and … living in today.”
  42. From Townhouse to Bauhaus After years in a Greenwich Village brownstone, Alexandra Pappas wanted to live her modernist dream. To a point.
  43. Tinned Fish Lamps, a New Home-Goods Shop, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus a film that turns the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a sound sculpture.
  44. His Harlem One-Bedroom Became His Pandemic Artist’s Garret Stuck at home during lockdown, Larry Bentley finally had time to paint.
  45. A Live-in, Surf-Out Rockaways DIY Design Lab Daniel King and Emma Hastil started their company, Locus of Occult, at home by the beach during the pandemic.
  46. Watching Perfectionist Restorers at Work Is Incredibly Soothing It’s good to see someone bring rusty junk back to better-than-new condition.
  47. A Thorny Table, Max Lamb’s Newest Chairs, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus a café with seating inspired by brownstone stoops.
  48. A Country Home (With a Fireplace and a Mini-Forest) on a Nomad Rooftop David Nosanchuk designed a penthouse that blots out the city for his client, Tom O’Shea.
  49. This Used to Be the “Ugliest House on Mt. Merino” Jeff Hayenga and Michael Belanger’s long-simmering upstate project.
  50. A Flatbush Brownstone That Feels Like The Caribbean Shelley Worrell’s friends and family reno project
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