SOME OF US might debate placing any sort of decoration in our yard. Will our neighbors find even a discreet tin deer statue pretentious? Other homeowners, however, freely pursue extravagant landscape ambitions limited only by their imaginations. Santa Barbara designer Margie Grace recalled designing and installing over 10 types of gardens on a three-acre site in five months. ”A […]

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Gov. Cuomo announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s (DASNY) low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor’s 2021 State of the State agenda. Through this program, nonprofit organizations and school districts can access DASNY’s services for […]

This also offers insight into why, despite warnings and requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other infectious disease experts to stay home, some people are flouting the recommendations and traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays — something Dr. Xygalatas says is itself telling. […]

LONDON — Just like major Chinese cities are obsessed with mega-construction projects of tomorrow designed by celebrity architects, the country’s fashion consumers have developed a passion for eyewear with a futuristic twist. Betty Bachz, cofounder of British eyewear brand Møy Atelier, said she has been seeing a lot of oversized […]

Blima Ehrentreu is the founder and CEO of The Designers Group, an interior design firm with offices in Toronto, New York, and Miami. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Doreen Lorenzo: Have you always been interested in […]

A quick decision to relocate turned into an epic renovation for Ted and Loren Kobus. Moving to the New York City area from Greater Philadelphia in 2012 for Mr. Kobus’s work, the couple bought a 1960s split-level home on the North Shore of Long Island, then radically changed the house—twice. […]

As designers, we want the products we build to be satisfying and easy to use, but how can we know that’s the case? We start by measuring the user experience with evidence rather than opinions. But can UX really be measured? Absolutely. By evaluating products with qualitative and quantitative methods, […]

Nathan Hale and Dolores Abernathy in “Westworld.” HBO Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Westworld” season three.  Insider spoke with the recently Emmy-nominated “Westworld” team — production designer Howard Cummings, art director Jon Carlos, and set decorator Julie “Jules” Ochipinti — about the complex series. They revealed the way the fans, including […]

Photo credit: Alice Morgan From House Beautiful The shoes were tiny, brightly colored, embroidered with flowers and birds, and embellished with metallic thread. Interior designer Noz Nozawa’s client had a collection of them proudly displayed on the fireplace mantel of her San Francisco home. But why would baby shoes have […]

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic still impacting people’s daily lives and routines across the world, folks are continuing to turn inward and hunkering down for what may be several more weeks of social distancing. What better time, then, to start watching a design-focused TV series that is informative, heartwarming, and/or […]