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Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

The Story of Scandinavian Design Isn’t What You Think It Is
The Story of Scandinavian Design Isn’t What You Think It Is
A new LACMA exhibit explores the influence of the region on American design, setting aside greige minimalism and celebrating curves, vibrant hues, and verve.
By Janelle Zara - 13 hours ago
UNESCO Adds 17 Le Corbusier Buildings to Its Storied Ranks
The celebrated works by the Swiss-French architect span five seven countries and five decades of his practice.
Parachute’s First Living Room Collection Is Built for Comfort, Not Speed
The California linen brand is answering to fast furniture with a loungey new lineup that’s a little chunky, very hygge, and designed to last.
A Dynamic Mixed-Use Project in Bozeman, Montana, Bridges Past and Present
A Dynamic Mixed-Use Project in Bozeman, Montana, Bridges Past and Present
Celebrating the natural and built landscape, this mixed-use project takes cues from its agrarian surroundings.
A Historic Craftsman in Phoenix, Arizona, Anchors a Community of Nine Modern Bungalows
Marrying old and new, an eclectic community in Phoenix's Garfield Historic District finds harmony with its colorful surroundings.
This Austin Abode Channels Its Midcentury Predecessor for a Multigenerational Family’s Next Chapter
On a steeply sloping site in Austin, Texas, a family home for three generations finds balance between autonomy and connection.
A Sleek A-Frame Rises From the Ashes in Lake Tahoe, California
After a devastating fire, a striking cabin emerges, elevating a classic architectural form to prioritize livability and light.
The New King of England Hates Modern Design
King Charles III’s public criticisms of British modernism have had real, negative impacts on U.K. building projects.
This New Prefab Manufacturer Is Making Modular “Haciendas” in Texas Starting at $249K
Award-winning Texan architecture studio Lake|Flato has partnered with developer Oaxaca Interests to create HiFAB, a new venture producing homes smaller than 2000 square feet.
22 of Our Favorite Finds From Helsinki Design Week
Our highlights from the Finnish capital include vibrant textiles, forward-looking innovations, and wooden furnishings that are anything but stiff.
One Tiny Home Builder’s Big, Big Plans to Bring Its Space-Age Prefabs to the Masses
One Tiny Home Builder’s Big, Big Plans to Bring Its Space-Age Prefabs to the Masses
Looking at SpaceX and Apple as inspirations, Nestron says it will launch its first concept stores in Las Vegas, Houston, and Fort Lauderdale in June 2023.
These DIY Kits Are Like Ikea for #VanLife—and They Start at $5K
All you need to hit the road is a van, a little cash, and a screwdriver according to VanLab USA.
Can’t Decide Between a Boat or RV? This $130K Travel Trailer Promises to Do Both
With sideboards that open to become pontoons, the Caracat is designed to go from land to water and back again.
A Svelte $79K Prefab Cabin Promises to Work as Well in Your Backyard as It Does in the Woods
UK studio Aylott & Van Tromp’s design aims to feel like a hotel suite, but the firm isn’t telling you what to do with it.
This New York City Firm Just Formed the First Private-Sector Architecture Union
Bernheimer Architecture, which specializes in affordable housing, has recognized the historic union, arguing that the development “makes our place...
L.A. Roaster Canyon Coffee’s First Storefront Serves Up a Warm, Woody Vibe
Espresso impresarios Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz found inspiration in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, Donald Judd, and Sea Ranch for their welcoming Echo Park café.
Toronto’s Ace Hotel Wants to Turn the City’s Creative Scene Up to 11
The new downtown development is bringing in artists, musicians, and promoters to create some noise in its historic neighborhood.
Step Inside Richard Neutra’s VDL House—From the Comfort of Your Computer
The National Historic Landmark and Los Angeles icon has a new website that includes a walkthrough of the architect’s groundbreaking home and studio.
This California Company Is Bringing Classic Cars Into the Future
Kindred Motorworks reimagined a Bronco, VW Bus, and Camaro that hope to deliver all the nostalgia with none of the headaches.
Go Off-Grid Indefinitely in Bowlus’s New All-Electric Trailer for $310K
With its high-end solar-powered amenities, the Volterra promises to take you wherever you want to go, forever.
The Unexpected Satisfaction of Leaving Behind the American Dream
When my family’s suburban home in Maryland became a burden, we set our sights on the West Coast—and a whole new way of living.
How One Midcentury Design Dealer Is Taking a Chance on the Odd and Obscure
Clément Cividino’s fascination with forgotten prefab designs has become a full-blown obsession. His latest? An ingenious structure with a checkered past.
These Concrete Architecture Trends Are Solidly Inspiring
Next-gen materials, smart engineering, and an eye to sustainability keep an age-old material feeling timeless.
Is There a Chicanx Style of Architecture?
Riverside, CA’s new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture has been a long time coming. But its arrival prompts a question about design and cultural specificity.
Invite Elements of Nature Into Your Home With Armadillo’s New Rugs
Armadillo has added two handcrafted rugs to their collection that celebrate the beauty of jute and reimagine traditional techniques for contemporary living.
In Portland, Oregon, the Paths to Homeownership Are Multiplying
The city’s low-density zoning reform in August of last year opened the door to lot splits and smallplexes—and developers, homeowners, and lenders have gotten busy building.
Trixie Mattel Shares DIY Advice—and What You Didn’t See on Her New Home Reno Show
On the heels of her Discovery+ series, “Trixie Motel,” we spoke to the drag superstar about the chaos and glamour of renovating a Palm Springs midcentury motel.
Our Favorite Forward-Looking Designs From Salone del Mobile 2022
Milan Design Week is back in full swing—and this year’s exhibitions make space for daring and varied ideas about sustainability, diversity, and well-being.
Andersen’s Bright Ideas Awards Are Back—and More Brilliant Than Ever
We’re looking for the most inspiring homes across the country that embrace natural light.
These Portable, Modern Firepits Are This Summer’s Hottest Accessory
The Nomad propane firepits from Tohst Modern Living are a straight-up bright idea.