Grandfather clocks

A Jewel-Box Apartment in New York

01.23.12

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

The Leap Second Gains a 3-Year Reprieve

01.20.12

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.

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

01.20.12

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

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

01.19.12

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 the leap second, but others defend it, saying in past 40 years of adding them there have been no problems with electronic systems.

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

01.19.12

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

A Minimalist Beverly Hills Home

01.19.12

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

A Trio of Luxurious Eco-Resorts in Asia

01.18.12

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

Eco-Resorts: Ariara

01.18.12

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

Eco-Resorts: Song Saa Private Island

01.18.12

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

Eco-Resorts: Six Senses Laamu

01.18.12

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