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5 Products for Improving Your Entryway, Inside and Out

Help your entryway make a strong first impression by introducing modern design.
November 17, 2015
Courtyard and Garage at Indian Summer home in Southern California

7 Ways to Use Succulents

Stave off the winter months with these seven projects that conjure warm desert vibes, regardless of the season.
November 16, 2015
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Editor's Picks: Classic Gifts for the Chef

Casual cooks and master chefs alike will appreciate these tokens, which will complement an existing collection of kitchen gadgets. Peruse our gift guide for ideas ranging from top-of-the-line aprons to attractive cookware. Check out our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now, for hundreds of more product suggestions.
November 16, 2015
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Blond Wood Lightens Up These 5 Houses

Whether it's custom millwork or cerused floor planks, these light shades of wood prove that, even at home, blonds have more fun.
November 16, 2015
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7 Easily-Portable Lights for Indoors and Outdoors

With the days getting shorter, homes may be suffering from an acute (and depressing) lack of illumination. These seven lights (which range from cutting-edge LEDs to old-fashioned candles) can quickly remedy any shortage of brightness, both within and without any dwelling.
November 16, 2015
Solid brass spoons and combs by The Things We Keep, from $88

Editor's Picks: 10 Modern, American-Made Gifts

We surveyed all 50 states of the good ol' USA to share these winning products for the holiday season. For hundreds more gift-giving ideas, pick up our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, now on newsstands.
November 15, 2015
Modern wood and glass house in San Francisco

6 Homes With Bold Glass Facades

Those in glass houses… should sit back and enjoy their envy-inducing panoramic views.
November 12, 2015
Finally, the stone pine tree reveals itself from the backyard looking over the Venice neighborhood. Its canopy stretches over the first floor of the home and can be glimpsed by the skylights placed strategically above the living area.

5 Homes Designed Around Trees

Modernity works to accommodate nature in each of these carefully designed homes.
November 12, 2015