The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes...
The Indoor and Outdoor FollowMe Lamp from Marset
Barcelona is known for its flair—in natural geography, architecture and style of the city's inhabitants. With this in mind, it's no surprise one of the most exciting companies in lighting at the moment hails from the coastal city. Though Marset...
Cycloc's Endo Wall Mount Bicycle Hanger
In recent months, we've seen a few clever solutions to bicycle storage—from the sculptural copper Stasis to CLUG's 3D printed clip, though neither are readily accessible at the moment. Cycloc's Endo is, however. The two part system hooks the front...
Curio LED Lighting For The Home
With each design based on Light Guide technology (traditionally used in scanners and copiers), San Francisco's Curio creates playful, linear lighting options for the home, giving the fading technology a second shot at technical relevancy. Set to...
Unconventional Stools from UHURU
Though Brooklyn's furniture brand UHURU was founded in 2004, it wasn't until the debut of their 2010 collection of repurposed Coney Island boardwalk planks that UHURU went from a small design and build shop to having a piece in the permanent collection...
Store Bikes Inside with CLUG Clip
Ever since the debut of our exclusive CH Edition Budnitz Bicycle last spring, we've been trying to find the best way to display the beauty at CH HQ. And, just in time for the spring riding season, it seems we have found the answer to our bicycle...
Cristian Reyes Studio Taco Mirror
When we last caught up with Spanish industrial designer Cristian Reyes he had just introduced the Giros Table, a beautiful example of purpose-driven design. And now, we see another aesthetically fun and functional piece for the home, the Taco wall...
The various laser-cut patterns and porcelain-like finish of the CityLight illuminate any modern interior by casting playful abstract cityscape shadows throughout the open spaces. The stylish CityLight lamp is made of double-sided white laminated paper...
Melbourne Furniture Project by Sigurd Larsen
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi When MINI Australia tapped Berlin-based Sigurd Larsen to exhibit furniture as part of their temporary concept space, little did they know the Danish-born architect would translate his wanderlust memories of Australia's deserts...
"A living room with a laboratory" is how Pavé defines itself. Located in Milan in the trendy area of Porta Venezia, this bakery and pastry shop represents a singular case of young entrepreneurship and quest for quality in food. Pavé was born just...
Fish & Game Restaurant, Hudson
Part of a growing community of entrepreneurs who have left NYC for greener pastures, husband-and-wife team Zakary Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde recently set up shop in Hudson, NY. The opening of Fish & Game restaurant follows the success of Pelaccio...
Interview: Ford Atlas Designers Gordon Platto and Aileen Barraza
We've admired the 2013 Ford Atlas Concept truck since its debut at Detroit's 2013 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. The Atlas makes a big statement about design, capability, fuel efficiency and technology that's certain to...
Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
Aston Martin celebrates their centenary this year. One of their many achievements is the fastest and most luxurious four-door they've ever built: the 2014 Rapide S. A refresh of one of our favorite models, the Rapide (which started production with...
Anyone with an eye for minimalist design will tell you, less is more. But do Dieter Rams' sagely timeless words apply to restaurant design? Vancouver-based Scott and Scott Architects believe so. And with a budget of just over $15,000 and 750 square...
Pick a Porsche
by Katharine Erwin "I never understood someone who says, I want the blue car with the beige interior and buys the black car with a grey interior. I never get that, but it happens all the time." These are the words of Sascha Glaeser, the US manager...
Inspired by classic racing bicycles, designer Max Lipsey's stunning chair design transforms steel bicycle tubes, leather and aluminum into a series of handmade, lightweight chairs that are unbelievably strong.
Nudie Jeans Recycled Denim Rugs
Following in the footsteps of last spring's limited-edition Post Recycled Dry denim launch, Nudie Jeans is back with another ecologically-minded initiative. This time the Swedish denim brand branches into interiors with a limited run of Post-Consumer...
Cristian Reyes Creative Studio
At this year's Feria Habitat Valenica, Cristian Reyes Creative Studio presented a comprehensive range of household furnitures unified by light wood, dark felt, soft finishes and, of course, modularity. The uniquely calming combination of materials...
Audi Green Room by Derek Lam
by Naheed Simjee There has been no shortage of excitement from recent collaborations between artists, designers and some of the world's most recognized luxury brands from Gucci and Fiat to Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton. Most recently, Audi tapped...
Maison et Objet Fall 2012: Warmth
Designers at this year's Maison et Objet seemed unfazed by global climate change, coming equipped with fresh designs that reflect notions of warmth for interiors. From sculpted wood to tabletop fireplaces, here are a few of the notable pieces conjuring...
by Adam Štěch Based in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, the young designers behind the Allt studio produce simple-yet-poetic conceptual furniture and lighting, aiming to create a personal world of friendly products with strong backstories...
Wendy Maarten Pulley Lamps
Dutch design duo Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon found inspiration for their latest collection in the industrial shipyards of Rotterdam that surround their office. Better known as Wendy Maarten, they came together in 2010 after successfully partnering...
Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Over the past decade Istanbul has made aggressive headway in the contemporary culture arena. With the opening of the Istanbul Modern and innovative galleries like Arter and Galerist, the city offers a rich spectrum of art and exploration. A new...
What might have been confined as one of Seattle's best-kept secrets, Totokaelo fortunately grew from a brick-and-mortar shop in the Fremont neighborhood to an online boutique turning out a sharply edited selection of minimalist fashion. Founder and...