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How-to mix contemporary interior design with elements of Japanese culture

The hotel suites at the new Aman Tokyo are a delightful lesson on how to combine contemporary interior design with the flavor of traditional Japanese …

Wall Decor Idea - This Café Covered Their Walls With 3D Concrete Tiles

When Emma Maxwell Design were asked to design Cafe Melba in Singapore, they chose to cover the walls in 3-dimensional hexagon shaped tiles.<p>The …

Frank Gehry’s Swimming Koi Lamps are Reflective of His Artistic Arc

Gehry’s new-and-improved ‘Fish Lamps’ swim about the Gagosian Gallery in Rome.<p>A chain of koi fish float through an exhibit space, illuminating their immediate surroundings with a self-contained, warm orange glow. The works come from a familiar yet unexpected name: Frank Gehry. Early in his artistic …

A Simple Seattle Home For A Family That Needed More Space

Principal architect Rik Adams, together with project team Rick Mohler and Rick Ghillino, designed this home located in Seattle’s Queen Anne …

5 Ideas For Unconventional Cabinet Door Designs

Cabinet doors typically aren’t the most exciting design element in a room. They open and they close. Sure, they need to look nice but they’re usually …

Ten More Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Pokémon GO'

Last week, I wrote an article that managed to get over five million page views thanks to eager <i>Pokémon GO</i> fans looking for tips as they started the game. I know enough about Hollywood to understand when high viewership and interest warrants a sequel, so here I am with another round of advice for new</i> …

Your Summer 2016 Anime Guide

It’s hot outside. Let’s stay in and watch some anime.<p>That’s right, it’s time for the Summer 2016 season. Here’s a round up of the latest shows and …

11 Ways To Introduce Black Into Your Kitchen

Black is an increasingly popular color were seeing in kitchens. All black kitchens make a bold statement, but you don’t have to go that far.<p>Here are …

A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases

What the heck is a bumwad?<p>Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like "spatiality," it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most …

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This Warehouse Was Converted Into A Light-Filled Contemporary Home

What was once an old warehouse in Melbourne, Australia, has been transformed into a contemporary, light-filled home by LSA Architects.<p>The home has a …

Sofía Sanchez de Betak’s Black-Tie Beauty Prep Is a Piece of Cake

Few women do black tie better than Sofía Sanchez de Betak, the Argentinian art director and perennial globetrotter who’s always dashing off to one glamorous gala or another. So when asked to decode her effortless look for Vogue.com’s <i>Beauty Secrets</i> video series, De Betak arrived fully armed with her …

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Glass Doors Define The Bedroom In This Small Apartment

If you live in a small apartment, having a bedroom inside its own separate walled-in room will make an already small apartment seem even smaller. …

This Small Apartment Is Filled With Creative Ideas To Maximize Living Space

Measuring in at just 322 sqft (or 30sqm), this apartment in Milan, Italy, is small, but it has everything you need, including a kitchen, lounge, …

19 Ideas For Using Hexagons In Interior Design And Architecture

Hexagons are everywhere these days, but since there are so many fun ways to incorporate them into interior design and architecture, we don’t even …

Larose Guyon's New Sculptural Lighting Is Like An Illuminated Necklace

Designers Audrée Larose and Félix Guyon of Larose Guyon, will be launching their new lighting collection at the ICFF show in New York later this …

Ten books to read in May

From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

This Online Clothing Brand Created A 'Try-On Truck' To Park In The Street

Mobile Office Architects and Spiegel Aihara Workshop collaborated to design and develop a mobile retail store for online clothing brand, True & …

13 Chocolate Bar Brands That Emphasize Graphic Design On Their Packaging

1. Coco Chocolatier – find them here.<p>2. Hush Chocolates – find them here.<p>Designed by Claire Hartley<p>3. Mita Chocolate Co. – find them here.<p>Designed by …

Colorful lines, inspired by the London Underground, will lead you to classrooms at this language school

Architect Emil Dervish, has designed the Underhub language school, in Kiev, Ukraine.<p>When designing the space, he was inspired by the London …

Travel Like an Editor: What InStyle's Joanna Bober Packed for a Whirlwind Weekend in Aspen

THE BIG PICTURE<p>White jeans—Mother (similar) and Citizens of Humanity (similar) are my go-tos—a special dress for evening (from Figue, $1,295; …

Ralph Pucci's fashion mannequins "mirror how we want to see ourselves"

An exhibition at New York's Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the work of Ralph Pucci, whose mannequin designs chronicle changes in visual culture …

The Belgian iconoclasts who changed fashion

It was when the Antwerp Six – made up of Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten – rented a truck and headed to London with their designs in 1986 that Belgium’s rep as a home of radical fashion was forged. Almost thirty years …

The Five Big Winners at Cannes

While the Oscars are cursed by slow predictability—all those long months leading up to that long TV show in which the people you expect to win do win—the Cannes award ceremony runs a single brisk hour and lives up to the famous words of the great jazz pianist Fats Waller: “One never knows, do …

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Six Walls House in Boo, Sweden by Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

The Whimsical Lightness of Melbourne's Armadale Residence<p>KOFI Microroastery Revels in The Art of Coffee Making<p>The Metaphysical Physicality of IK LAB …

X-TU's Architects World Expo pavilion evokes the iconic food markets of France

1/15<p>France Milan World Expo 2015 Pavilion<p>France is known for its fabulous food markets, so it is no surprise that the focus of the country's 2015 …