Preservation is Overtaking Us brings together two lectures given by Rem Koolhaas at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, along with a response (framed as a supplement to the original lectures) by Jorge Otero-Pailos. In the first essay Koolhaas describes alternative strategies for preserving Beijing, China. The second talk marks the inaugural…


More than 60 of today’s top lighting designers from the United States and Europe are showcased here, along with up-and-coming talents. Over 300 color photos of hundreds of funky, fun, classic, far-out, retro, and whimsical designs, including chandelier and ceiling fixtures, wall sconces, and table and floor lamps are featured. This is the ultimate shoppers’…


Kathryn M. Ireland is a maven of materials. In addition to having her own fabric line, she freely and deftly mixes other designers fabrics as well as international market finds. Blending those with quality ironwork, wood, tile, and furniture pieces, Ireland pulls together a magnificent home of unpretentious grandeur.


This guide to making wooden sundials gently leads beginning diallists into sundial lore and construction. Novice craftsmen who can wield a saw, wood-burning pen, matte knife, sandpaper and a few other simple tools can make five different kinds of sundials; plans are flexible and allow for embellishment, alteration, variety of materials. Precalculated templates can be…