Every year, more than a dozen interior designers pour out their hearts and wallets to produce breathtaking rooms for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. This year is no exception. To celebrate their 45th anniversary, designers have outdone themselves again, decorating an upscale townhouse in New York's Upper East Side. These decorator shows are fascinating, as they are the testing ground for what is new in interior design.
The Sketchbook Project Takes Readers Around the World in Doodles
In less than a decade, the Sketchbook Project has been able to collect more than 30,000 sketchbooks offered up by individuals spanning 130 countries and six continents. This month, the Brooklyn-based organization releases the fruits of its labor in a 256-page tome dedicated to a crowd-sourced library of doodles, drawings, scribbles and scrawls. The Sketchbook Project began in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, before making New York City its permanent home three years later. Nestled in a storefront space in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, dubbed the Brooklyn Art Library, the locale plays home to the work of artists from Croatia, Argentina, South Africa, Japan and more.
6 Toronto Restos Rocking the Latest Design Trends
What a tasty crop of eateries is cooking up with the design world’s favorite new ingredients. In our latest issue, we spotlight three new trends taking the design world by storm: geometric tile, leaf-y wallpaper and orb-style lighting. Many of the city’s top design firms have already put these elements to use in their recent restaurant projects.