In search of the ideal island for her family's kitchen, green-roof designer Lisa Goode discovered Siosi Design & Build via Etsy. The hitch: The workshop is in Bloomington, Indiana, 860 miles from the Goode's Amagansett, New York , house. Without seeing Siosi's work firsthand, she commissioned the two owners to build the most important piece in her remodel. Brave? Crazy? A little bit of both? Take a look and decide.
Megan Sommerville and Matt Ensner of furniture and lighting company Materia Designs fled Brooklyn a while back and bought a dilapidated 1940s bungalow up north. Here's their story (top three do-it-yourself tips included).
Cue the cigar smoke and the gold watch chains. One of the city's grandest clubs, the once all-male Chicago Athletic Association on Michigan Avenue, has been recast as a 241-room hotel, original Venetian-gothic details intact. Look no further for the perfect place to hole up on Halloween weekend.
Too close for comfort? Casamidy is known for its one-of-a-kind rugged yet refined furniture, designed and made in Mexico. Their Altamura sectional is one of their best-selling pieces, so we couldn't help but notice when RH Teen recently introduced a strikingly similar piece. Coincidence? You be the judge.
In this week's edition of Design News, the first Chicago Architecture Biennial begins this weekend, the Royal College of Art gets unwanted press, and an Austrian design studio imagines the kitchen of the future