And you thought you had everything...
by Evan Orensten
on 09 June 2005
This luxe "well box" is a shower and steam room with speakers, light and color therapy. It's chic, elegant, minimal and over the top, just the way we like it. From Megius.
by Evan Orensten
Matt Proctor and AixÃ© Djelal are Portland based cast aluminum artisans who create a range of one-of-a-kind decoratives and architectural elements. AixÃ© describes their work as "molten lava frozen in space," and...
by Damien Brachet
Yann Hervis is a rare craftsman of inlaid wood marquetry, bridging into contemporary art and interior design. His refined combination of precious woods humanizes the usually cold transit spaces of architectural projects: lobbies, doors, staircases...
The Modern House
Find a high design residence to buy, lease, or rent for vacation
by Fiona Killackey
Finding a truly spectacular holiday home to buy or rent can be an impossibly difficult, time-consuming task. Architecture journalists Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd have changed that with The Modern House, a U.K.-based real estate site dedicated to...
Doug Johnston Rope Works
One-off woven wares formed from an ancient coiling technique
by Karen Day
Once used for model-making, Doug Johnston's nimble fingers have found a new medium in recent years. The trained architect creates vessels, sculptures and wearable masks by stitching together sewing thread and braided cotton cord on his industrial...
Autoban: Form. Function. Experience.
Istanbul's design studio releases a book documenting their most impressive work since starting in 2003
by Graham Hiemstra
As arguably the fourth largest city in the world, Istanbul is a cultural hub of Turkey—and the region. For exactly this reason, it's also the home of Autoban, the highly admired design studio (founded in 2003 by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar...
Minimal and wildly functional, this flexible platform makes any surface into a sit/stand workstation
by CH Studio
Many of us long for jobs that don't require sitting down for eight (or more) hours a day. For those who don't want to change what they do, just how they do it, Humanscale's QuickStand is the latest in their line of products that changes your seated...
FOOD + DRINK
Tuju, São Paulo
A restaurant with its own greenhouse, taking farm-to-table to another level
by CH Contributor
by Jorge Grimberg In São Paulo, a new restaurant has taken the search for local suppliers to the next level. “All we have planted here is eatable, from the greenhouse to the front garden," Ivan Raslton Bielawski—the eatery's 29-year-old chef—tells...
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz marries comfort and beauty in interior design
by Karen Day
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz' personality is so effervescent it seemed to trail behind him recently when, dressed in floral Doc Martens and a straw hat, he led a group of journalists on a detailed tour of the Mondrian SoHo, his latest and third installment...
Molekule's Hyper-Advanced Molecular Air Purification System
Rather than trapping pollutants, this sleek and compact device eradicates them
by David Graver
For decades now, there has been very little innovation in the air purification game—when it comes to the way pollutants are trapped and the filters store it all. After 20 years of research and development, and funding from the US Environmental...
LINK ABOUT IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
Space-age architecture, a new "sperm switch" contraceptive and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Design Legend Richard Sapper Dies at 83 Legendary industrial designer Richard Sapper has died at the age of 83. Throughout his nearly 60 year long career, the German-born, Italy-based designer worked to create products that not only looked...
McKean Studio Mini Cities
Catch a little wanderlust with these bite-sized models of Palm Springs and NYC
by Gabriella Garcia
Joshua and Megan McKean of the eponymous McKean Studio are serious road warriors with a knack for finding hidden gems in every city they visit. With a blog full of impressive photos and stories documenting their travels, it's undeniable that the...
Charged: Isaïe Bloch
Last year's 3D Print Show Artist of the Year revolutionizes art and architecture
by David Graver
At the most recent 3D Printshow in London, artist and architect Isaïe Bloch took top honors as Artist of the Year with his work "Satire." The intricate sculpture is just one of many that illuminates his multidisciplinary mastery, magnetizing vision...