May 2016

Semi-Finalists Announced in “Memorials for the Future” Competition

"American Wild: A Memorial," one of the semi-finalist designs, would project high-definition visuals of the 59 national parks onto the interior of D.C. Metro stations. (Credit: Van Alen Institute)

Thirty semi-finalists have been announced in the “Memorials for the Future”…

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Design Calendar: Where to Go and What to See in June (16 photos)

Get ready to swoon in June. Whether you love designer silverware, sleek modern chairs or creative landscapes, the designers of the world have surprises in store for you. Here are the details on some top design-related events around the globe…

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Plant Black Cherry Trees for the Birds and Bees (6 photos)

Black cherry (Prunus serotina) is a common deciduous tree in Midwestern and Eastern forests, but it’s unusual. Most of the deciduous trees in these North American woodlands are wind-pollinated, producing separate male and female flowers before the leaves emerge in…

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Your City Needs a Local Data Intermediary Now

(Photo by couchmedia via flickr

Imagine if every community nationwide had access to their own data — data on which children are missing too many days of school, which neighborhoods are becoming unaffordable, or where more mothers are…

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Shop Houzz: Up to 75% Off Kitchen Sinks and Faucets (73 photos)

Your kitchen sink is one of the hardest-working fixtures in your home. Whether you’re looking for a farmhouse, prep or double-bowl sink, find just the right kind of sink and faucet for your kitchen with this collection featuring kitchen sinks…

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To-Dos: Your June Home Checklist (9 photos)

Summer officially begins on June 20 this year, but why wait until then to get into the summer spirit? Get a jump-start by prepping your home and garden for warm weather, setting up the perfect drip-dry spot for beach towels,…

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Design Lesson: Create Harmony Through Contrast (8 photos)

There’s something very intriguing about opposites. In design, different elements often come together to create a dramatic effect. That can be scary for homeowners who want a look that’s polished and elegant. But contrast can be a vital part of…

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Midcentury Modern House Shelves by Judson Beaumont for Straight Line Designs

If you can’t afford the real thing at present you can always opt for the miniature. By that, we mean the Midcentury Modern House Shelves by Judson Beaumont for Straight Line Designs. The designs first appeared online last year, but…

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Mark 62 is Out Now

Realisation while flipping through the pages of our new issue: architecture is diverse. And so is this issue of Mark. The world is full of contradictions.

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On the market: Apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint I in London N6

Not the first time we have featured something in this building, which is because an apartment in the 1930s Berthold Lubetkin-designed Highpoint I in London N6 is always popular. You probably know all about Highpoint, one of the best examples…

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