The UN’s Floating City Concept

Presented by a group of designers, architects and engineers at a United Nations roundtable last week, this floating city could be the future of sustainable (and affordable) living. Built in a lilypad-like array of hexagonal platforms, nearly 10,000 citizens could live in this sea-based city, which would float—but also be moored to the ocean floor—just a mile off the coastline. The citizens would also, in …

Rebecca Atwood’s Tidal Textiles

The Brooklyn fabric designer keeps her Cape Cod coastline past close to heart

They say that the sound of waves along the shoreline is soothing because it transports the mind back to the womb. Rebecca Atwood brings this meditative quality to the home with her newest fabric collection, launching today, 21 January 2015. Though now based in Brooklyn, Atwood clearly keeps her New England coastline past close to heart; inspired by a childhood spent on the beaches of …

Studio Visit: Surname Goods

Using ethically sourced lumber salvaged from all over New York, Tim Skehan and Steve Bukowski bring a new level of awesome to woodwork

In a world in which IKEA furniture is ubiquitous and lifestyle goods go in and out of style like a choppy tide, a company like Surname Goods is a breath of fresh air. Originally founded in Brooklyn in 2011 by Timothy Skehan and Steve Bukowski, Surname Goods specializes in making handcrafted wood products using reclaimed lumber all ethically sourced in New York. Now four years …