House plants enrich our domestic lives in ways we often fail to notice. But lockdown may have changed all that.
The Ori ‘Cloud Bed’ is lifted and lowered from a ceiling recess to create space that doubles as bedroom and living room.
With space at a premium, robotic furniture can transform a room in seconds. How will this affect our sense of belonging and feeling at home, when everything can change with a voice command?
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Many homes are already smart – but they're about to get much smarter.
Practical advice from an expert about lighting, decoration and furnishings.
There are a few tricks that architects use to make spaces appear bigger – and you can use them too.
Using mirrors, lighting and certain types of furniture can add the illusion of space to your otherwise tiny apartment.
Many homeless shelters are designed to house as many people as possible — not to empower them while they’re there.
Studies show that people's environments influence their mood. The same is true of homeless shelters, which can either help or hurt residents' psychological well-being — and, possibly, their futures.
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The company has made the world flat (packed).
Dancing sunlight patterns reflected onto an interior ceiling from a wind-disturbed external water surface.
Research shows that bringing nature indoors, in the form of movement created by light, wind and water, makes occupants calmer and more productive. It also could promote interest in sustainable design.
US President Donald Trump, flanked by Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (standing, L-R), Vice President Mike Pence, Staff Secretary Rob Porter and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus - in front of the new Oval Office gold curtains.
Yellow-gold, swagged curtains have appeared in the Oval Office. But if Donald Trump wants to emulate the Sun King, he would be advised to look to contemporary artists and designers for inspiration.
Whatever guise they take, nightclubs offer places to experiment with new music, technology and architectural innovation.
Planet Krypton? Nope, it’s the Shanghai skyline.
For me, one of the most exciting features of Superman’s comic strip adventures would occur when he travelled into the Fourth Dimension to visit his parents Lara and Jor-El on their planet Krypton. He would…
Open-plan layouts showed considerably higher dissatisfaction rates than enclosed office layouts, the data showed.
Open plan offices attract the highest levels of worker dissatisfaction, with cramped quarters, lack of privacy and noise…