Is your apartment full of stuff lying around everywhere? Do you wish you could just make it disappear? This strange yet functional object can help make your cleaning dreams come true, whether you need to quickly stow away your dirty clothes on the floor, random knickknacks that don’t have a place or your kids’ innumerable toys. An idea by designer Nicole de Bie, HOPPETEE is a soft box that can playfully hide clutter inside in an instant, but can make it reappear in no time.
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This gorgeous midtown home says mod from top to bottom. Designer Robert Couturier is responsible for the apartment’s impeccable interior design, and according to Couturier, “décor above all else, must be appropriate to the architecture, to the clients, and to the setting.” Keeping that in mind, the cool stylings and playful details infused throughout this apartment have us convinced that the owners are the kind of folks we’d like to meet.
- Kayu Connection asks 45 experts to weigh in on the best home improvements to increase the value of one’s home.
- Feline enthusiasts, get your cat leashes out. Meow Parlour, NYC’s first permanent cat café, is opening next month on the Lower East Side. Eater has all you need to know.
- The Bronx Brewery is finally making its brews in the Bronx. Get the scoop at Brooklyn Magazine.
- “Every neighborhood with a critical mass of bearded hipsters, bike shops and vegan cafes calls itself ‘the new Brooklyn.'” Read the full story of how cities are aspiring to be Brooklyn on Crain’s.
- CityLab has an interesting analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities that reveal differences rooted in history.
If you’re a fan of curves and arches, this $10,000 per month penthouse at 19 Bond Street in Noho just might be your mecca. The two-bedroom corner loft stuns with 1,450 square feet of interior space and an additional 850-square-foot planted roof deck, not to mention a few lofted spaces and streams of natural light flooding in from southwestern exposures.
An exclusive condo tower is set to rise within the quickly changing area where Midtown East‘s commercial bustle tempers down into the elegant residential blocks of the Upper East Side. Located at 118 East 59th Street near Park Avenue, the unassuming site is being developed by Hong Kong-based Euro Properties, their first foray into the Manhattan market.
The mid-block tower will soar 38 stories yet contain only 29 units–another example of the city’s new and somewhat oxymoronic building type, the boutique skyscraper, which typically contains fewer units than a standard six-story co-op building, and even fewer inhabitants. This 59th Street project will join the ranks of 432 Park Avenue (1,398 feet/104 units), 520 Park Avenue ( 781 feet/31 units), and 125 Greenwich Street (1,375 feet/128 units) as buildings with the greatest height-to-unit-count disparity.
6sqft is no stranger to green design, and more and more buildings throughout New York City are implementing eco-friendly features, from providing electric car chargers to utilizing geothermal energy systems. A major component in sustainable development is the addition of green roofs. Whether they’re merely for environmental purposes, or if they provide a usable outdoor space, green roofs are the next big thing in green design. So, we decided to chat with Amy Norquist, CEO and founder of Greensulate, a leader in integrated design, engineering, installation and maintenance of green roof systems for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets.
From June to September of 2013, crowds were flocking to the Guggenheim for a chance to stare up at the famous rotunda, recast as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. Titled Aten Reign, the show cemented installation artist James Turrell‘s reputation as a major cultural force in New York City. But now that the fanfare has died down, the Flagstaff, Arizona-based artist and his wife have sold their apartment at 26 Gramercy Park South for $2.1 million, according to city records released today.
If there were ever a case to hire an architect and not skimp on design, a new study revealing that certain styles of architecture can have a measurable effect on one’s mental state might be a good foundation. The new research, conducted by a team of architects and neuroscientists, uses a fMRI to capture the effects of architecture on the brains of a set of subjects as they thumb through images of “contemplative architecture” such as churches and temples. The fact that architecture can have an impact on well-being may be a “duh” conclusion to you, but for most it is not. And this architectural neuroscience team is making it their goal to turn the way in which individuals experience slight nuances in our built environment into scientific observations that can be applied to the design of buildings and urban planning.
Andreu Carulla runs his own multidisciplinary design studio in a natural setting just an hour away from Barcelona. And that organic location serves as inspiration for his amazing designs, including the ingenious CarRem, a mobile herb garden designed to hold food, drinks, and plants, allowing guests at the table to choose and enjoy the taste of freshly plucked herbs. An innovative idea with a minimal aesthetic, this stylish trolley reflects the designer’s Mediterranean lifestyle.
Tribeca is filled with well-designed lofts, but this space boasts a symmetrical zen-like elegance that is definitely worth checking out. The one-bedroom unit is located at 158 Franklin Street on one of the neighborhood’s most desirable cobblestone blocks and is currently listed for $10.5 million.
The interior space features low furnishings and eastern-inspired details–most notably a bed inset into the floor, reminiscent of the Beatles’ bed in their famous movie, “Help” (we can’t be the only ones who’ve dreamed of having that bed). The loft recently underwent a complete renovation, and we like what we’re seeing.