Trevor & Marie's Colorful Shared Space — Small Cool

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Name:
Trevor
Location:
Chicago, IL
Square Feet:
640
Division:
Little
What I Love About My Small Home:
My roommate Marie and I love the bright and open feeling of our cozy apartment. Our apartment is a blank canvas with white walls and polished wood flooring, which allows us to showcase our individual approaches to decorating with color. My favorite part of our apartment is the spacious and clean kitchen. Marie loves the archway leading into our brightly lit sunroom.

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Constantin Boym named head of industrial design at Pratt School of Design

By Jenna McKnight

New York-based designer Constantin Boym has been selected to lead the industrial design department at one of America’s prominent design schools. (more…)

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Maggie & Ed's Renovation: The Big Reveal! — Renovation Diary

View of the kitchen looking towards the front of the house. The island is really pleasant for sitting at and grabbing a snack or reading the paper.

Name: Ed and Maggie Williams (of MVW Architect)

Type of Project: Kitchen/dining/music room renovation

Location: Freret, New Orleans, LA

Type of building: Craftsman-style shotgun double

The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.

I cannot believe what Maggie and Ed (and their general contractor) have gotten done in 12 short weeks. If it wasn’t for the amazing 100-year-old fireplace, I would never guess this is the same space they started out with

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Hosts Scandinavian Design Exhibit — Design News

Running now through October 4, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has an exhibit dedicated to Scandinavian design. “Northern Lights” explores the innovative concepts that have shaped design in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland, and features everything from mid-century furniture to Minecraft.

Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design | Philadelphia Museum of Art

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SANAA triumphs in hotly contested Sydney Modern gallery competition

By Amy Frearson

SANAA has been selected to design a new building for Art Gallery NSW in Sydney, ahead of architects including Kengo Kuma, David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron. (more…)

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Architects underestimate "potentially sinister" smart-home technologies says Rem Koolhaas

By Amy Frearson

Rem Koolhaas

Architect Rem Koolhaas has spoken out against the way technology is infiltrating buildings, saying it is “totally astonishing” that people are willing to sacrifice their privacy for convenience and describing the rise of smart systems as “potentially sinister”. (more…)

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Sarah & Jeremy's Quirky '70s-Inspired Apartment — House Tour

Name: Sarah Smith & Jeremy Ballard

Location: Carrollton; New Orleans, Louisiana

Size: 1,000 square feet

Years lived in: 7 years; Rented

When Sarah and Jeremy met in Savannah, Georgia, they bonded over a shared love of collecting vintage toys, oddball objects and natural specimens. She was studying painting at Savannah College of Art and Design and he was a glassblower working at a new studio in town. Their dates consisted of hunting for treasures in thrift stores and junk shops. They have the same idea of what constitutes a good find: “the creepier, the funkier, the better,” says Jeremy. They spent hours combing long stretches of road outside of town in search of insects they incorporated in their art. “A bug can die and it stays totally perfect,” Sarah explains, “I love butterfly and dragon wings for their delicate and lacy beauty.”

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Caitlyn & John's Little Luxuries — Small Cool

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Name:
Caitlin & John
Location:
Brooklyn, NY
Square Feet:
590
Division:
Tiny
What I Love About My Small Home:
The floor-to-ceiling windows and the balcony, providing natural light and fresh air, felt like such luxuries after the cramped tenement apartments we’d previously rented. We were able to blend our two tastes well, choosing a minimal and modern look that is still cozy and relaxing. The most important goal was to create an escape from the city, to bring in elements that made the apartment feel like a house by the beach. Our ever-growing library of art books adds a lot of personality and reflects our shared passion for collecting art.

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Just Starting Out: A Smart, Stylish $1200 Living Room

Furnishing an apartment from scratch is daunting, especially when you’re just starting out and there’s little left over in your paycheck after rent and food. One of our 5 Strategies for Outfitting Your First Apartment is savvy shopping so here’s an example of the basics of a whole living room for a little more than a thousand dollars. It’s still a lot when you’re on a tight budget, but perhaps seeing a smartly shopped room broken down will make the effort seem more do-able.

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Competition: five Claesson Koivisto Rune in Marfa books to be won

By Alice Morby

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Summit to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book documenting Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune’s first architectural project in the US. (more…)

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