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This 500-Square-Foot Apartment Fits All the Essential Spaces, Plus an Office

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Danielle Rago’s family pied-à-terre was typical of New York City: dark, cramped (it spans merely 500 square feet), and dated. “We’ve had it for more than a decade,” she recalls. “It was ripe for a transformation.” So when her sister—who had been living there for the past six years—moved out in 2018, Rago leapt at the opportunity to make it her own haven. She not only longed for a place to stay while in transit—although based in Los Angeles, the cofounder of THIS X THAT, a strategic agency for up-and-coming architects, often traveled to the East Coast prior to the...

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Dezeen Showroom: London studio Pearson Lloyd has created the multifunctional PORTS Storage shelf for office furniture brand Bene.

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The unit forms part of Bene's PORTS line, which also contains a storage table and lounge chair designed for contemporary workplaces. PORTS Storage by Pearson Lloyd is intended to be multifunctional "The market for executive offices and furniture has not changed for over a century," said Pearson Lloyd co-founder Tom Lloyd. "It is still defined in terms of hierarchy and old concepts of status, without considering the users' needs. PORTS offers a new way to define what a private workspace looks like and how it functions." In response to this changing office landscape, PORTS Storage is designed to double up...

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Californian design studio Atelier de Troupe, Swiss office-furniture brand Flokk and Finnish manufacturer Adea are among brands showcasing products on Dezeen Showroom this week.

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Furniture including seating, lighting and storage have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers and projects. Read on to see the latest products: Eclipse dining chair by Atelier de Troupe Design studio Atelier de Troupe presented Eclipse dining chair, which is characterised by a circular form that loops around the chair. The chair is composed of an ellipse-shaped base wrapped in a metal frame with slender legs and a curved line that forms the backrest and armrests. Find out more about Eclipse dining chair › Compas Pendants by Atelier...

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This Brooklyn Couple Frankensteined Their Brownstone—And Left the Seams Visible

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Courtesy of Tortuga Living Most people look to increase their home’s square footage by any means possible in a renovation; Andrea Hill did the opposite. In 2017 the founder of Tortuga Living and her husband, artist Carlos Irijalba, bought a four-story 1890s brownstone in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood with a rental garden unit. “We knew from living in a four-floor walk-up that stairs are not our friend, so we reconfigured the home as two duplexes,” she says.  This meant losing the top two floors to renters and reconfiguring the basement rental to make space for three bedrooms, two full bathrooms,...

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Why I Paid $2K to Rip Out All of My Kitchen Cabinet

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s In Renovator’s Notebook, homeowners open up about the nitty-gritty of their remodels: How long it really took; how much it actually cost; what went horribly wrong; and what went wonderfully, serendipitously, it’s-all-worth-it-in-the-end right. For more tips to nail your next project, follow @reno_notebook. Size: 600 square feet Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Year built: 2007 Top priority: An apartment with lots of light—and outdoor space. New York City native Tara Gonzalez first fell in love with Greenpoint when she was working in the art department of a film production company just after college—the area is not only home to many studios,...

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