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5 Water Features We Love

The term "water feature" seems almost lame compared to the possibilities it entails—from the cooling effects of evaporating water to the serene dripping noise of a foundation, H20 is can be as diversely used as any solid material.
October 7, 2015
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6 Public and Private Urban Gardens We Love

From community-changing farms carved out of vacant lots to private nature getaways, these gardens prove that the concrete jungle doesn't always have to be relentless.
October 1, 2015
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A Spa-Like Patio with Stunning Views Cascades Down a Los Angeles Hillside

Amid southern California's chaparral landscape, a backyard offers sanctuary and room to entertain guests.
September 25, 2015
Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends.

6 Peaceful Bamboo Gardens

Bamboo grows like a most welcome weed at these modern homes.
September 14, 2015
Mimicking the cantilever of the house, an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom stretches out gently toward the surrounding woods.

8 Outdoor Showers We Love

Not for the faint of heart, these stunning outdoor showers embrace communing with nature—au naturel, and with a view.
August 12, 2015
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5 Retro Trailers for the Modern Road Trip

From renovated Airstreams to retro-styled contemporary trailers, these designs revitalize the road trip.
August 6, 2015
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8 Rooftop Oases

Get your daily dose of design-envy with these sky-high sanctuaries.
August 5, 2015
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Modern Homes with Reflecting Pools

These homes brought the tranquility of living near the water one step closer with reflecting pools.
July 29, 2015
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9 Modern Floating Homes and Houseboats

Smooth sailing meets sophisticated design at these aquatic abodes.
July 28, 2015