Wow. The bulk of this week's section is devoted to the lead story and photographs: The Moderns. Would you pay a premium to live in the Rockefeller Apartments with a view of MoMA's sculture garden? (or were you lucky to buy in a slump?) Be sure to check out the story's extensive slideshow! It features photos of multiple apartments in the building (some are strikingly bare). We especially liked the comparison photos of three of the building's kitchens and the close-ups of original hardware.
- The Moderns.
- Wooden culture giving way to concrete: Old-Growth Finds the New World. Reclaiming teak from around the world. An interesting argument — the practice is promoting reuse, but at the costs of conservation?
- News to us: The Dark Side of a Good Friend to the Soil. Worms!
- Room to Improve: How high should my sofa be, relative to the other seating in the room? Intense analysis of seat-heights.
- Personal Shopper: A collection of contemporary designs from older companies. Above is Khashayar Naimanan's Hidden Wealth dinnerware from Nymphenburg.
(Photographs by Fred R. Conrad, Gordon M. Grant, and Peter Margonelli)