Where is all the good affordable furniture?

John Humphrey’s family is in the millwork business, assembling cabinets, stairs, and doors—and over every summer growing up in Rhode Island, Humphrey worked with them. That experience led Humphrey to found Greycork, a furniture startup, in 2013. Like so many others his age, Humphrey’s main experience with furniture shopping was at Ikea: walking the showroom floors, finding the specific piece he wanted in a corresponding flat-packed box, and taking it home for assembly. With Greycork, he wanted to provide similar furniture at even lower prices, but shift the shopping entirely to the web, part of a strategy to court the city-dwelling 20- to 30-year-old in the market for a piece of distinctive furniture that wouldn’t break the bank. Read More

Swedish design gets its own online museum

For fans of Ikea and the minimalist aesthetic who can’t get enough of Swedish design, a new virtual museum celebrating all things, well, Swedish and design-related, has opened its digital doors to the public this week. Read More

Swedish design gets its own online museum

For fans of Ikea and the minimalist aesthetic who can’t get enough of Swedish design, a new virtual museum celebrating all things, well, Swedish and design-related, has opened its digital doors to the public this week. Read More

Swedish design will get its own on the web museum

For fans associated with Ikea as well as the minimalist visual who can not get sufficient of Swedish design, a brand new virtual art gallery celebrating everything, well, Swedish and design-related, has opened up its electronic doors towards the public immediately. Read More

Swedish design will get its own on the web museum

For fans associated with Ikea as well as the minimalist visual who can not get sufficient of Swedish design, a brand new virtual art gallery celebrating everything, well, Swedish and design-related, has opened up its electronic doors towards the public recently. Read More

Low-cost backyard studio can host music recitals and guests

Tiny backyard dwellings are an easy way to add extra functionality to a property, whether that’s with an office, yoga studio, or in the case of this imaginative project in Newcastle, Australia: a music studio and recital stage that can also become a guesthouse when the sofa-bed is fully extended. Read More

Introducing: 2017 Curbed Groundbreakers

Each year, in order to select a winning class of Curbed Groundbreakers, we task our group of jurors with a few not-small feats: Award cutting-edge work that keeps the public at the forefront. Highlight mid-career architects and designers with built work under their belts. Look for innovations in sustainability, studio practice, pro-bono work, new technology, and diverse audiences. Read More