The economic and behavioral ramifications of COVID-19 will significantly reduce global long-term energy demand, according to the authors of DNV GL’s “Energy Transition Outlook.” Covid-19 has also hastened the decline in carbon dioxide emissions — with 2019 set to be the year of peak CO2 emissions — yet the overall impact on our...

TUMI, a travel and lifestyle brand, has launched Merge, the brand’s first travel collection made with recycled materials, as well as select styles within the Alpha Bravo and Devoe collections. The company has created a program that underscores the importance of sustainability throughout every aspect of its business. It focuses on: ...

Brazilian architecture firm MNMA has designed ‘Selo’—a peaceful, minimalist retail space in São Paolo which is inspired by the natural passage of time.   In any bustling, fast-paced city, moments of calm are hard to come by. For architecture firm MNMA, the chaotic backdrop of São Paolo served as an opportunity to provide escapism...

London’s National Gallery will be the first major museum to reopen in the UK on July 8, as the country’s cultural institutions begin to emerge from months of lockdown. “As the nation’s gallery, we feel it is imperative we open our doors as soon as we are safely able to...

Continuing the company’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, Starbucks has opened its first signing store in Japan on June 27, 2020. situated in Kunitachi City, Tokyo, the new coffee shop celebrates deaf culture and sign language through clever design tools and vibrant artwork. The location of the new signing store...

Brazilian photographer Michael Willian explores the unique facets of personality in his captivating images.   First discovering his passion for photography during his studies at the renowned fashion design school Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Willian has gone on to craft an ever-expanding portfolio that embraces both fashion and portrait photography. Particularly inspired...

After months of lockdown, travelers the world over are looking forward to once again heading for the airport and jetting off somewhere glamorous and inspiring. Soon, there will be even more reason to get excited, thanks to four newly commissioned artworks by major international artists Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura...

Inspired by the long tradition of Argentinian rural farms, this house in the South American country’s area of Entre Rios, sits in parkland within a large estate. Created by the Buenos Aires-based architecture studio Tacadi, the project draws on the local vernacular and the region’s history, but also contemporary references...

From ceilings to flooring and every surface in between, these interior finishes will make you feel as good as they look.   Hex, Papertile Montreal-based Papertile sources its primary raw material from the waste paper bins of local businesses. After shredding, pulping, and pressing the paper into large panels, which are then slowly...

If Japanese traditional bamboo work has moved from being a folk craft into a recognized contemporary art form, then Nakatomi Hajime (b. 1974) is one of the leaders of the evolution. Bamboo has a special place in the culture and rituals of Japan, symbolizing vitality, prosperity, and courage. For centuries,...

Edmonds + Lee’s latest residential offering is the redesign of a Noe Valley Craftsman house in San Francisco, which maintains the original historic facade untouched, while completely reimagining the interior and rear, following the studio’s acclaimed modern minimalist approach. Inspired by London-style Victoria conversions, the owners of a newly bought Noe...

Illustrator Romane Bonsoir creates images that combine colorful nature with the beauty that comes from feeling yourself. Whether it’s surrounding yourself with flowers, wearing an outfit that highlights your curves, or just spending a quiet moment with your cat, these pieces offer a reminder to be kind to yourself. Buy yourself...

Flooding is a significant problem for buildings all around the world, including architectural treasures like the Farnsworth House that have been plagued by the issue time and time again. In particular, one-third of the entire continental U.S. are at risk of flooding this spring, especially the Northern Plains, Upper Midwest, and Deep South. Last April,...

The Tree Top Residence is a visually rich, highly sophisticated multi-level property, located in sunny Los Angeles. An impressive product of the creative vision of the Belzberg Architects design team, the project celebrates the site’s complex landscape, merging with it seamlessly and emerging from it atop the canopy of trees...

Travel with us to Sagaponack, New York, to the sleek and sophisticated Sagg Farm project, envisioned by Bates Masi + Architects. Sagaponack, with its flat terrain and fertile loam, has historically been a farming community set within the resort enclaves on the East End of Long Island. The open expanses...

Green building and affordable housing continue to find new ways to fit together as the construction industry transforms. People who live in low-income housing often benefit the most from energy-efficient structures, which has prompted companies to develop ideas for combining both while keeping rent affordable. So, how is green building making...

Ingenuity and serenity collide in this one-of-kind project in Italy. Cemetery Castel San Gimignano has been renovated by Italian architecture studio Microscape using local limestone stacked in metal baskets. The church of Castel di San Gimignano, a medieval town in the Tuscan countryside, was built before the 14th century.     Preview (opens in a...

Mycelium pendant lamps dangle above recycled-plastic dining tables inside Silo, a zero-waste restaurant in east London designed by studio Nina+Co. Silo is set within The White Building, a creative hub in the Hackney Wick neighborhood that contains studio space for artists and a craft brewery. The restaurant, which is headed...

A San Rafael-based technology company XiO, Inc. has released a Lift Station Control System package designed to allow operators remote monitoring and control of pumps used to transport sewer waste through collection system pipes to wastewater treatment plants. The announcement comes as sanitary districts and collection agencies throughout the country...

To address plastic pollution plaguing the world's seas and waterways, Cornell University chemists have developed a new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society."We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing...

Through her weaving collection Bouncing Patterns, Juliette Berthonneau imagined modular 3D pleated spacer fabrics that contain absorbing, cushioning, and self-supporting qualities. In her collection, textiles showcase an intricate design while being surprisingly cushioning, absorbent, light, and simultaneously self-supporting. As contradictory as that may sound, Juliette Berthonneau, from France, proves that that...

For your consideration, the minimalist (and uber-cool) Fragment Lights series, by Hayo Gebauer. The table lamps are composed of fragmented and slanted shapes that form primal outlines. Color helps liven the rather austere shapes.     “The resemblance with monumental and industrial silhouettes is opposed by a bright color palette,” explains Gebauer.   Form meets...

Let's drift away to Corona del Mar on Newport Beach with one of our favorite designers, Rachel Horn. For her glorious Bahia Serena project, Rachel worked with award-winning architect, Brion S. Jeannette, on every detail of the interior, exterior and garden of this stunning 17,000 sq ft home on the...

Preppers, or survivalists, take this sort of preparedness to an extreme. The Internet is full of prepper websites that fuel the sort of paranoia they embody. The difference between me and full-blown survivalists is that the latter (at least the more vocal of them) maintain a fanatic individualism that can...

Serenity Sliding Door Systems has recently released a new “Antimicrobial Slide”, the first complete sliding door system with antimicrobial finishes available for both healthcare and commercial office interior space.       “It’s no secret that doors and door handles are one of the most commonly touched places. This creates many opportunities for transferring...

Playful and unpretentious, we love the new design collaboration from Moroso for their Tab Collection. Alfredo Häberli’s latest collection for Moroso is defined by overlapping lines. ‘I play with the precision of lines and the poetics of the organic language,’ he says. It was an old Argentinian rural game TABA...

Uber-modern architecture embraces and celebrates nature with the House of the Cliff Project by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Alicante, Spain. Above, a shadow, the house itself, looking calmly at the Mediterranean. Under the sun, the swimming-pool brings us closer to the sea, it becomes a quiet cove. This residential project...

Can there be beauty in plumbing mechanics? With Tanz by Isenberg Bath Corporation, we say yes. Developed with 3-D modeling software, the stainless-steel faucet’s profile recalls straightforward industrial pipes—but made sexy. The fittings boast a range of fashion-forward colors, including 20 thin-film ceramic-based coatings like Navy Blue, Matte Black, Isenberg...

One of the most important success factors of websites, web apps, and mobile apps is usability, i.e., how hard, easy, streamlined, engaging, and intuitive is the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). If we were to boil it down to three primary factors or best practices that interactive designers...

While digital twins have been used for years in manufacturing and aviation, adoption is slowly making its way to construction. These virtual models collect real-world information about a structure via sensors, drones, and other wireless technology. The “twin” continuously learns from multiple sources, including advanced analytics, machine-learning algorithms and artificial...

Here we discuss reducing the embodied carbon of building materials and how it relates to the overall environmental footprint of healthcare buildings. Sustainable design challenge: reducing building materials’ carbon footprint: For many years, addressing energy in healthcare design has focused on reducing the energy required to operate buildings. This approach is...

Marmol Radziner Jewelry is a natural extension of the architecture firm Marmol Radziner, which integrates a range of design services, including landscape, interior, exterior, furniture, prefab, and housewares. The same master craftsmen who work on full-scale building details and furniture in the Marmol Radziner metal shop, handcraft rings, bracelets, earrings, and...

There is a house, and then, there is your home. A big difference spans between the two. Your home is the place where you feel comfortable and complete. Turning a house into a home is the process through which a mix of personal elements should come together to create a refuge....

Over the last few years, technology companies have been pushing to deepen the integration of computing platforms with our daily lives. One of their goals is to assimilate computers into our surroundings to the point that we don’t notice we’re using them at all. Referred to as “ambient computing,” these technologies...

Come away with us on a short escape to the Seaholm Residences in Austin, TX, where designer Maureen Stevens has transformed the space into a chic retreat where bold colors and geometric patterns flourish. The client expressed a desire for a boutique hotel vibe with all the frills, an opportunity...

GOGO design group was hired by a lovely couple from Lake Forest, Illinois to create their new lake home in Arden Hills, Minnesota. The house is perched on the banks of Lake Josephine, one of Minnesota’s many majestic Lakes. Their goal was to transform an older home into a soulful...

Sleek and serene, this modern dwelling by Klopf Architecture exudes cool and collected charm, while infusing unexpected warmth. Klopf Architecture completely remodeled this once dark Eichler house in Palo Alto creating a more open, bright and functional family home. The reconfigured great room with new full height windows and sliding...

Infused with the legacy of the Spanish heritage, Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, with beautiful beaches and breathtaking colonial architecture. The historic old town is a popular port of call for cruise ships, boasting a lively marketplace full of traditional Colombian artisans and yummy treats. These days,...

From outdoor adventures to ultra-chic lodging, here are some the best hotels to stay across the country as recommended by EV editors.     The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga   Set on 30,000 acres amid the unspoiled Sierra Madre range, this western resort executes the luxury dude ranch concept with impeccable skill: think...

Our editors were blown away by the sophistication and charm of this Naples vacation home, envisioned by Chicago-based designer Summer Thornton. This home in Naples Florida was a ground-up build where the designer was brought in to oversee interior architecture and interior design choosing finishes as well as furnishings & decor throughout. The...

Designed and remoled by GCDD Group, the house was transformed from a run-down minimal traditional home into a funky 21st century, design-forward city home. Rehabs usually represent bigger challenges than new construction, and this project wasn’t the exception. When first approaching this project, Andres Galindo and his team knew that...

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first...

At EV we just love this international project, where new life was infused to this old structure, for a modern, minimalist feel. Instead of opting for the Scandinavian minimalism of many contemporary renovations, Stockholm-based design house Note Design Studio chose to use shades of yellow, green and pink when transforming this old...

For an active family with two young boys, this custom, Hill Country home with a contemporary feel marries interior with exterior, to create an ideal environment for family time, recreation and entertaining guests. A true collaboration between Austin-based architecture firm, Vanguard Studio, and interior design firm, Laura Britt Design, this...

Klopf Architecture and Jesse Ososki Art remodeled an existing Eichler atrium home into a brighter, more open, and more functional version of its original self. The 2,121 sq ft property features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, located in the heart of Silicon Valley.     The design goals were to preserve the Eichler look...

  EV travels to stylish Chicago, where Scrafano Architects have revitalized a gorgeous family space with a simple and sleek design that perfectly combines their wishlist for space, with beautiful natural elements. According to the talented architecture team, the Steinbergs raised their kids in this lovely Chicago North Shore tudor home, and were ready to...

In late 2015, Clark | Richardson Architects was engaged to design a 2-bedroom, 2-bath main residence and detached guest house located in the North Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, Texas designed for a client couple living on-site in an existing dwelling. A modern approach, that remained respectful of the existing...

Our editors are entranced by the texture and colors of the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. The lavish luxury lodge hosts 128-rooms on Recreation Pier, in the vibrant waterfront community of Fell’s Point and overlooks Baltimore’s Harbor. Opened in March 2017, the hotel quickly became one of the leading names in hospitality design...

We have our heads in the clouds with this amazing residential project by Malcolm Davis Architecture. When a cute San Francisco family found it was time to spread out from their 1,600 sq ft home, the need for additional storage and decluttering became pressing. Their desire for a cleaner, more organized space led...

Ceramics is the home trend that keeps on growing. Websites are abundant with beautiful mixed matched pieces but with so many options, styles and pricing available - how do we narrow it down and start our own collection? Amy Young, founder and owner of the Austin-based online marketplace, THIRDS is sharing her tips...

Rolling topography, open fields, and woodlands comprise a 24-acre site in Rappahannock County, Virginia where this new house by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect is located. Extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations, resulted in the placement of the house high on one of the hills, overlooking a...

GOGO Design Group recently shared an amazing experience with a Northbrook, Illinois client who dreamed of creating her own personal Spa Retreat. After sharing her inspiration photos featuring monochromatic, contemporary interiors punctuated by subtle rustic elements, we defined her Spa Bath Vision as Rustic Contemporary, a design style that blended perfectly with the...

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces the exhibition Bending The Lines, featuring new works by Gil Bruvel with an opening reception on March 21st 5-8 PM at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. Gil Bruvel subtly encompasses different concepts, primarily expressing a sublime, mundane subject—Nature. Yet, Bruvel’s technical skills and knowledge of colors reveal the...

Austin may be a landlocked city, but that doesn’t stop residents from finding ways to enjoy the water. Jennifer Fisher, Principal Designer and Owner of J.Fisher Interiors, has renovated the perfect modern lake house getaway right outside of Austin. Away from the hustle and bustle, this luxe minimalist retreat offers...

The “Black Magic” project by Rowland+Broughton is a carefully sited, modern gem with singular use of materials. Nestled in the woods with views of rock outcroppings to the east, the home features black metal corrugated skin, making a bold statement against surrounding mountainside. The home is private with large sliding patio...

GOGO design group recently transformed a home for a wonderful couple who live in a Chicago North Shore suburb. During the first meeting, the client described the home as functional, but for many years there were many elements that she didn’t like, such as the black and gray color scheme...

Sky Crown Terraces are two identical and adjacent houses designed and built by Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas. The monolithic form, courtyards, and habitable flat roofs evoke the vernacular of the American Southwest interpreted by Modernism. Inspired by the sculpture of Michael Heizer, Eduardo Chillida, and Jorge Yazpik, the...

  Building an indoor tropical rainforest requires special architectural consideration. How does one design a man­made tree that can sustain wildlife? How can that tree be housed within a larger structure? What systems and materials can provide and withstand the constant high temperatures and humidity required by tropical plant life? Canadian...

Pink is on the rise, not only on the boards of rose-crazed art directors in fashion and design, but apparently also at the bar. Fueling the blush dreams of many Instagram artists, Rosé has taken off in the United States over the past several years. Nielsen reports that higher-priced rosés are...

The clichéd masculine room is usually either a dark, messy man cave with sports posters and an ancient, ripped-up leather couch; or a stale, minimalist and ultramodern space with chrome fixtures and bare windows that speaks more 'gallery' than actual living quarters. It’s time to break out of those tired...

It's not uncommon to find ourselves scouring our addictive social feeds for inspiration on color and other stimulating content, and more often than not, glimpses of amazingly-styled food seep through. From color to texture, to stories, there are true food artists out there creating fantastic visual artworks that even evoke tastes and smells through...

Do you ever get the feeling that you were born in the wrong country? I was probably Italian in another life and I think my obsession with coffee is proof of it. You may or may not be aware of the importance of coffee in Italian culture, but I suspect that...

Vancouver is one of the awesome cities where work takes us, and it's as quaint and hip as can be. On this occasion, we take you on a short virtual trip to one of our favorite eateries: L'Abattoir. This unsophisticated eatery exudes unequivocal character and a curated mix of flavors. L'Abattoir adds to...

I'll admit all-silver outfits are a bit too 'Silver Surfer' for me, but there's more than good reason to incorporate the cool metallic tone into your shoes, bags and other accessories. Metallic sneakers are back in trend and I can't help but jump on the silver-studded bandwaggon. Why do I love...

It's no secret that Barcelona is one of the hottest (and most fun) European destinations, which makes it so much harder to decide on the best accommodations. Out of the hundreds of choices in Barcelona hotels, we've handpicked three top-notch selections for your next trip. If I were you, between...

We've talked before about the importance of creating a safe, comfortable, relaxing space in your actual home, to provide refuge, release and a space to explore and meditate. However, it's just as important to establish deep ties to the home within you, not just to your pile of bricks and wood....

Special thanks to our friends at Swift's Attic, in the heart of downtown Austin, for sharing these fun and easy summer recipes, out of their great collection of fresh summer concoctions. The stylish venue, on Congress Avenue, brings forth style and dimension from its historic interior to its menu. Under...

Sophistication is defined with decadent gold lame, playful sequins, breathtaking jewels and tantalizing negligée. Join us as we bring back old Hollywood glamour.   TALENTS Fashion Director / Photography: Tania Quintanilla Assistant: Rudy Arocha Stylist: Krista Ynostrosa Intern: Narissa Du Plessis Hair: Robert Lindsey Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Elizabeth Rachale from The Campbell Agency   Vest with Ostrich Feather Placket by...

Japanese vintage, priestly tunics, and talismanic jewelry make a serene combination. Enjoy these pastoral looks for the wandering soul.   Strongly opposing the hectic pace of life, my uber-talented fashion team created this serene, calm and collected collection. The goal was to provide readers an ethereal sensation; an exploration of otherworldly senses. We...