Design

Winning Flatiron holiday installation to inject ‘happy’ warm embrace into winter

Despite the fact that we’re only now getting some chilly autumn weather, winter is, as they say, coming. While the city can be a dreary place during those months, the winning installation of this year’s Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition is going to offer New Yorkers a bit...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:42pm

Winning holiday installation to reflect on Flatiron District

Imagine finding a spot where the noise of the city is isolated to reveal an eagle-eyed view of some of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. Enter “Flatiron Reflection,” the winning installation of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District and Van Alen...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:59am

Hitler or glitter? Online shop receives backlash over design of tote bag

Arizona-based online boutique Belle Chic recently advertised their glitter tote bag with a simple and playful message that reads “my favorite color is glitter.” But because of the font used, it was mistaken to read something completely different. People began to point out the fun...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:08pm

'Property Brothers' tips for buying a fixer-upper

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but Drew Scott isn’t exactly enjoying it. He’s doing some weekend work on his home, and the pipes aren’t cooperating. “Our entire house smells like a sewer plant right now,” he confesses. “That’s why you leave...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:38pm

New York firm designs a park that puts the Highline to shame

If you've ever dreamed of jumping ontrampolinesamong the treetops, get ready to face your fantasy.New York-based design firm Dror has unveiled its master plan for a new city park six miles north of Istanbul's center that will bend the forest landscape with the world of your dreams.Featuring...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:30pm

Staten Island seeks proposals for its own High Line in Port Richmond

With Manhattan’s High Line a popular attraction for tourists and New Yorkers alike, Staten Island officials are looking to turn an abandoned rail line into a similar park.The Staten Island Economic Development Corp. on Wednesday announced that it’s looking for design proposals to turn a half-mile...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:38pm

We imagine how Trump would decorate the White House

Donald Trump had just stepped into the White House when he noticed a wrinkle in the carpet underneath the doorman’s foot.“You’re fired,” the president shouted abruptly, taking a moment to smile and admire the sound of his own voice reverberating through the halls. He’d been watching re-runs of “The...

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:44pm

Why we love Framebridge

We all have that pile: special photos, prints and mementos we’ve been meaning to frame for years but can never manage to find the time. But thanks to Framebridge, you can soon have the gallery walls of your Pinterest dreams.The design service takes the anxiety — and huge price tag — out of custom...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 2:30pm

Winning design will add interactive curves to Flatiron district

The Flatiron Building won’t have the only curves in the neighborhood this holiday season thanks to a new installation called “Flatiron Skyline.”Designed by architecture firm LOT, “Flatiron Skyline” is the winning proposal in the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:19pm

The Sabyasachi for Pottery Barn collection is here

Pottery Barn has been killing it with its recent designer collaborations — we’re still obsessed with our Emily & Meritt gold polka dot sheets — but this time the home-furnishings brand knocked it out the park.For its first global collaboration, Pottery Barn teamed up with one of India’s biggest...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:05pm

Stylish kids toys even design nerds will love

1. Stokke Limited Edition Tripp Trapp Fancy chairs aren’t just for adults. To celebrate the production of its 10 millionth Tripp Trapp high chair, Stokke is releasing a limited-edition collection today that could get design enthusiasts considering a new edition to the fam. Perfect for parents who...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:22am

Mini-MBAs are making a huge difference

People who succeed in business tend to try really, really hard. They also possess traits that can’t be easily be taught in business school — ingenuity, resilience, passion and creativity, for starters.So why not reverse-engineer the MBA process, and help people become business savvy after they’ve...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:29am

7 products we need from the new Ikea catalogue

While we may not devour magazines like we used to, the Ikea catalog ignites the type of excitement we reserve for, say, a September issue of one of our favorite fashion bibles. The Swedish furniture giant is set to release its 2017 lookbook Aug. 8, in addition to a digital version and new shopping...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 2:49am

How to buy art on a budget

That Audrey Hepburn poster looked great in your college dorm. Those Ikea prints? Totally acceptable for your first apartment. But time has come to upgrade your art, adults (and aspiring adults) of the world.“When you buy original art, you’re not buying something mass-produced that everyone in the...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:57am

Boston's Red Bull Flugtag teams share their plans

With the deadline fast approaching for applications to Boston’s first-ever Red Bull Flugtag competition, teams around the city are fine-tuning their bids for the kooky celebration of flight.The contest invites groups of five to design a craft, then push that craft off a 38-foot-high platform over a...

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 5:08am

The tiny home trend is taking over

Something strange has been happening in the world of real estate.Across the country — the country that invented the McMansion, that branded “suburban sprawl,” that never met anything it didn’t want to supersize — homes have been shrinking.“For so long, the perception was, ‘bigger is better.’ Homes...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:30pm

Brooklyn artist creates ‘Citizen Bridge’ to reconnect New Yorkers to waterways, reclaim public space

Rather than just trying to find a place with a nice waterfront view, Nancy Nowacek is looking to reconnect New Yorkers with the nature that surrounds them by giving them a chance to walk on water.Nowacek is the artist behind the Citizen Bridge, a proposed 1,400-foot pedestrian crossing that would...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:05am

The online estate sale you need to hit up

From museum-worthy vintage furniture to kitschy gallery-wall gold, estate sales are a design nerd's dream. That said, they're few and far between, and when you are so lucky to stumble across one, those Eames chairs are spoken for faster than you can say "mid-century modern."That's where Everything...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

Steal all these design ideas from Brooklyn Blonde’s new NYC townhouse

Anyone who’s scored a storage bin or cute ottoman at HomeGoods knows the store is a treasure trove for decor on the cheap.The brand might not be under the radar for much longer. HomeGoods recently partnered with interior design service Homepolish to makeover fashion blogger Helena Glazer’s (aka...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

How to continue your education without getting an expensive degree

Whether you’re considering a career change or want to dabble in a new field without spending the time — or forking over the money — for a pricey graduate program, continuing education courses can broaden your horizons. Here are five places to get back in the classroom and hone valuable skills....

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 3:18am