• Orior revives colourful retro furniture in New York showroom
    The successor of furniture brand Orior, which was established in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, has opened a showroom in New York City to display furniture with "spunk and flavour". Orior was founded in Brian and Rosie McGuigan in 1979 in Newry, Northern Ireland. Brian and Rosie's son, designer Ciaran McGuigan,... Read more »
  • Six projects by architect Jennifer Bonner hailing from America's "dirty south"
    Jennifer Bonner has ambitions to disrupt the American architecture scene by focusing on bizarre concepts and southern typologies. The architect talks Dezeen through six of her projects, including an Atlanta house with a jagged roofline and a property that resembles a sandwich. Jennifer Bonner spoke to Dezeen about her design... Read more »
  • Six whimsical mid-century designs featured in Denver's Serious Play exhibition
    An exhibition at the Denver Art Museum showcases over 200 pieces with a playful spirit that were created by US-based industrial and graphic designers in the 1950s and '60s. Curator Darrin Alfred selects his highlights. The show, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America, presents furniture, textiles, posters, toys and other pieces... Read more »
  • ODA turns former sugary refinery into "crown jewel of Dumbo"
    New York architecture firm ODA has transformed a landmarked factory in Brooklyn's Dumbo overlooking the city's East River into an office building fronted by a huge glistening glass facade. Called 10 Jay Street, the new office complex occupies the former 230,000-square-foot (21,367-square-metre) Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery building in Brooklyn. The waterfront project... Read more »
  • El Rey Court motel in Santa Fe is redesigned to “showcase its bones”
    Husband-and-wife creative team Jay and Alison Carroll have used historically inspired decor from the American Southwest to redesign a storied adobe motor inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The California-based couple rehabbed the 86-room motel in partnership with Austin-based hotelier Jeff Burns. He had overnighted at the roadside lodge nearly a... Read more »

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