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WoodEdit: A New Collection of Hand-Crafted, Hard-Working Wooden Furniture

WoodEdit is a new furniture brand from creative couple Paul and Maria Le Mesurier. The premise is simple: they design and hand-craft elegant wooden furniture that is made to last. The core collection includes a selection of timeless furniture pieces and wooden accessories that enable adaptable, natural, clutter-free living. Above: WoodEdit Kitchen Table in Ash, as seen in the home of the designers, Paul and Maria Le Mesurier. The collection comprises of a pared-back kitchen island, every conceivable type of table (bedside, console, kitchen, side, coffee), benches, stools, a desk, peg rails, and hard-working wooden accessories including a boot jack,…


Two Carbon-Smart Ideas in the Attic

This is the second of three posts on strategies for lowering embodied carbon in renovated attics. The first, “Tackling Embodied Carbon in Retrofits,” can be read here. A wide-open attic with no storage and no mechanical equipment—can you remember the last time you worked on an attic like this? I sure can’t. Most of the attics Byggmeister retrofits already house an air handler. Or they will soon, as the majority of our projects include at least partial electrification, and attic space is prime real estate for ducted heat pumps. Most attics we work on also serve some storage function. For…


Al Fresco Living: The Chef-Designed Outdoor Kitchen, via DCS Outdoor Appliances

We often look to chef’s kitchens for small, smart details, borrowed from professional cookspaces, that make cooking seamless: think easy-reach utensil storage, warming areas, and multi-basin sinks for easy cleanup. But we’ve yet to see the same principles applied to outdoor kitchens—until now. In warm weather, and especially now, we love the idea of not only eating and gathering but cooking outdoors, too. Enter the outdoor kitchen components from DCS Outdoor Appliances, an outfit started in Southern California, dedicated to creating premium grills and outdoor cookspaces. Their new outdoor kitchen is a collaboration between DCS and their ambassador, the French-born,…


An Eclectic Home in Shanghai: Wang Ying of Studio Glume

For the past couple of months, we’ve been delving into design in China, discovering new and not-seen-everywhere talent. Both Fan and I became obsessed with Studio Glume, a multidisciplinary firm focusing on design and renovation of small buildings, interiors, furniture, art, and graphic design. We’re especially taken with the living quarters of founding member Wang Ying, so we got in touch. We were delighted when Ying emailed us back and offered to take us on a visual tour of his apartment. Photography courtesy of Studio Glume. Above: The entrance to Ying’s apartment. “In our firm, we strive to break the…


Air Barriers & Vapor Barriers

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In Memoriam: NYC Designer Doris LaPorte Fingerhood

This is the first of a now-and-then series celebrating the lives of Remodelista design heroes. For our first installment, Gardenista founder and Wall Street Journal columnist Michelle Slatalla reminiscences about her friendship with the remarkable Doris LaPorte Fingerhood. The first time I saw Doris LaPorte Fingerhood’s apartment was at one of her famous pre-Thanksgiving parties. Jazz was wafting into the living room from the piano in her foyer. Friends and family and flowers filled her sprawling prewar rooms-with-a-view. And the nighttime scene outside her picture window was spectacular: under the glare of floodlights, nine stories below on West 77th Street,…

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