Adjustable lamp used by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus school revived

German light company Midgard is reproducing a lamp that was used at the Bauhaus school to coincide with its 100th anniversary. The adjustable TYP 113 lamp was first produced by Midgard, a company was founded in 1919. Hamburg entrepreneurs David Einsiedler and Joke Rasch took over Midgard’s business in 2015, and re-launched 100 of the […]

Skylights create rainbow patterns inside cedar-covered Cocoon House by Nina Edwards Anker

Coloured skylights offer rainbow-hued illuminations on one side of this holiday cottage that Nina Edwards Anker has designed in Long Island, while the other is covered in cedar shingles. Architect and designer Edwards Anker, who runs New York’s Nea Studio, completed the Cocoon House in Southampton, a seaside town on the South Fork of Long […]

Robert McKinley creates Hotel Kinsley from four historic buildings in Upstate New York

New York’s Studio Robert McKinley aimed to avoid the typical aesthetic of “antlers or plaid and reclaimed wood” when creating this boutique hotel from four buildings in Hudson Valley. Hotel Kinsley marks the first destination hotel in Kingston, a town located about 160 kilometres north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. The boutique […]

Workstead turns historic Upstate New York house into showroom

Design studio Workstead has transformed a 19th-century house in Hudson, New York, into a showroom for its furniture and lighting. Workstead overhauled a property in the Hudson Historic district that was built in the late 1880s as the home of former New York mayor Cornelius H Evans. Featuring a red-brick and carved-sandstone exterior, it is […]

“What bothers many people is the sense of an alien culture”

The outrage over New York’s Hudson Yards is not really about ugly glass towers or bad urbanism – although it features both – but an unspoken disquiet that foreign ideas have overtaken a chunk of Manhattan, argues Aaron Betsky. What is wrong with glass skyscrapers? New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who is now running […]

Studio Gang completes chiselled Solar Carve Tower on New York’s High Line

These new photos capture the jagged glass tower that US firm Studio Gang has designed on the High Line park in New York’s Meatpacking district. Photograph by Nic Lehoux Construction work has now completed on the glass office building located at 40 Tenth Avenue, between the popular elevated park and the Hudson River. Photograph by […]

Pembrooke & Ives deconstructs interior design process for Uncrated exhibit in New York

c crates, pallet racks and boxes form display cases in this exhibition at R & Company gallery in New York City, which was created by local interior design firm Pembrooke & Ives. Pembrooke & Ives designed the Uncrated Curated exhibition to be like a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the development of an interior design project, starting […]

Lunar festival informed Studio Tack’s design of Tsukimi restaurant in New York

Brooklyn firm Studio Tack has used white oak panelling, antiqued glass mirrors and alabaster lights to create a classy yet cosy atmosphere in this small Japanese restaurant in New York City. Tsukimi offers a modern take on kaiseki, a type of Japanese haute cuisine involving multiple courses that are meticulously prepared and presented. The practice […]

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