Michael Graves is getting a school named after him. The Michael Graves School of Architecture at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The school will also have a branch at Kean's Wenzhou campus in China, with its launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Graves' practice.
Scotland's regional Parliament approved the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax earlier this month. The new tax, the first in 3oo years, goes into effect in April. Meant to reduce inequality, the tax won't apply to Scots purchasing the cheapest housing, and will raise taxes on real estate purchases an average of 56%.
I visited our local farm earlier this week and came home with a varied collection of fun pumpkins. After spotting some pumpkin planters online, I think I have my next gardening project. Here are ten pumpkin planters for both inside and outside that will surely make your home more festive.
The first MTA trains started running 110 years ago, and today the subway celebrates. Vintage low-voltage trains will run from 11 am to 3 pm between 42nd Street - Times Square and 96th Street, departing on the half hour.
Name:Kai Avent-deLeon and Dan Solomito Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant; Brooklyn, NY Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 4 years
Kai Avent-deLeon (pronounced Kai-E) is no stranger to the homes that have put her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on the historical record of architecture and design. She was born and raised here, and the brownstone that her apartment is in, which she shares with her boyfriend Dan, has been in her family for nearly half a century.
Two years after buying the luxury luggage brand, Samsonite is reviving Hartmann. A favorite of some past presidents and pop culture icons Don Draper and James Bond, Samsonite hopes Hartmann can grab some luxury market share from Longchamps and Louis Vuitton.
You remember moving to your city, right? Do you remember your first night there? The place you ordered in from three nights in a row because your kitchen was still in boxes? Your first apartment, which was perfect because it was yours?
Heather couldn't believe it, but she was about to hit her 15th anniversary of moving to New York. She lives in a different borough now, and has a husband and two kids, but her love affair with her city has remained a constant through life's many changes. Heather says she'll use any excuse to throw a party, but what better reason than her 15th anniversary of living in New York? We helped her customize her party decor at Shutterfly, and then came over to see her gorgeous party setup, including a very original use for coasters – can you spot them?
Karen found this table skeleton on garbage day and dragged it home. Creative soul that she is, she came up with an unexpected (and free!) solution to make it whole again. We can't believe we've never thought of this one!