January 23, 2012

A Jewel-Box Apartment in New York

Architect Steven Harris and designer Lucien Rees Roberts give Claire Weiss just what she was looking for--a pied-a-terre done gloriously well
January 20, 2012

The Leap Second Gains a 3-Year Reprieve

With no consensus, international delegates postponed for three years a decision on whether to eliminate leap seconds, which help keep the world’s atomic clocks synchronized with Earth’s rotation.
January 20, 2012

Jean-Louis Cohen’s New Book, "The Future of Architecture Since 1889"

In his new book, the noted historian explores the rapid transformation of the built environment over the past century
January 19, 2012

A Second Here a Second There May Just Be a Waste of Time

Seven hundred delegates from about 70 nations attending United Nations telecommunications agency meeting will decide whether to abolish the leap second, which is added on once every few years to synchronize atomic clocks; United States wants to scrap t...
January 19, 2012

To Keep or Kill? Lowly Leap Second Focus of World Debate

The United States wants to scrap the leap second, but beware: without it, noon will strike at sunrise thousands of years from now.
January 19, 2012

A Minimalist Beverly Hills Home

An entrepreneur with a yen for simplicity and order calls on designer James Magni to turn a Los Angeles home into an ultramodern haven
January 18, 2012

A Trio of Luxurious Eco-Resorts in Asia

Island getaways in the Philippines, the Maldives, and Cambodia are proof that sustainability can be seriously chic
January 18, 2012

Eco-Resorts: Ariara

(Slide show) This island getaway in the Philippines proves that sustainability can be seriously chic
January 18, 2012

Eco-Resorts: Song Saa Private Island

(Slide show) Low-impact design meets five-star luxury at this island getaway in Cambodia
January 18, 2012

Eco-Resorts: Six Senses Laamu

(Slide show) This island getaway in the Maldives reveals just how well style and sustainability go hand in hand