How Beetlejuice Taught Me To Love Contemporary Design

I grew up in one of those typically suburban Colonial Revival homes, all bricks and columns and shutters. It wasn't old, but it was designed to look that way, and in many aspects it was quite convincing. In fact, it looked a lot like the quaint New England cottage owned by Barbara and Adam Maitland. Until they died. » 10/28/14 9:00pm 10/28/14 9:00pm

Designer furniture is all too easy to knockoff—but Modern Ruins, a makeshift showroom by artist Stephanie Syjuco, makes art out of imitation. Each classic piece in her collection is made entirely from scavenged materials. These "shanty-life" reproductions look legit, but hint at the complex relationship between… » 2/04/14 4:55pm 2/04/14 4:55pm