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Raising an Eco-cat: Green tips and Earth-friendly products for kitties

We spend a lot of time focusing on how to make our families, our homes and our lifestyle more “green.” But, what about our pets? Even small animals can leave a heavy environme...


Inspiring Design Scheme Showcased by 285 Chaplin Crescent Residence in Canada

On a snowy backdrop, 285 Chaplin Crescent residence developed by Zeca Homes Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, looks like a cozy refuge. A mix of materials (stone, wood, glass and zinc) an...


House in Tajiri by Kazunori Fujimoto is a raw concrete home facing out to sea

Japanese architect Kazunori Fujimoto used the golden ratio to generate the proportions of this raw concrete house on the seafront of Fukuyama, Japan (+ ...


Check Out the Proposed East River Gondola — Design News

This commute would save time and give you a gorgeous view: Real estate exec Dan Levy has proposed the East River Skyway, a gondola based on those in London, Buenos Aires, and other citi...


Is Color Perception a Sixth Sense?: A Victorian Psychologist Tells All

According to the psychologist Grant Allen in his 1879 book, The Colour-Sense: Its Origin and Development, "There is no element of our sensuous nature which yields us greater or more va...


DIY: Make Your Own Roman Blinds to Shield Your Home From the Hot Summer Sun

We're now entering the dog days of summer and temperatures are soaring across the states - but don't reach straight for the AC just yet. Did you know that one of the most efficient ways t...


11 Decorating Lessons You Can Learn From The Mindy Project

When your place still looks amazing as you're crying on the floor with a bottle of wine, you've obviously done something right with your decor. The Mindy Project's leading lady, Mindy Kal...


‘Reductive Simplicity’ Transforms a Brooklyn Home

Architect Chris Cooper and interior designer Jennifer Hanlin had the built-in advantage of both vision and good taste on their side when they renovated the two floors of their Brooklyn du...



Architects design cat shelters for animal charity fundraiser

A series of cat houses designed by Los Angeles-based architects were created for Architects for Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraiser this month (+ slides...


Meet 5 Common Backyard Plants with Healing Superpowers

Although you may already be familiar with many of your neighborhood "weeds" and their myriad uses (such as using dandelion leaves in salad), it's quite possible that you pass by several o...


D58 House by Widawscy Studio Architektury

Widawscy Studio Architektury have recently completed the D58 House in Mikolów, Poland. Project description Minimalism and a maximum of open space are the basic assumptions of presented in...


1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky

If you think trees in the rainforest are pretty tall, a new tower being built in the Amazon to monitor climate change will make them look tiny. The Amazon Tall Tower is a joint effort bet...


Homage to Ellsworth Kelly: Legato Cabinet Series by Casamania

Taking furniture to artful heights, quite literally, is Italian brand Casamania, which, in collaboration with Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, has released a collection of ca...


Paul Crofts launches Cu29 pendant light based on copper pastry-cutting tools

London Design Festival 2014: this copper pendant light by London-based Paul Crofts Studio alludes to pastry-cutting utensils, a reference to the patisserie it was originally designed for...


MICHI's Sassy Fashion Studio — Workspace Tour

Name: MICHI Atelier Location: Liberty Village, Toronto Size: 825 square feet Years occupied: 1 year Cutting-edge fashion designer Michelle Watson’s MICHI athletic...


Design Marketplace Launches in Brooklyn This Weekend — Design News

What's Brooklyn without its local makers? Fiercely Made is a marketplace featuring artisans of all specialties — from bikes to ceramics to T-shirts to surfboards — available online. The...


Jesse & Fernando's Carroll Gardens Casa — House Call

Name: Jesse & Fernando Location: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York We love the relaxed, garden-filled neighborhood of Carroll Gardens. We were lucky to find this 1.5 bedroom...



Amazon Chooses Building by Foster + Partners as UK Home

The new Amazon UK Headquarters is one of the major developments in London, called Principal Place, which will occupy the area between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations ...


"Apple should lead the way between technology, culture and design"

Opinion: Apple's latest launches show it has become reactive rather than innovative, but after leading the market for 30 years it could still have an important role to play, says Karim R...



Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a uniqu...


Look We Love: Concrete in the Bathroom

The ancient Romans used concrete to build some pretty impressive baths — and you can, too. Concrete is cheap, incredibly versatile, and can be used in a multitude of ways (provided,...


Help Prevent Wisconsin’s Dr. Ned Kalin from Torturing and Killing Baby Rhesus Monkeys

Dr. Ned Kalin from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is subjecting baby rhesus macaque monkeys to a controversial series of experiments designed to maternally and socially isolate them,...