Workbook: The Music of Architecture

Summer. The season of outdoor festivals and, it seems, innovative, temporary structures that seem to capture the fleeting pleasures of the season itself. At Pickathon, a three-day music event held ju...
For the new Silvercar rental suite in Dallas, the design team created a look that suggests sleek, contemporary, efficiency. Image courtesy Silvercar.

Workbook: Car Rental Rethought

  If you think about it, renting a car is one of the least-surprising parts of travel. You wait in line, hand over your credit card, get your keys and are on your way. No matter where you happen...
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Showroom: Catching Fire

Summer means lots of things and one of our favorites is the backyard barbeque. We’ve rounded up a few fire devices, from substantial, earthy fire tables to clever table-top pieces that will all...
Stephen Dietrich Lee's winning design for the Ring at Ragdale, a Lake Forest, Illinois, artists' community plays with porosity. Ph

Workbook: Dynamism on the Prairie

  Set on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, Ragdale plays host to a revolving group of artists, writers, composers and choreographers for residencies ranging from two to six weeks. Re...
Guy Martin's chair design for the LA restaurant Trois Mec merge the digital and the handmade. Image courtesy Guy Martin.

Workbook: Bridging the Gap

  Trois Mec, the new Los Angeles restaurant from chef Ludovic Lefebvre (late of L’Orangerie, Bastide, Ludo Bites, and Top Chef Masters to name just a few) and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, of Anim...

Workbook: New York State of Mind for PUMA

  Architect Nathan Lee Colkitt’s relationship with PUMA goes back nearly a decade. “I moved to LA in 2004, working for Stephen Kanner, the architect who came up with the initial design for the f...