The Kampong—Historic National Treasure, Reimagined

Much has changed since Dr. David Fairchild, one of America’s most influential horticulturalists and plant collectors, bought a property in Coconut Grove in 1916 with his wife, Marian, and named it The Kampong—the Malay word for village. Not long after purchasing the waterfront acreage, he enlisted the architect Edward Clarence Dean to design a Mission-style houseRead more

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Innovative Products and Appliances at the AD Design Show

Luxury brands from around the world recently gathered at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York to share their curated design inspiration to approximately 40,000 design aficionados. Marking its 15th year, the design event showcased the wares of more than 400 brands, and luxury appliance innovator Jenn-Air teamed up with the talented New York-based architectRead more

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The Ambiguous Lightness of Being

In an homage to Milan Kundera, the Diana Lowenstein Gallery in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami has mounted an extraordinary exhibition of works of 12 artists, who have produced sculptures and mixed media that explore the dimensions of lightness and weight. More than 14 years in the making, the exhibition was curated by Ombretta ArgóRead more

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A Lovely Living Room by Beth Foley

In the Normandy Manor show house in Long Island, a livable and lovely living room by Beth Foley, an interior designer in West Hempstead, New York, brings cheer with its happy colors and beautiful abstract landscapes by a local artist. To find out more about Beth Foley, click here.

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A Beautiful Room by Designer Kate Singer in the Normandy Manor Show House

Among the most beautiful spaces at the Normandy Manor Show House in Centerport, Long Island, is a dining room by Kate Singer. The manor was designed in 1917 by New York City architects Warren & Wetmore, who were most noted for their design of Grand Central Terminal. It was built for the superintendent of the Vanderbilt estateRead more

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Creative Ways to Stow Books

Before you part with a collection of favorite books, consider these creative ways to stow them offered by writer Megan Fulweiler. She and her husband began what she calls “a new chapter” in their life-long love affair with books: We’ve come to the conclusion our books are a lot like our relatives. There are those weRead more

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Walking the High Line—a Living New York Landmark

The International Furnishings and Design Association hosted horticultural walking tour recently to raise money for its educational foundation. The High Line is a lovely two-mile-long park perched above New York City, starting at Ganesvoort Street in the Meatpacking District and winding through Chelsea all the way to the Javitts tradeshow center along the West Side Highway. Originally builtRead more

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Tips on Buying a Foreclosed Home

Ever thought about buying a foreclosed home? With so many on the market, it’s a great way to affordably achieve the American Dream. But foreclosed homes come with hidden costs that can add up to a bundle and give you a headache, too. If you know what to look for, though, you can spare yourselfRead more

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Katz Architecture Crafts a Modern Gem in Midtown Manhattan

Real estate agents see a lot of Manhattan apartments that have fantastic river or city views on the outside, but leave much to be desired on the inside. Such was the case with this apartment before David Katz of Katz Architecture refreshed it with a mix of modern and classical influences. Katz started by modifying theRead more

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Inspiring Fabrics—and History—from Knoll, an American Institution

Even if you didn’t have a chance to see the recent exhibition of Knoll textiles at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, you can still access the information, imagery, and ideas it offered through a new book on the history of Knoll. Writer William Weathersby shared this post, which sums up some interesting news from Knoll.Read more

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