• The Hills Are Alive

    Edie Cohen, January 1, 2012
    The Hills Are AliveSlopes or sea? When Italians opt for a vacation house, it's one or the other, and an Udine engineer and his lawyer wife chose the former for themselves and their two children.
  • Once Upon a Tile

    Jim Shi, January 1, 2012
    Once Upon a TileWhen it comes to apartment hunting in Manhattan, discovering the perfect location is, more often than not, only half the battle.
  • In Good Taste

    Deborah Wilk, January 1, 2012
    in good tasteWhen Geoff Bartakovics decided to move his wildly successful foodie start-up, TastingTable.com, out of his own apartment, he found office space downstairs in thesame loft building.  More
  • Rub-a-Dub-Dub

    Mark McMenamin, October 1, 2011
    rub a dub dub Soak up the latest in bathtubs.  More
  • In Sync with Sinks

    Mark McMenamin, October 1, 2011
    In Sync with Sinks A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum-specifically the Laufen Forum, an exhibition and visitor center adjacent to the bath giant's headquarters in the Swiss town of Laufen.  More
  • Simplicity Itself

    Mark McMenamin, October 1, 2011
    Simplicity Itself Brian Messana and Toby O'Rorke of Messana O'Rorke are thinking Back to Basics.  More
  • Past and Future

    Mark McMenamin, October 1, 2011
    past and future No one can change the past. Except, perhaps, a designer.  More
  • Spa in the Sky

    Jennifer Hudson, October 1, 2011
    spa in the skyBuilt in 1970, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane was the Canadian chain's first European property-defining the brand with the help of a prestigious Mayfair address. Now, as part of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts's 50th-anniversary celebration worldwide, the London mid-rise has undergone a major overhaul.  More
  • Good Neighbors

    Edie Cohen, October 1, 2011
    good neighborsSantiago Ortiz comes to Los Angeles by way of Colombia, where he was born, and Providence, where he studied architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. L.A.'s buzzy design scene and perennial indooroutdoor lifestyle were among the draws.  More
  • Fire, Air, Water

    Edie Cohen, July 1, 2011
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    To proclaim its status as one of the world's largest manufacturers of kitchen and laundry appliances, the Whirlpool Corporation looked beyond its headquarters in small-town Benton Harbor, Michigan.  More
  • Fine Lines

    Barbara L. Dixon, July 1, 2011
    Fine Lines_thumb"It's always important to be immersed in beauty," calligraphy artist Noriko Maeda says. "And the Japanese es­sence­ of simplicity is at the core of our lifestyle."  More
  • Keeping it Clean
    Heather O'Brian, January 1, 2011
    Keeping it Clean Sometimes what you don't do can be as important as what you do. Such was the case in Oderzo, a town 40 miles northeast of Venice... More
  • A Different Slant
    C.C. Sullivan, January 1, 2011
    A Different Slant What do you get when you cross a city loft with a mountain house? A little bit of everything, apparently.
  • So Splashy
    Craig Kellogg, January 1, 2011
    So Splashy "She’s not cautious," Ghislaine ViƱas reports, approvingly, of her repeat­ client and close friend Paige West, owner of the New York contemporary-art gallery Mixed Greens. "She’s a superconfident girl-next-door." More
  • Best of Year: Kitchen & Bath
    Meghan Edwards, December 1, 2010
    Best of Year: Kitchen and Bath More
  • Come Fly Away
    Sarah Rich, October 1, 2010
    Come Fly AwayFrom the sidewalk outside Revel Spa, a cluster of black bird­cages can be seen hovering above the reception desk
  • Change is in the Air
    Kimberly Goad, September 1, 2010
    Change is in the AirWhat inspires people to press the reset button on their lives?
  • Core Studies
    Deborah Wilk, September 1, 2010
    Core StudiesThe refrigerator rarely houses more than Diet Coke...
  • Symphony in Wood
    Mairi Beautyman, July 1, 2010
    Symphony in Wood
    Located a few blocks from Boston Common, the 10-story building would have enjoyed phenomenal city views, but it had windows only on its two narrow ends... More
  • Cube Theory
    Benjamin Budde, July 1, 2010
    Cube Theory
    Karasawa, knee-deep in theory at age 34, developed a concept based on repeated cubes... More
  • Sub-Zero and Wolf to Open Showroom in Merchandise Mart’s LuxeHome
    Nicholas Tamarin, April 7, 2010

    The appliance manufacturers are set to open a 5,500-square-foot facility in the  kitchen and bath space at the legendary Chicago building in the fall. More
  • A Personal Touch
    March 1, 2010
    A Personal Touch For demanding clients, customization is old hat. Personalization, however, is the buzzword of the moment for Axor, which commissioned Patricia Urquiola to design a suite of bath appointments for unpredictable characters. Axor Urquiola’s 29 components share a penchant for gentle, sensual curves. More
  • Poliform Unveils Revamped L.A. Showroom
    Nicholas Tamarin, February 15, 2010

    The Italian furnishings manufacturer completely overhauled its nearly 8,000-square-foot space on Beverly Boulevard. More
  • Hansgrohe/Axor Compliant With Low-Lead Legislation
    Staff, January 6, 2010

    The kitchen & bath fixture manufacturer announced that all relevant products under these brands meet California's and Vermont's new regulations which limit the lead content of pipe and plumbing fixtures and fittings that handle water for drinking or cooking. More
  • The Power of Two
    Deborah Wilk and Edie Cohen, January 1, 2010

    Fixtures are ceramic. Running just below the outside rim of the tub, offered freestanding or built in, is a channel glowing with LEDs or highlighted by a strip of red or black lacquer, ebony veneer, or aluminum to coordinate with the cabinetry... More
  • The New Face of Pattern
    Deborah Wilk and Edie Cohen, January 1, 2010

    It's everywhere, from walls to fixtures Sources Tile File The New Face of Pattern More

  • At the Cersaie fair in Bologna, Italy, 1,000-plus exhibitors went green in many colors More
  • Bulthaup Relaunches Toronto Showroom
    Staff, December 21, 2009

    Originally opened by the kitchen manufacturer in December 2005, the space has been reconceived as a quartet of new installations with a focus on contemporary art.   
  • Henrybuilt Launches Affordable Kitchen Company Viola Park
    Nicholas Tamarin, October 13, 2009

    The modular kitchen system features interchangeable components and a wide range of colors and forms in the $15,000 price range. More
  • Wonder Twin Powers
    Benjamin Budde, October 1, 2009
    Tokyo's neighbor to the north, Saitama receives limited attention from the capital. This large, sprawling suburb, a city unto itself, is hardly the kind of place where you'd expect to find architecture that's one-of-a-kind—or, perhaps even more unlikely, two-of-a-kind. Twin Bricks, a pair of linked residential buildings by Atelier Tekuto, might look familiar if you've ever encountered a s... More

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