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Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites

Their backs against the wall, these architects responded with innovative solutions to overcome narrow, remote, and all-around inconvenient sites. Click through the slideshow to see how they did it.
April 10, 2015
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Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring

April showers may bring May flowers, but spring rain also offers an opportunity to maximize the storage of our most precious resource—water. The following rain chains show us how to conserve and capture rainwater in style.
April 2, 2015
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6 Ways to Use Color at Home

An accent wall needn't read like an outdated real estate marketing tool. When done right, offsetting spaces in your home with a new coat of paint can make all the difference.
March 25, 2015
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How Induction Cooking Works

Considering taking the induction cooking plunge? We've broken down how it works in four steps.
March 21, 2015
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8 Ways to Design With Tubular-Steel Furniture

What do Marcel Breuer's Cesca chair, Eileen Gray's Bibendum chair, and Charles Pollock's CP Lounge have in common? It's all in the material: tubular steel. "I considered such polished and curved lines not only symbolic of our modern technology but actually to be technology," Breuer said. While wood patinas and leather cracks and ages, slick industrial steel is capable of retaining its just-new luster for decades (with a quick polish, of course). Herewith, eight examples of how to incorporate tubular steel pieces into your modern abode.
March 20, 2015
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Material Inspiration for Your Next Kitchen Island

Marble isn't the be-all and end-all of kitchen materials. Consider all your options when planning your next island.
March 17, 2015
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How to Achieve a Mature Bachelor Pad

No neon beer signs in sight. These five bachelor pads are clean, sophisticated, and, frankly, dashing.
March 13, 2015
“When I first thought of moving to Harlem, I looked at a map,” says Ryall. “The island’s about 210 blocks long, I’m near 110th Street—I thought, ‘It’s right in the center of Manhattan.’”

5 Light-Filled NYC Homes

Accessing natural light in a city hemmed in by row houses and skyscrapers requires getting creative. These five sun-soaked New York homes are designed with maximum exposure in mind.
March 12, 2015
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