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Curbed Features: An Afternoon With Jacques Grange, Fearless Decorator for YSL, Valentino, and the World's Royalty

Photo via the Selby Seconds after stepping off the elevator, French interior designer Jacques Grange takes my arm, and pulls me across the striped floors of the Mark Hotel's lobby, through a lounge with a curvy aluminum bar, and...

House of the Day: Snag $2.3M Worth of Immaculate Modernism in Rancho Mirage

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: Rancho Mirage, California Price: $2,300,000...

Dollhouses: Someone Please Make These Tiny Dream Rooms in Real Life

Photos via V&A Museum of Childhood A varied group of London-based designers has created a series of stylish and occasionally surreal dioramas for an exhibit that opened this week at London's Museum of Childhood. Each was given an 11.5-inch wooden...

SNØHETTA PRØJECTS: Tour Snøhetta's Newly Completed, Wildly Tilted Eco-Home

Photo by Bruce Damonte via Design Boom In late August, Norwegian starchitecture firm Snøhetta revealed plans to collaborate with the country's Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings on ZEB Pilot House, an eco-friendly single-family house that would be constructed from...

Holiday Rewinds: Today we take a look back...

Today we take a look back at the most hilariously bad, amazingly apathetic residential holiday lights to have ever existed. From peeing Santa to "Yikes" to the laziest of displays, the best of the worst, is right this way.

Video Interlude: Watch an Abandoned House Discover Life Outside of Suburbia

Screenshot via Vimeo In this heartwarming, gorgeously-animated short film called "Home Sweet Home," a suburban house trapped in a terribly blighted neighborhood decides to shed its "for sale" sign once and for all and set off on a gutsy journey...

Restoration Watch: How Not to Restore an 800-Year-Old Gothic Cathedral

Photo via Arch Daily Architecture critic Martin Filler recently took a trip to France's Chartres Cathedral, and was surprised to find the 800-year-old Gothic church in the throes of an $18.5M restoration effort the French Ministry of Culture began in...

Holiday Trimmings: Celebrate the Joys of the Season With a 'Wreath Witherspoon'

Just a few of the #WreathWitherspoon I've seen on insta. @cbgrandy did you see this? A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:48pm PST It's 2014, and this year comedian-goddess Mindy Kaling is telling...

Linkage: A 1964 I.M. Pei Townhome; Fanciful Bathroom Fireplaces; More!

Photo by Pieter Estersohn via Arch Digest · The best "wallet-draining housewares" of 2014. · Own a 1964 I.M. Pei townhouse for $975K. · Inspiring examples of bathroom fireplaces. · "Quiet Opulence" in the Bronx for $3.5M. · Parisian restaurant...

Eames Watch: On Her 102nd Birthday, 13 Photos of Ray Eames and Her Work

Photo via CBS Happy birthday to midcentury design icon Ray Eames! The furniture and textile designer, whose work with husband/partner Charles includes some of the most influential pieces of the American design canon, would have been 102 today, so to...

Oh My Gaudy: $100M Moscow Villa Owns Up to Its Appalling Gaudiness

All photo via Sotheby's Now on the market for a mind-boggling $100M, this 25,316-square-foot residence just outside of Moscow, Russia seems very comfortable with its own awfully gaudy skin—which, according to the listing,...

The Printed Page: Worn-Out Montreal Duplex Gets Zesty New Persona Post Reno

Photo by Maxime Brouillet via Dwell In the hands of Canadian firm La SHED Architecture, a dreary, well-worn duplex in Montreal is now completely unrecognizable. Gone are the odd wallpaper and aged furnishings: after a massive renovation last year, the...

Holiday Trimmings: 10 Deeply Unsettling Holiday Decor Ideas From Pinterest

Turns out it's a bit tricky to translate the bohemian-modern design blog aesthetic (that is natural, haphazard minimalism) into holiday cheer. Sometimes, in fact, the results are just downright chilling. Here now, 10 examples of minimalist holiday decor ideas...

Awards: Co.Design has dubbed this profoundly childhood-ruining...

Co.Design has dubbed this profoundly childhood-ruining gummy bear lamp an example of the best lighting 2014 has to offer. The gist is this: the candle starts as a friendly lil bear, and eventually melts into a disfigured demon you'll probably...

That's Rather Historic: Fascinating new item on the market...

Fascinating new item on the market in the London area: a 500-year-old Tudor mansion that was transported brick-by-brick some 70 miles in the early 1900s is now asking $17.41M. This so-called "jigsaw puzzle" house has been carefully restored and amply...

House of the Day: For $6.5M, a Dramatic Texas Mansion with Cantilevers Galore

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: West Lake Hills, Texas Price:...

TV Time: After Decades of Hate, Can TV Make Brutalism Cool Again?

First came AMC's Mad Men, whose brown Frigidaires and Eero Saarinen tables helped ignite a craze for everything midcentury, modern, and whiskey-spiked. Now Amanda Kolson Hurley writes for City Lab that BBC America's The Game is poised to do...

Blockbusters: Here's How That $139M Florida Megamansion is Coming Along

Photo by Brian Nieblas Back in September, a deeply Ft. Lauderdale spectacle by the name of Le Palais Royale hopped on the market at a staggering$139M, instantly becoming America's most expensive home for sale. Since then, the yet-to-be-completed megamansion has...

Op-Eds: It's Time to Stop Describing Spaces as 'Masculine' or 'Feminine'

Is this space "feminine"? How about "ladylike"? Photo via Design Sponge Others have made the point before, but the ongoing use of the words "masculine" and "feminine" in design writing has us, the staff of Curbed National, feeling it needs...

Airbnb Watch: For the last 14 months, Kevin...

For the last 14 months, Kevin Lynch, an American expat in Hong Kong, has been living exclusively out of Airbnb rentals. A Luxury flat, yacht dwelling, teepee, converted cowshed. Lynch has tried it all. Despite feeling sore in his back...

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