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Finnish Summer Houses
by Doug Black
Nobody appreciates the summer more than Scandinavians. After seven months of winter they savor the brief spell of long days and temperate climates like a precious resource. Many residents—particularly those from Finland—choose to spend...
by Evan Orensten
An extensive retrospective of the work of famed German modernist architect Egon Eiermann is currently underway in Berlin (and will be moving to Nuremberg next). Celebrating his birth 100 years ago, the show documents his buildings, including the...
Frank Gehry: The Houses
by CH Contributor
by Anna Carnick Beginning with an insightful quote, Rizzoliâ€™s newest architectural book Frank Gehry: The Houses illustrates his philosophy that "You can learn from the past, but you canâ€™t continue to be in...
by Josh Rubin
Straight off the set of the Jetson's, Fireorb is a 3 foot wide steel fireplace that's suspended from the ceiling. Presumably all you need to do is put a hole in your roof and, poof you get a fireplace. Regardless, it's truly Cool Warmth...
Star Trek Apartment
by Josh Rubin
Tony Alleyne's (is that pronounced like Alien? interesting.) 24th Century Interior Design created this Star Trek apartment which looks like the real (fake) thing. There are tons of pictures here, but suffice it to say that the attention to detail...
Holger Schubert Maserati Garage
by Tamara Warren
A beautiful car deserves a beautiful garage, and Holger Schubertâ€™s minimalist 1200-square-foot carport for Maserati's Design Driven competition is exactly that. Overlooking western Los Angeles, Schubert's winning design...
Best of CH 2010: Top Five Retail Visions
Singaporean bags in Amsterdam, architectural shoes in NYC, food as news in Pittsburgh and more in our 2010 retail review
by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
Our round-up presents brick-and-mortar stores that took advantage of space and place to give customer experiences that went beyond just shopping and eating. Melrose Market Seattle's Melrose Market opened in Capitol Hill boasting 21,000-square-feet...
Wonderwall Archives 01
A retrospective book of Masamichi Katayama's beautiful design "experiences"
by Katie Olsen
From A.P.C.'s bungalow-style boutique in Tokyo to Hong Kong's freezer-like Ice Cream store, Wonderwall, the interior design firm founded in 2000 by Masamichi Katayama, has made its name by creating a diverse range of spaces throughout Asia, the...
The Selby is in Your Place
An interview with the Internet's Peeping Todd
by Laura Neilson
If a picture tells a thousand words, then consider Todd Selby a visual raconteur. Since the summer of 2008, the Orange County, CA-born, NYC-based photographer has shown an expanding and eclectic cast of creative characters—artists, musicians...
Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
Design guru Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan's latest book on the best pint-size homes
by Maggie York-Worth
New York interior designer and Apartment Therapy co-founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan shows real-world solutions when square footage isn't on your side in the new book "Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces," which documents his travels...
Seven Beautiful New Books on Design
From packaging and storefront creations to waterside modern homes
by David Graver
With the prevalence of design imagery circulating the internet, and many people mixing and matching from centuries of aesthetic developments on their own Pinterest boards, sometimes we all need a reminder that there are experts out there. Nothing speaks...
Pattern Play Design Contest
A creative challenge to re-purpose a pattern by Marcel Wanders
by James Thorne
Fans of the work of Marcel Wanders range from the casual to the obsessed. Called "the Lady Gaga of the design world" by The New York Times, the Dutch designer has shown transatlantic appeal, his pieces landing in museums from the V&A to the MoMA...