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The City’s Newest Design Gallery Is in a Chinatown Mall

Superhouse Vitrine opens with an exhibition of Sean Gerstley’s ceramic furniture.
  1. At Home in an Old Hotel in Nomad After 15 years, Julie Chartoff and Irene Glezos finally really renovated their apartment inside the historic Gilsey House.
  2. Introducing Wyldlands: Surrealist Bunkers to Survive the Apocalypse Doug Meyer’s show imagines a fantastical escape from future pandemics and other threats.
  3. A Joyfully Painted Gowanus Walk-Up, Inspired by Bert Stern and a Trip to Rome Tara McCauley moved into her own place — no roommates! — and set herself free.
  4. A Design Fundraiser for Atlanta and Other Things I Liked This Week Including a meditative public sculpture and a tie-dye interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work
  5. Ellen Pong Won’t Design the Same Thing Twice From a charcuterie-draped tissue-box cover to a massage stool for sore muscles.
  6. One Foot in New York for Two L.A. ‘Art Hoarders’ Joe Lucas and David Heikka’s cozy West Village rental.
  7. How This 1856 Chelsea Parlor-Floor Apartment Got Its Glamour Back Architects Daniel Rauchwerger and Noam Dvir invented a new history for their fixer-upper.
  8. Goodnight Moon Candles, Puffy Tableware, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus a Japanese carpentry exhibition and portraits of artists at home.
  9. Remembering Richard David Story, the Magazine Editor Who Ate the World Whole He told me, “I want you to find the person who grows the tiniest, perfect roses that nobody knows about.”
  10. How Did They Make Alia Shawkat’s Disturbing All-Felt Apartment on Search Party? Alia Shawkat’s character was kept captive here.
  11. Jolie Ngo’s Ceramics Are Made for Instagram (And That’s A Good Thing) How the artist creates her wildly popular, 3D-printed vessels.
  12. Artist Emily Mason’s 4,700-Square-Foot Studio Is Just As She Left It Inside the sunny Flatiron District loft where the late artist painted for 40 years.
  13. Slouchy Ceramics, Deconstructed Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This Week Selected pieces from four new design exhibitions and one crowdsourced Instagram account focused on graphic design finds
  14. Two Musicians Renovated Their Home to Fit a Baby Grand Piano Singer Sarah Elizabeth Charles and pianist Jarrett Cherner transformed their Fort Greene three-bedroom into two to accommodate his baby grand piano.
  15. An Upper East Side Apartment Full of Rock-and-Roll Memories Music journalist Lisa Robinson has lived in this rental, where she’s kept an archive of her interview tapes, for 45 years.
  16. Meet Jim McDowell and His Face Jugs The ceramicist keeps his ancestors’ traditions alive from his home studio in North Carolina.
  17. Ikea’s New Gaming Chair Is Not Hideous Level up.
  18. Let’s Bring the Design Showroom Home and Live in It Architects Olivier Garce and Clio Dimofski turned their West Village apartment into a cozy, pandemic-friendly stage for new design.
  19. The Next Generation of Componibili Is Designed to Dissolve The modernist Italian design icon now comes in bioplastic.
  20. What We Know About Joe Biden’s Design Sensibility “Biden blue” comes to the White House
  21. The Vintage Furniture Sellers of Instagram Are Burned Out Behind that Cesca chair: broken fingers, nonstop estate sales, and 100-hour work weeks
  22. A Vibrant Reimagining of a Mid-’60s Williamsburg High-Rise Co-op Cassandra Bromfield inherited the apartment from her mother and has made it her own.
  23. A Box Truck That Carries Our Dreams of Home See Swoon’s fantastical memory box on wheels, “The House Our Families Built.”
  24. Artist Daniel Arsham Invites You to His ‘Signature Decay’ A look at his new gallery show of old-looking things.
  25. An Elegantly DIY Williamsburg Apartment With a Vreeland-Red Wall Taylor Angino and Kiko Sih’s place is always evolving.
  26. 5 Things to Buy from Crosby Studios’ New Home-Goods Line Designer Harry Nuriev wants to make it easier for people to reinvent their homes in his image.
  27. A Winterized Hamptons Carriage House Where the Art World Hung Out in the 1960s Julia Gruen grew up surrounded by artists and writers in her parents’ summer home, which she has kept pretty much as it was.
  28. Why Is it So Hard to Design a Good Can Opener? Bean Dad was only part of the problem.
  29. A 1915 Crown Heights House That’s Only On Its Third Owners After living all over the world, Thomas Gensemer and Gabe Brotman settled down in a Brooklyn place with “a bit of an English feel to it.”
  30. A Brooklyn Family’s Pet-Friendly, Kid-Filled Self-Made Comfort Zone Ada Davila and Agustin Hurtado transformed part of a 19th-century brewery in East Williamsburg into a bright and lively home.
  31. 5 Things to Buy From Yinka Ilori’s New Home Goods Line The British-Nigerian designer’s color-obsessed work is about joy, hope, and optimism. And now you can bring it to your table.
  32. These Designers Have an (Emoji-Inspired) Basketmaking Club Last week, they each wove something based off the peach.
  33. During COVID-19, TikTok Made It Cool to Make … Fluffy Rugs Here are six TikTok Tufters you should know.
  34. Meet the Makers at Ostudio, Bed-Stuy’s Beehive of Creativity Fernando Aciar turned a parking garage into a DIY community.
  35. On Display at Chinatown’s Oldest Shop: Napa-Cabbage Ceramics Plus chile-oil vessels, fungi vases, and yoni-inspired incense holders.
  36. An 1880 Artist’s Cottage in the Rockaways That Feels Like a Ship Patrick Clark has spent the last 22 years bringing the house back to life, preserving it for its next century.
  37. Artists to MoMA: Take Down Philip Johnson’s Name The founding director of the museum’s Architecture and Design department was a known white supremacist.
  38. 5 Things to Buy From Nest’s New Capsule Collection The interiors magazine with a cult following is back with home goods and apparel.
  39. A Maximalist Bedroom With a Chakra-Enhancing Headboard Bailey Li designs by her own rules.
  40. Inspecting 11 Rooms From The Queen’s Gambit Designer Uli Hanisch on painting wallpaper, leaving taste behind, and building a “temple to chess.”
  41. A Lounge in the Sky in the West Village How architect Alexander Gorlin turned a badly renovated studio into a sunny and starlit day-to-night home — with enough space for 30 Dutch soldiers.
  42. Artist Shaun Leonardo Is the New Co-Director of Recess “For change to happen, folks have to move aside and actually allocate power to the people.”
  43. Norman Teague Invites You to Find Your Groove With His Furniture The designer makes his mark by letting you make yours.
  44. Hideous? Perhaps. But It’s Time to Accept the Gaming Chair. “To invest in what you are actually doing — where you are actually sitting — might seem like capitulation but is also self-care.”
  45. Anatomy of a Streetery: Rangoon It’s kinetic and inspired by Burmese design.
  46. Carrie Mae Weems Made a COVID PSA Now at Lincoln Center.
  47. Nick DeMarco Imagines a Future in Which Plastic Comes Alive “It’s kind of like making the best of a bad situation.”
  48. What Caused the Design World Meltdown Over Tiny Wooden Stools? Three days of antiquarian-related hysteria.
  49. Room Enough to Be Homebodies How Designer Courtney Sloane and artist Cheryl R. Riley perfected the live/work scenario in Jersey City’s post-industrial Powerhouse Arts District.
  50. Buy One of These Artist-Designed Plates and Help Feed the Unhoused Tauba Auerbach, Glenn Ligon, Kenny Scharf, and more made them for the Coalition for the Homeless.
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