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Asad Syrkett is Curbed's Deputy Editor and oversees news, features, and special projects programming on the network's flagship site, including the weekly home tour column, House Calls, and Curbed's biannual shopping guides. He spends his days managing senior reporting and editing staff, slinging commas, and thinking about the best ways to showcase Curbed stories on an ever-expanding number of digital platforms. Previously, he was on the editorial staff at Architectural Digest and Architectural Record magazines. He lives in Brooklyn.

The monstera is the very best houseplant

Trust me: This hardy houseplant can survive your neglect and laziness.

What we saw (and loved) at NYCxDesign 2019

New York City’s annual celebration of all things design, NYCxDesign, has officially wrapped. Here’s what stood out.

Why water filters make a fantastic wedding gift

This wedding season, give the gift of cleaner H2O, in an attractive countertop container.

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Notre Dame fire and restoration: News and updates

The latest about Paris’s iconic Gothic cathedral, the aftermath of the April 15, 2019 fire, and restoration efforts.

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The 21 best things to do in Milan if you love design

Locals and frequent visitors dish on their favorite haunts in Italy’s hotbed of design.

Wedding gifts that won’t get Kondo’d

Your soon-to-be-married friends and family will want kitchen and dining gifts. Here’s what to get them.

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The 30 best things to do in Paris if you love design

A native Parisian on the best courtyards, secret gardens, speakeasies, galleries, and more in the City of Light.

Year in Curbed: The best of 2018 House Calls

This year, our weekly column of original home tours took us everywhere from Denver and San Francisco to Paris and Ghent, Belgium.

Curbed Groundbreakers 2018: Beginning a conversation on architecture and mentorship

This year, rather than conduct our usual nomination process, we’ve asked previous jurors and Groundbreakers winners to talk to us about mentorship and collaboration.

Can Farrow & Ball’s new LA showroom change what people think of paint stores?

The English company is certainly going to try.