Big Ideas for Small Spaces
In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big…
With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.
After architectural designers Louis Molina and Laurent Turin of Good Idea Studio revamped a tiny, dilapidated 1923 clapboard house in 2004, they moved their Los Angeles office into the ground level…
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home.
In Auckland, New Zealand, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering looks from friends, and nasty nail-gun injuries to design and build…
Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting.
Partnership is imperative for Swiss designer Patrick Reymond,
who runs the design studio Atelier Oï with longtime collaborators Aurel Aebi and Armand Louis.
Located at the ever-shifting intersection of design, fine art, and craft, R 20th Century has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small vintage boutique in Brooklyn over a decade ago.
Limitations—–even in choice of wardrobe—–fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens.
Sheets, duvets—heck, even an occasional sham.
If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all.
The catalog of smart textiles for the future is teeming with cognitive intelligence—fabrics that serve as interactive surfaces or are embedded with sheets of tiny microprocessors, little solar…
Matilda McQuaid is the head of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Textiles Department:
On Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, glass artisans go to work before dawn. Inside one workshop, the kilns have been howling all night, preparing colored glass for the day’s work.