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Pinterest Board of the Day: Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design: It's colorful, it's functional, it's clean, it's optimistic. We're great fans of all things Scandi, and here, we share a few of our favorite modern design pins from our Pinterest board devoted to Scandinavian design. Enjoy, and be sure to follow the (smorgas)board!
March 15, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

From our favorite blogs on living small, to airstreams, inspirational backyards, a woodland retreat, secret gardens, a sunny workspace, and an off the grid beach house, we've been bringing you the latest in modern design all week. Here, we're selected a few of our most popular stories from this week. Enjoy!
March 15, 2013
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Heavy Metal

From X to Y, from Z to A, these homes got the metal treatment without missing a beat.
March 15, 2013
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So You Want to Save Water?

Looking to save some H2O? The Pond Blog shares this astonishing infographic that details just how much we humans use the three-lettered molecule on a daily basis.
March 15, 2013
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Modern in the Country

Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical country fodder—but they would showcase their design sensibility with a not-so-typical modern abode. Enlisting Matthew Coates of Coates Design, the outcome is a modern home that, while striking, is still a natural fit in the country location.
March 15, 2013

Revolution in an Unlikely Land

Old money and ultraconservative attitudes aren’t really compatible with forward thinking and radical ideas, but during the late 1940’s, a group of students and teachers from the Harvard Graduate School of Design moved to New Canaan, Connecticut and rocked the world of architecture. Philip Johnson, John Johansen, Landis Gores, Eliot Noyes, and Marcel Breuer, known as the “Harvard Five,” created homes in a style that were the antithesis of traditional, in a town that was, and still is, traditional to its core.
March 15, 2013
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Stress-Test Architecture

An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's intrepid reporter gets hands-on experience living in one of the architecture pods.
March 15, 2013
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Best of Belgium

If chocolates, waffles, and frites are all you imagine comes from Belgium, you've not been paying attention. A rash of fabulous architecture, hip products, and smart shops keep us perpetually enthralled with this small Benelux nation. We continue to find reasons that this Northern European country is on par designwise with its Scandinavian neighbors, in part because so much Belgian architecture offers a playful mix of clean lines and colorful whimsy. Read on for four of our favorite projects, and one stellar guided tour of Antwerp.
March 14, 2013
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Modern Style

St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday, so we've put together some great pieces to, ahem, aid you in celebration of the holiday. Enjoy the parades and festivals and invite a few friends over for a ceilidh (a gathering with traditional music, dance, storytelling, jokes, and general merriment). lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)
March 14, 2013
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