Frank Lloyd Wright

BROWN: Firm urges new license plates to replace ‘ugly, illegible mess’

Here’s something to chew on while you’re driving over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for that Thanksgiving meal.<p>A small west …

Abraham Lincoln

Da Vinci in the Desert

The Louvre Abu Dhabi sits on one corner of an island called Saadiyat, a large triangle of desert joined to the capital of the United Arab Emirates by …

Artists

Hate Contemporary Architecture? Blame Economics, Not Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "The Politics of Architecture Are Not a Matter of Taste."</i><p>Late last month <i>Current Affairs</i> …

Frank Gehry

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Art: A Field Guide for 2017-18

Traveling can be tough. But little things, like finding art installations and exhibitions, can make it a lot more enjoyable. Next time your travels …

Art

Albert Ledner, Architect With a Quirky Sense, Dies at 93

Albert C. Ledner, an architect who gave Modernism his personal, often whimsical spin, putting portholes in buildings in New York and using things like ashtrays and salvaged convent windows in unusual ways in houses in New Orleans, died on Nov. 14 in Manchester, N.H. He was 93.<p>His daughter, …

Obituaries

Five Ways to Appreciate Chicago's Historic Buildings

The Reliance is a classic among downtown Chicago’s historic buildings.<p>#1. Architectural Style<p>The style of Chicago’s historic buildings is one of the …

Avant-garde

Modernist Architect Albert C. Lender Dies at Age 93

Architect Albert C. Ledner, known for his unorthodox style that subverted the seriousness of the Modernist period, has passed away at the age of 93 …

New Orleans

Psychogeography: Aaaa In Mexico City

Mexico is a whirlwind of untapped opportunity and potential. The country has become a cultural hub, rife with creative outlets and a nation truly …

Mexico

Here Are Cheaper Versions of Goop's "Ridiculous" Gift Guide

Love it or hate it, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle magazine Goop has become a cultural talking point — and its "Ridiculous, But Awesome Gift Guide" for …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Upmeads: A Modernist castle as odd and beguiling today as ever

Boldly conceived by a leading shoe manufacturer and his wife in 1908, the recently-restored Upmeads in Staffordshire has always elicited much …

Lab Report: Digging for the Real Dirt in Amazon's HQ2 Bids

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>HQ2 transparency:</b> For all the hype over Amazon’s HQ2 bids, so far there’s not a lot of public information out there on what exactly the 238 cities are offering. Enter Muckrock, an investigative reporting nonprofit that’s working to crowdsource “the nitty-gritty …

UC Berkeley

The Haim Sisters on Their Crazy Year, Sexism in Music, and Why Women Should Dress Women

On a bright, crisp November day, the Haim sisters were working on procuring pancakes in New York’s Upper East Side. It was the morning of a party before the Guggenheim Museum's annual gala, and Danielle, Este, and Alana were set to be the night's featured entertainment, following in the footsteps …

Diane von Furstenberg

Dissecting Mankind's Most Consequential Experiment: Moral Life in the Global City

A conversation with Michael Ignatieff about the moral operating systems that allow our cities to functionFor those monitoring the headlines, the Age …

Cities

FPC Broad Architect Nib

Join the Pens & Friends Discord server! Here’s an invite link!<p>I created this server to have an open, welcoming, kind and wholesome place to talk …

Reddit

71 Gifts the Clever Editors Are Eyeing for Themselves

But we guarantee anyone on your list would love them<p>We’d never turn down a gift, but there are certain things that take a present from “How nice of you” to “Everyone in my life needs one of these too.” A great gift doesn’t add to the clutter we already accumulate on the daily. It’s actually useful. …

Shopping

Frank Lloyd Wright Paved the Way for Bad Silicon Valley Housing Ideas

Company towns and suburbanization mean inequality in the real estate market.<p>Silicon Valley is going through an obvious housing crisis. The number of jobs being created annually in California’s tech hub exceeds the number of homes being built in the area, according to the Silicon Valley …

Silicon Valley

Echo Park Bungalow By Productora Architects

Echo Park is a densely populated area inside Los Angeles which boasts have been the starting point for a number of big-name stars. Most of the homes …

Incorporated

Here's What Happened When Your Favorite Celebrities Took Over a Museum at Night

If a major French fashion house invited you to sip champagne at a concert inside one of the world’s most recognized museums, would you say yes?<p>Kate …

Haim

Live Out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Vision in This Home That’s Asking $725K

On the market for only the second time, the Anderson House in Pleasantville, New York, was built in 1950 as part of the iconic architect’s idyllic Usonia community.<p>By designing modest, affordable, comfortable homes, Frank Lloyd Wright put forth a philosophy that aimed to serve America’s middle …

How This Tiny, Transforming Apartment Does It All

Peter Kostelov and his wife, Olia Feshina, moved to New York from Moscow in 2013. He's an architect, she's an artist and fashion designer, and they …

Lofts

Dwell - Live Out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Vision in This Home That’s Asking $725K

Suggested<p>PROMOTED<p>Bold Design Invigorates This Formerly Cookie-Cutter Midcentury Home That’s Asking $345K<p>The stylistic approach for The Black House, the newest project on offer from the Phoenix-based Knob Modern Design, can…<p>A Usonian Masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright Is on the Market For $1.5M<p>One of …

A beacon for holiday gatherings: Bay-front home of Oregon fishing family from 'Deadliest Catch' (photos)

When all of the lights are turned on, the handsome new house on Newport's Yaquina Bay is like a beacon. It alerts captains crossing the potentially …

Houses

Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (November 1 – 15)

Tech Deck in Mountain View, California / Bionic<b>Young Landscape Architect Works to Shape the Future</b> – <i>San Diego Downtown News,</i> 11/3/17<br>“Growing up in …

Landscape Architecture

Property of the week: Frank Lloyd Wright’s mushroom-like Sol Friedman House

A futuristic Usonia home by Frank Lloyd Wright has just hit the market in New York for $1.5m.<p>The Sol Friedman House was built in 1948 for a retailer …

Architect Albert C. Ledner, who peppered New Orleans with modernist marvels, dies at 93 | NOLA.com

Architect Albert C. Ledner, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to design modernist marvels in New Orleans and New York, died Monday …

New Orleans

Finding space at the Eastside Cultural Crawl

Finding space in Vancouver is tough.<p>We all know stories: the friend living in a 400-square-foot basement, the neighbour whose balcony is an ad hoc …

Vancouver

Tuesday links

Most Popular Thanksgiving Foods in All 50 States, Mapped.<p>Can you make a 10-year malt whisky in weeks? The chemistry says yes.<p>Self-Help Lessons from …

William Shatner

Bill Gates Purchases 25,000 Acres of Land for Smart City in Arizona

An investment firm run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates has paid $80 million for 25,000 acres of Arizona desert to serve as the site of a new “smart …

Bill Gates

An Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright "Mushroom" House Is For Sale

The legendary Frank Lloyd Wright designed some unique properties in his day, but we've never seen one quite like this. Needless to say, the …

PlansMatter

PlansMatter is the Airbnb for fans of great architecture. This new app/service offers a choice of homes available to rent, but unlike its famous …

Design