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A Jubliantly Traditional Carnegie Hill Classic Six

Elizabeth Pyne Singer allows that parts of her home “could be construed as totally kooky-looking.”
  1. A LEGO Playscape in Harlem, a Squishy Chair, and More Finds Plus, a mural for Little Ukraine.
  2. Issey Miyake Was A Designer’s Designer The Japanese fashion designer was not just a favorite of architects; he was an early supporter of many young practices.
  3. Before and After in Bed-Stuy Laura Higby and Rebecca Stubbs knew their new 19th-century brownstone would be beautiful. A look at the work that got it there.
  4. Todd Oldham’s Place in the Poconos It’s a patchwork of new and old ideas and … it’ll never be finished.
  5. Candy-Inspired Tables, an Archive of NYC Water, and More Finds Plus, a new ashtray from Seth Rogen’s weed brand Houseplant.
  6. Jimmy Fallon Found the Perfect Buyer for His Clown House And that buyer is Cara Delevingne.
  7. Bunny Heaven in Williamsburg Rachel Nuwer and Paul Dix’s 2,300-square-foot rooftop garden is home to bees, trees, crickets, and gamboling rabbit friends.
  8. Love Island’s Outdoor Seating Is All Over the Emotional Map A taxonomy.
  9. So You Want to Build a Sex Room … Interior designer Melanie Rose thinks you should have a place to explore pleasure (sex swing optional).
  10. A Garden in the Pines Dr. Sumner Freeman and Dr. Roy Yeager’s four-decades-in-the-making Fire Island oasis.
  11. Tables Inspired by Pasta, Hudson Square’s Walkable Upgrade, and More Finds Plus new stormwater flood maps for New York.
  12. Get the Look: Oath Keepers General Counsel’s Playful, Minimalist Kitchen Kellye SoRelle borrowed her Zoom background from Queer Eye (and West Elm).
  13. The Usonian Life Lena Stringari works at the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum and owns a house in a community upstate inspired by Wright’s ideas.
  14. Ask Mr. Mickey About His Apartment For 30 years, Mickey Boardman has lived in this lower-Manhattan walk-up filled with many of his favorite things.
  15. A Montauk Motel Renovation, Stadium Seating for Open Streets, and More Finds Plus a 1960s flyer for a whisper abortion consultation service run by clergy members.
  16. What Wendy Goodman Loved at This Year’s Milan Furniture Fair The off-site wonders and provocative installations of the design world’s biggest showcase.
  17. A ‘Comical Dungeon’ Designed in VR Takes Over a Chinatown Gallery Neo-feudalism and medieval creatures inspired Ryan Decker’s first solo show.
  18. A Debonair Gut Reno of a Bohemian East Village Co-op: Before and After Photos Tech entrepreneur Matt Hackett and designer Archie Archambault remade an apartment in the storied Onyx Court.
  19. Architect-Designed Birdhouses, a Busway Mural, and More Design Finds Plus fashion designer Duro Olowu mines the Cooper Hewitt’s archive.
  20. Inside the Obsessive World of Taschen’s Custom Book Stands The publisher’s 50-pound editions are too big for most furniture, so it’s been making its own.
  21. Take a Meeting With Julio Torres in His New Greenpoint Office “I need to be surrounded by the things I like and to be visually stimulated in order to function.”
  22. These Dutch Designers Transform Old Cabinets With Psychedelic Patterns “All the time, people say, ‘You must use a lot of drugs,’” says FreelingWaters, who follow a strict process to get their wild results.
  23. Misha Kahn’s Sunset Park Studio Is Home to Robots and a Night Possum “You need talented people and talented machines” says the artist.
  24. Bioplastic Sculptures, an Okra-Inspired Rug, and More Design Finds Plus glass vessels for environmental causes.
  25. Designer Minjae Kim Translated His Mom’s Paintings Into Chairs “I sent her a photo of the chair. She was like, ‘Oh, it’s my painting.’”
  26. An Op-Art Womb of a Loft In Los Angeles Joseph Giovannini’s extreme home makeover: “Realism is not my deal.”
  27. 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.
  28. Rope Masks, Nubby Vases, a Steel Bar Cart, and More Design Finds A special dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 10th anniversary.
  29. Architect Hani Rashid Goes to Bear Mountain, or the Metaverse, to Be Alone The architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  30. A Fidi Loft With Room for the Pokémon: Before and After Photos Architect Shane Neufeld’s streamlined renovation for Yuan Jiang and William Chen.
  31. A Mexican Design Exhibition Has Taken Over a Rockefeller Center Post Office “Intervención/Intersección” celebrates creative kinship.
  32. Eric Adams Is Design’s New Hype Man And by design, he means fashion.
  33. Mort & Me in Bed-Stuy The artist Simone Bodmer-Turner lives in this apartment of her own devising with her rescue dog, Mort.
  34. Building the Corporate Menace of Severance Saarinen’s impeccable Bell Labs campus conveys the terror of utopian office design.
  35. 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.
  36. Revisiting Barbra Streisand’s 300-Page Home-Design Manifesto Featuring Martha Stewart’s advice on cow urine.
  37. The Untold Story of the Met Gala Red Carpet As in the actual carpet.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Does Seth Rogen’s Weed Palace Smell? He has a lot of ashtrays.
  41. I Bought 6 Things at Martha Stewart’s Tag Sale But I could have stolen any number of them.
  42. 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?
  43. Joni Mitchell, Meet Edith Wharton Musician Chase Cohl checked into the Lafayette House early in the pandemic — and never left.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. The Rainbow Tyranny of Get Organized With the Home Edit We’ve had about enough of you, Roy G. Biv.
  50. You Found Harry’s Couch And by “you,” I mean incredibly diligent One Direction fans.
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