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Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92

Irving Sandler, an art critic who drew on his extensive relationships with living artists to compile authoritative histories of Abstract Expressionism and the artistic movements that followed, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 92.<p>The cause was cancer, his wife, Lucy Freeman Sandler, said. He …

Art

This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

It was an art historian's chance discovery of a lifetime. Over 40 years ago, a museum director in Florence, Italy, found a hidden room whose walls were covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples.<p>Although the drawings are not signed by the master, art experts say …

Art

The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Home Owner

Keeper of the house<p>Of all the things dads are, keeper of the house is perhaps their most hallowed duty. The home owner’s tools create a dominion …

Shopping

Burton House

Portland, Oregon<p>Burton House, an iconic home, originally designed by Roscoe Hemmenway in 1939, has been masterfully designed and rebuilt by Benjamin Silver and Oliver Olson; it is their finest collaboration to date. With a nod to its past roots, the reinvention of this property has incorporated the …

The Flea Market Apartment

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel<p>The 84 sqm apartment, located in Jaffa's colorful Flea Market District, intended as a home of a young creative couple with a dog. <br>Architect Limor Yossifon Goldman (Studio LimonARC) was in charge of the architecture, design and renovation of the 84 sqm …

Interior Design

No Tools Required: 20 Modern Flat-Pack Furniture Pieces for Your Next Move

Having to disassemble, pack and move heavy furniture is tough. But there’s a solution: flat-pack furniture. This new wave of moving-friendly …

Furniture

These Are the Best Travel Pants I’ve Ever Worn

I used to dream of a middle ground designed specifically for traveling. Somewhere between sweatpants and jeans that looked good, but not sloppy. I …

Remodeling 101: What to Look for When Buying a House: 9 Small Signs That Signal Big Problems

It goes without saying that buying a house is a huge investment. However dazzled you may be by the location and spacious closets, you need …

Home Improvement

This Elegant A-Frame Rental in Australia Lets You Reconnect With Nature in Style

Located two hours west of Canberra in the serene Australian countryside, an A-frame rental offers a unique glamping experience.<p>One of the main highlights at JR’s Hut, an off-the-grid glamping destination in Southeast Australia, is without a doubt the views. The panoramic vistas not only capture the …

Horatio Loft

New York, New York<p>Emporium Design’s creative duo, Robert Stansell and Timothy Welsh, unveil their latest interior design and custom fabrication project: Horatio Loft. A private residence located at the intersection of the West Village’s popular Horatio and West 4th Streets, Horatio Loft is Emporium …

The 10 Best Pocket Tees to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

An essential part of any warm-weather wardrobe, the pocket tee finds its roots in the athletic-wear of the 20th century. It used to feature hearty …

This Stupidly Pretty, Highly-Customizable Desk Organizer Is Finally Available

There’s a moment after every hugely successful Kickstarter campaign where every hopeful backer must hold their breath — will you ever see the product …

Sister Cabins Frame Sweeping Views of Rocky Mountains, Colorado

<b>Renée del Gaudio architects</b> completed the design of a project named <b>Big Cabin | Little Cabin</b> in Fairplay, Colorado. The new pair of cottages are …

The 11 Best Sheets to Buy in 2018

This definitive guide to the best sheets of 2018 answers everything you need to know to buy better bedding this year. We tested different 31 …

I Discovered the Best Damn Coffee Mug on the Planet and Now Every Other Cup Design Is Dead to Me

It’s weird, teetering on crazy, to rant about a coffee mug changing your life. I know this. But last Sunday, a barista served me an average cup of …

7 Efficient Prefabs That Prove the Power of Modular Design

Resolution:4 Architecture creates astounding prefabricated homes that are tailored to their sites and the unique needs of their owners.<p>Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, Manhattan–based firm Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4) works on a broad range of architectural projects, but is …

You Can Only Buy IWC’s New Vintage-Style Chronograph Online

IWC has just unveiled the latest addition to its Pilot’s Watch lineup: a vintage-inspired chronograph reminiscent of the brand’s Fliegerchronograph …

The 16 Best Wardrobe Essentials of Spring 2018

Spring’s here, with summer not far behind, which means it’s time to update your warm-weather wardrobe. Look for quality garments you can incorporate …

House of Plants: Living with Succulents, Air Plants, and Cacti

Learn how to care for your succulents, cacti and air plants with this beautiful but practical guide to indoor plants. These gorgeous, fashionable plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living and this comprehensive companion is all you need to learn how to nurture and enjoy them, as well …

A Cozy Flat in Odessa Designed for a Student by Fateeva Design

Working with just 17.3-square-meters (approx. 186-square-feet), Fateeva Design created the perfect studio apartment for a student in Odessa, Ukraine. …

A Perforated Brick Facade Shields a Glowing London Infill Home

Built on the site of a former garage in Islington, an artist and designer's new home cleverly captures light and greenery.<p>Dubbed Aperture House for its distinctive facade, the two-bedroom, two-bath home was designed by the London–based firm Paul Archer Design for Zoe Papadopoulou, an artist and …

Architecture

Islington Flat

England, United Kingdom<p>This Islington refurbishment improves a 36sqm studio flat to create an open plan kitchen & living room with a new separate bedroom to the rear of the plan. The property forms part of a Grade II listed crescent in Islington, built in 1860. Many of the townhouses were …

This Handsome Carafe Solves a Big Problem with Pour-Over Coffee

One of the largest barriers to entry into the secret garden of pour-over coffee is the effort it begets in comparison to a typical home brewer — have …

Studio Anita: A Small, but Smartly Designed Apartment by AMBIDESTRO Arquitetura

Spanning a mere 42-square-meters, Studio Anita is a modest apartment in Porto Alegre, Brazil, that was designed by AMBIDESTRO Arquitetura. With more …

Baselworld 2018: A WWII Pilot’s Watch Is Reborn, Patina and All

<b>Verdict:</b>Whenever Longines debuts a new vintage reissue it always seems to nail it, and this year’s new addition to its Heritage lineup — the …

Desk Clock

These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism

Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>Founded in 1958 by the Finnish Saarelainen brothers in Eastern Finland, Honka—known as Honkarakenne in Finland—was the first industrial manufacturer of log houses. Today, the pioneer brand has …

10 Things You Need to Know This Week

<i>We write a lot. We read a lot. But much of what we discover, internally debate, or see in our inboxes has traditionally not made it out of our many</i> …

Amelia Earhart

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The 7 Best Cast-Iron Skillets You Can Buy in 2018

This definitive guide to the best cast-iron skillets of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next favorite piece of cookware, …