Trove Wallcoverings

Recent tendencies toward decorative embellishments make it more acceptable to punctuate the room with a patterned wall and fortunately, a host of designers are readily filling the need. One such studio is Trove, a New York-based design duo comprised of Jee Levin and Randall Buck. Two accomplished artists, they set out to merge art, design, and craft in the wall coverings business. Founded in 2006, …

Vetrazzo: Recycled Glass Surfaces

Ever think that the bottle of ale you had last night could later be used as building material? Using only recycled glass—most of which comes from curbside recycling programs—Vetrazzo brilliantly transforms repurposed glass into artful surfaces for use as countertops or tile. A sustainable alternative to granite, quartz and other quarried stone standards, Vetrazzo's variety is just as strong and durable but easier to maintain. …

Finnish Summer Houses

Nobody appreciates the summer more than Scandinavians. After seven months of winter they savor the brief spell of long days and temperate climates like a precious resource. Many residents—particularly those from Finland—choose to spend this period communing with nature, often in private summer homes. Finnish architects are no different. Their secondary homes are used as blank slates where they can construct their personalized visions and …