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The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings

Twenty-two senators wrote a letter to the president when he was said to be on the fence about backing out. They received more than $10m from oil, gas and coal companies the past three election cycles<p>A withdrawal by Donald Trump from the Paris climate accord would go down as a hallmark of his …

Oil & Gas Industry

"Hole Roll": blackout curtains with trompe l'oeil cityscapes cut into them

Hole Roll is (was? the post dates from 2014 and their website is down) a Ukrainian blind company that published some early designs for blackout …

Cory Doctorow

LeGrow Smart Garden Is Like LEGO Blocks for Growing Plants

Earlier this year Pantone bestowed PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the color of 2017, prescient of the house plant trend that has culminated in numerous …

This Street Artist Turned A Church Into A Skate Park, Now He’s Tackling Trump

Street artist Okuda San Miguel, knew that the Spanish church was special the minute he saw it. And from that first moment, it became his passion project. He just had to do something spectacular with it.<p>Originally built in 1912, the Church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain had fallen into …

Taran Killam Confirms Trump 'Struggled To Read' At 'SNL'

This is not fantastic.<p>There’s no need to read between the lines here (which is probably good news for the president).<p>Former “SNL” star and Donald Trump impersonator Taran Killam has confirmed everyone’s worst suspicions about the commander-in-chief’s time on “Saturday Night Live”: Trump “struggled …

Comedy

Give yourself elite online security for under $30 with unlimited access to TigerVPN

TIgerVPN knows what you want online. You’re looking for a VPN provider who can offer you unquestioned protection on the web while serving up fast, reliable connection speeds. TigerVPN not only understands those security and accessibility demands, they want to save you some money at the same time …

Meet The New Class Of Wall Street Democrats

They just voted for a Trump nominee who worked as the bailout lawyer for Goldman Sachs.<p>WASHINGTON ― When the 2008 financial crisis hit, the Democratic Party was forced to reckon with a dormant struggle between two internal factions that had ― until recently ― been feuding for centuries. One …

Middle-class

Made in California: 8 Design-Worthy Wall Hooks from the Golden State

Finally a combination of two of our obsessions: artful wall hooks and the great state of California. Here are our eight favorite wall hooks made in …

The 10 Designers Every Guy Should Know

The 10 Designers Every Guy Should Know

Mean Mug

Ceramicist Ian Anderson is expanding overseas and leveraging the web to make design more democratic—but first, coffee.<p>Big news may call for a toast, but usually it demands caffeine first. Perhaps that’s why ceramicist Ian Anderson chose to do a line of mugs to celebrate his expansion into the …

Public Art

17 On-the-Rise Designers You Should Know Now Photos

If there's one constant takeaway each year from <i>Architectural Digest</i>'s highly anticipated Design Show, it's that there's no shortage of great design. From the handcrafted furnishings in the Made section to innovative lighting, beautiful hardware, and cutting-edge appliances, there's also no shortage …

Inside-Out

Inside-Out paintings offer an alternative way to view two-dimensional paintings. The work is made from a process developed by the artist that allows the underside of the paint layer to be shown as the outward surface. The viewable surface is identical to peeling the entire paint layer off, and then …

Painting

Tile Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

Hi, my name is Nancy Mitchell, and I'm a tile addict. I'm so into tile right now that I've joked with co-workers that I could create an entirely new …

Ceramics

14 Modern Pendant Lights

Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.<p>When it comes to interior lighting, we all owe Danish architect Poul Henningsen a huge debt. Having grown up in the glow of gas lamps, Henningsen …

Interior Design

When the Future Had Fins: Fantastical Vintage Auto Drawings

Dwell on Design speaker and gallery director Christopher W. Mount opens a new L.A. exhibition of automotive drawings spanning 1959–1973.<p>Christopher Mount, the founder/director of the eponymously named gallery in Los Angeles, will open an exhibition on Friday, January 23, to include detailed …

General Motors

New Series of Animals in One Line by Differantly

The graphic design studio DFT, also known as Differantly, is renowned for its uncluttered approach of drawing. The technique of the duo consists in …

Cute

Curb Appeal: The Friendly TomTom Letterbox

We’re admiring the TomTom Letterbox, a cheerfully modern mailbox that doesn’t take itself too seriously.<p>The TomTom mailbox “takes its inspiration …

Design Resin Table with Rare Wood Inside

The Italian interior design firm Riva 1920 and the architect Renzo Piano gathered their savoir-faire to create a table with a meticulous aspect, …

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

Gorgeous new prefab is modular. Or is it Flat-pack? Or post-and-beam? Never mind.

We have always drawn a distinction between modular construction, where boxes are built in a factory with interior finishes installed, and flat-pack …

A Look at Wintercheck Factory's Furniture Designs

This Brooklyn-based duo tackles multiple materials, all Made in the USA<p>I've been looking through the portfolio of Wintercheck Factory and I like what …

2016 Best of Furniture Design

This year we saw a lot of heavily-trafficked posts in furniture design, covering everything from old-school techniques to newfangled technologies, …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

The Etch is a Morphing Digital Clock Sculpture

The Etch Clock is unlike any Swiss clock we’ve ever seen, a tabletop or wall-mountable digital clock designed to mimic an “etched in stone” effect …

A CNC-Milled Coffee Table, a DIY Modular Concrete Kitchen Backsplash, a Homemade Lumber Mill, Display Cases & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Concrete Backsplash and Dish Rack</b><p>Wow! Ben Uyeda uses Legos to cast a modular concrete backsplash/dish rack …

Current Obsessions: Happy Holidays

In this week leading up to the holiday break we found inspiration in ample color, design literature, and several year-end sales. Read on to learn …

Coal Linen: Behind the Design + Styling Tips

Introducing Coal, the newest addition to our Linen Collection. We took a darker turn when developing this color, and it’s been selling fast since we launched.<p>What’s the key to its success? We asked our Product team to qualify what makes our Linen Bedding stand out from the rest. They describe the …

Home Decorating

Concrete Lamps And Their Unexpected Warming Effect On Our Homes

We’ve established that wood pendant lamps make spaces feel warm, cozy and inviting so, using that logic, should concrete lamps make a space feel cold …

Interior Design

Listen: Episode 19 of Clever with David Trubridge

In the latest episode of Clever New Zealand-based designer/maker David Trubridge, who is known the world over for his beautiful and environmentally …

Street Photography

9 Iconic Chair Designs from the 1920s – 2000s

This writer has documented a series of <b>iconic chair designs</b> in every decade since the 1920s. To complete the series, this article spotlights my …

Furniture