Bright Ideas

September 2010,
Vol. 10
Issue 09
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the town house kitchen living portrait

Contemporary Nordic Town House

With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on…

guilford cottage exterior

Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut

What happens when the guest house becomes home?

george street residence kitchen portrait

Glazed Old Fashioned

On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s…

dine residence kids room portrait

Fine Dine-ing

Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft.

not so simple green exterior portrait

Not So Simple Green

Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible.

Detour for Dwell Magazine

Oslo, Norway

A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge.

heath ceramics owners portrait

Factory Direct

Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family…

intro to lighting

An Introduction to Lighting

One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be light.” And for most of human history, whether we…

up to the task

10 Sturdy Desk Chairs

Whether wrought from molded aluminum or the latest techno-mesh, few seats work harder than the sturdy desk chair. We worked a few over.