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Design Hunting

  1. great rooms
    The 17-Year Bed-Stuy Brownstone RenovationRodney Lawrence and Terry Sonterre took their time.
  2. design edit
    Ebony’s Groovy Test Kitchen, Euphoria’s Bedrooms, and Other Design FindsPlus, a gravity-defying installation by Tomás Saraceno at the Shed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.”
  6. design edit
    Vintage CorningWare, A Whimsical Windsor Chair, and More Design Picks This WeekPlus a new book about women who changed architecture.
  7. great rooms
    Before and After: Revival of an Actress’s Dated CondoTess Soltau enlisted White Arrow to gut-reno her apartment with showstopping views.
  8. color theory
    Madewell Is Selling Paint Now?Yes, and chore jackets in the very same millennial beige.
  9. great rooms
    A Two-Bedroom, With Room for a ScooterInterior designer Kammi Reiss created a serene apartment her husband could navigate with ease.
  10. design edit
    A Nightlife Residency, Architecture Posters, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, an installation that captures the underwater sounds of New York.
  11. furniture
    The ‘Fantasy Furniture’ of a Feminist IconKate Millett at Salon 94 Design shows the subversive power of pleasurable furniture.
  12. great rooms
    Then-and-Now Photos: Staying Put In the Same One-Bedroom for 60 YearsArchitectural historian Andrew Alpern bought his one-bedroom Chelsea apartment in 1962 with no intention to ever leave. And he hasn’t.
  13. great rooms
    Meet the Residents of a New Low-Income Building by Robert A.M. Stern ArchitectsIn Brownsville, Brooklyn, not on Billionaires’ Row.
  14. design edit
    Lunar New Year Ceramics, ’80s Hip-Hop Flyers, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus reissued postmodern Bodum glassware from MoMA Design Store
  15. 21 questions
    Murray Moss Wants to Live in the Harvard ClubThe director of Moss Bureau answers Curbed’s 21 Questions.
  16. year in review
    Curbed’s 10 Most-Read Great Rooms Stories in 2021They include stories about a storefront church, a rock-star journalist, and a 300-square-foot East Village studio.
  17. great rooms
    Wait, You Bought a Used Lighthouse on Long Island?Randy Polumbo won the 1899 Orient Point landmark in a government auction and turned it into an artists’ retreat.
  18. design edit
    bell hooks on Design, a Tentacled Lamp, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus ‘Filipinx’ graphic design.
  19. great rooms
    Making an 1840s Cobble Hill Townhouse Whole Again: Before and After PhotosA project by Peter Guthrie and Susanne Schaal’s Yellowtrees studio.
  20. color theory
    Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2022 Is Really More of the SameMeet Very Peri, a “new” shade of blue.
  21. great rooms
    A Very Modern Life in a Very Old Stone HousePeter Speliopoulos and Robert Turner bought the 1720s Hudson Valley house and took their time with it.
  22. interior design
    It Looks Like the Millennial Aesthetic Is Finally, Officially OverAccording to 1stDibs’s trend survey.
  23. great rooms
    J. Morgan Puett’s 94-Acre Industrial-Chic Country CompoundIt’s featured in photographer Simon Upton’s book, New York Interiors.
  24. design edit
    Design’s Unruly, Organic, and Wild YearA dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 2021 edition.
  25. great rooms
    A Blue-Floored Loft That ‘Looks Like a Hardware Store Exploded’An impromptu visit with artist and How to Make Mistakes on Purpose author Laurie Rosenwald.
  26. furniture
    A Modular Furniture Kit That’s the Anti-IkeaLoose Parts riffs on an Erector set to solve furniture’s enormous waste problem.
  27. design week hunting
    What Wendy Goodman Loved the Most During Design WeekSo many wonderful things! But a few of the absolute standouts …
  28. great rooms
    A Dated Fifth Avenue Penthouse Sees the LightWORKac architects let the views in.
  29. stacked
    I Fell In Love With Stackabl’s Colorful, Sustainable FurnitureAt the Salon of Art + Design.
  30. performances
    Baseera Khan’s Fever-Induced Works About Home and Pandemic LifeThe artist, who has a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, re-created her domestic life in backdrops and light fixtures.
  31. why this looks like that
    Liam Lee Doesn’t Mind If His Work Unsettles YouThe fiber artist reveals a new furniture line inspired by microbes and enoki mushrooms.
  32. great rooms
    How Peter Lane Created His 32-Foot Wall of Clay for the Salon of Art and DesignIn the studio with the ceramicist and his team as they prepare an immersive installation for the Park Avenue Armory.
  33. design edit
    A Surreal Woven Chandelier, Archival Posters, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a blood-red-furniture installation by Dozie Kanu at Performance Space.
  34. home life
    Turns Out a Lot of People Have Mixed-Up Feelings About Their KitchenAid MixersA fancy wedding gift, after a divorce, takes on fraught new meaning.
  35. great rooms
    A Sleek, Cozy Postwar Alcove Studio Gut Renovation: Before and After PhotosShawn Henderson knew just what to do when he moved from a prewar walk-up to a smaller postwar apartment. Before and After Photos.
  36. exhibitions
    Lights, Orbs, and Inflatables Animate the Noguchi Museum’s Sculpture GardenThe collaborative exhibition with design studio Objects of Common Interest runs through February 13.
  37. bananarama
    A Bunch of Ideas for Banana-Themed Home DécorFrom the Lower East Side design studio Fort Makers, which currently has an exhibit up called “Bananas.”
  38. great rooms
    Living in a One-Bedroom MuseumThomas Lollar — ceramicist, teacher, and, most of all, collector — can always find space for his latest discovery.
  39. design edit
    A Diane Arbus Tribute, Graphic Blankets, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a public sculpture made from 400,000 acrylic fingernails.
  40. ceramics in the mix
    The Cutting-Edge Ceramics at the Exhibition ‘Clay-Pop’Alia Williams curated the playful show at Jeffrey Deitch gallery.
  41. great rooms
    A New Book Asks Artists, Designers and Writers: What Is Home for You?Excerpts from Charlotte Moss’s new book, ‘Home: A Celebration.’
  42. furniture design
    The City’s Newest Design Gallery Is in a Chinatown MallSuperhouse Vitrine opens with an exhibition of Sean Gerstley’s ceramic furniture.
  43. why this looks like that
    Meet the Designer Making Custom Fonts for Spike LeeTré Seals sifts through Black history and culture to leave Helvetica behind.
  44. great rooms
    Bed in a BoxJust how much drama can you pack into a studio apartment?
  45. ahhhhhh
    This TikTok Star is Just Really Good at Painting Clean CornersNo tape!
  46. shopping
    This Online Shop Sells Only Architect-Approved Home GoodsFive things to buy from Civilian Objects
  47. great rooms
    An Urbane Connecticut FarmhouseThe architecture firm Husband Wife’s clients didn’t want their country house to be too country.
  48. great rooms
    An Artist’s Bed-Stuy House That Feels Like It’s in the CountryAdrian Nivola found what he wanted.
  49. design edit
    BTS at the United Nations, Doughy Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, Richard Neutra’s VDL House reopens in L.A.
  50. design miami
    A Metallic Living-Room Set Inspired by … the ElevatorAn exclusive first look at the latest monochrome furniture from Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios.
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