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My Houzz: A Growing Family Embrace a ’70s Rental (16 photos)

Textile designer Bronwyn Ferguson and her husband, Dave Lavelle, know a thing or two about making the most of what you’ve got. In 2008 the couple snapped up this classic 1970s rental in Sydney’s seaside suburb of Queenscliff and set…

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Yes, You Can Grow Food in a Shady Yard (12 photos)

“My yard is too shady for a vegetable garden” is a common lament among homeowners with mature trees on their property, or tall buildings or other structures that darken the landscape. The statement is only partially true, however. While most…

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Room of the Day: A Bright Attic Conversion (11 photos)

An attic conversion in this 17th-century home in Old Portsmouth, England, gained the owners a stunning view of the sea as well as added an extra bedroom and bathroom. The project architect brought in contractor Jeremy Westcott to carry out…

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All of the Cool Companies Want to Live in All of the Cool Cities

“Good corporate citizenship” is one reason that businesses like Fifth Third Bank have moved to places like downtown Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The debate about whether or not urban downtowns are definitively back or not feels interminable. Read more

All of the Cool Companies Want to Live in All of the Cool Cities

“Good corporate citizenship” is one reason that businesses like Fifth Third Bank have moved to places like downtown Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The debate about whether or not urban downtowns are definitively back or not feels interminable. Read more

My Houzz: Seattle Craftsman a Haven of Inspiration (17 photos)

Jenny Vorwaller’s thorough understanding of color and texture can be seen both in her work as an oil painter and in how she’s thoughtfully furnished the Seattle home that she, husband Marcus and their two boys have been renting for…

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Richard Rogers urges architects to help save Robin Hood Gardens

Richard Rogers has written an impassioned letter to the architecture and design community urging support of a campaign to save Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens housing estate…

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Great Design Plant: Gaura Lindheimeri (10 photos)

When observing gaura (Gaura lindheimeri) for the first time, people are immediately struck by the way that its flowers look like small butterflies floating on a cloud over dark green foliage. Don’t let its delicate appearance fool you —…

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