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Lundies House: A Historical Manse Converted Into a Hygge-Ready Scandi-Scot Guesthouse

Lundies House: A Historical Manse Converted Into a Hygge-Ready Scandi-Scot Guesthouse

Wildland Limited was founded in 2007 by Danish conservationist and businessman Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife, Anne, to help protect the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Since then, they’ve scooped up breathtaking property after prope.. Read More →

The New Sanctuary: Inside a Curator’s Haven on the Coast of Maine, Ikea Kitchen Included

The New Sanctuary: Inside a Curator’s Haven on the Coast of Maine, Ikea Kitchen Included

The church on the corner of Cedar and Brewster Streets in Rockland, Maine, might seem to passerby like any other old New England church (were it not for the black paint). But there’s something quietly revolutionary going on inside: a remodeled a.. Read More →

A Better Registry: 9 Places to Shop for the Modern Couple

A Better Registry: 9 Places to Shop for the Modern Couple

I don’t know about you, but very rarely have I perused a wedding registry and thought: These things are beautiful and useful. I find myself looking at registries a lot these days, and many I’ve encountered fall into two camps: the ones filled.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Bridge Faucets

10 Easy Pieces: Traditional Bridge Faucets

Since its inception at the turn of the century, the traditional bridge faucet is unchanged. With a muscular brass body that stands a few inches above the counter, the two-hole-mount bridge faucet is the first design to blend hot and cold water int.. Read More →

A Renovated Barn by Berlin Architect Star Thomas Kröger

A Renovated Barn by Berlin Architect Star Thomas Kröger

In the German village of Fergitz in the region of Uckermark, architect Thomas Kröger and team at TKA recently converted a 140-year-old brick-and-timber barn into a family vacation house with a separate guest apartment. “In its time, it was an u.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Summer Drinks Dispensers (from High to Low)

10 Easy Pieces: Summer Drinks Dispensers (from High to Low)

For keeping yourself (and your party guests) hydrated all summer long, 10 state-of-the-art drinks dispensers at a range of price points. What are you planning to put in your dispenser? For recipes, see Gardenista’s post Herbal Essence: Just.. Read More →

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Choosing the Right Size Kitchen Sink

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Choosing the Right Size Kitchen Sink

Sink size is a personal choice. If you know your way around a kitchen, and especially if you’ve worked with different-sized sinks over the years, you probably know what you like. But if you’re starting out, we’re here to help. Architect .. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: A Photographer’s Flexible Studio Kitchen in Ojai Valley (And an Outdoor Shower, Too)

Kitchen of the Week: A Photographer’s Flexible Studio Kitchen in Ojai Valley (And an Outdoor Shower, Too)

There’s a slim category of kitchens that embodies everything we think a kitchen workspace should be—equal parts functional and beautiful—and it’s the photographer’s studio kitchen. These spaces must be practical and usable, with efficien.. Read More →

By Candlelight: How to Survive the Winter (Plus Five Tapers to Buy)

By Candlelight: How to Survive the Winter (Plus Five Tapers to Buy)

Above: Candles and firelight at Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen. When my boyfriend, Matt, and I booked a flight to Stockholm for New Year’s last year—trying to escape what I’ve always considered the dreary and depressing few days .. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Holiday Bakeware

10 Easy Pieces: Holiday Bakeware

Now is the time of year for rolling, pressing, and grating pastry of all kinds. What’s better than a throw-away tin from the grocery store? Solid ceramic or glass bakeware that brings dignity to any holiday pie or tart. See our favorites here. .. Read More →

Oh, Goodee! Byron and Dexter Peart’s New Essentials for the Home

Oh, Goodee! Byron and Dexter Peart’s New Essentials for the Home

Byron and Dexter Peart—the Canadian twin brothers who founded indie fashion brand WANT Les Essentiels (the label behind that gloriously gender-neutral tote popular among a certain subset of luxury-minded but sensible creatives)—have a new vent.. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden

Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden

Since Christmas 2015, Maria Förstberg, a librarian and weaver, has been living in a home tailor-made for her in Linköping, in southern Sweden. The structure, a pair of gabled volumes clad in corrugated aluminum looks much like a child’s dra.. Read More →

Pure Simplicity: Glass Vessels from Carina Seth Andersson

Pure Simplicity: Glass Vessels from Carina Seth Andersson

Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson is known for her deceptively simple looking, minimalist glass and ceramic work (her Dagg vase for Svenskt Tenn, designed in 2009, has achieved icon status). “My design process is about scaling back,” she.. Read More →

A Soulful, Monastic House in New Zealand, Japanese-Shaker Style Included

A Soulful, Monastic House in New Zealand, Japanese-Shaker Style Included

The Rawene House, a mindfulness compound designed for a sound healer by Stevens Lawson Architects and Katie Lockhart Studio, is located in the Auckland suburb of Westmere. The architects built the steel-free timber house with a cast concrete wall,.. Read More →

Architects’ 8 Favorite Cool-Toned Neutral Paints

Architects’ 8 Favorite Cool-Toned Neutral Paints

Among the finer points when it comes to choosing a paint: whether it has warm or cool undertones (which can have a surprisingly big effect on a room, adding an extra complication when it comes to choosing a shade). Luckily, we have a panel of pain.. Read More →

What ICF Can Do For You

What ICF Can Do For You

Content supplied by ICF SouthernQuick to construct with high levels of performance and durability, insulating concrete formwork (ICF) has been gaining popularity in the UK for some time. Once the preserve of self-builders, it is now being adopted by .. Read More →

Urban Oasis: A Stone Orchard House in Tel Aviv, Redone by Two Architects

Urban Oasis: A Stone Orchard House in Tel Aviv, Redone by Two Architects

We’ve been admirers of Israeli-born architects Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND ever since we featured one of their quietly ingenious projects—a streamlined Manhattan flat, packed with hidden storage—on The Organized Home. Recently.. Read More →

The Ikea Foldable Table Every Small Kitchen Needs

The Ikea Foldable Table Every Small Kitchen Needs

What we’re eyeing at the moment: a simple and attractive foldable table from Ikea. It’s from the Ivar collection of unfinished-pine storage shelving, a line that we’ve admired for years (see it in New Classics: 8 Ikea Storage Pieces that De.. Read More →

High/Low: Artisanal Porcelain Pendant Light

High/Low: Artisanal Porcelain Pendant Light

We’ve been admiring Philadelphia artist Natalie Page’s handmade porcelain lights for a while now (we first posted on them in 2013), and the lamps have appeared in some of our favorite projects (see Kitchen of the Week: A New-Build Kitchen in M.. Read More →

Rehab Diaries: A Wellfleet Guest Cottage Revived on Cape Cod

Rehab Diaries: A Wellfleet Guest Cottage Revived on Cape Cod

Our Wellfleet guest cottage started life as a potting shed, a storage spot for lawnmowers, bags of soil, rakes, hoes, etc. Then, in the 1970s, my mother turned it into what she called “the studio” (it even had its own phone line!), where she w.. Read More →

Domestic Science: Kept, a New Utilitarian Line from Design Star Kara Mann

Domestic Science: Kept, a New Utilitarian Line from Design Star Kara Mann

If you’re familiar with the work of Chicago/NY designer Kara Mann, you know she has a distinct Goth approach to interiors. She works in a palette of black and white, and now, she’s taken it a step further and launched Kept, a line of utilitari.. Read More →

Creative Flow: A Novelist’s Elegant Pied-a-Terre by Colombe Studio

Creative Flow: A Novelist’s Elegant Pied-a-Terre by Colombe Studio

When we stumbled upon Colombe Studio’s Instagram account, we discovered image after image that activated our endorphins. It was clear that we had to share founder Marta Chrapka’s sophisticated projects on our site. A while ago, we did just tha.. Read More →