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5 Steel Staircases

Steel stairs lend these modern homes industrial charm.
September 25, 2015
McLean, Virginia, Bridge House Living Room

8 High-Design Coffee Tables That Demand You Use a Coaster

Whether for holding a beverage or simply admiring, these modern coffee tables get the job done.
September 21, 2015
Modern dining room with walnut slab dining table and Tom Dixon Beat lamps

A Look at Wood Designs in the Modern Home

See how our favorite wood designs enhance their spaces.
September 21, 2015
Modern roof deck entrance door

4 Unusual Saunas

As if cooking alive weren't already an odd pastime, these saunas include quirky design features, like a built-in workspace and a super ornate ceiling.
September 15, 2015
Arno Brandlhuber Antivilla home near Potsdam

Tour the Minimalist Concrete Home of Architect Arno Brandlhuber

Our friends at the Berlin-based publication Freunde von Freunden recently posted an interview with architect Arno Brandlhuber. Here, we share a selection of images from the story, which captures Brandlhuber at his Antivilla, a creative house near Potsdam.
September 4, 2015
Mezzanine-level curtain wall in Harlem

Designing for Privacy: 8 Discreet Uses for Frosted Glass

Frosted glass permits natural light into these homes, while shielding residents from nosy neighbors.
August 30, 2015
The veranda is the Valley House’s defining feature and serves as a communal space for the family to sit and enjoy nature. The more traditional rattan furniture fits well with Vaz’s local vernacular, as the Portuguese were the first to bring rattan to the

5 Perfect Weekend Verandas

These verandas balance shade and shelter with just the right amount of sunshine.
August 28, 2015
Biscuit Tiered Cake Candleholder (2006) by Studio Job, estimated at $600–$800, for sale on Paddle8 as part of Murray Moss' auction.

Design Guru Murray Moss Launches an Auction With Paddle8

The New York design impresario, consultant, and pioneering eye of the '90s and early aughts auctions off items from his former gallery and personal collection with Paddle8.
August 27, 2015
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An Architectural Introduction to Safe Room Design

You’re a single parent with a young child or a wealthy businessperson with a very public profile, and you’re concerned about recent developments in the news. You need to know that you have a place to retreat to if someone breaks in, if your house comes under attack, or if there’s been a natural disaster or prolonged blackout. What are your options?
August 23, 2015