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  1. great rooms
    His Harlem One-Bedroom Became His Pandemic Artist’s GarretStuck at home during lockdown, Larry Bentley finally had time to paint.
  2. great rooms
    A Live-in, Surf-Out Rockaways DIY Design LabDaniel King and Emma Hastil started their company, Locus of Occult, at home by the beach during the pandemic.
  3. ahhhhhh
    Watching Perfectionist Restorers at Work Is Incredibly SoothingIt’s good to see someone bring rusty junk back to better-than-new condition.
  4. design edit
    A Thorny Table, Max Lamb’s Newest Chairs, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a café with seating inspired by brownstone stoops.
  5. great rooms
    A Country Home (With a Fireplace and a Mini-Forest) on a Nomad RooftopDavid Nosanchuk designed a penthouse that blots out the city for his client, Tom O’Shea.
  6. great rooms
    This Used to Be the “Ugliest House on Mt. Merino”Jeff Hayenga and Michael Belanger’s long-simmering upstate project.
  7. great rooms
    A Flatbush Brownstone That Feels Like The CaribbeanShelley Worrell’s friends and family reno project
  8. fixtures
    Heidi Klum’s Louvered Closet Doors Can Be Yours, Should You Want ThemThe current occupant of the supermodel’s long-ago apartment is giving them away.
  9. great rooms
    A Maximalist Tries Living Like Donald Judd“More is more” designer Brock Forsblom tries living with less.
  10. design edit
    A Mosaic Stool, Fiberglass Mezcal Cup, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a London Design Biennale exhibit on the “archaeology” of 700 plastic spoons.
  11. great rooms
    Halloween Director David Gordon Green’s Kubrick-Inspired NYC LoftA high-tech space odyssey.
  12. great rooms
    A Williamsburg Loft Just Waiting on Its 3-D-Printed BirdsSebastian Errazuriz refuses to accept life as it is.
  13. design edit
    A Nick Cave Installation, a Squiggly Lamp, and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding the city’s best new rooftop.
  14. great rooms
    A Visit to the Soon-to-Open Museum of American Restaurant ChinaIt’s upstairs at Fishs Eddy on 19th Street and Broadway in the private sanctum of proprietor Julie Gaines.
  15. investigation
    Who Made That Ear-Shaped Mirror That’s All Over Instagram?Trying to solve a mystery, 40 years on.
  16. great rooms
    Barbara Jakobson Thinks of Her Art-Filled Townhouse As Her AutobiographyShe’s lived here since 1965 and now gets up and down its five floors on her spiffy new stair-climbing “worm.”
  17. great rooms
    A 300-Square-Foot East Village Studio With a Sexy Hotel VibeDarren Jett’s plant-friendly pandemic upgrade.
  18. restorations
    A First Look at Sag Harbor’s Rebuilt CinemaHigh-tech innards, small-town-theater feel.
  19. design edit
    A ‘Ghost Forest,’ Slice of L.A. Architecture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding a furniture series inspired by Black identity.
  20. furniture
    A Design Exhibit of Work Made Entirely by MothersThe story behind five pieces in Egg Collective’s new show.
  21. great rooms
    A Modernist Inherits an Old Sag Harbor HouseMaximilian Eicke mixes his designs with his parents’ antiques.
  22. ihq q&a
    Why Did Food52 Just Buy Dansk?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.
  23. furniture design
    The Chiclet Is BackHerman Miller reissues its “friendliest” seating collection.
  24. design edit
    A Glacial Chair, 1,000 Design Patents, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus an intersection specifically designed for pedestrians and cyclists
  25. great rooms
    The Maker Couple Whose First Apartment Together Launched a Small BusinessJust out of NYU, David Zhang and Sarah Kim turned their Bushwick rental into a home-furnishings lab.
  26. great rooms
    The Stylish Tailor Shops of Christopher StreetAngel Ramos, Jake Mueser, and Frederick Castleberry are bespoke tailors and friends.
  27. design edit
    A Tarantula Stool, a Molded ‘Dragon’ Chair, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus ceramic relics that comment on plastic waste and Memphis-y wall hooks.
  28. great rooms
    At Home in an Old Hotel in NomadAfter 15 years, Julie Chartoff and Irene Glezos finally really renovated their apartment inside the historic Gilsey House.
  29. great rooms
    Introducing Wyldlands: Surrealist Bunkers to Survive the ApocalypseDoug Meyer’s show imagines a fantastical escape from future pandemics and other threats.
  30. great rooms
    A Joyfully Painted Gowanus Walk-Up, Inspired by Bert Stern and a Trip to RomeTara McCauley moved into her own place — no roommates! — and set herself free.
  31. design edit
    A Design Fundraiser for Atlanta and Other Things I Liked This WeekIncluding a meditative public sculpture and a tie-dye interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work
  32. why this looks like that
    Ellen Pong Won’t Design the Same Thing TwiceFrom a charcuterie-draped tissue-box cover to a massage stool for sore muscles.
  33. great rooms
    One Foot in New York for Two L.A. ‘Art Hoarders’Joe Lucas and David Heikka’s cozy West Village rental.
  34. great rooms
    How This 1856 Chelsea Parlor-Floor Apartment Got Its Glamour BackArchitects Daniel Rauchwerger and Noam Dvir invented a new history for their fixer-upper.
  35. design edit
    Goodnight Moon Candles, Puffy Tableware, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a Japanese carpentry exhibition and portraits of artists at home.
  36. remembrance
    Remembering Richard David Story, the Magazine Editor Who Ate the World WholeHe told me, “I want you to find the person who grows the tiniest, perfect roses that nobody knows about.”
  37. great rooms
    How Did They Make Alia Shawkat’s Disturbing All-Felt Apartment on Search Party?Alia Shawkat’s character was kept captive here.
  38. why this looks like that
    Jolie Ngo’s Ceramics Are Made for Instagram (And That’s A Good Thing)How the artist creates her wildly popular, 3D-printed vessels.
  39. great rooms
    Artist Emily Mason’s 4,700-Square-Foot Studio Is Just As She Left ItInside the sunny Flatiron District loft where the late artist painted for 40 years.
  40. design edit
    Slouchy Ceramics, Deconstructed Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekSelected pieces from four new design exhibitions and one crowdsourced Instagram account focused on graphic design finds
  41. great rooms
    Two Musicians Renovated Their Home to Fit a Baby Grand PianoSinger Sarah Elizabeth Charles and pianist Jarrett Cherner transformed their Fort Greene three-bedroom into two to accommodate his baby grand piano.
  42. great rooms
    An Upper East Side Apartment Full of Rock-and-Roll MemoriesMusic journalist Lisa Robinson has lived in this rental, where she’s kept an archive of her interview tapes, for 45 years.
  43. design hunting
    Meet Jim McDowell and His Face JugsThe ceramicist keeps his ancestors’ traditions alive from his home studio in North Carolina.
  44. furniture
    Ikea’s New Gaming Chair Is Not HideousLevel up.
  45. great rooms
    Let’s Bring the Design Showroom Home and Live in ItArchitects Olivier Garce and Clio Dimofski turned their West Village apartment into a cozy, pandemic-friendly stage for new design.
  46. shopping
    The Next Generation of Componibili Is Designed to DissolveThe modernist Italian design icon now comes in bioplastic.
  47. department of interiors
    What We Know About Joe Biden’s Design Sensibility“Biden blue” comes to the White House
  48. design industry
    The Vintage Furniture Sellers of Instagram Are Burned OutBehind that Cesca chair: broken fingers, nonstop estate sales, and 100-hour work weeks
  49. great rooms
    A Vibrant Reimagining of a Mid-’60s Williamsburg High-Rise Co-opCassandra Bromfield inherited the apartment from her mother and has made it her own.
  50. great rooms
    A Box Truck That Carries Our Dreams of HomeSee Swoon’s fantastical memory box on wheels, “The House Our Families Built.”
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