Shannon Gaffney

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The craftiest co-working spaces around the world

Modern workspaces must be adaptable and ergonomically sound. Cast iron, plywood and hanging plants are also requisite. Dispatching from creative companies and desirable desk spaces, we track down the designers responding to our evolving working behaviours. Are you sitting comfortably?<p>© TI Media …

Architecture

Life inside the steel huts of Detroit's Quonset community

Michigan

When Working From Home Doesn’t Work

IBM pioneered telecommuting. Now it wants people back in the office.<p>In 1979, IBM was putting its stamp on the American landscape. For 20 years, it had been hiring the greats of modernism to erect buildings where scientists and salespeople could work shoulder-to-shoulder commanding the burgeoning …

Employment

Vacant Property Services for Landlords

Lowe Guardians was formed to provide property owners with a professional, efficient and cost-effective solution to the issues created by a vacant …

The Forest Pond House by TDO

This wooden folly cantilevers across a garden lake to create a meditation room and children's play den for a family living in Hampshire, England (+ …

Oslo Is Creating The Model For How Cities Can Solve Climate Change

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>As cities around the world start to take climate change seriously, many of the goals are still in the somewhat …

Tham & Videgård's Stockholm architecture school features a curving skin of pre-rusted steel

For the first time in 45 years, architecture students at Stockholm's Royal Institute of Technology have their own building on campus – a round block …

Scott & Scott updates Canadian mountain house interior using timber and marble

Canadian studio Scott & Scott has "brightened up" the interior of a mid-century property north of Vancouver, adding simple wooden surfaces, …

Neri&Hu installs continuous clothing rail through Comme Moi flagship store

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has designed the interior of fashion brand Comme Moi's first flagship store, installing custom-made metal rails and cage-like …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

The Relaunched Metropolitan Chair from Carl Hansen & Son

While not as well known as some of their contemporaries, designers Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen still had the skill set and eyes of top-notch …

Airbnb’s Portland Office Invites Employees To Belong Anywhere

Boora Architects together with Myriad Harbor have designed the offices of Airbnb in Portland, Oregon.<p>The designer’s description<p>Airbnb’s Portland …

A French Fine Dining Restaurant with a Bohemian Twist

If you combine fine French dining, a touch of Art Deco, and a bohemian twist, you have Bibo, a newish restaurant in Hong Kong. Bibo is not only the …

Inside Soho House London's impressive new Berlin retail concept where you can stay, shop, eat and play http://bit.ly/1Gelcpa

A Modern House That's Warm and Rustic

Modern is organic in the Pacific Northwest.<p>Designer Markham Roberts decorated a house in the Pacific Northwest with its lush surroundings in mind. "When there's an incredible view everywhere you look, you want to work with nature, not compete with it," he says.

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught …

Los Angeles

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

The Top 14 Walkable, Livable City Stories Of 2014

By Ariel Schwartz3 minute Read<p>As the world’s cities grow in size, there are countless opportunities to reshape them for the better. A series of the …

Urban Design

Boutique bed and breakfast Soprarno Suites is the latest addition to the Florentine hotel scene http://www.wallpaper.com/travel-directory/italy/florence/hotels/soprarno-suites/478

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

The Great Picnic by Mark Reigelman II

Brooklyn based artist Mark Reigelman II has designed a modular picnic table for 100 people named, The Great Picnic. It is located outside of the …

Delirious Frites by Les Astronautes

Hundreds of pool noodles invaded an abandoned alley in Quebec City, Canada as part of Delirious Frites, an architectural installation created by Les …

The Sketch Collection by Studio Beam

Studio Beam has designed and manufactured a group of lights named the Sketch Collection.<p>From the designers<p>The sketch collection comprises the …

Florian Pucher Turns Aerial Photos into Plush Carpeting | Colossal

<p>From a young age Florian Pucher was always fascinated by landscapes underneath and how blissful and beautiful our world looks from above. “I have …

Ronin 47 Motorcycle

When Harley-Davidson quit building the Buell 1125, the guys at Ronin Motor Works were upset — and they decided to do something about it. The Ronin 47 …

Motorcycles

Grit: Furniture Made with Sandpaper

Israeli industrial designer Avi Fedida created Grit, a furniture series that’s inspired by the natural wear and tear caused by time.<p>When designing …

What to do with dying suburban office buildings? Turn them into schools

By some measures, the office market in Northern Virginia is as bad as it’s been in 25 years. Few companies are expanding and those that are increasingly choose from a small pool of buildings that are within walking distance of public transit, restaurants and other amenities.<p>Other building owners …