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Kitchen Envy: ChopChop's Workbench Inspired Design

If there's one thing that'll ruin meal-making—no matter how many glasses of wine you've had to counteract any frustration or how loud you've got the …

Shops We Love: Hugh

In Detroit's Cass Corridor, retailer Joe Posch has created a destination for those seeking furniture and housewares that nod to the midcentury.<p>When stepping into Hugh, a design shop in burgeoning Midtown Detroit, a slew of objects vie for your attention—the vintage Kalmar bar tools on a shelf laden …

Ann Arbor

Travel picture quiz – harbours around the world

Where in the world would you find these harbours? Scroll to the end to find out how many you got right

Aupiais House by Site Interior Design on design-dautore.com

7x18 House / AHL architects associates

7x18 house is located in densely populated and chaotic area of Hanoi. Tu Lien village is famous because of fields with Peach trees and Kumquat trees …

Center for New Technologies / Francisco Mangado

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The proposal for the Center for New Technologies of Santiago de Compostela is based on two essential …

The view from the pool at this contemporary house in São Paulo, Brazil. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/09/jaragua-residence-by-fernanda-marques/

An exterior view of this house in Connecticut, designed by Specht Harpman Architects. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/04/10/new-canaan-residence-by-specht-harpman/

Cantilevered stairs always add a bit of drama to an interior. These stairs are from the Jaragua Residence by Fernanda Marques. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/09/jaragua-residence-by-fernanda-marques/

An exterior view of this house in Singapore, designed by Park+Associates. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/11/15/mimosa-road-by-park-associates/

The view from the living room in this home in Montana. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/11/12/big-sky-vacation-home-by-len-cotsovolos-and-lc%c2%b2design-services/

Studio Pha have completed a villa in the town of Decín, Czech Republic. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/10/villa-decin-by-studio-pha/

An exterior view of a new villa in the Czech Republic, designed by Studio Pha. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/10/villa-decin-by-studio-pha/

3LHD Architects have designed the V2 House in Dubrovnik, Croatia. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/11/v2-house-by-3lhd-architects/

French architect Paul Coudamy has designed this wooden spiral staircase for a private home in Paris, France. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/11/wooden-spiral-staircase-by-paul-coudamy/

Mauro Del Santo has designed this sculptural light by using digital design and innovative wood manufacturing technologies. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/11/unsolid-by-mauro-del-santo/

Some kitchen inspiration in this residence designed by Batay-Csorba Architects. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/09/glebe-residence-by-batay-csorba-architects/

Artist Emily Weiskopf has designed Unparallel Way, an aluminum sculpture that can be found in Brooklyn, New York. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/11/21/unparallel-way-by-emily-weiskopf/

HASSELL, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, have designed a variety of living roofs for the Burnley Campus. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/12/burnley-living-roofs-by-hassell/

naturehumaine have designed a new live/work residence located in Montreal, Canada. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/12/alexandra-residence-by-naturehumaine/

This is the spiral staircase inside the new citizenM Hotel in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/12/citizenm-rotterdam-by-concrete-architectural-associates/

This apartment features a glass enclosed home office space, that keeps sound out, but allows natural light and views in. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/12/grand-army-plaza-apartment-by-axis-mundi/

GGLLatelier designed this house overlooking a golf course, for a family in Lisbon, Portugal. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/13/quinta-dos-alcoutins-house-by-ggllatelier/

Feldbalz House by Gus Wüstemann Architects

Gus Wüstemann Architects designed the Feldbalz house for a family in Zurich, Switzerland.<p>Description from the architects:<p>It’s not a house but a …

The Thornbury House by Mesh Design

Chester Street Apartment by Alexander Lotersztain

Alexander Lotersztain of Derlot has designed the interior of the Chester Street Apartment located in Brisbane, Australia.<p>Project Description<p>Alexander …

Test your design knowledge! Name the designer of this light, found hanging in this apartment in Poland. http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/17/sea-towers-apartment-by-ministerstwo-spraw-we-wnetrzach/

Sill-to-Sill at Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm is an environmental organization that for the past 20 years has given the local community the opportunity to experience farming …

This house sits on the edge of a mountain in Japan. More photos - http://www.contemporist.com/2013/12/27/house-in-yatsugatake-by-kidosaki-architects-studio/

Iranian Woman’s Powerfully Symbolic Story of "Miss Butterfly"

Tehran-based photographer Shadi Ghadirian explores the many issues that modern women face, including culture, religion, and individuality. Her series, <i>Miss Butterfly</i>, is a collection of black and white photographs filled with strong symbolism and powerfully striking visual elements.<p>Each image …