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Design Hunting

  1. great rooms
    The Stylish Tailor Shops of Christopher StreetAngel Ramos, Jake Mueser, and Frederick Castleberry are bespoke tailors and friends.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. great rooms
    Introducing Wyldlands: Surrealist Bunkers to Survive the ApocalypseDoug Meyer’s show imagines a fantastical escape from future pandemics and other threats.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. great rooms
    One Foot in New York for Two L.A. ‘Art Hoarders’Joe Lucas and David Heikka’s cozy West Village rental.
  9. 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.
  10. design edit
    Goodnight Moon Candles, Puffy Tableware, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a Japanese carpentry exhibition and portraits of artists at home.
  11. 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.”
  12. great rooms
    How Did They Make Alia Shawkat’s Disturbing All-Felt Apartment on Search Party?Alia Shawkat’s character was kept captive here.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. design hunting
    Meet Jim McDowell and His Face JugsThe ceramicist keeps his ancestors’ traditions alive from his home studio in North Carolina.
  19. furniture
    Ikea’s New Gaming Chair Is Not HideousLevel up.
  20. 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.
  21. shopping
    The Next Generation of Componibili Is Designed to DissolveThe modernist Italian design icon now comes in bioplastic.
  22. department of interiors
    What We Know About Joe Biden’s Design Sensibility“Biden blue” comes to the White House
  23. design industry
    The Vintage Furniture Sellers of Instagram Are Burned OutBehind that Cesca chair: broken fingers, nonstop estate sales, and 100-hour work weeks
  24. 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.
  25. great rooms
    A Box Truck That Carries Our Dreams of HomeSee Swoon’s fantastical memory box on wheels, “The House Our Families Built.”
  26. design hunting
    Artist Daniel Arsham Invites You to His ‘Signature Decay’A look at his new gallery show of old-looking things.
  27. great rooms
    An Elegantly DIY Williamsburg Apartment With a Vreeland-Red WallTaylor Angino and Kiko Sih’s place is always evolving.
  28. shopping
    5 Things to Buy from Crosby Studios’ New Home-Goods LineDesigner Harry Nuriev wants to make it easier for people to reinvent their homes in his image.
  29. great rooms
    A Winterized Hamptons Carriage House Where the Art World Hung Out in the 1960sJulia Gruen grew up surrounded by artists and writers in her parents’ summer home, which she has kept pretty much as it was.
  30. at home
    Why Is it So Hard to Design a Good Can Opener?Bean Dad was only part of the problem.
  31. great rooms
    A 1915 Crown Heights House That’s Only On Its Third OwnersAfter 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.”
  32. great rooms
    A Brooklyn Family’s Pet-Friendly, Kid-Filled Self-Made Comfort ZoneAda Davila and Agustin Hurtado transformed part of a 19th-century brewery in East Williamsburg into a bright and lively home.
  33. shopping
    5 Things to Buy From Yinka Ilori’s New Home Goods LineThe British-Nigerian designer’s color-obsessed work is about joy, hope, and optimism. And now you can bring it to your table.
  34. hobbies
    These Designers Have an (Emoji-Inspired) Basketmaking ClubLast week, they each wove something based off the peach.
  35. on trend
    During COVID-19, TikTok Made It Cool to Make … Fluffy RugsHere are six TikTok Tufters you should know.
  36. great rooms
    Meet the Makers at Ostudio, Bed-Stuy’s Beehive of CreativityFernando Aciar turned a parking garage into a DIY community.
  37. design news
    On Display at Chinatown’s Oldest Shop: Napa-Cabbage CeramicsPlus chile-oil vessels, fungi vases, and yoni-inspired incense holders.
  38. great rooms
    An 1880 Artist’s Cottage in the Rockaways That Feels Like a ShipPatrick Clark has spent the last 22 years bringing the house back to life, preserving it for its next century.
  39. institutions
    Artists to MoMA: Take Down Philip Johnson’s NameThe founding director of the museum’s Architecture and Design department was a known white supremacist.
  40. design news
    5 Things to Buy From Nest’s New Capsule CollectionThe interiors magazine with a cult following is back with home goods and apparel.
  41. great rooms
    A Maximalist Bedroom With a Chakra-Enhancing HeadboardBailey Li designs by her own rules.
  42. ask a set designer
    Inspecting 11 Rooms From The Queen’s GambitDesigner Uli Hanisch on painting wallpaper, leaving taste behind, and building a “temple to chess.”
  43. great rooms
    A Lounge in the Sky in the West VillageHow architect Alexander Gorlin turned a badly renovated studio into a sunny and starlit day-to-night home — with enough space for 30 Dutch soldiers.
  44. public art watch
    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.”
  45. design hunting
    Norman Teague Invites You to Find Your Groove With His FurnitureThe designer makes his mark by letting you make yours.
  46. furniture
    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.”
  47. streets
    Anatomy of a Streetery: RangoonIt’s kinetic and inspired by Burmese design.
  48. public art watch
    Carrie Mae Weems Made a COVID PSANow at Lincoln Center.
  49. why this looks like that
    Nick DeMarco Imagines a Future in Which Plastic Comes Alive“It’s kind of like making the best of a bad situation.”
  50. design news
    What Caused the Design World Meltdown Over Tiny Wooden Stools?Three days of antiquarian-related hysteria.
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