Loft living for a Japanese family means balancing tall ceilings and wide-open spaces—affording them expansive views of their persimmon orchard—with very specific closed-off spaces (a cat's room, for instance). Join us for a tour.
On the coast of Brittany sat "a vacation home frozen in time." The architects' challenge was to add a bedroom to the tiny white cottage—without sacrificing any of the quaint atmosphere. The solution? They built a mirror image.
Months ago, I spotted an indigo patchwork quilt hanging in the home of Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton. It looked like an abstract painting, and I've been wanting one ever since. The textile, I've since discovered, is a Japanese classic called a boro.
Faced with a 1948 fixer-upper, fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi of Black Crane approached their rooms the way they create their minimalist clothes: with an eye to simple elegance and a nod to their Japanese roots. And by bargain shopping too—did we mention that they made French doors from windows bought at Home Depot?
As an American in London, I had no idea that the small, wall-mounted cabinet in a spare bathroom was our hardworking tankless water heater. What is a tankless water heater, and why should you know about it? Read our primer to learn about this small appliance that offers big space and energy savings.
Design sleuths, foodies, aesthetes, and browsers, join us in Los Angeles for our Holiday Market on December 6 at Big Daddy's Antiques. We'll be packing the warehouse with offerings from our latest lineup of LA designers and indie shop owners—and, this year, we are thrilled to announce a dedicated Gardenista section spearheaded by Terrain.
Rie and Jay Dion of Atelier Dion in Oakland, California, have a mission: "We want you to buy ceramics from potters, not national retailers." How are they making this happen? With mugs that take your coffee experience to another level.
Since medieval times, traditional Japanese households have been equipped with kettles known as "tetsubins," ready to supply boiling water for tea at a moment's notice. Here's a selection of age-old and contemporary examples—and one that spans the two.