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New York restaurant Vandal brings street art inside

Large scale art dominates Vandal, one of New York’s hottest new restaurants (but not one of the best), commissioned eight local artists to design its space—and it’s stunning. The massive space occupied by the restaurant, located on Bowery,...Show More Summary

David Hockney's paintings of wealthy California suburbs get stop-motion animation treatment

Hockney has a retrospective up at London’s Tate Britain museum This is cool: The Tate Britain museum commissioned a promotional video featuring stop-motion animation to tease their retrospective for David Hockney, the 79-year-old British...Show More Summary

The Ikea gift registry is finally here

How on earth did Ikea not have a gift registry Just ahead of Valentine’s Day—and a spring and summer full of weddings to follow—furniture behemoth Ikea has launched a gift registry. The new service, available on the web and through Android...Show More Summary

Get free coloring books from major libraries and museums

Including big names like the Smithsonian and the Met Clear your calendars: Three of our favorite things—libraries, museums, and coloring books—have been combined into one ultimate night-in activity. Indeed, in case you missed it, last...Show More Summary

Steel-and-glass pavilion offers meditative refuge outside Madrid

Ahhhhh... In much of the U.S., it’s alternately been wet, gray, and frigid. Who doesn’t want to escape to a meditation cabin in warmer, sunnier climes? Located just outside Madrid in Las Rozas, Spain, this 70-square-meter (753-square-foot), two-story structure, called the Hidden Pavilion, is the work of Spanish firm Penelas Architects. Show More Summary

Put Her On The Map initiative pushes for more streets, monuments named after women

New campaign seeks gender parity in our street names and historic monuments According to a recent article in The Washington Post, only 8 percent of our monuments are named after women. That disparity helped inspire Put Her On The Map,...Show More Summary

‘30s Tudor near NYC comes with a diner and cinema for $1.2M

Wait for it... Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: South Orange, New Jersey Price:...Show More Summary

This church in Vermont was built for dogs

Fido’s owners are welcome too In northern Vermont, about two hours east of Burlington, a white chapel appears, at first, to be a traditional New England church. But look beyond the towering spire and rolling hills and you’ll notice something...Show More Summary

Here are 10 U.S. cities where solar energy could take off

Providence tops a list of Northeast cities with lots of room to go solar Solar panels aren’t just for sunny states like Arizona or California. Even homes in the dreary northeast can power up with rooftop panel systems. To prove the point,...Show More Summary

To make marble more durable, engineers turn to human teeth

A compound commonly found in human bones and teeth can become a natural sealant in marble Marble structures from India’s Taj Mahal to Italy’s Colosseum are constantly ravaged by pollution and the damaging effects of weather and time....Show More Summary

In Portland, Midcentury ranch shines anew after debonair revamp

Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. Today, we look at the Portland, Oregon, home of Jesse Leyva. As a creative director in the skateboarding world, Leyva’s job involves designing on the cultural cutting edge. Show More Summary

At prison turned cultural hub in Amsterdam, refugees are welcome

The city’s refugee inclusion policy at work In the Netherlands, crime rates have been so low that prisons are being shut down from the lack of prisoners. But for the Bijlmerbajes prison in Amsterdam, the shuttered facility is finding...Show More Summary

How will driverless cars change street policing?

Experts see autonomous technology shifting the way cops operate As autonomous-vehicle technology inches forward—with new testing sites and proposed government regulations signaling that the once fantastical idea of a driverless car is...Show More Summary

Opulent French maison with all the antiques asks $5M—in Texas

The Kirbyville estate once baffled locals, who thought it was home to some sort of cult Texas is known for McMansions and, yes, French chateaus, not all of them of the tasteful variety. But this one deserves mention for its hardcoreShow More Summary

World’s first ‘ice library’ rises by a frozen Siberian lake

Made up of over 1,000 quotes from people all over the world First an elaborate ice hotel, and now an ice library. Built on the shore of the frozen Lake Baikal in Baikalsk, Siberia, the world’s first “ice library” is, as you might imagine,...Show More Summary

At London's Barbican Estate, midcentury apartment gets sleek revamp

Local firm Azman Architects handled the refresh Units in London’s circa-1950s, Brutalist Barbican Estate complex have been getting refreshes left and right—and we’re very much enjoying the peek inside. The latest in this wave of revamps? A one-bedroom apartment given a dapper renovation by local firm Azman Architects, recently seen on Dezeen. Show More Summary

This modular furniture works for humans—and cats

The ol’ cat scratching post gets a design makeover If you and your cat are fighting over space in your tiny urban apartment, perhaps you need to invest in Katris: a modular cat tree furniture system that aims to appease both owners and...Show More Summary

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of modular shipping containers. Show More Summary

Midcentury by moonlight: Photographer’s book showcases modern Palm Springs homes

Tom Blachford’s noirish images highlight the mystery and beauty of desert architecture Palm Spring’s magnificent modern architecture, a showcase of midcentury swagger, often gets photographed in all its glory, under the striking desert sun. Show More Summary

This tiny Polish village might be the most Instagrammable spot in Europe

And we’ve got 21 photos to prove it A small village in Poland has fewer than 1,000 people, but it’s received international press as one of the most beautiful villages in Europe. That’s because the residents of Zalipie—located northeast...Show More Summary

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