Framing a New View of Mount Rainier

Framing a New View of Mount Rainier

One item the University of Washington has never been short of is master plans for its landscape. The Olmsted Brothers developed one back in 1909, as Seattle hosted the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. “Their basic idea for the campus was to frame Mount Rainier at the heart...

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For the DIYer, the Bob Vila Academy

For the DIYer, the Bob Vila Academy

Today, class, we’re going learn how to make a poured-in-place concrete vanity for the bath. And a wall sconce, woven from pre-glued birch strips and ironed into position. Where, you ask? At the new Bob Vila Academy online – where else? With classes priced at only...

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In Paris, a Source for All Things French

In Paris, a Source for All Things French

It’s Bastille Day, after all, so why not reach back into the archive for a post about Artecase, our favorite source for the decorative arts in Paris? It’s owned by a couple of ┬áChristies alumnae, one from New York and the other from London – and they have...

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Touring the Bronx’s Historic Mansions

Touring the Bronx’s Historic Mansions

Olga Tirado is on a mission. A resident of the Bronx for the past 30 years, she’s out to educate Manhattan about the section of New York that she calls “the borough of parks.” “A quarter of it is natural forest and parkland – it’s just...

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In Red Hook, Townhouses + Parking

In Red Hook, Townhouses + Parking

Italian-born architect Aldo Andreoli looked to Amsterdam for inspiration as he conceived a new townhouse project in Brooklyn’s Red Hook. More specifically, it was Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands, a newly renovated area of the city built almost entirely of modern...

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Seattle to Host Intimate Impressionism

Seattle to Host Intimate Impressionism

It’s a traveling exhibition that explores the entire range of Impressionism. And Seattle is its last stop. In October, The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will host Intimate Expressionism from the National Gallery. Ticket sales for the blockbuster show will go on sale July 15....

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Dwell + the Monogram Modern Home

Dwell + the Monogram Modern Home

It’s a barnstorming tour of the U.S., with a touch of culinary delight to boot. The Monogram Modern Home – 1,100 square-foot, custom prefab collaboration from Dwell Media, Method Homes and Monogram luxury appliances – is heading to Austin Texas for tours on...

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Exquisite Jewelry from Alex Soldier

Exquisite Jewelry from Alex Soldier

Jeweler Alex Soldier got his start as an electrician in a jewelry plant in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Within a year, he’d been named chief designer. By 1991, he’d moved to the states and set up a showroom in New York City. Now, says his spokesperson Erin York,...

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In Florida, Balancing Nature + Design

In Florida, Balancing Nature + Design

A new, 375,000 square-foot FBI office building in Miramar, Fla. has returned a developer’s 18-inch-deep, gravel-encrusted site back to the Everglades. “We realized early that man’s encroachment had basically eviscerated the ecosystem,” says Mark Sexton,...

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In the Hamptons, a Moveable Feast

In the Hamptons, a Moveable Feast

Just in case you need a new reason to visit the Herzog & de Meuron – designed Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons this weekend, here it is: The Dream Machine is anchored there today. A 1978 Airstream trailer reconfigured by New York architect Suchi Reddi into a showroom...

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