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TM Davy’s Fairy-, Satyr-, and Plant-Filled East Williamsburg Loft

“I don’t really know that there are many places left like this.”
  1. A Student of Corbu’s in Nutley Glenn Mariconda and Asaka Midorikawa’s house was designed by Edward T. Bowser Jr., who had worked with Le Corbusier.
  2. Leave the World Behind’s Apocalyptic Airbnb A modern farmhouse in Old Westbury, Long Island, was just what the design team wanted for the collapse of civilization.
  3. A California Artist Lives His Mexico City Dream Brian Thoreen’s studio and home has a tree growing in the middle of it.
  4. She Finally Got Around to Really Decorating Her Tribeca Penthouse Artist Claudia Doring Baez lived in the former Wool Club space atop American Thread Building for 22 years before enlisting the help of an architect.
  5. From the Floral, Red Rooms of Barbara Walters The broadcaster liked monograms, astrology, and her red Eames chair.
  6. Sarah Nsikak Is So Happy to Be Back in Bed-Stuy The designer of the upcycling fashion line Le Réunion tried living upstate. It wasn’t for her.
  7. They Still Make Art in Soho Reformed “wild man” artist John Alexander and ceramicist Fiona Waterstreet’s loft life together.
  8. Hollywood Regency in Park Slope When Anna Turner bought her first apartment, she wanted “eclectic, maximalist.” But somehow practical, too.
  9. Floral Storefront City When did fake wisteria take over every retail façade in Manhattan?
  10. Michael Henry Adams’s Candlelit Harlem Apartment The author and architectural preservationist has filled his home with the history of Harlem. He found some of it on the street.
  11. Sofia Coppola’s Bedrooms The director’s new book, Archive, is a showcase for the little temples, or little cells, she creates for her characters.
  12. The Sisters Sharing a House in Prospect–Lefferts Gardens Zoë Wendel moved into her sister’s three-story house to help with renovations. She made this floor entirely her own.
  13. It’s Giving Halston Evoking “the spirit of a bygone hedonism” in a sensible mid-century West Side co-op.
  14. Beverly’s Is Making It Permanent Beverly Nguyen’s roaming homewares pop-up signed a lease at 27 Orchard.
  15. Donald Judd’s Soho In His Own Words The story behind 101 Spring Street.
  16. Bye, Bouclé Resale sites are flooded with bubbly, fuzzy couches and chairs. Are we experiencing textural fatigue?
  17. Ten Years Later, Still Coming Soon Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet opened the Lower East Side home-design shop on 11/12/13.
  18. A Decamping to a Broad Channel Swim Club Coming Soon co-founders Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria left the Upper East Side for the Rockaways.
  19. Who Knew So Many Celebrities Wanted to Design Wallpaper Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, and Gwyneth Paltrow found a lucrative side hustle.
  20. A Fairy-Tale Beach Cottage in Cherry Grove Allison Michael Orenstein and Simone Saint Laurent have a motto: “When in doubt, paint it white.”
  21. Charles Renfro’s Fire Island Beach House Feels Like a Stage The architect bought the simple 1961 bungalow designed by Horace Gifford, and only added outdoor rooms.
  22. What If Wind Turbines Got a Makeover? From Western New York to Ocean City, New Jersey, fights against wind farms often begin with how they look.
  23. An Edible Garden in Bed-Stuy That Feels like a Living Room JC Garcia-Lavin and George Fesser had a barren backyard when they bought their house in 2019. Then things went wild.
  24. The Tribeca Townhouse of an Art Collector Who ‘Doesn’t Like Boring’ After Page West had the six-story building to herself, it was time for a bold redesign.
  25. Bad News About Kevin Costner’s Buffalo Sculpture After a decades-long legal battle, he may be forced to sell it.
  26. A Writer’s Shed in the Springs Glyn Vincent writes his books in a former workshop for duck decoys.
  27. Let’s Tile the Yard! Thirty friends pitched in on Ellen Van Dusen’s Bed-Stuy mosaic. “It felt like a quilting group.”
  28. Artists in the Potato Barn Designer Aelfie Oudghiri is opening a residency in her family’s place in Sagaponack.
  29. 54 Years on Washington Square North “Well, I married the apartment,” says John Githens of the floor of the 19th century townhouse he shared with artist Ingeborg ten Haeff.
  30. The Spon-Con Nursery Synchronicity Lindsay Lohan wanted soft neutrals. So did Naomi Osaka. And Mandy Moore. And …
  31. How to Collect Furniture Like Dennis Freedman “Function is not necessarily the point.”
  32. How Barbiecore Ate Pink A trend dreamed up by publicists and forced into our homes.
  33. ‘I Sold My Soul, But Warhol Would Be Proud’ Meet the M.F.A. grads pumping out wall art for mid-tier hotel chains and retirement homes.
  34. The 11,000-Square-Foot Soho Loft ‘Bad Paintings’ Bought When artist Neil Jenney paid just $36,000 for this full-floor space 1973, it was “completely unlivable.”
  35. House of Julio Artist and fashion designer Julio Espada’s floor-through apartment in Prospect–Lefferts Gardens reflects his former shop’s aesthetic.
  36. Memoirs of a Perfectly Imperfect Fourth-Floor Walk-up Alex Tieghi-Walker, founder of the gallery Tiwa Select, had just gotten his Noho apartment the way he wanted it. Then his lease ended.
  37. Why Young Collectors Are Buying Fussy Antiques Talking with Michael Diaz-Griffith, author of The New Antiquarians, about the renewed interest in very old things.
  38. Just Follow the Red Door Through the Trees An excerpt from Country Life, by William Abranowicz.
  39. The 8 Best New Design, Architecture, and Urbanism Books Out This Summer Including a look at Isamu Noguchi’s affinity for Greece and David Adjaye’s tactile architecture.
  40. A Jubliantly Traditional Carnegie Hill Classic Six Elizabeth Pyne Singer allows that parts of her home “could be construed as totally kooky-looking.”
  41. The Artist Making Furniture Out of Real Flowers and Toy Ants Chris Wolston’s “Flower Power” is on view at the Future Perfect through June.
  42. New York City’s Latest Specialty Libraries for Design Obsessives From critic Michael Sorkin’s collection at CUNY to the Brazilian modernism archive at R & Company.
  43. Object & Thing Goes to the Beach A selection of 100 objects by 34 artists will spend the summer at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.
  44. A New Antiques Gallery, Utopian Furniture, Bubble Glass and More Finds A special dispatch from the 2023 edition of NYCxDesign.
  45. These Chairs Were Made in 3 Days “Make-do,” curated by the L.A. gallery Marta and auction house Catalog Sale, is an homage to not overthinking things.
  46. You Could Make a Movie in This 1885 Park Slope ‘McMansion’ In filmmakers Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi’s brownstone, “there are all these stories within the walls.”
  47. An ‘Old School’ ’80s Soho Loft Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover “You want a place where the kids can run around or knock something over,” says father of four Greg Griffith.
  48. A New Infinity Room, Architecture for Ants, I ♥ NY Knockoffs, and More Finds Plus a COVID memorial at Greenwood Cemetery.
  49. Hiba Schahbaz Pictured Herself Painting Here She found the Bushwick building after walking by one day and admiring the windows; she imagined that it would be a great place to work.
  50. Have You Seen the Courthouse Where George Santos Surrendered? Richard Meier’s behemoth is the Death Star of the Southern State Parkway.
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