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Tree Trunk Chair Would Take 200 Years to Produce

The upside: if it doesn't work, the designer won't have to answer for it At Milan Design Week 2016, Maarten Baas has unveiled his plans for an inventive new chair. Unfortunately, he will not live to see that chair be created, barring some huge advancements in medicine or life-extending technology. Show More Summary

Gorgeous, Angular Modern House Makes a Solid Case for Concrete

This one's for the Brutalists out there We get it—concrete isn't for everyone. But a well-designed concrete house, like this one masterminded by Buenos Aires, Argentina firm Estudio Besonias Almeida, could help convince even the most...Show More Summary

Camper-Like Tiny House Masters Small-Space Efficiency

Of course the A/C should go under the stairs Tiny houses typically take the form of a horizontal box or mini gabled shed, but not this one, crafted in Austin by architect and artist Ann Armstrong. With its cedar and aluminum cladding...Show More Summary

Leopard Print Stairs Are the Tip of the Iceberg in This Georgia House

Honestly, there is just too much fun stuff in this place to describe This Sea Island, Georgia home, on the market for $3.25 million, was "home was carefully renovated by the current owner," according to the listing, which is code for "this home is highly customized," you know, if you couldn't already tell. Show More Summary

Pioneering Landscape Architect Harriet Pattison Finally Gets Her Due

A new oral history project produced by The Cultural Landscape Foundation showcases her contributions to the artform "The hand of the landscape architect often is invisible," says Charles Birnbaum, president of the D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation, an observation that cuts to the core of the career of Harriet Pattison. Show More Summary

OMA Unveils First Look at New Museum Annex in Quebec

It adds 90 percent more square footage to the cultural institution's existing building The Office for Metropolitan Architecture—better known as OMA, the firm founded by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas—recently unveiled a first look at its...Show More Summary

Super Strong Glass Bricks Cover New Chanel Store in Amsterdam

A graceful nod to tradition In designing a new Amsterdam flagship for Chanel, envelope-pushing Dutch firm MVRDV was determined to turn a historic townhouse into a modern storefront without completely wiping out the character of the original architecture. Show More Summary

Here's a House Made Out of 'Hempcrete' in Celebration of 4/20

No, you won't get high if the house burns down "Hempcrete" is a type of building material made out of hemp plants and a lime-based binder, and according to this Kickstarter, it could be the future of sustainable home building. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Designer Konstantin Grcic on His Meteoric Career and What the Future Holds

The design veteran talked to Curbed at Milan Design Week At this year's Salone del Mobile, the brand ClassiCon unveiled a series of limited-edition pieces by German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic in honor of their 25-year collaboration. Show More Summary

You Don't Have to Fear the Apocalypse to Appreciate a Good Survival Tube

This little tube could really come in handy after a natural disaster We are not particularly worried about the world suddenly ending, although perhaps we should be. But even so, we can admire this very efficiently designed survival tube from Nendo and Sugita Ace, which fits a bevy of survival items into a case that's smaller than a standard umbrella. Show More Summary

Impeccably Maintained 1960 House in Melbourne Is Simply Charming

All of the brick A look we're loving these days? Midcentury homes that retain and embrace their perfectly pale original brickwork. The latest home tour from The Design Files is another stellar example. Located in the Melbourne suburb...Show More Summary

These Floating Bath Toys Are Like the Legos of Baths

Wait—Legos probably float too, right? These clever little bath toys, made from sponges and pumice stones, allow you to become the architect of your own bath. (Assuming you take baths, that is. In fact, these toys are one of the bestShow More Summary

Marijuana Industry Lights Up Denver Housing Market

A burgeoning pot industry, plus new tech and oil jobs, has spurred a real estate rush in Denver Colorado's legalization of marijuana has brought its share of benefits to the state's economy and inspired a new generation of entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

Video of Bulldozers Fighting Does Not Disappoint

This is way better than UFC This Bulldozer Battle Royale in China came about as a result of some unspecified dispute between two rival construction firms, and we now know how all disputes should be settled from here on. This is truly the new type of duel that we have all been waiting for. Show More Summary

This Film Explores How Art Can Revitalize a Struggling Street in a Southern City

America's Boulevard examines a public art project meant to energize a section of Chattanooga, Tennessee Can artwork serve as a catalyst for city development? A new short film, America’s Boulevard: A Mural on MLK, explores how a public...Show More Summary

Smart Home With Killer Ocean Views in San Diego Asks $26.6M

Sunsets to die for Location: La Jolla, California Price: $26,588,000 In case you're wondering what the most expensive oceanfront property in the famously gorgeous San Diego looks like right now, it's an imitation Santorini estate with genuinely killer views. Show More Summary

Many Millennials Need a Decade to Save for a Down Payment, Says Study

In major markets, aspiring young homeowners drastically underestimate how much they need to save It's not news that millennials are having a rough time with homeownership, but a new report from Apartment List has put those problems into stark relief. Show More Summary

The 'World's Most Advanced Bed' May Be Ahead of Its Time

Features include built-in move screen and aroma dispenser The iNyx bed is the "world's most advanced bed" according to its Indiegogo campaign page. But alas, the world may not be ready for a bed this advanced, as it has currently raised zero dollars out of its $9,990 flex goal. Show More Summary

Lowly Concrete Block Gets Stylish Remix at Vietnam Home

A utilitarian material gets a makeover Though concrete is revered in some circles for its brutish charms, the concrete block is generally considered less of a looker. This house in Vietnam by local firm Khuôn Studio could change that,...Show More Summary

Get to Know a Stockholm-based Design Duo on the Rise

Clara von Zweigbergk and Shane Schneck bring whimsy to their work across disciplines On day three of Milan Design Week, in the buzzing temporary home of Danish design brand HAY, Shane Schneck and Clara von Zweigbergk were already flush with success—and very tired. Show More Summary

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