Nathaniel Ross is a proponent of sustainable design practices with his Chicago-based interior design studio, Matter & Order. Avid traveler, sportsman, freelance writer, photographer, and multiple staring contest champion, Nathaniel also blogs on Matter Observed about whatever and whoever catches his unblinking eye.
Getting to the beach early, about an hour before the ocean recedes and usually under a full moon, is where and when it all begins for Andres. He starts with a fine-tip stick, drawing the
The Mill Lamp is constructed by dovetail-joining four pieces of scrap wood together, which are then turned on a lathe and sanded down to create a round form. The grain direction with the
The innovative design of the Eames home and studio began in 1945 when Arts & Architecture magazine launched the ambitious Case Study House Program, commissioning progressive-thinking
Photo by Jobi Manson Longboard skateboards are a familiar sight at UCSD, but Erik Maki wanted more out of his board – not just in appearance, but in feel. He used his woodworking skills,
PHOTOS: Moshe Safdie’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is an Architectural Gem in Kansas City
The Kauffman Center, which opened late September 2011, is home to the Kansas City Ballet, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. It will also host a broad spectrum of
The kick-off event was a Cu t& Paste battle - a fast-paced design competition that tests the skill, speed and stage presence of contestants as they create original designs in timed rounds.
Peter Gentenaar's art was born out of the limitations of what he could (or couldn't) create with store-bought paper. So with the help of the Royal Dutch Paper Factory, he built his own paper
Just as pop-up books give dimension to the stories within, Amsterdam-based designer Robert van Embricqs' Rising Table gives poetic form to function. Drawing inspiration from his recent award
The Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features an expansive array of historical objects related to Abraham Lincoln, including a replica train car that transported him in repose
Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and
Before you throw away that wobbly old stool, or that faded easy chair with Aunt Maggie's favorite pattern on it, consider giving it a second chance at life with a good sanding, some new screws,
The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table.
For Italian designer Lorenzo Damiani, saving resources is a mission. Damiani’s remarkable “New Life” installation, made entirely of pressboard, looks at how we perceive materials and
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