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When the Wall Street Journal announced its choice for the 2013 Architecture Innovator of the Year, it was just the frosting on the cake for David Adjaye. The London-based, Tanzanian-born...

If you’ve heard someone mention wabi-sabi, but you thought they were talking about sushi condiments, you’re forgiven. The Japanese concept traveled a long way (and a long time) to...

When most people think of using books as a design element in their home, they usually think of filling shelves with gilt-edged antiques or slick hardbacks. Those who know both books and design,...

It’s the perfect time of year for picnicking. If you love design, don’t be afraid to bring your great taste to the outdoors. It’s amazing how many people carefully select the items they place in their homes, but when they entertain outdoors, they fall back on scratchy paper napkins and generic plastic sporks.

Keep in mind that the accessories set the tone for your get-together just as much as the food. Whether you’re packing bread and cheese for a romantic lunch on the grass for two or serving fried chicken and potato salad to a...


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May 28, 2014
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We’re feeling a little eclectic, so this week’s roundup of nifty things around the web is truly a hodgepodge of the whimsical. (Maybe it’s Spring Fever.) Here’s a little taste of what’s been distracting us lately.

* Now and then you spot something that makes you realize that nature is the best designer. These photographs of mushrooms (some very rare) by Australian nature photographer Steve Axford are jaw-dropping, and that’s no hyperbole. The shapes, the colors—if they don’t get your design juices flowing, you might not have a soul....


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May 23, 2014
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You may have heard of Fallingwater—even those with only a basic grasp of architecture usually know it as “that house on a waterfall.” One of the best-known architectural homes in the United States, the structure has been named the "best all-time work of American architecture,” and was chosen as one of Smithsonian’s “28 places to visit before you die.” Fallingwater, though, is much more than a gimmick, and its accolades are based on design ideas that transcend the home’s perch on the water.

Also known as The Kaufmann Residence...


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May 19, 2014
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