Set Rooms Racing With Olympic-Style Sports Decor

It’s easy to catch sports congestion together with the London Olympics right around the corner. Pay tribute to your favorite sports and teams with a quick adjustment to your home decor. From vintage team posters to classic equipment to oversize photographs, it’s easy to integrate sports-related accessories into an assortment of house styles. Tim Cuppett […]

Small Island Home at Washington

Though the “Salsa House” was initially named for the salsa made on the home (the ingredients are grown there too), this eclectic small dwelling on Washington state’s Vashon Island lives up to its festive and colorful title. Engineered materials, a bold exterior and smart small-home solutions all unite in this cozy Northwest cabin. The owners, […]

ICFF 2012 Report: 10 Visionary Problem Solvers

A luminous broom, an early Japanese tea caddy and a brand new take on the litter box are only a taste of the smartly designed products shown at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). While there are plenty of pretty things to drool over in the ICFF, the pieces which were developed to fix […]

Guest Groups: Picnic Fixings

The sun and flowering blossoms beg my family to head out-of-doors this time of season, and so a lot of our gatherings become impromptu picnics. Each year I’d like to inventory a picnic basket with essentials so we can just toss in the food and proceed. I have gathered these ideas to help streamline my […]

Designer Sketch: David Howell

When he is not finishing Manhattan loft spaces for Facebook and Google executives, designing the newest Coach flagship shop or working at a boutique hotel in Brooklyn with walls swathed in graffiti and antiques, architect and New Zealand native David Howell continues his silent mission of creating the world more interesting and unique, one job […]

Design Calendar: May 10–May 31, 2012

Those in the U.K. searching for that extra special thing to grow their house can take a look at the Clerkenwell Design Week to find goods right from the showroom. On American shores, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Maker Faire encourages creative tinkering. Beneath, our five choices from all over the world of things to […]

Designer's Touch: Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Life is all about first impressions, and this is as true of homes as it is of people. Your house’s positive physical appearance from the street is known as curb appeal. What does your house say to those passing by? Try these professional designer recommendations to enhance character and charm at the same time you […]