T/design

  1. Shopping for Sofa Beds Real Estate, Yesterday

    Sleeper sofas are as useful in cramped apartments as they are in large homes. And the new ones not only look good — they’re comfortable, too.

  2. Behind the Cover: War Without End Magazine, August 8

    For this issue, a look at a soldier fighting in the Pentagon's failed campaign against the global "war on terror."

  3. Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe Business, August 7

    The Swedish furniture giant opens in Hyderabad, India, this week. To appeal to customers, it is cutting prices, offering assembly and selling samosas.

  4. This Sculptor Has Collected and Fixed Up 18 Eames Chairs. Here’s His Favorite. T Style, August 6

    One man’s trash — a broken fiberglass chair found in a heap of garbage on a New York sidewalk — was B. Wurtz’s treasure.

  5. Christopher Gibbs, Avatar of ‘Swinging London,’ Dies at 80 Foreign, August 3

    An antiques dealer and arbiter of eclectic taste, he popularized the 1960s Peacock Revolution in fashion and “distressed bohemian” in interior design.

  6. Jacques Wirtz, Innovative Landscape Designer, Dies at 93 Obits, August 2

    From Paris to Japan, he transformed gardens and grounds with the eye of a sculptor and the insight of a horticulturalist.

  7. Behind the Cover: Losing Earth National, August 1

    For this special issue, a look at the decade we almost stopped climate change.

  8. How Healthy Is Your Office? Business, July 31

    The idea that healthy workers are productive workers is behind a growing trend in real estate to create offices with measurable wellness benefits.

  9. Mixing Generations and Styles in the Hamptons Real Estate, July 31

    The house they wanted was halfway between relaxed and formal, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.

  10. Rustic Yet Refined Slideshow, July 31

    The house they wanted was halfway between simple and elegant, with plenty of room for parents and friends. What they bought was far from it.

  11. Shopping for Portable Lamps Real Estate, July 30

    For outdoor entertaining at night, there is nothing better than a portable, rechargeable lamp — unless it’s a bunch of them.

  12. Behind the Cover: The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow Magazine, July 25

    For this issue, a look at one of the leaders of ostentatious wellness.

  13. BRIC Appoints New President Culture, July 24

    Kristina Newman-Scott, director of culture for the State of Connecticut, is to join BRIC as its president in September.

  14. Landscaping for the Not-So-Green Thumb Real Estate, July 24

    Can technology make gardening less intimidating? We tested three new landscape design tools to find out.

  15. How the Bronx Became the Last Outpost of Acrylic Chic Metropolitan, July 19

    New York used to have as many as 20 factories that specialized in mod-looking plexiglass furniture. Now only one remains.

  16. Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78 Obits, July 18

    Ms. Blake won an Oscar for “Nicholas and Alexandra,” but her most recognizable work was the superhero and supervillain ensembles she created for “Superman.”

  17. Behind the Cover: The Billionaire’s Losses Magazine, July 18

    Inside the process for creating the covers of The New York Times Magazine. For this issue, an emotional portrait of George Soros staring off into the future.

  18. A Blue Bottle Coffee House Real Estate, July 17

    For the founder of the blue roasting company, renovating a home wasn’t much different from designing a cafe: Clean lines and white surfaces would do just fine.

  19. A Minimalist Take on Queen Anne Style Slideshow, July 17

    For the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, renovating a home wasn’t much different from designing a cafe: Clean lines and white surfaces would do just fine.

  20. A Design Store Where You Can Stay the Night T Style, July 16

    Scotti Sitz, the owner of the L.A. design store Garde, has transformed a historic farmhouse into an elevated retreat for her brand’s second outpost.

  21. From the Sky to Your Home, Plane Parts Get a Second Life Special Sections, July 16

    While the average jet’s life span is 25 years, a stunning array of art and functional objects made from their remains can be useful far, far longer.

  22. Shopping for Wall Hooks Real Estate, July 16

    They aren’t just for holding coats and bags — they can elevate the appearance of an entire room.

  23. 9 Homes That Make a Case for the Great Indoors T Style, July 16

    We’ve rounded up some of T’s dreamiest interior features for all of the year-round homebodies.