The Case of the Disappearing Clutter in Toronto

Architect Tony Round admits that there is nothing romantic about a home renovation, especially if you’re an architect. “I revived with my spouse, who is alsoan architect — you could say that that was one of the biggest challenges that we faced,” says Round with a laugh. He and his wife, Andrea Kordos, worked on […]

Frank Gehry Helps 'Make It Right' at New Orleans

Thanks to Brad Pitt’s star power and Frank Gehry’s belief in Pitt’s Make It Proper foundation, Louisiana now houses one of only 22 Gehry residences in the United States. Building of this Gehry duplex has been finished late last week at New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. […]

Gardening Happiness Found … at Potholes

Guerilla gardener Steve Wheen would like to put a grin on your face, and he is starting in the most unlikely places — potholes varying from a 5-inch sliver on the pavement to cracks that may be seen from a professional window that’s 10 stories up. “The connection between pothole gardening and pleasure is simple: […]

Sourcebook: Rustic Style

Rustic design is all about taking inspiration in the past, meaning raw forests, farmhouse styles and natural textures. Take ideas from barn fixtures and the countryside; even checking out nation real estate sales and salvage shops could cause some great finds. You are going to be feeling that the log cabin vibe in no time. […]

Modern Icons: Pierre Paulin Chairs

An orange piece, a pumpkin, a ribbon and a tongue. These four things have something in common: They all served as inspiration for sculptural chairs designed by Pierre Paulin (1927–2009). Their contours and volumes are futuristic using a midcentury modern soul. Some appear to be cut out of strong volumes; others look like upholstered origami; […]

Meet a Lakefront Home Designed for Work and Play

Homeowners Kate and Rob host mythical parties, therefore a house suited to entertaining was on very top of their list. Kate, proprietor of a writing and marketing communications firm, also needed her house to serve as an office space for staff gatherings and customer functions. “We saw that the possibilities and knew we could place […]