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  1. Sands Castle
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    Sands Castle

    Jeff and Larissa Sand cut their commute down to a few flights of stairs when they moved their industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop into the first two floors of their...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    10.18.10

  2. Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden
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    Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden

    Enlisted to renovate an apartment in Manhattan's East Village, architects Melissa Baker and Jon Handley, partners at the firm pulltab design, took inspiration from the city's plethora of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.23.10

  3. The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom
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    The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom

    Thanks to a folding glass wall and a custom-built bed, dreams of sleeping under the stars came true for a Cincinnati, Ohio, couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ty Wright
    02.15.14

  4. Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
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    Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

    German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken Schluchtmann
    08.19.14

  5. Amazing Transformation of a Musty Attic Into a Luminous Loft
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    Amazing Transformation of a Musty Attic Into a Luminous Loft

    In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ye-h Photography
    12.12.14

  6. Cutting Edge
    Profiles

    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.26.09

  7. 8 Modern Chandeliers
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    8 Modern Chandeliers

    Stuffy crystal fixtures, take heed—these modern chandeliers give a living space a healthy dose of pizzazz, without going overboard.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.02.14

  8. 7 Modern Designs Featuring Exposed Beams
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    7 Modern Designs Featuring Exposed Beams

    Whether sleek and finished or rustic and aged there is something so romantic about exposed beams. Here, we take a look at a variety of designs from hotels to restaurants to homes featuring the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.16.13

  9. A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America
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    A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America

    The Boy Scouts of America builds a sustainable tree house in West Virginia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    11.18.13

  10. A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania
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    A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania

    Australian firm Room11 creates a viewing structure that helps visitors understand their surroundings.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Hosking
    04.03.14

  11. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
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    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  12. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
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    Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

    For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta. Though there's a lot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.12

  13. Design Itinerary: South Africa
    Travel Reports

    Design Itinerary: South Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa, will be the World Design Capital 2014, which is perfect timing, since the country's design scene is booming. Here is a look at some modern homes, destinations, events, and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  14. Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
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    Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    02.24.11

  15. Preview: Greywater Corps
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Greywater Corps

    Dwell on Design is quickly approaching and here at the office we're finalizing the finishing touches and getting ready for our road trip down to Los Angeles (which will surely include the requisite...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.10

  16. 5 Creative Approaches to Slatted Wooden Screening
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    5 Creative Approaches to Slatted Wooden Screening

    In the right hands, wooden slatted screens can become a high-design—as well as highly practical—accent in architecture, creating interest inside and outside the home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.13

  17. The Modern Chandelier
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    The Modern Chandelier

    When it comes to lighting there are so many ways to go but if you want to add a bit of drama and really elevate your interior design to the next level we think there is nothing like a chandelier....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.31.13

  18. A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
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    A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago

    In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Katrina Wittkamp
    01.29.14

  19. Design Tips and Ideas for the Modern Kitchen
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    Design Tips and Ideas for the Modern Kitchen

    There’s a reason the kitchen is called the heart of the home: It’s where you and your family gather to cook, to eat, to socialize, and, sometimes, just to catch up over a quick snack or a cup of...

    written by: Kerrie Kelly
    08.01.13

  20. By the Book
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    By the Book

    This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable solution for the down-at-heel looking to put down roots.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.09

  21. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II

    After examining the wares of the younguns over at the Greenhouse, it was time to venture into the main portion of the Stockholm Furniture Fair. As is the case with any major design show, there were...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.10.11

  22. Show Us How You Nest
    A Great Idea

    Show Us How You Nest

    In our latest contest, Show Us How You Nest, we asked to see how much better your home would look with a new Nest Learning Thermostat. Here are our favorite 20 entries.

    written by: Kale Zicafoose
    08.02.13

  23. Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
    My House

    Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

    The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Art Streiber
    06.13.13

  24. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  25. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
    House Tours

    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

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