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  1. Modern Across America: Charleston, South Carolina
    City Guide

    Modern Across America: Charleston, South Carolina

    In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Known in part for its well-preserved architecture, Charleston is making a new name for...

    06.26.14

  2. Modern Across America: Baltimore, Maryland
    City Guide

    Modern Across America: Baltimore, Maryland

    In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. With a slew of significant buildings by architects like Mies van der Rohe and I.M. Pei...

    06.26.14

  3. 8 Futuristic Prefab Homes
    House Tours

    8 Futuristic Prefab Homes

    If prefabrication is the future of architecture, then these cutting-edge prefab homes offer an exciting glimpse into what might lie ahead.

    07.07.14

  4. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

  5. Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking
    Product Reviews

    Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking

    As fitness trackers evolve to become more autonomous and easier to use, tracking food consumption remains bound to basic journal entries that are easy to skip. For drinks, there’s now the Vessyl...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  6. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.

    07.10.14

  7. LaMetric Smart Display
    Product Reviews

    LaMetric Smart Display

    When you’re surrounded by high-resolution displays, classic pixelation takes on a retro novelty, which is what makes the LaMetric notification display look so good in an office or bedroom....

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  8. Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

    Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  9. This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys
    Product Reviews

    This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys

    Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars. When having a friend call your missing phone doesn’t work, you can use Tiles, matchbook-sized transponders that...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  10. 10 Museum Renovations Across America
    Renovation

    10 Museum Renovations Across America

    Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.

    07.14.14

  11. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  12. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  13. iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer
    Product Reviews

    iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

    Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  14. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  15. Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home
    Product Reviews

    Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

    Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  16. Whimsical Floating Lamps
    Product Reviews

    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  17. 7 Idyllic Island Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    7 Idyllic Island Prefabs

    Constructing a home on a hard-to-reach island may seem expensive and difficult, but building in prefabricated parts can help make that secluded paradise a reality.

    07.15.14

  18. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
    Product Reviews

    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  19. Modern Across America: Cincinnati, Ohio
    City Guide

    Modern Across America: Cincinnati, Ohio

    In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Once commonly referred to as the “Paris of America” due to its significant architectural...

    06.26.14

  20. Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant
    Product Reviews

    Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

    The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  21. Streamline Your Home Office with These Products
    Product Reviews

    Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

    Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  22. Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks
    Product

    Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks

    Plumb is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. For the fall 2014 collection, artists Jason Polan, Nathaniel Russell, and Linda Geary created eclectic journals...

    07.22.14

  23. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
    Product Reviews

    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  24. 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage
    Rooms We Love

    7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

    These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.

    07.21.14

  25. 8 Amazing Concrete Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Amazing Concrete Renovations

    There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the...

    07.29.14

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