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An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials

In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.<p>Just a few blocks from the swooping Barclays Center arena in downtown Brooklyn sits an unexpectedly quiet haven, a petite 1,300-square-foot patch of green punctuated by a small …

Architecture

Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair

A look at Eero Saarinen's Womb chair, an icon of midcentury modern design.<p>Unlike Harry Bertoia, who created a single collection, Eero Saarinen produced numerous designs for Knoll that became inextricably linked to the history of the famous furniture company.<p>Saarinen designed the Womb chair in 1946 …

Design

Un rarissime « arc-en-ciel de feu » repéré au-dessus de Singapour

Le phénomène est à la fois rare et merveilleux. Il n'a pas échappé aux Singapourien lundi.<p>Les Singapouriens n'avaient qu'à lever la tête l'après-midi …

Asie du Sud-Est

The Iconic Home That Still Looks as Good as New

Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.<p>"My father hated privet," said architect Charles Gwathmey in 2002 while making some small tweaks to the 1,200-square-foot house in Amagansett, New York, …

Architecture

10 Ways to Solve Storage Problems in Small Spaces

Downsizing your life in order to live small sometimes requires creative ninja moves to find adequate storage.<p>Having spaces to stow away belongings in underutilized areas is critical to maintaining one's sanity in cramped quarters. Luckily, there are plenty of clever furnishings that do double duty …

Small Spaces

A Vancouver Renovation Transforms a Backyard Into a Giant Living Room

Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.<p>Traditional homes are a common sight in the Dunbar neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, and this home once fit that standard. But after a few years of living here, the owners felt that the layout didn’t exactly meet …

Living Rooms