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Two Aussies living in England mustered up the courage to buy an acre of land in Noosa, 140 clicks north of Brizzie, without having laid eyes on it. The result: a modern take on Queensland vernacular.

Hillside Family Home in Australia

An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of erstwhile Londoners a dream home of their own in northeast Australia.
February 28, 2009
The Floating House rests in a cove on Beth and Doug Worple's horseshoe-shaped private island. Clad in raw cedar, it's a contemporary riff on the traditional boathouses found throughout the area—but simplified, as architect Michael Meredith puts it, into a

Floating House, Lake Huron

On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
February 26, 2009
The metallic geometry of the Boxhome's exterior shines in confident contrast to the dark woods used indoors.

Nice Box

In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the Boxhome, which Holte helped build, gleams with optimism and modernity.
February 26, 2009
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Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon

The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.
February 26, 2009
Eric Garcetti and Amy Elaine Wakeland have spent several years adapting and landscaping a mid-century home in the neighborhood of Echo Park, near downtown Los Angeles.

Echo Logical

Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways. As Eric Garcetti, president of the City Council, shows, it is eminently possible to live green in the City of Angels. By putting solar power and recycled materials to use, he and his partner transformed a mid-century house on a cozy hillside plot into a sustainable home with garden terraces and panoramic views.
February 26, 2009
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5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery

Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf. But which of these worthy appliances will make toast of the competition?
February 26, 2009
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A Mama's Touch

Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.
February 26, 2009
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5 Modern Showerhead Picks by Leonard Koren

Whether you want to replace your drizzly dud or indulge in a decadent deluge, these showerheads will wash your ills away.
February 2, 2009
They say that urbanites are detached from nature, but as this New Zealand apartment shows, they can also be the most environmentally conscious.

Density Down Under

Six weeks after moving from a “gorgeous custom house with huge gardens” in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, into an apartment a few minutes from the city’s central business district, Roz Mawson couldn’t be happier.
February 2, 2009
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