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Paris micro apartment squeezes it all into 290 square feet


The bed, the most important part of the home, is put on a pedestal Paris-based architect Nathalie Eldan has completed the renovation of a micro apartment located within a two-story townhouse next to the Bastille, and much like this prototype in London, it uses built-in storage to great effect.

Prefab Flex House comes tricked out with smart home features


Not your usual prefab If today’s tiny houses and shipping container homes (and shipping container tiny homes) strike you as a bit absurd or otherwise impractical, perhaps the new Flex House concept presents a more compelling vision of sustainable compact living.

To bed frame or not to bed frame?


Some say bed frames are a must, others say they’re optional It all started with a tweet, as many things do these days, one that exposed an insidious lie that rom-coms peddle willy-nilly—that men have bed frames.

The women designers who made Herman Miller furniture shine


Sizzling graphics, bright colors, and bold juxtapositions There’s a famous Herman Miller ad, designed by George Tscherny in 1954, that shows the furniture brand’s marquee designers as “Traveling Men.” George Nelson, leaning against a trunk, is heading to Germany at the behest of the government.

New Frank Lloyd Wright lesson plans to bring architecture into the classroom


Using Wright’s life and work to connect science and creativity in the classroom Iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has inspired generations to design and create.

Crowd counting and cities: 5 things you need to know


When the streets of American cities fill with people, how do we count them? Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.

Colonial cottage with curb appeal wants $995K


Located in the heart of downtown Greenwich Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day?

My dad voted for Trump—and my mom moved in with me


The presidential election ambushed their relationship “I can’t live with a man who supports Donald Trump,” my mother said.

Cantilevered concrete and wood lookout frames astounding views


It’s a breathtaking “stage” for admiring the landscape Built on a mountainside at China’s Songhua Lake Resort, this striking building was designed to offer summer and winter visitors a place to rest and reflect on the scenic surroundings.

Minimalist modern treehouse built around 100-year-old oak


You’ve gotta look inside Treehouses are an ever-fascinating architectural form, whether they’re built by tech companies or 19th-century restaurateurs.

A cluster of concrete buildings make up this forest home


At one with nature An intriguing collection of angular structures makes up this contemporary home in South Korea’s Sunchang County.

‘Planet Earth’ episode shows the dark side of urbanization


“Cities” illustrates how human habitats are increasingly incompatible with the species that lived there first In the final episode of Planet Earth II, Sir David Attenborough’s measured narration takes a sudden, introspective turn.

Magical ‘Lost Cottage’ in Ireland is available for your next vacation


Delightfully odd and completely magical How delightfully odd is this vacation home in the southwest region of Ireland?

9 mansions that look even better in the snow


So beautiful Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.

9 U.S. transportation projects to watch in 2018


From trolleys to high-speed trains, here’s what’s coming 2017 was a big year in transportation. Cities paved the way for electric vehicles, embraced alternative means of transit, and even launched autonomous buses.

Design within reach


The Cooper-Hewitt’s latest exhibition clarifies why accessible design is not a privilege, but a right They don’t call it a radio, because who has a radio anymore?

Toshiko Mori-designed glass stunner asks $4.95M


With views of the Hudson River and Storm King Mountain Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day?

Amazon HQ2 search: All news and updates


The latest on the “urbanist Super Bowl” Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters in North America has spurred heated competition among cities.

Amazon announces 20 finalists for new headquarters


The playoffs of the “urbanist super bowl” are about to begin Not to be sidelined by another tech firm’s recent announcement of a new headquarters, Amazon announced its list of finalists for its HQ2 competition.

New Ikea products coming in February have a playful ’80s vibe


Fun colors and simple shapes, but with a twist Another day, another piece of eye candy from Ikea. The world’s largest furniture retailer isn’t one to rest on its laurels—whether it’s designing a new modular sofa or entertaining us with an ad you can pee on.


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