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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Etsy seller YourSassyGrandma seems pretty sassy indeed: Their store sells a line of "Ugly Christmas sweaters and more," where the "more" pertains to holiday costumes that integrate parts of human anatomy:I have to say it doesn't work as well for the
Hindsight is 20/20, or so the phrase goes. If you could go back in time, would you change anything?Hindsight is 20/20, or so the phrase goes. It basically means that if you knew then what you know now, you would do things differently and avoid some m
Here are some photos of the Centro Botn (2017) in Santander, Spain, by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. (Photos: Ximo Michavila.)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the&
We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. As part of our color series, we’re talking about giving the holiday season a fresh, new look by using unex
Reclaimed materials form simple geometries in this farmhouse in North Carolina by design-build firm Buildsense, which sought to balance the modern appeal of a contemporary home with the cosiness of a rustic farm. Horseshoe Farm is located in the smal
After more than a century in the footwear design business, New Balance has a history of creating some of the most iconic shoes in the world of sport and fashion. From the timeless 990 running shoe, to the fashionable New Balance 574, the Massachusett
After her extraordinary talk I told Isabel Castilla, "It's like a dagger to an Atlantan's heart if you...""If you don't say the Atlanta BeltLine is the coolest thing EVER." "I didn't say anything about the BeltLine," she replied."Yeah that hurts just
Architects have their own vocabulary, one I typically try to avoid, but we all understand what it means when you bring pen and paper together and start talkingSince I spend a majority of my time trying exceedingly hard to not sound like an architect,
At this point, it's no secret we're killing our planet at a frighteningly rapid pace. With plastic and other toxic materials polluting our oceans and infiltrating our air supply, it's more important now than ever for designers and scientists to devel
Soho House, the famed London private club for artists, creatives and celebrities, has expanded in the past 20 years to offer lodging, restaurants and a stylish place to hang out in cities around the world like New York, Barcelona, Istanbul, Berlin, C
"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews, but they are a way to share more books worthy
The only thing worse than shopping for someone who has everything is shopping for an architect. They suck to shop for because they are exceedingly particular and you know that they think your taste is garbage. So what is the well-intentioned gift giv
British practicePiercy & Companyhas cut an atrium through a three-storey office building in London's Mayfair and suspended a white steel staircase in the void. Savile Row, the Mayfair street renowned for being the home of bespoke tailoring, h
I'm sure you know. 461 North Highland rewards every time so I'm giving it a shout out.We don't have many of these. We don't produce this kind of extravagance anymore not even in our most bodacious new mansions.It's probably my favorite building on No
There's a lot of unassuming buildings on Crosby Street in SoHo, but I know this one in particular because a certain famous rock star lived there, and a training brother of mine works in carpentry and got hired for a job there, and one of his crew mem
Mid-century modern design is a hot trend. And a mod design lover has a special eye for retro, minimal and functional features. So what type of gift do you give this type of design purist? Here are the best mid-century modern gifts in stores now for t
Over the weekend I was running errands around Union Square and came across the construction site for the renovation of the old Tammany Hall building at the northeast corner of the park. Designed by BKSK Architects, the new project, 44 Union Square Ea
Apparently, the word "internet" is a euphemism for "help yourself".Where the internet is concerned, people have a “help yourself” attitude. When I first started my site, I will confess that I was ignorant of the nuances of what wa
Our pick of the best architecture and design opportunitiesonDezeen Jobsthis week include positions with designer TomDixon, and architecture firmsMADandHerzog & de Meuron. Intermediate architect at MAD Beijing-based firmMADis looking for inter
Good news: Jonathan Ive, who was famously promoted to Chief Design Officer of Apple two years ago, is officially overseeing the design teams again. As CDO Ive's attention was spread onto the design of Apple's "spaceship" campus, with Alan Dye and Ric
We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Who says purists of different design styles can’t be friends? You may be into contemporary, but know someo
Grabbing my morning pastry today, I noticed an enticing sign on the door of the coffee shop:What struck me just as much as the image and the subject of the exhibition architecture and photography is the venue: New York Presbyterian Church. If that na
There are many reasons why an architect would want to look into a "side hustle" but few look very far into the future to consider how that decision will impact their career.I am an architect who suffers from logorrhea(real word, possibly a fake diagn
Brazilian architecture firm Estdio BG has designed its own offices, where a meeting room is housed in a timber-clad volume and white surfaces create a bright working environment. The studio's new headquarters is situated in a commercial building in S
I had a transparent reusable water bottle I used to bring to my training hall, but I stopped using it because these gross black dots were forming on the inside near the bottom and they were difficult to scrub out, even with a bristle brush. The devel
This unusual looking guesthouse in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, was recently completed by Chinthaka Wickramage Associates. Issana Beach House islocated200 kilometers (125 miles) away from the bustling capital of Colombo and is a comfortable stopover for thos
Here are some photos of La Muralla Roja (1973) in Calpe, Spain, by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura . (Photos: Lukas Schlatter, who has more shots of the park in this Flickr set.)To contribute your Fl
I have looked at a million pictures of the Salk, Lou Kahn's 1965 masterpiece ... but it wasn't until I went there and saw the building for myself did I get it.Something happened recently that I didn’t see coming … I visited a buil
Eyewear brand Retrosuperfuture has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation to create arange of sunglasses that are printed with the late artist's illustrations of eyes and pupils. The latest collection marks the fourth year thatRetrosuperfuture
Each year about 200 families in America will experience Christmas tree fires, proving to their children that Santa Claus does not love them. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the culprits are usually faulty or overloaded lighting
We hate to say it, but trends do come and go. What was hot a few years ago may not be popular now and some long-scorned fads are making their way back into the public consciousness. (We’re looking at you, wallpaper!) For sellers, this cycle
Zaha Hadid: The Complete Buildings and ProjectsRizzoli, 1998Paperback, 176 pages The Complete Zaha Hadid, Expanded and UpdatedThames & Hudson, 2017Hardcover, 320 pagesBack in 1998, six years before she would win the Pritzker Architecture Priz
Emailing your resume to potential employers seems to be the favored method of architectural students looking for internships and full-time employment. I say this with some confidence because I’ve received 5, and deleted 5, just last week &a
Seoul studio OBBA has completed a house in South Korea's Hadong county, featuring brick walls that wrap around small gardens to create private outdoor spaces connected to the living areas. Three brothers, who were born and raised on the rural site bu
Most designers have an X-Acto knife either well within reach, or in a drawer nearby. London-based design firm 3Coil uses scalpels instead, finding the blades tough, handy and "incredibly useful around the studio," so decided to design their own versi
We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Everything comes in and out of style, it seems. Even Christmas decorating. And what can be more quintessential than
100 Buildings by Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi, produced by The Now InstituteRizzoli, 2017Flexicover, 262 pagesWhen visiting the page for 100 Buildings on Amazon today, the "What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?" s
Chinese studio Neri&Huhas created a versatile, spherical glass lamp for Italian lighting brand Artemide that can be used as a table lamp or suspended as a wall lamp. The nh1217, which Artemide describes as "an elegant yet practical appliance"
Those of you that have navigated the insanity that is the Consumer Electronics Show understand the importance of taking regular breaks to decompress throughout the day. For this year's CES, our team will be hosting a cozy Design Lounge at the Design
Sometimes the rooms in our home aren’t quite the perfect fit that we’re hoping for. They might just be a little too small or too oddly-shaped for comfort, and a remodel just isn’t in the cards. In these cases, it&#82
Here are some photos of BishanAng Mo Kio Park (2012) in Singapore by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. (Photos: Trevor Patt, who has more shots of the park in this Flickr set.)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, jus
Dezeen is giving away two copies of Bittersweet: Noma Bar a limited-edition set of books by Israeli illustratorNoma Bar, which also includes a signed print. Two readers will each win a copy of Noma Bar's retrospective, comprising five hard-back books
Imagine a world where objects compete for our attention and evolve for human interaction. The home is the battleground for product superiority and attention of the human figureand on managing newness, human desire, and waste, the product sphere has e
Kids can also have a good eye for design and architecture. If you know a child who appreciates modern design (or parents who prefer to see a modernist kid’s clutter), we’ve got a great selection of contemporary kids decor and mode
One of the buildings I went out of my way to visit on a recent trip to Berlin was Dominique Perrault's Velodrome and Swimming Pool, a project I wrote about way back in 2000, one year after the project was completed and seventeen years before I'd see
World-renowned architects have signed a letter warning the Architectural Association that axing its publications and exhibitions departments through staff cuts will damage the school's reputation as a place of "cutting-edge debate". The letter, addre
Spotted with the curbside trash on Crosby Street:And someone couldn't help themselves and scrawled a little note on it:If you look at the first two photos, you'll see they also circled and underlined "douche."
Purchasing art for your home or work environment can be overwhelming. It can also take up plenty of time, something many consumers dont have much of any more. Today, there are several other options available to help buyers find the pieces that speak
This year I'm highlighting 33 books by the same number of publishers, arranged alphabetically by publisher from A+A to Zone. Titles and covers link to Amazon for easy gift-buying.A+A Bookslvaro Siza Architectural Guide: Built ProjectsEdited by Maria
Architects and designers are taking a holistic approach to create Europe's most successful new hotels, say judges of theAHEAD Europe hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. TheAHEAD Europe hospitality awards, which took place in London