more about: design

See the color-changing pillows blowing everyone’s minds

Last year it was “the dress,” this year it’s the pillow. With the swipe of a finger, you can paint a sequin design on these pillows (below) from SoCal-based designer Aviva Stanoff. 

September’s greatest road trip, an alien invasion and more great travel finds

It’s time to plan your weekend! Here with inspiration: our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

The coolest way to climb a tree

What do you do when you’re a graduate student of design and need to climb a tree? Dream up the coolest modular step system ever!

You knew this museum was amazing, but what about its garden?

When we listed just a few of the reasons that Pasadena won the title of Best Arts Scene in our Sunset Travel Awards (see the June issue for the complete list of winners), item one was the Norton Simon Museum. We didn’t have room there to mention its sculpture garden, though—an omission we’ll fix now.