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Spring 2020 | Issue 15

When staying well means staying at home, we begin to think about wellness in our homes in a whole new way. It’s an audit that people all across the country are making in the midst of this strange time. In this issue, we approach the subject with a wide-angle lens, from the measurable impacts of biophilic design to what the latest studies can teach designers about creating bedrooms that support the perfect night’s sleep.

Features
The study of design’s impact on mental health is a relatively new field, but early research points to a crucial role for designers at the intersection of psychology and design.
BY Hannah Hickock
In the era of self-care, getting enough Zs is a rising priority. When it comes to creating a bedroom, what design decisions will actually make a difference?
BY Haley Chouinard
The science is complicated. The marketing is unregulated. Why it's so hard to know what makes a healthy home.
BY Fred Nicolaus
Design Dispatch
sustainability
British upholstery company Maker&Son arrived stateside this year with its all-natural sofas, chairs and beds—and big plans to upend the traditional direct-to-consumer business model for selling furniture.
big ideas
Rooted in science, biophilic design is far more than just adding a plant wall in an office lobby—it’s proven to trigger significant stress relief and mood modulation. Here’s how to harness the research.
on the beat
The latest luxury master bath innovations put health at the forefront, inviting homeowners to reinvent a utilitarian room as a space to unwind and recharge.
future of home
As a new generation of clients comes of age, and technology continues to seep its way into every corner of a decidedly old-school profession, it’s likely that design won’t be exactly the same in 2030 as it is in 2020. What will it be like? And just as importantly, what will it be worth?
future of home
As a new generation of clients comes of age, and technology continues to seep its way into every corner of a decidedly old-school profession, it’s likely that design won’t be exactly the same in 2030 as it is in 2020. What will it be like? And just as importantly, what will it be worth? We asked two historians for their view.
future of home
As a new generation of clients comes of age, and technology continues to seep its way into every corner of a decidedly old-school profession, it’s likely that design won’t be exactly the same in 2030 as it is in 2020. What will it be like? And just as importantly, what will it be worth? A travel agent has some surprising insights.
sustainability
The world’s largest furniture retailer is planning to go completely circular by 2030.
real estate
If the phrase prefab home doesn’t conjure up images of health and serenity, there’s a reason for that. In Europe, manufactured housing can be a luxury product, but in the States, the concept has taken a long time to shake the stigma of association with low-cost homogeneity. However, the tides may be turning as a new generation of entrepreneurs explores the possibilities of prefab. This time around, the appeal isn’t just price point—it’s also wellness.
The Handbook
Sometimes you walk into a room, and there’s no other way to describe it: It simply feels right. Chances are, that vibe is no accident. It might just be feng shui.
We’re all familiar with burning incense, but how many have heard of smudging? In this emerging trend, designers are practicing the ancient ritual of burning plants to clear negative energy and promote spiritual wellness.
Big New York buildings with hidden spiritual secrets.
Devotees believe these natural mineral formations can purify and ground a home's energy.
Internationally acclaimed interior designer Rawan Alsahsah pioneered as the first woman designer in Saudi Arabia. Now, she’s on to her next frontier: BioGeometry.

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