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He Transformed His LES Apartment To Feel Like His Minnesota Childhood Home.

Artist and set designer Steven Hammel’s cozy nostalgia.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Invite an Artisan to Holiday Dinner An eye-popping excerpt from the new book At the Artisan’s Table.
  4. You Made Harry’s Couch And now you can buy it right side up.
  5. Peloton Founder Is Going Big on Rugs Inspired by Ernest Hemingway and Bob Marley.
  6. These Obsessive Collectors Fill Their Homes With Chicken Pottery and Prototypes An excerpt from Sight Unseen’s How to Live With Objects.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Best New Books for Design, Architecture, and Urbanism Enthusiasts From an encyclopedia of furniture to an especially gorgeous travel guide to Florida.
  10. 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.
  11. What to Bid on in the Joan Didion Estate Auction A rattan Peacock chair, a slipcovered sofa, and powder-pink pressed glassware, for starters.
  12. Tiwa Select Moves to New York With an exhibition of textile screens and collages by Megumi Arai.
  13. This “Not-Handy” Couple Really Didn’t Think They Wanted to Buy a Townhouse Before and after photos.
  14. The Art Is Always Changing in Michael and Susan Hort’s Live-in Museum in Tribeca You can even sit on some of it!
  15. The Watcher in The Watcher Is (Probably) a Trad-Arch Guy They don’t just have strong opinions about your countertops.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. NASA-Inspired Lighting, Kid Cudi’s Netflix Special, and More Finds Plus labor-as-artwork in the 1970s.
  19. A Rooftop Escape for the Parents David Weinstone and Nicole Tierney added a sleek modernist hat atop their 1899 Carroll Gardens family home.
  20. A Design Gallery With Literary Roots Opens in Tribeca Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons inspired Jacqueline Sullivan’s first show of British antiques, Gaetano Pesce chairs, and contemporary objects.
  21. Kim Kardashian’s $355 Bathroom Vanity Set Is Brutalist Muji Keeping up with koncrete.
  22. Gaetano Pesce Designed 400 Gloopy Chairs for Bottega Veneta And you might be able to snag one at Design Miami in November.
  23. Proustian and Epicurean Ariane Ruskin Batterberry and her late husband, Michael, founders of Food & Wine, moved into this apartment in 1969.
  24. Nature-Inspired Glass Lighting, Soft Seating at Lincoln Center, and More Finds Plus a monument to a historic Filipino settlement in Louisiana.
  25. The Best Part of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Is the Set Design Mid-century Palm Springs stands in for a utopia that devolves into something sinister.
  26. Unsurprisingly, Dwell Magazine is Now Selling Its Own Prefab ADUs For just $389,000.
  27. ‘We Weren’t Afraid to Fall on Our Face.’ A new exhibition honors the rebellious Soho design gallery Art et Industrie.
  28. Second Time Around in Kips Bay Aamir Khandwala and Atif Toor’s refreshed their postwar co-op. I wrote about the last refresh too.
  29. The It’s-Not-a-Problem Apartment Sarah and Adam Meister’s walnut-walled mid-century apartment has a dining/ping-pong table for the kids.
  30. Minecraft at MoMA, Barbie Dreamhouse Paint, and More Finds Plus a furniture and design exhibition in a landscape architect’s historic midcentury house.
  31. Designers Are Getting Horny “Sexy,” curated by Eny Lee Parker, features a phallic grill, racy candle holders, a squeezable vase, and more libidinous designs.
  32. From a Big Loft to a Bright-Blue Studio Pam Sommers’s joyful tale of downsizing (with room for 1,000 books).
  33. The Wing’s Lasting Legacy Is the Furniture It makes sense that everyone’s trying to strip the co-working spaces for parts.
  34. Did a Retouched Architectural Digest Photo Cover Up Stolen Relics? Now you see the Cambodian antiquities; now you don’t.
  35. Making Things Work in Greenpoint Artist Austin Lee’s quirky, happy home.
  36. A LEGO Playscape in Harlem, a Squishy Chair, and More Finds Plus, a mural for Little Ukraine.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Todd Oldham’s Place in the Poconos It’s a patchwork of new and old ideas and … it’ll never be finished.
  40. Candy-Inspired Tables, an Archive of NYC Water, and More Finds Plus, a new ashtray from Seth Rogen’s weed brand Houseplant.
  41. Jimmy Fallon Found the Perfect Buyer for His Clown House And that buyer is Cara Delevingne.
  42. 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.
  43. Love Island’s Outdoor Seating Is All Over the Emotional Map A taxonomy.
  44. So You Want to Build a Sex Room … Interior designer Melanie Rose thinks you should have a place to explore pleasure (sex swing optional).
  45. A Garden in the Pines Dr. Sumner Freeman and Dr. Roy Yeager’s four-decades-in-the-making Fire Island oasis.
  46. Tables Inspired by Pasta, Hudson Square’s Walkable Upgrade, and More Finds Plus new stormwater flood maps for New York.
  47. Get the Look: Oath Keepers General Counsel’s Playful, Minimalist Kitchen Kellye SoRelle borrowed her Zoom background from Queer Eye (and West Elm).
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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