Hem, officially launching in September, is a new site for customizable, factory-direct furniture that can be assembled without tools. Swedish for "home," the brand is a the new collaboration of Fab and its recent acquisitions Massivkonzept and One Nordic.
Model & Project Runway host Heidi Klum is saying auf Wiedersehen to her LA manse. Listed for $25 million, the 12,300 square foot eight bedroom, ten bathroom home has "secret" rose gardens, an infinity pool, koi pond, and a fireplace in the library that came from Napoleon's farmhouse.
Can you distill each decade's style into one room? Designers at Harvey Water Softeners attempted just that: a visual guide of interior design through the decades. Each illustrated interactive slide is a mini-room that expresses the feel and trends of the period.
A brand new, large-scale collaborative work from Ai Weiwei appeared in the US this weekend. Pull of the Moon is a collaboration with the Navajo artist Bert Benally for Navajo TIME, a nine-year-old art event that brings temporary art to the Navajo nation.
What happens when an architect goes to the farmers market? If you're Chicago-based Jean Dufresne, you launch a design challenge. Part of a series of small competitions, the AIA asked How could better pop-up booths make life easier for farmers and help them show off their products? The winner was a G-shaped booth with a simple frame that folds down into a hand truck, so it can move food and the canopy at the same time.
For the cost of a small condo in many cities, you can purchase the entire town of Swett, South Dakota. The hamlet, which is not much more than a tavern, workshop, trailers, and a home on 6 acres along Highway 18, has a list price of $399,000.
Tracking metrics suce as health, safety, disposable income, and civic engagement, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) works to quantify happiness and well-being through their Better Life Initiative. A new tool visualizes all that data, and lets you see in-depth details on your city, plus compare it to others.
Love inexpensive Swedish design, but hate the trek to the suburbs? IKEA is testing its first high street store in the Hamburg neighborhood of Altona. It's a costly experiment for the retailer, but could serve as a model for other urban locations if successful.
Taking just five minutes a day to doodle, paint, write, or make has big results, like boosting your immune system and reducing stress. That's why Plumb wants you to take an #artbreak: spend a few minutes being creative, and then share your results with the hashtag. For every #artbreak share, they'll donate $1 to 826 National, up to $2,500.
Brain game company Lumosity occupies three floors of a 1920s office building in San Francisco. Oakland-based designer Lauren Geremia with a team of collaborators orchestrated an old-meets-new space for the tech startup with a love of analog. There's even a "hidden" library with a swinging wall.