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A Tribeca Loft With a Kitchen Swing and an Old Convent Door

“Everything changes in this house,” says its owner, Grimanesa Amorós, who has filled it with her organic light sculptures.
  1. Rare Akari Light Sculptures, Alexander Girard Posters, and More Finds Plus, Public Records’ new “living room.”
  2. What Happens When an Architect Designs Their Own Family Getaway Two different upstate homes — one modern, one cozy.
  3. From a Decaying Bohemian Skylit Garret to a Modern Home Kay Lee and Jonathan Chong were beguiled by this Village walk-up owned by artists for decades. But then they had to live in it.
  4. Tom Sachs Promised a Fun Cult The sculptor likes to call his studio part of his art practice. Working there could often be scary.
  5. The 9 Best Architecture, Design, and Urbanism Books Out This Spring Including a compendium of Milton Glaser’s illustrations and a delightful collection of underground weed ads.
  6. A Visit to the Home of Dansk’s Most Prolific Designer An excerpt from Jens Quistgaard: The Sculpting Designer.
  7. This Year’s Pritzker Winner is a Surprise, But Not in a Good Way After a decade of experimental, diverse winners, David Chipperfield feels like a safe choice.
  8. Lili Chemla’s West Village Apartment Has a Tub With a View It’s as cozy and elegant as her fashion line, Leset, and she insisted on keeping the sticky old windows for charm.
  9. Havana-Influenced In Washington Heights Adam Rolston’s Deco co-op looks across to the Palisades.
  10. An Installation of Clothes, Cardboard, and Plywood Takes Over the Japan Society Artist collective CFGNY brings a fashion show to Japan Society after 50 years.
  11. How Luam Melake, Designer of Furniture with Feelings, Furnishes her Harlem Co-op It’s a three-bedroom; she works in two of them.
  12. Let the Light In Peter Vits and Zoe Vidali opened up their Noho triplex with a 27-foot-high atrium.
  13. A Minimalist Ashtray, a Carved-Wood Lamp From the 1970s, and More Design Finds Plus a new bar in Greenpoint designed to look like it was always there.
  14. How to Sauna, the Ikea and Marimekko Way With rhubarb-print robes, ripply towels, and birch benches from their new Bastua collection.
  15. A Prewar Studio Made Suitable for Two Kristoffer Cusick and Dan Hickle bought the 600-square-foot West Village co-op as a pied-à-terre, then redid it to live in it.
  16. I’ll Miss You, Design Bots The loss of Twitter’s open API will probably finish off the accounts that put random visual delights into my feed.
  17. What the Gallerists Brought Home How Patrick Parrish and Alex Gilbert decided what they wanted to live with in their Clinton Hill apartment.
  18. The Rainbow Hellerware Revival, Artist-Made Dream Houses, and More Design Finds Plus, an architect’s quest to perfect the tiny wood stool.
  19. Floating Bedrooms in a Williamsburg Loft Matt Spangler asked architect Keith Burns for more space and light in his new place: Before and after photos.
  20. U.S. Department of State Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Serifs For memos, Times New Roman is out, Calibri is in.
  21. Push and Pull on a Park Avenue Co-op Renovation Interior designer Olivia Song’s clients were a couple with “polar opposite” tastes: he liked contemporary, she was more traditional.
  22. The Entirely Affordable, Cheerfully Modernist El Borinquen in the Bronx Nonprofit developer Comunilife teamed up with Alexander Gorlin Architects.
  23. Bethann Hardison’s Home Has Many Stories to Tell She challenged a stubbornly un-diverse fashion world, ran a modeling agency, and soon has a documentary coming out about her life.
  24. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting’s Very Good Year It made a dramatic, dreamy entrance in galleries, homes, bars, and museums.
  25. Curbed’s 10 Most-Read ‘Great Rooms’ Stories in 2022 They include a medieval triplex, his-and-hers apartments, and Wendy Goodman’s own apartment of 27 years.
  26. Talking to the Guy Who Put Bees in Julianne Moore’s Backyard Will Ferrell’s honey tastes like acacia, oak, and chaparral. LeBron’s is more Chinese elm and eucalyptus.
  27. Curbed’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2022 They included bitter real-estate feuds, our deep dive into trash, and a report from Caroline Calloway’s drawn-out good-bye to the city.
  28. A Mod, Mix-It-Up English Country Cottage in the West Village Sasha Bikoff warned her husband of her decorating plans, “I’m going to go kind of crazy here.”
  29. In Praise of the ‘Good Life’ Modernism of Barbie’s 1979 A-Frame An excerpt from Barbie Dreamhouse: An Architectural Survey
  30. Mashed Potatoes Meet Monet Climate activists have been celebrated for defacing great paintings. Why?
  31. He Transformed His LES Apartment To Feel Like His Minnesota Childhood Home. Artist and set designer Steven Hammel’s cozy nostalgia.
  32. The Day Wendy Goodman Moved Out of Her Apartment of 27 Years “I’d always thought that I’d be carried out feet first.” Then the brownstone she rented in was sold, and she had to sort through life.
  33. George Lois, the Impossible Ad Man The madman (but not a Mad Man, he was quick to tell you) behind Maypo, MTV, and Muhammad Ali’s Esquire cover has died at 91.
  34. Invite an Artisan to Holiday Dinner An eye-popping excerpt from the new book At the Artisan’s Table.
  35. You Made Harry’s Couch And now you can buy it right side up.
  36. Peloton Founder Is Going Big on Rugs Inspired by Ernest Hemingway and Bob Marley.
  37. These Obsessive Collectors Fill Their Homes With Chicken Pottery and Prototypes An excerpt from Sight Unseen’s How to Live With Objects.
  38. A Takashi Murakami Pancake Pan, Cold Picnic Sweaters, and More Giftable Finds Plus a long-awaited tableware collection from Laila Gohar and Hay is finally for sale.
  39. The Objects That Sight Unseen’s Jill Singer Collects Including a vase with too much sentimental value to let go of and a custom desk.
  40. The Best New Books for Design, Architecture, and Urbanism Enthusiasts From an encyclopedia of furniture to an especially gorgeous travel guide to Florida.
  41. Móyòsórè “Moyo” Martins Makes Art At Night In A Former Bronx Furniture Factory He painted the skylights black and has furniture from Tim Burton’s Batman movie.
  42. What to Bid on in the Joan Didion Estate Auction A rattan Peacock chair, a slipcovered sofa, and powder-pink pressed glassware, for starters.
  43. Tiwa Select Moves to New York With an exhibition of textile screens and collages by Megumi Arai.
  44. This “Not-Handy” Couple Really Didn’t Think They Wanted to Buy a Townhouse Before and after photos.
  45. The Art Is Always Changing in Michael and Susan Hort’s Live-in Museum in Tribeca You can even sit on some of it!
  46. The Watcher in The Watcher Is (Probably) a Trad-Arch Guy They don’t just have strong opinions about your countertops.
  47. This Maximalist Bronx Condo Is All About Freedom At home with John Goodman. An excerpt from Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays’s new book, AphroChic.
  48. This Might Be The Most Bohemian Family Home Left in the Village. Artist and archivist Kore Yoors, the son of the artist Jan Yoors, tends to the family legacy.
  49. NASA-Inspired Lighting, Kid Cudi’s Netflix Special, and More Finds Plus labor-as-artwork in the 1970s.
  50. A Rooftop Escape for the Parents David Weinstone and Nicole Tierney added a sleek modernist hat atop their 1899 Carroll Gardens family home.
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