Home Décor

Personal Shopper – Stephen Knollenberg

If you were an interior designer, you’d likely know where to go for the finest fabrics, furniture, and art. But you’re not. So shopping for home décor is probably more of a hit-or-miss proposition.

Getting the Goods

Retro: Thanks to the folks at School-house Electric, the schoolhouse finally does rock. This Portland-based company produces fantastic retro light fixtures using century-old designs...

10x10_2

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, what is writing about architecture like? Phaidon’s 10x10_2 does nothing to answer that question. A...

Five Questions with … Scotty James

Scotty James knows a thing or two about making what’s old new again. General manager of Materials Unlimited — a 15,000-square-foot architectural salvage showroom...

Georgian

As Colonial America’s population swelled and became more prosperous, people developed a taste for more fashionable homes. Post-medieval building styles were replaced by Georgian...

Bond & Bowery

These days, you can buy a wide-collared polyester shirt from a former disco devotee in San Bernardino with nothing more than a quick click of the mouse.

Michael Thonet

Designed in 1855, Michael Thonet’s model-14 bentwood remains the world’s best-selling chair. After countless reproductions and knockoffs, it’s likely everyone, at one time or...

Tour of Beauty

Detroit had yet to become “The Motor City” when Indian Village’s first homes began construction in 1895. In those days, Detroiters in horse-drawn carriages...

Split-Level

Split-level houses — a multi-story modification of the one-floor ranch — became popular in the 1950s. Retaining the ranch’s horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, and...

Paul McCobb

Trained as an artist in Boston before moving to New York in the late 1940s, Paul McCobb made his name designing retail displays and...

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