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The site’s founder Amanda Hesser says she’s going to dig into the archives for reissues and sign up contemporary designers to create new lines.
  1. The Artist-Entrepreneur With a Keen Eye for Nature The Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition “Vera Paints a Scarf: The Art and Design of Vera Neumann” is a jubilant journey.
  2. An Elegant Duplex Where Simple Moves Made a Big Difference The owners of this lower-level unit in a Clinton Hill townhouse felt the developer’s tasteful renovation needed a tweak to jibe with their style.
  3. Why Sustainably Sourced Furniture Is Worth the Investment And more expert advice from furniture designer Alexandra Climent.
  4. Inside an Artist Turned Designer’s Candy-Colored Loft Michael Katz, who recently passed away, left a vibrant legacy, created inside his 2,500-square-foot candy-colored loft.
  5. A Fashion Editor’s Greenwich Village Refuge Sisters Tonne and Wendy Goodman shared a room growing up, and today, by sheer coincidence, they live around the corner from one another.
  6. A Trip (or Two) to the Past at Christie’s Experts weigh in on two 18th and 19th century furniture and decorative arts collections, which will soon be at auction.
  7. A Radically Rehabbed Brooklyn Heights Townhouse The co-founders of Brooklyn Home Company restored and decorated this six-bedroom 1854 Greek Revival as if they were doing it for their own family.
  8. A Cozy, Modern Apartment With a Sense of History D’Aquino Monaco’s design director Dane Pressner says this client “did not want a modern apartment, but she did want a modern attitude.”
  9. Magical Finds From the Eighth Annual Salon Art + Design The yearly event continues to bewitch, dazzle, and even bewilder visitors with its awe-inspiring pieces and spectacular installations.
  10. A Sag Harbor Beach House That’s Suitable for All Seasons When her clients wanted to create a year-round retreat, designer Delia Brennen outfitted the space in a seasonless black-and-white palette.
  11. How to Retire on Both Coasts at Once A visit to the Manhattan and Beverly Hills homes of Mark Lee, Broadway producer and former Barneys CEO.
  12. A Window Into 20th Century Design, in a Dollhouse Temple Studio opened this week with a trove of artists’ textiles and wall coverings — plus, Doug Meyer’s deeply detailed dollhouse.
  13. Inside a Backyard Yurt in Brooklyn Sleeping in the wilds of Bed-Stuy gets analog-camera guru Kyle Depew into nature. (It saves on rent, too.)
  14. A Tribeca Condo Where Playful Glamour Meets Graphic Content Interior designer Jessica Ayromloo combined a clean, contemporary black-and-white palette with a side of color and a riff on Memphis design.
  15. A Gallery You Want to Come Home To David Alhadeff lives in his new West Village venue, Casa Perfect.
  16. A Spectacular Waterfront Apartment, Customized for a Young Family Architect West Chin made this Dumbo home where the views provide live entertainment 24/7 even better for her clients.
  17. Getting by With a Little Art From Your Friends Artist Katie Stout and her husband are in quarantine in their Fort Greene apartment, which feels a bit enchanted.
  18. Anyway, Ben Affleck Owns a Chair Shaped Like Tom Brady’s Head Just a totally regular piece of fan art.
  19. An Adventurous Renovation for a Growing Family Interior designer Zach Motl took a bold approach decorating a classic prewar in Murray Hill in record time for clients expecting their first child.
  20. The 100-Year-Old Hidden Castle Tower in NYC Where AMC’s CEO Lets Down His Hair Because flat walls are for squares.
  21. A Classic Sixties Spread in Gramercy Photographer Duane Michals’s floor-through is filled with friends’ artwork and junk-shop finds from the past 53 years.
  22. A Soho Loft That Still Feels Like a Soho Loft Other than adding a kitchen and a bathroom, the artist Dorothea Rockburne hasn’t done much to the place since she moved in more than forty years ago.
  23. A Brooklyn House That Moves From One Stylish Family Member to the Next This brownstone features original 1900 plasterwork, zingy paint treatments, and artwork from Uganda, Angola, and Zimbabwe.
  24. A Designer’s Alfresco Escape in Brooklyn During the summer months, Robert Farrell retreats to the outdoor garden room he spent decades cultivating.
  25. A New Book Spotlights Dogs Living the Good Life — With Their Designer Owners In At Home with Dogs and their Designers, canines lounge on beautiful beds, perch on designer chairs, and sprawl across immaculately manicured lawns.
  26. An East Hampton Home Filled With ‘Living Décor’ Anthony Watts’s company, Layer, helps clients incorporate plants into interior design. His own house is his laboratory.
  27. The Fabric of a Textile Designer’s Life Anmy Leuthold recently launched a new business in Woodstock, where she and her husband have been restoring an old carriage house and a barn.
  28. An Interior Designer’s Mighty Home Makeover Beth Diana Smith left the corporate world to pursue her passion for design. Her home décor illustrates why that was a great idea.
  29. 12 Highlights From Design Week in New York From the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to Sight Unseen, and the venues in between.
  30. 3 Nordic Women Designers Defining Modern Hygge The recently released Real Nordic Living offers a broader and more up-to-date idea of what constitutes Scandinavian design.
  31. Where Isaac Mizrahi Finds His Favorite Lamps, Silverware, and Paintings “I love being taken by surprise by things I wasn’t expecting to love and becoming obsessed with them.”
  32. A Landmarked 19th-Century Brownstone Gets a Sunny Refresh The renovation, led by architect Alexandra Barker, focused on reinstating the magnificence of the Italianate home while adding fresh panache.
  33. 57 New and Downright-Gorgeous Things You’ll Want For Your Home From golden lighting to a Dolce & Gabbana–wrapped fridge.
  34. A Trip Into the Bead-Strewn Studio of a Whitney Biennial Artist “It’s inspiring because once I leave this room, there’s nowhere else that looks like this,” says Raúl de Nieve.
  35. A Master Framer on How to Preserve Artwork for Decades “No work should ever be hung so sunlight passes directly over it.”
  36. An Insider’s View of the Grit and Glamour of the Fashion World Amy Fine Collins’s new book, The International Best-Dressed List, chronicles the history of stylish, larger-than-life personalities.
  37. At Home With Françoise Gilot The 98-year-old artist, who had two children with Pablo Picasso and went on to marry Jonas Salk, still paints every day in her New York apartment.
  38. Here’s the Color for Everyone Who’s Sick of Pale Pink A starter pack of new textiles, wallpaper, and Gucci homewares — all in teal.
  39. A Martha Stewart Editor’s Meticulously Organized Office Consistency and attention to detail are at the root of Darcy Miller’s success.
  40. A Passion Project for Two Brownstone Obsessives The couple behind an Instagram account that documents Brooklyn’s most beautiful homes renovates one of their own.
  41. A Teen Girl’s Suite Outfitted With a Warhol Print and a Laurie Simmons Dollhouse The space, designed for a highly discerning 13-year-old, also features Mickalene Thomas, Tom Sachs, and a couple of Gaetano Pesces.
  42. A Women’s-Suit Startup, Tortoiseshell Homewares, and a Shampoo Showroom in Soho What’s new in New York stores.
  43. A Contractor-Matchmaker Shares Her Renovation Advice “If your dream is to luxuriate in your tub on weekends, spend on the best tub you can afford — then don’t buy the Lutron light fixtures.”
  44. How to Decorate a Los Angeles Bungalow With an App and a Tap of the Finger The 26-year-old founder of the home-decor app Hutch used it to decorate her Spanish-style West Hollywood home — and it took her all of one week.
  45. An Interior Designer’s Art-Filled Williamsburg Loft “This is my reentry into Brooklyn,” the designer says of his 800-square-foot home, which he recently renovated to include a dedicated bedroom space.
  46. 56 New and Downright Gorgeous Items for Your Home A covetable assortment of new home furnishings — from Ralph Pucci chairs to Warholian wallpaper to vintage Italian glass.
  47. Inside the Art-Filled Office of Brooklyn Museum’s President David Berliner feels right at home at work, which features pieces by Joel Tanner Hart and Leon Polk Smith, plus Andy Warhol wallpaper.
  48. Fake Being a Cool Art Girl With These Affordable Prints Seven online shops with great, cheap posters.
  49. A Gut Renovation in Brooklyn That Was Worth Every Headache This historic 1919 neo-Federal brick house on Prospect Park West, which features a new rooftop and lush garden, took roughly two years to complete.
  50. A Former Auto-Repair Shop Gets a Second Life As a Rowhouse After a three-year renovation, an old garage in Brooklyn is reborn as a five-story, live-work space that’s anything but modest.
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