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It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

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Interior Insight

A mosaic tile wall softens the laboratory-like effect of the glossy kitchen cabinets.<p>The playroom later became Xenia’s office.<p>AGS Stainless manufactures stainless steel railing systems that are in demand all over the world.<p>When David Chipperfield designed the Piana Chairs for Alessi in 2011, he was …

Knoll Inspiration: It Began With A Sketch

Early drawings of beloved designs from Knoll's archives<p><i>This post was originally published on Knoll Inspiration in 2015.</i><p>Often, it is the first line of a story that captures the imagination of the public. What accounts for the enduring appeal of that first sentence is in the twofold nature of its …

8 Inspired Tricks for Small Kitchen Designs

The breakfast bar idea in tip #3? Absolutely genius.<p>These clever DIY design ideas prove you can do more with less — without sacrificing style — in even the tiniest of kitchens.

Interior Design

Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.<p>Brenda McManus and Ned Drew still vividly recall the revulsion that washed over them when they first saw their tiny apartment in the Morningside Heights …

The 20 Best White Paints, According to Top Interior Designers

They might be from the same color family, but they're oh-so different.<p>White paint can make or break a room, so we looked to the pros to tell us everything we need to know about the best shades.<p>China White, Benjamin Moore<p>"It seldom fails me, no matter where in the country I use it. It doesn't break …

The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman

The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.<p>Charles and Ray Eames often visited their friend Billy Wilder on his film sets. While working, the famed director would put together a makeshift lounge chair so that he could nap between takes. Something about his jerry-rigged seat struck a …

10 Easy Pieces: Glass and Steel Display Cabinets

My version of the fine china cabinet? A set of misfit ceramics and glass that I keep on view because I like them too much to keep them shut up in the …

An Aquarium with a Scandinavian Design – Inspirations

Designer Charles Törnros and his team in Sweden decided to completely create an <i>scandinavian design</i> to the home aquarium creating a minimal, beautiful …

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Sophia Loren Has Always Looked "Fantastic," And She Knows It

Sophia Loren knows she looks how great she looks. "I look fantastic," she recently told <i>W.</i> "Everybody says so!" Then again--she always has. In celebration of the Italian actress' 82nd birthday, here's a look back at her best moments over the years.

Fashion Shows

Sustainability Style (and Food) at Native Restaurant in Antwerp

Though he loves food, Antwerp-based chef Benjamin Somers has never been comfortable with the amount of waste in the restaurant industry. His …

17 Sneaky Ways to Use Adhesive Hooks or Strips

They're great for so much more than hanging your keys by the door.<p>If you're an avid organizer, there's no doubt you know the power of adhesive hooks and strips. But these organizing superstars can also be used for so much more than mounting pictures and hanging keys — read on for some of our …

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The top 9 luxury brands in the world

The report, by PMX Agency, measures a variety of metrics including site visits, brand searches and social media engagement within the luxury apparel market.<p>The luxury market is still growing, although it did slow slightly this year, due to factors including terrorism and Brexit.<p>In 2015 the global …

Daan Roosegaarde wins the Design Innovation Medal at London's Design Festival

Dutch designer and innovator, Daan Roosegaarde, has been awarded the Airbnb Design Innovation Medal.<p>The Design Innovation Medal, supported by British …

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