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A $389K Studio Wrapped in Wood and a Park Slope Spot With Issey Miyake Lighting

Plus, an ornate brownstone studio on the Upper West Side, a quirky two-bedroom in Bed-Stuy, and more.
  1. Curb Your Dog! Save the Tomatoes! New Yorkers make the most out of sidewalk green spaces by planting everything from formal hedges to vegetable gardens.
  2. The Panic Attack of New York’s Power Brokers The city’s “permanent government” has always built its way out of crisis. But what if it can’t?
  3. Renegotiating Your Rent (Or Finding a Better Deal) Tips from experts and tenants on how to upgrade or renegotiate the terms of your lease.
  4. May I Come In? A library of some of Wendy Goodman’s favorite places.
  5. Jazz Icon Dave Brubeck’s Connecticut House Feels Frozen in 1963 Three of his pianos and an organ are still there (but, sadly, they aren’t included in the asking price).
  6. The Best Gifts for Minimalists, According to Minimalists What to get the person who wants for nothing … literally.
  7. My ‘Very De Stijl’ Yellow Dining Table Cost Less Than A Fancy Dinner For Two “Something out of The Jetsons,” “ingeniously minimalist,” and “very De Stijl” are just three ways people have described the affordable furniture.
  8. The Best Housewarming Gifts, According to Cool Homeowners (and Renters) From sleek security cameras to fancy salt.
  9. The Giant Rug My Instagram Followers Always Ask Me About Only Costs $80 I spent weeks frustratedly hunting through $1,000 pieces the size of a bath mat before I found it.
  10. How to Hang Pictures, Mirrors, and Plates, According to an Expert “If you follow those steps, you’ll have a straight painting, picture, photograph, anything.”
  11. How to Iron a Sheet, According to Maira Kalman “Getting into bed is one of the great moments of life.”
  12. Heshy Tischler Wants to Be Borough Park’s Donald Trump Orthodox Brooklyn’s most visible agitator, shortly before his arrest this past weekend: “You just wait for round two.”
  13. Tour a Seaside Castle in the Rockaways Cecilia Dean and David Selig’s beach retreat is more than a weekend surf lodge; it’s also a space for the burgeoning local arts community.
  14. A Ranch House Turned Modern Oasis Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth’s new book on interiors includes images of a 1976 prefab deck house, which he transformed for himself and his husband.
  15. Home Is Where This Designer’s Art Is Edward Wilkerson lives among a sophisticated palette of black and white, photos and art, and pieces he’s collected while traveling the world.
  16. Transforming a 1980s Time Capsule Interior designer Leyden Lewis turned a dated high-rise apartment in midtown into a livable modern gallery.
  17. A Mid-Century in the Catskills With Room to Make Art The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger and artist Michael Berryhill found the perfect house in a not-yet-hip town upstate.
  18. The Artist Reimagining What Home Looks Like for Black Families Malene Barnett, founder of Black Artists and Designers Guild, is building a virtual concept house that highlights the work of black designers.
  19. A Building Where the 19th Century Met the 21st Inside the multiple lives of an apartment at the Osborne — Edwardian décor in 1910, eclectic maximalism in 1967, and airy and modern in 2017.
  20. Brooklyn’s Favorite Wallpaper Designers Are Launching a Line of Textiles Nick and Rachel Cope are turning their inky, gradient-hued wallpapers into fabrics for curtains, pillows, and upholstery.
  21. Inside a 24-Room Tokyo Home That Feels Like a Painting Architect Kazuyasu Kochi converted an eight-unit apartment building into this sprawling single-family dwelling.
  22. 25 Famous Women on Decorating Their Homes Nancy Meyers, Cher, Oprah, and more who love interior design.
  23. A Former Brewery Gets Transformed Into a Magnificent Family Home Architect and designer Jeffery Povero transformed the good bones of a gracious loft into a welcoming space for a couple with two young children.
  24. Tour a New York Rarity: A (Mostly) Untouched Artist’s Loft Taken with the endless possibilities of a 4,000-square-foot space, decorator Cheryl Mowinckel did what most people can’t: She left it alone — almost.
  25. A Reykjavík Pied-à-Terre Inspired by the Natural Colors of Iceland Designer Sheila Bridges took inspiration for her second home from the hues of the northern lights, the North Atlantic, basalt rocks, and black sand.
  26. A Designer’s Beloved Dollhouse, and Her Cherished 475-Square-Foot Studio For Susannah Talley, downsizing took on new meaning after moving to a tiny New York apartment and restoring an abandoned dollhouse.
  27. An Artist-Architect Breathes New Life Into a Brooklyn Row House Shane Neufeld’s year-old firm recently completed its first major project — the renovation of a dilapidated home in Bed-Stuy for his family.
  28. A 1950s Bungalow, Transformed by an All-Black-and-White Paint Job In order to turn a quaint cottage into an optical-illusion art house, architect Jean Verville had to use what he calls “conceptual space projections.”
  29. The Tribeca Loft That Doubles As a Design Showroom Danish Brand Vipp’s third-generation owners live in a loft with their wares on display.
  30. Preview an Immersive Installation of Contemporary Queer Artwork Textile artist Liz Collins curated portraits by 95 queer artists to create an totally transformative experience.
  31. An Interior Designer’s ‘Chic and Disorderly’ Dream Home “There is a general opinion that maximalism is about clutter, but everything in this apartment has its spot, and every object engages the eye.”
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Why Sustainably Sourced Furniture Is Worth the Investment And more expert advice from furniture designer Alexandra Climent.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.”
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.)
  45. 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.
  46. A Gallery You Want to Come Home To David Alhadeff lives in his new West Village venue, Casa Perfect.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Anyway, Ben Affleck Owns a Chair Shaped Like Tom Brady’s Head Just a totally regular piece of fan art.
  50. 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.
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