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  1. why this looks like that
    Designer Minjae Kim Translated His Mom’s Paintings Into Chairs“I sent her a photo of the chair. She was like, ‘Oh, it’s my painting.’”
  2. great rooms
    An Op-Art Womb of a Loft In Los AngelesJoseph Giovannini’s extreme home makeover: “Realism is not my deal.”
  3. why this looks like that
    This Filipino American Designer Is Reclaiming the Peacock Chair“To me, it’s about more than designing a collection; I’m inventing a style,” says Cheyenne Concepcion.
  4. design edit
    Rope Masks, Nubby Vases, a Steel Bar Cart, and More Design FindsA special dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 10th anniversary.
  5. 21 questions
    Architect Hani Rashid Goes to Bear Mountain, or the Metaverse, to Be AloneThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  6. great rooms
    A Fidi Loft With Room for the Pokémon: Before and After PhotosArchitect Shane Neufeld’s streamlined renovation for Yuan Jiang and William Chen.
  7. exhibitions
    A Mexican Design Exhibition Has Taken Over a Rockefeller Center Post Office“Intervención/Intersección” celebrates creative kinship.
  8. our mayor
    Eric Adams Is Design’s New Hype ManAnd by design, he means fashion.
  9. great rooms
    Mort & Me in Bed-StuyThe artist Simone Bodmer-Turner lives in this apartment of her own devising with her rescue dog, Mort.
  10. on set
    Building the Corporate Menace of SeveranceSaarinen’s impeccable Bell Labs campus conveys the terror of utopian office design.
  11. branding
    Disney Comes for the West Elm ParentsFor the discerning buyer who wants every surface in the house covered in Mickey merch … but in a classy way.
  12. reference manual
    Revisiting Barbra Streisand’s 300-Page Home-Design ManifestoFeaturing Martha Stewart’s advice on cow urine.
  13. mysteries
    The Untold Story of the Met Gala Red CarpetAs in the actual carpet.
  14. great rooms
    Let’s Make Our New Townhouse Feel Like This Biophilic HotelThe couple who bought this new townhouse loved the natural feel of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, so they hired its architects.
  15. design edit
    An Olmsted Index, Archive of Nakagin Capsule Tower Images, and More FindsPlus ideas for a 100 percent affordable-housing skyscraper at the World Trade Center.
  16. home design
    Does Seth Rogen’s Weed Palace Smell?He has a lot of ashtrays.
  17. shopping
    I Bought 6 Things at Martha Stewart’s Tag SaleBut I could have stolen any number of them.
  18. great rooms
    The Couple That Built Very Different, His and Hers Apartments, Side by SideShe collects stuff, he likes pared-down traditionalist Japanese rooms. After years of marriage, Dorothy and Stephen Globus grew apart. What to do?
  19. great rooms
    Joni Mitchell, Meet Edith WhartonMusician Chase Cohl checked into the Lafayette House early in the pandemic — and never left.
  20. design edit
    Death Masks, Dopamine Décor, Antiquarian Books, and More Design FindsPlus Julio Torres’s story about a plunger that just wants to be a vase.
  21. why this looks like that
    Artist Shaina Tabak Likes a Table That Inspires Double Takes“My furniture makes you work to figure out what to do with it,” she says.
  22. great rooms
    Quilts, Nan Goldin, and a Cello-Shaped DresserArtist Sam Roeck’s Williamsburg apartment is full of art he made, art by his friends and family, and many quilts.
  23. the group portrait
    A Basquiat Family ReunionThe artist’s sisters have put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from — and have a party.
  24. great rooms
    Saving the Modernist Scull House in the HamptonsDesigner Lisa Perry has restored it and is turning it into Onna House, a gallery for women artists.
  25. television
    The Rainbow Tyranny of Get Organized With the Home EditWe’ve had about enough of you, Roy G. Biv.
  26. mysteries
    You Found Harry’s CouchAnd by “you,” I mean incredibly diligent One Direction fans.
  27. preservation watch
    The Nivola Horses Are Finally Getting Their Feet BackArchitectural conservationists are restoring the sculptures for an eventual return to public space this fall.
  28. great rooms
    A Neo-Moderne Reinvention of a Derelict Village House, Abandoned for 10 YearsBefore and after photos.
  29. design edit
    Marimekko Wallpaper, a Transit Zine, and More Design FindsPlus an art and design lending library at the Tribeca art gallery 52 Walker.
  30. shopping
    The Founder of Yuns Wants You to Have a Well-Stocked ToolboxStarting with the “Maybach of hammers.”
  31. great rooms
    When a Gallerist Asks One of Her Artists to Redo Her Farmhouse UpstateValerie Goodman enlisted Jacques Jarrige to create a new interior — plus all the furniture and the art.
  32. why this looks like that
    Designer Sean Kim Sticks Strange Things on Practical ThingsAfter 3-D printing 2,000 lamps in his closet, Kim just wants to find his next hit.
  33. corner shop
    A Freaky Lamp Show in Fort GreeneLight-up socks, blenders with bulbs, and a banana pendant.
  34. great rooms
    Fashion Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh Is Raising Two Kids in This All-White Loft“We’re working on becoming more minimal.”
  35. design edit
    Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts, a Minimalist Vacuum, and Other Design FindsPlus, an exhibition about lower Manhattan’s malls at the Abrons Arts Center.
  36. shopping
    The Crown Heights Design Shop That Began As a Teenager’s Bud-Vase CollectionOf the Cloth’s owner is happy to part with his collection of vintage textiles, ceramics, and furniture.
  37. great rooms
    A Mid-Pandemic Move to a Former YMCA in Hudson“It was the Brooklyn lifestyle we always wanted…without the crowded streets and the inflated prices.”
  38. on trend
    Weird and Wild Florals Are Everywhere You LookFrom Katie Stout’s bronze chandelier to the cotton petals on Pelle’s light post, furniture is in bloom.
  39. why this looks like that
    Chris Schanck Goes Cosmic With His Surreal Chairs and ChandeliersAnd branches out into more personal, story-based work for his show at MAD.
  40. great rooms
    The 17-Year Bed-Stuy Brownstone RenovationRodney Lawrence and Terry Sonterre took their time.
  41. design edit
    Ebony’s Groovy Test Kitchen, Euphoria’s Bedrooms, and Other Design FindsPlus, a gravity-defying installation by Tomás Saraceno at the Shed.
  42. great rooms
    Just for Men No More: Before and After Photos of a Former Uptown Men’s ClubRiver Terrace has always been a Washington Heights power building. Its renovated men’s club now welcomes all.
  43. on set
    What Went Into Building The Gilded Age’s 19th-Century New YorkSometimes it’s CGI. Other times it’s a soundstage. And it can also be another city that stands in for the long-lost Upper East Side.
  44. great rooms
    Artist Andres Serrano’s Medieval-Style Greenwich Village Triplex“I realized that the things that made the most sense here were religious in nature.”
  45. design edit
    Vintage CorningWare, A Whimsical Windsor Chair, and More Design Picks This WeekPlus a new book about women who changed architecture.
  46. great rooms
    Before and After: Revival of an Actress’s Dated CondoTess Soltau enlisted White Arrow to gut-reno her apartment with showstopping views.
  47. color theory
    Madewell Is Selling Paint Now?Yes, and chore jackets in the very same millennial beige.
  48. great rooms
    A Two-Bedroom, With Room for a ScooterInterior designer Kammi Reiss created a serene apartment her husband could navigate with ease.
  49. design edit
    A Nightlife Residency, Architecture Posters, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, an installation that captures the underwater sounds of New York.
  50. furniture
    The ‘Fantasy Furniture’ of a Feminist IconKate Millett at Salon 94 Design shows the subversive power of pleasurable furniture.
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