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5 Remote Getaways We Love

Accessible only by helicopter, ferry, boat, or backcountry roads, these secluded getaways are inspiration for when you really (no...really) need to get away from it all.
August 31, 2015
Built-in folding desk in a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
Illustration of Juhani Pallasmaa by Jack Unruh.

Juhani Pallasmaa on Humane Cities, Monumental Architecture, and the Architect's Role in Society

The Finnish architect and international thought leader muses on cities, the impulse to construct, and the poetry of buildings.
August 30, 2015
Mezzanine-level curtain wall in Harlem

Designing for Privacy: 8 Discreet Uses for Frosted Glass

Frosted glass permits natural light into these homes, while shielding residents from nosy neighbors.
August 30, 2015
Wallpapering paper tiles by Dear Human

6 Creative Paneled Wall Coverings You Should Try Now

To add visual interest to a wall, consider one of these customizable treatments that can be modified over time.
August 29, 2015
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8 Spacious Backyards

These sprawling backyard expanses will have you green with jealousy.
August 28, 2015
Kitchen in a Bel Air ranch-style home

8 Modern Eat-In Kitchens

With the addition of a table and chairs, these multifunctional kitchens are ideal for cooking, eating, socializing, and studying.
August 28, 2015
The veranda is the Valley House’s defining feature and serves as a communal space for the family to sit and enjoy nature. The more traditional rattan furniture fits well with Vaz’s local vernacular, as the Portuguese were the first to bring rattan to the

5 Perfect Weekend Verandas

These verandas balance shade and shelter with just the right amount of sunshine.
August 28, 2015
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