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How To: Indoor Concrete Floors

Concrete flooring is cheap, durable, and not as cold as its reputation suggests—these eight homeowners show how to get the look.
April 21, 2014
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Young Guns 2014

Our 2014 class of rising talent includes designers from Bulgaria, South Korea, Portugal, and beyond. This year's installment shows that global design is more accessible than ever before, thanks to technology and fluid borders.
April 17, 2014
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Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy

This godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.
April 17, 2014
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Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
April 14, 2014
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12 Tips for a Clutter-Free Home Office

The next post in our series dedicated to eradicating clutter focuses squarely on the home office, where simple storage and design solutions promise to help you dump those extra papers and think clearly.
April 12, 2014
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10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms

For our first post in a series featuring inspiring, clutter-free rooms, we begin with the space that is arguably the most important to keep clear of all visual noise: the bedroom.
April 9, 2014
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Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded, castle-like structures of exposed concrete.
February 19, 2014
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7 Modern Sofas We Love

If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.
February 13, 2014
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7 Modern Shingled Houses

Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.
February 7, 2014