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2017 Best of Furniture Design

Privacy, joinery, circles, booze, mash-ups and more<p>Furniture continues to be a popular topic with Core77 readers, and here are ten of the standout …

Green-roofed village shows a more sustainable way to rebuild after disasters

When the 8.0-magnitude Sichuan Earthquake devastated China in 2008, nearly 5 million people were left homeless. Rural Urban Framework, a non-profit …

10 ways to style your bed like a pro

<b>What's the best way to dress and style a bed?</b><p>It's something that many of us give a lot of thought to – and equally, many of us would love to, but …

50 Iconic Buildings Around the World You Need to See Before You Die

From the Taj Mahal to Fallingwater, how many of these have you seen?<p>Perhaps one of the greatest joys of traveling is drinking in the local culture. Its essence is all around: reflected in the food, the textiles, the dialects, and of course, the architecture. Each destination's local flair infuses …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

30 Cheap & Polished Home Upgrades You Need To Create A Cozy Nest

We're officially in the thick of nesting season: Temperatures are on a steady decline, and all we want to do is stay in, watch Netflix reruns, and …

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7 Ways to Hang Art Like a Decorator

“Blank walls are sad walls," says interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper. Art adds another finishing layer to your home. "This sounds canned, but it …

10 Favorites: The Unexpected Appeal of Plywood

Does the versatility of plywood have no limit?<p>From boats to furniture; plywood is flexible, inexpensive, easy to use, and reusable. Made from …

Living Room Design Doozies: 11 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Your Space

We know, we know: Coming up with a design scheme from scratch in any room is difficult, let alone your primary living space. You might be tempted to pick out a sofa and a coffee table and call it a day. That's all you really need, right?<p>Nope! In order to design a truly inviting living room that's …

3 Household Items a Feng Shui Expert Wants You to Toss ASAP

With the turn of the season fast approaching, our minds have turned to the nesting months ahead (and how we can prepare our homes accordingly). Enter …

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This wacky concrete house is made of angled volumes

The latest from South Korean architect Moon Hoon<p>The designs of South Korean architect Moon Hoon are anything but simple—including one whose project name is “Simple House.” Located on Jeju Island, one of the country’s most popular vacation spots, the striking structure is made up of a series of …

The Spanish holiday home as an architectural collectible

Within a narrow angle of vision you can see: shadows of leaves; the dusty soil and stubborn flora of this wooded part of Spain; light bouncing off water; the shaved and polished pebbles of a curving concrete floor; dark steel posts and beam; a curving concrete slab above; above that, a cylindrical …

BEHR predicts that these colors will be huge in home decor next year

Behr announced that “In The Moment” — which they describe as “a restorative blue-green hue that honors nature and serves as a serene backdrop to …

Incredible bamboo basketball court opens in Thailand

Gorgeous<p>You don’t have to be an athlete to appreciate the gorgeous new open-air sports pavilion at the Panyaden International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From the outside, the 8,417-square-foot building looks something like a shingled turtle shell—featuring a three-tiered, curved roof with …

Alden B. Dow: Designer of the Midwest’s most modern town

Heir of an industrial icon, one architect made his hometown a showcase for organic architecture<p>On the surface, Midland, a quaint community situated near the crook of Michigan’s palm, doesn’t live up to its nickname, “City of Modern Explorers.” But once you look closely, as the work of favored son …

This Architect’s Beautiful Homes Solve the Problems of Modern Design

Spanish designer Fran Silvestre is making some of the best houses in the world by not giving up on simplicity.<p>In 2004, Spain was in the middle of a …

12 Fresh Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

Whether you live somewhere winter doesn’t visit, or somewhere the cold will start making an appearance toward the end of fall, this year has a lot of enjoy-the-outdoors potential left. One of the best places to enjoy is your own backyard. Maybe your space is sprawling, the yard behind your suburban …

Outdoor Spaces

5 Switch Plate Upgrades That Prove It's All in the Details

Bid those plastic peach covers adieu<p>Consider the lowly switch plate: cheap and plastic, pasty in color, and typically overlooked by even the most discerning aesthete. We obsess over paints and wallpapers and even the color of the trim, but by actually treating your switch plate covers with a little …

Kengo Kuma’s first U.S. home is an indoor-outdoor masterpiece

The Suteki home was built as part of a residential showcase in Happy Valley, Oregon<p>Hot off the heels of his expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden, architect Kengo Kuma has designed a house in Happy Valley, Oregon, for Yokohama-based homebuilding company Suteki.<p>Built as part of Metro Portland’s …

Before & After: A Kitchen Goes from Ugh to Unrecognizable

Andrea is a stylish fashion blogger who founded the blog Blonde Bedhead. And though her expertise is in personal style, it's clear she's also a …

Dining Rooms

See the world in black and white with a striking monochrome look for your home

Scandinavians live by it, contemporary architects frame their minimalist creations with it, and glamour-loving luxury interior designers swear by it, too. Monochrome is the (non) colour palette that probably achieves the most consensus across the board when it comes to interiors. Its advocates say …

Home Decorating

Hill of Buddha by Tadao Ando

The Japanese architect Tadao Ando created a unique religious space in the Sapporo region, in the North of Japan. The temple is an almost entirely …

6 Things the World's Most Beautiful Kitchens Have in Common

You can join the club, too — even on a small budget.<p>After double tapping and repinning hundreds of kitchens (not to mention spending the entire day, five days a week in one), we've become experts in identifying what draws a person's eye to a cooking space — and we've noticed one really cool thing: …

First Look: 10 Things You're Definitely Going to Want from IKEA's 2018 Catalog, Before it Comes Out

It's About to Be 2018 at IKEA!<p>The arrival of a new IKEA catalog is an annual event to be celebrated, and, if you’re anything like us, spent marking …

Living Rooms

9 Easy Home Improvements Under $100

Give your living space a facelift without breaking the bank.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, most of us likely have a …

The Best Sites For Affordable Mid-Century Modern Furniture And Decor, In One Exhaustive List

Hint: There are SO many sites to find postwar furniture styles other than West Elm.<p>We’re all familiar with West Elm and its upscale take on mid-century modern furniture, but what if you’re looking for affordable postwar styles that you <i>won’t</i> find in every apartment in Brooklyn?<p>It’s a tall order, but …

Furniture

IKEA and Hay reveal full collaborative Ypperlig collection

IKEA and Hay have released a set of images that show the full range of furniture and homeware products from their collaboration.<p>The Ypperlig …

The Secret to Beautiful Living Rooms Is This Design Method

I spotted the living room above in a recent Brooklyn house tour and instantly loved it. You can immediately see that it's a balanced, well-appointed …