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Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

Home Decorating

Sowwah Square

Sowwah Square is a significant urban space located on the Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and provides a green retreat at the centre of the new commercial hub. The inspiration for the square was derived from the nature and culture inherent to the Arabian Peninsula: dunes, traditional irrigation systems …

Nendo Creates “Soft” Furniture Collection Without Upholstery

Chinese furniture brand KUKA curated an exhibition, entitled Home Living Boundless Design, for which Japanese design house nendo was asked to be a …

STIX Single Brass Wood Bench

Price: $1750Enjoy the perfect seat every time you sit with the STIX Single Brass Wood Bench. This seat is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The base …

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

UI Design

Zaha Hadid: Seven of her most memorable creations

Zaha Hadid will be remembered as one of the foremost architects of her generation. The first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and the …

The Light and Airy Apartment G in Downtown Singapore

In downtown Singapore, marble, light wood, soft hues, and subtle touches of gold come together to create a stylish, light-filled, and textured apartment.<p>Remodeled by the Singapore-based architecture and interior design duo Takenouchi Webb, Apartment G is a 3,875-square-foot, third-floor apartment …

Interior Design

The Secret To Creative Product Design? Getting Physical

Is the digital era killing the magic of hands-on experimentation? Designer Philippe Malouin’s room dividers reclaim a lost form of creativity.<p>Last week, Philippe Malouin–a London-based industrial designer–was holed up in the basement of a WeWork office in Manhattan, experimenting like a mad …

Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise

I JUST GOOGLED “alarm dust,” “alibi sweatshirt,” and “sleuth intelligence.” Then I shopped for industrial dehydrators, scanned a Pinterest page for …

Photo London 2017: When Robert Mapplethorpe Shot a Young Karl Lagerfeld, and More of the Best Images

Photo London, the city's sprawling photography fair, which is currently on view at Somerset House through Sunday, is only in its third year, but the 2017 edition has proven the fledgling fair has already come into its own with a strong show of icons among the upstart talents on show. This time …

Art

Look We Love: This is the New Bohemian

The bohemian aesthetic—worn woods, Moroccan rugs, pattern on pattern, copious plants—has been a huge influence on home decor in the past few years. …

House in Akiya

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan<p>This is a two-story weekend house with a rooftop deck in Akiya, located a few hours drive south of Tokyo. Akiya, together with the neighboring area, Hayama, is known for its concentration of summer/weekend houses. Being on the coastal slope where the ocean and …

Montebar Villa

Perched on the edge of the Swiss Alps, the Montebar Villa uses its exterior facade and contoured form to blend into its mountainous setting. To abide …

Incredible Optical Illusion Body Painting by Trina Merry

We can say that the artist Trina Merry has mastered the art of camouflage in body painting. No background scares her for the realization trompe …

Art

Sculptural House Made Up Of Three Box-Like Volumes

The Concrete Box House is one of those buildings that looks unassuming when seen from the street but turns out to be really impressive when you get …

Small Space Solution: Double Duty DIY Daybeds

The daybed has fallen in and out of favor over the years. It may remind you of lavish palaces and paintings of nobility lounging about, waiting to be …

Small Spaces

Here Are All the Places You Haven't Thought to Use Wallpaper

(Image credit: Old Home Love)<p>One of the most important design trends we've seen in the past few years is the return of wallpaper. And these aren't …

Interior designer Tara Bernerd on how to do luxury with character

From black marble to colored glass<p>British interior designer Tara Bernerd knows a thing or two about luxury. Known for her work for posh boutique hotels like the Thompson Chicago and SIXTY SoHo, Bernerd operates on the opposite extreme of sterile-hotel stereotypes, creating instead warm spaces rich …

2017 Audi S3

A potent pinch of tech from Ingolstadt.<p>Unlike its competitive set of pocket-size luxury hot rods, the Audi S3 carries a little Teutonic monkey on its back: the Volkswagen Golf R, which shares the wee Audi’s guts and MQB structure yet is both more practical and more affordable. While a finer polish …

Kitchen Design: Black Marble is the New White Marble

White marble — especially the snowy and subtly veined carrara — has long been a dominant material in kitchens. If you're looking for something a …

Countertops

Three Little-Known Spanish Architects Win Architecture’s Top Prize

RIP, starchitecture. And good riddance.<p>Catalonian architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta, of RCR Arquitectes, are the winners of the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The commendation–akin to the industry’s Nobel Prize–goes to a firm that has quietly reinvented regional design. …

A Bonkers Beautiful IKEA Built-In Hack

I feel fairly confidant in my ability to spot an IKEA hack, but this project had me doing a double take. Christina's project is not a casual, pick up …

IKEA

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 02.26.2017

Hello weekend warriors! What are you up to?<p>I arrived home on Tuesday from Wyoming and the mountains were just buried in fresh powder. We’ve had a …

Remembering Ren Hang

Yesterday afternoon a photographer reached out with news that Ren Hang had reportedly committed suicide. I could see tributes beginning to form on Twitter, but, I thought, it can’t be true. But when publisher Pierre Bessard announced “Mon ami Ren Hang left us this morning” on his website and …

Hong Kong

The 17 most beautiful museums around the world

Add some architecture to your travels<p>On the heels of Curbed’s round up of the best museums and libraries in the United States, it’s time to cue the wanderlust and turn our eyes abroad.<p>Although our country boasts some of the finest art in the world—all housed in seriously amazing buildings—there are …

Choi Xooang questions the boundaries of human form - CNN Style

Written by Jamie Fullerton, CNNSol Han, CNN<p>In Choi Xooang's hyperrealistic sculptures, eyeless heads face off against each other, dismembered hands convene to form fleshy angel wings, and men with dog heads pose in underpants.<p>It's little surprise then that the Seoul-born South Korean declares: "If …

10 homes architects and designers have created for themselves

From John Pawson's minimally styled London house to the skinny Rotterdam residence of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman, we've …

Architecture

Pink concrete extension adds warmth and texture to brick house in London

Who knew that pink concrete could be so calming?<p>I know, I know. I ranted against the pink decor trend, but, alas, here I am absolutely tickled by this lovely rose-colored extension on a mid-terrace house in Islington in north London. It helps that the addition is cast from concrete, a material that …

Magnetic Clock to Travel with Time in a Day

FLYTE, that we presented previously, is specialized in the creation of design objects using the magnetic technology. They are back with <i>STORY</i>, a clock …