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Why So Many Interior Designers Recharge In The Bahamas

Lyford Cay and Harbour Island have long been favorites of interior designers. Here, we see what it is about these two Bahamian destinations that beckon decor inspiration seekers.<p>Interior designer Tom Scheerer ventures to both island spots regularly. After all, he's there for work. He recently …

Interior Design

The entrance to this house has a very large door made of rusty metal. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/07/the-anderson-pavilion-by-miller-design/

This new office space has a nook, which is accessed by a ladder. It's meant to reproduce the cozy isolation of a treehouse. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/12/the-capital-one-lab-by-studio-oa/

A bathtub with an awesome view, in this home by Bruce Stafford Architects. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/14/a-vaucluse-renovation-by-bruce-stafford-architects/

Photos of new office interior design projects are always filled with people sitting around socializing, like they are in this office for Adobe. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/04/30/adobe-410-townsend-by-valerio-dewalt-train-associates/

A sculptural staircase inside this apartment in India. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/15/sdm-apartment-by-arquitectura-en-movimiento-workshop/

This house has a window with a cushioned seating area, surrounded by books on a shelf. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/28/long-brick-house-by-foldes-co-architects/

The view from inside this contemporary cabin, designed by Miller Hull. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/30/davis-residence-by-miller-hull/

This bridge design was inspired by lily pads. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2014/09/08/friedrich-bayer-bridge-by-loebcapote-arquitetura/

SB Architects designed this home in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2014/09/14/the-bernal-heights-residence-by-sb-architects/

Andrew Maynard Architects designed a contemporary extension and remodel of this home in Melbourne, Australia. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2014/09/19/moor-house-by-andrew-maynard-architects/

Heineken opens Pop-Up City Lounge at London Design Festival

The Heineken Pop-Up City Lounge has just launched at London Design Festival.<p>The ‘Pop-up City Lounge’ is the second edition in the brand’s ‘Open …

Apartment with Green Walls by SVOYA Studio

SVOYA Studio have designed an apartment with green walls in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.<p>Project description<p>The space of the apartment, its benefits often …

Hillside House by SB Architects

SB Architects designed the Hillside House in Mill Valley, California.<p>Project description<p>Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across …

Artist Studio by Chan Architecture

Chan Architecture collaborated with Phillip Johnson Landscapes to complete an artist studio, located in the backyard of an existing house in …

North America's Largest Living Wall by Green Over Grey

Vancouver-based Green Over Grey designed ‘Mountains & Trees, Waves & Pebbles’, a living wall project with 120 unique plant species and over 50,000 …

Moore Park Residence by Drew Mandel Architects

Drew Mandel Architects have designed the Moore Park Residence in Toronto, Canada.<p>Project description<p>This infill house is situated in the mid-town …

Sasamat Creative have designed Slinky, a hand blown glass pendant light More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/09/27/slinky-pendant-light-by-sasamat-creative/

San Anselmo House by Shands Studio

Shands Studio have designed the San Anselmo House in Marin County, California.<p>Project description<p>Envisioned for direct access to the outdoors and …

Sketch Building Design have recently completed a contemporary addition to a one bedroom Victorian terrace in Melbourne, Australia. More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/09/24/elsternwick-addition-by-sketch-building-design/

The Best Recipes for Binge-Watching Netflix (or Hulu or Whatever)

These snacks and cooking projects are perfect for binge watching your way through that entire Netflix queue.<p>We don't condone binge eating (although sometimes, desperate times call). Binge <i>watching</i>, on the other hand? Now we're talking. It's going to take endurance to get through every episode and …


Our Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Northern lights as seen from ISS - timelapse video

Timelapse video filmed by an astronaut shows the view from the International Space Station as it circles the Earth completely over 90 minutes. Each orbit the station moves around 1,367 miles to the west in relation to 90 minutes before. During this period, astronaut Alexander Gerst passes from …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

New York City

Beer Run: We Test the PedalPub, a 16-Person Alcohol-Fueled Party Bike

When bored, horses often chomp down on a fence post and suck air. One theory holds that this gives them a buzz. Another holds that this is baloney. But whether or not horses get lit, horse<i>power</i> certainly can. And that is the purpose of a pedal tavern.<p>Known by a variety of names, a pedal tavern is a …


Designing Polska at Tent London

At Tent London, part of London Design Festival, some of the most interesting spaces to visit for design-hungry visitors are the country pavilions, delivering an overview of what the creative talents in each place are working on right now. Among them are 100% Norway (which we covered last month), …

Graphic Design

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …