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  1. Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum
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    Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

    Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    09.09.13

  2. 6 Great Appliances for Small Kitchens
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    6 Great Appliances for Small Kitchens

    The world is shrinking, dear readers, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping. With the latest micro-apartments going up in San Francisco as we speak, the need for space-saving product design...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.05.13

  3. Homeland Ingenuity
    Essay

    Homeland Ingenuity

    How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    09.11.12

  4. The Jonathan
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    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  5. 6 Tiny Texas Spaces
    Houses We Love

    6 Tiny Texas Spaces

    Texas is famous for supersized everything, but these six buildings are daringly diminutive.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.27.14

  6. 5 Product Picks for Party Snacks
    Product Reviews

    5 Product Picks for Party Snacks

    Take it cheesy with these five serving pieces perfect for everyone’s favorite snack.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.19.13

  7. Small Wooden Box Home in Portland
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    Small Wooden Box Home in Portland

    This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    10.17.11

  8. Garage Brand
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    Garage Brand

    With no space to waste, London-based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht turned a 1924 garage into the perfect home product.

    written by: Amelia Thorpe
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.18.09

  9. I Swear to Good You are God at This
    Books

    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  10. 5 Exterior Home Renovations
    Renovation

    5 Exterior Home Renovations

    From an aging Italian sandstone farmhouse to a 1955 four-bedroom home, take a look at these five extraordinary renovations.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.05.13

  11. Design Made from Recycled Books
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    Design Made from Recycled Books

    On Saturday June 29, 2013, designer Brian Gennett will show his work at Chung King Studio in Los Angeles for Chinatown Design Night. "I am a designer of interiors and objects, based in Los Angeles,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.27.13

  12. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
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    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  13. 10 Design Tumblrs We Love
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    10 Design Tumblrs We Love

    Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep you up-to-date, and occasionally say...WTF.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.14.12

  14. Changing the Point
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    Changing the Point

    When Byron and Sue Henry began spending more time at their cozy lake cabin, they realized the existing layout no longer suited them or their two sons with growing families. So in late 2008, the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    06.22.12

  15. The Siple Life
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    The Siple Life

    A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    04.27.09

  16. Styled by Sarah Parker
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    Styled by Sarah Parker

    Color. Curiosities. A challenge. These are some of London-based set designer and prop stylist Sarah Parker's likes. Her style could best be described as a more stylized Things Organized Neatly,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.31.13

  17. 5 Modern Brick Interiors
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    5 Modern Brick Interiors

    Whether industrial, romantic, or classic, brick interiors are always modern.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.20.13

  18. 5 More Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 More Cool Kitchen Islands

    "No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.13

  19. Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs
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    Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs

    Tours of John Lautner’s Elrod House or the Annenberg’s newly re-opened Sunnylands may leave us wondering if we could ever afford a modernist luxury for ourselves, but thankfully...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Izumi Tanaka
    02.17.12

  20. Sunset District Renovation
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    Sunset District Renovation

    The residents of atelier KS's first renovation like stuff. When the couple, who lives in San Francisco's Sunset District, first invited the husband-wife design team to their home, the garage they...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.23.10

  21. Sign of the Times
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    Sign of the Times

    Looking for directions on the road to sustainability? At Leger Wanaselja Architecture's multifamily development in Berkeley, California, all signs point to green.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Randi Berez
    04.21.09

  22. Virgin Territory: Richard Branson
    Interviews

    Virgin Territory: Richard Branson

    It's not everyday that you get on a plane with someone who's been to the moon, and someone who has his own spaceship, but that's exactly what I did yesterday on an early morning flight out of San...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.07.11

  23. Periodic Table of Typefaces
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    Periodic Table of Typefaces

    The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.12.09

  24. Family Style
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    Family Style

    When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce...

    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  25. Lone Star
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    Lone Star

    Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys. On a wide stretch of farmland, the Farley Studio brings modern...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.22.09

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