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Design Hunting

  1. remembrances
    Issey Miyake Was a Designer’s DesignerThe Japanese fashion designer was not just the favorite of architects; he was an early supporter of many young practices.
  2. great rooms
    Before and After in Bed-StuyLaura Higby and Rebecca Stubbs knew their new 19th-century brownstone would be beautiful. A look at the work that got it there.
  3. great rooms
    Todd Oldham’s Place in the PoconosIt’s a patchwork of new and old ideas and … it’ll never be finished.
  4. design edit
    Candy-Inspired Tables, an Archive of NYC Water, and More FindsPlus, a new ashtray from Seth Rogen’s weed brand Houseplant.
  5. home design
    Jimmy Fallon Found the Perfect Buyer for His Clown HouseAnd that buyer is Cara Delevingne.
  6. great rooms
    Bunny Heaven in WilliamsburgRachel Nuwer and Paul Dix’s 2,300-square-foot rooftop garden is home to bees, trees, crickets, and gamboling rabbit friends.
  7. furniture
    Love Island’s Outdoor Seating Is All Over the Emotional MapA taxonomy.
  8. hot in here
    So You Want to Build a Sex Room …Interior designer Melanie Rose thinks you should have a place to explore pleasure (sex swing optional).
  9. great rooms
    A Garden in the PinesDr. Sumner Freeman and Dr. Roy Yeager’s four-decades-in-the-making Fire Island oasis.
  10. design edit
    Tables Inspired by Pasta, Hudson Square’s Walkable Upgrade, and More FindsPlus new stormwater flood maps for New York.
  11. january 6 committee
    Get the Look: Oath Keepers General Counsel’s Playful, Minimalist KitchenKellye SoRelle borrowed her Zoom background from Queer Eye (and West Elm).
  12. great rooms
    The Usonian LifeLena Stringari works at the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum and owns a house in a community upstate inspired by Wright’s ideas.
  13. great rooms
    Ask Mr. Mickey About His ApartmentFor 30 years, Mickey Boardman has lived in this lower-Manhattan walk-up filled with many of his favorite things.
  14. design edit
    A Montauk Motel Renovation, Stadium Seating for Open Streets, and More FindsPlus a 1960s flyer for a whisper abortion consultation service run by clergy members.
  15. great rooms
    What Wendy Goodman Loved at This Year’s Milan Furniture FairThe off-site wonders and provocative installations of the design world’s biggest showcase.
  16. why this looks like that
    A ‘Comical Dungeon’ Designed in VR Takes Over a Chinatown GalleryNeo-feudalism and medieval creatures inspired Ryan Decker’s first solo show.
  17. great rooms
    A Debonair Gut Reno of a Bohemian East Village Co-op: Before and After PhotosTech entrepreneur Matt Hackett and designer Archie Archambault remade an apartment in the storied Onyx Court.
  18. design edit
    Architect-Designed Birdhouses, a Busway Mural, and More Design FindsPlus fashion designer Duro Olowu mines the Cooper Hewitt’s archive.
  19. objects of desire
    Inside the Obsessive World of Taschen’s Custom Book StandsThe publisher’s 50-pound editions are too big for most furniture, so it’s been making its own.
  20. great rooms
    Take a Meeting With Julio Torres in His New Greenpoint Office“I need to be surrounded by the things I like and to be visually stimulated in order to function.”
  21. why this looks like that
    These Dutch Designers Transform Old Cabinets With Psychedelic Patterns“All the time, people say, ‘You must use a lot of drugs,’” says FreelingWaters, who follow a strict process to get their wild results.
  22. great rooms
    Misha Kahn’s Sunset Park Studio Is Home to Robots and a Night Possum“You need talented people and talented machines” says the artist.
  23. design edit
    Bioplastic Sculptures, an Okra-Inspired Rug, and More Design FindsPlus glass vessels for environmental causes.
  24. 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.’”
  25. great rooms
    An Op-Art Womb of a Loft In Los AngelesJoseph Giovannini’s extreme home makeover: “Realism is not my deal.”
  26. 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.
  27. design edit
    Rope Masks, Nubby Vases, a Steel Bar Cart, and More Design FindsA special dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 10th anniversary.
  28. 21 questions
    Architect Hani Rashid Goes to Bear Mountain, or the Metaverse, to Be AloneThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  29. 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.
  30. exhibitions
    A Mexican Design Exhibition Has Taken Over a Rockefeller Center Post Office“Intervención/Intersección” celebrates creative kinship.
  31. our mayor
    Eric Adams Is Design’s New Hype ManAnd by design, he means fashion.
  32. great rooms
    Mort & Me in Bed-StuyThe artist Simone Bodmer-Turner lives in this apartment of her own devising with her rescue dog, Mort.
  33. on set
    Building the Corporate Menace of SeveranceSaarinen’s impeccable Bell Labs campus conveys the terror of utopian office design.
  34. 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.
  35. reference manual
    Revisiting Barbra Streisand’s 300-Page Home-Design ManifestoFeaturing Martha Stewart’s advice on cow urine.
  36. mysteries
    The Untold Story of the Met Gala Red CarpetAs in the actual carpet.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. home design
    Does Seth Rogen’s Weed Palace Smell?He has a lot of ashtrays.
  40. shopping
    I Bought 6 Things at Martha Stewart’s Tag SaleBut I could have stolen any number of them.
  41. 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?
  42. great rooms
    Joni Mitchell, Meet Edith WhartonMusician Chase Cohl checked into the Lafayette House early in the pandemic — and never left.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. television
    The Rainbow Tyranny of Get Organized With the Home EditWe’ve had about enough of you, Roy G. Biv.
  49. mysteries
    You Found Harry’s CouchAnd by “you,” I mean incredibly diligent One Direction fans.
  50. 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.
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