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Lauren Ro is an associate editor at Curbed, where her specialty is seeking out the most covetable houses all across the country. A New York transplant by way of Los Angeles, she covers everything from interior design to architecture to home tech. She comes to Curbed from the world of movies, where she was an assistant to a director whose discerning eye informed her own sensibilities.

After Ikea: 12 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed transport? We’ve got you covered.

9 marvelous lamps under $150

Big or small, lamps don’t have to be costly to look good and do their job.

9 best beds under $1,000

A well-constructed, aesthetically pleasing bed can elevate not only your sleep but the entire atmosphere of your bedroom.

Modern prefab cabin is now available to order

Monocabin measures 280 square feet and is easy to assemble, thanks to the modular concrete panels that make up its walls.

Sonos and Hay limited-edition colorful speakers finally releasing

The Sonos One smart speaker has been reimagined in a new range of on-trend colors inspired by—and matching—Hay’s palette.

Paris’s plan to ban cars from the Seine holds up in court

A new ruling says a two-mile stretch along the river must stay open for walking and biking.

Iconic Glasgow School of Art to be dismantled after fire

Just four years after a fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, another blaze appears to have ravaged the school beyond repair.

Ultimate equestrian estate just outside NYC wants $8.5M

The 1928 compound was the home of William Kelly Simpson, a professor of Egyptology at Yale and his wife, Marilyn Ellen Milton, a granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller.

Kooky ’70s home on French island yours for $1.3M

Perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the 1,668-square-foot residence features a curving footprint as well as a large curving tower-like structure.

Rad midcentury home on 3 acres asks $1.2M

This cool midcentury modern home in St. Louis, Missouri, features the best of the era: brick, glass, and wood expanses; a flowing floorplan; dramatic double-height spaces; and clean lines.