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
Join the Gardenista crew for a look at standout fall gardens and the trees to plant to create your own. They've also rounded up wooden rakes, found great-looking compost bins (who knew?), and created bouquets out of fistfuls of leaves.
Patch Cafe in Melbourne is more than a simple restaurant, it's full of design surprises—playful tiles, custom joinery, a plywood shingle roof, and wire-mesh-covered walls. And let's not forget the paleo-inspired menu.
Part art project, part problem solver, the compact Go-Go Kitchen in writer/activist-designer Jennifer Nix's Bay Area home pairs cast-off cabinetry with energy-efficient appliances, sends gray water into her garden, and stands ready to roll.
An offshoot of a hipster Tokyo real estate company, R-Toolbox supplies small-space denizens with all the things that make moving in easier, whether that's a brass shelf bracket or a complete stainless-steel kitchen.
Putting soul back into tile: In their newly released book, "Tile Makes the Room," Heath Ceramics owners Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic illustrate the form and function of tile using inspiring examples through interiors and architecture. They recently sat down with us to talk tile—everything from grout and patinas to the future of tile.
A new cafe from the team behind Lokal, one of our favorite restaurants anywhere, has it all: a backyard vegetable garden, handmade kitchen accessories for sale, flatbreads, wine, and a good dose of Berlin cool.