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LEED Platinum certification modern home renovation

Green Is in the Details

Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and proved that when it comes to building sustainably, it’s all about the little things.
January 23, 2012
open dining and living room area with Koura pendant lamps

Australian Bungalow with a Modern Addition

A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.
January 21, 2012
minimal modernist home renovation in Germany

Paint it Black

This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.
January 19, 2012
Italian architect Renzo Piano

10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston, whose original building (nicknamed "the palace") opened in 1903. We chatted in the Living Room, an airy meeting place on the ground floor of the new wing, which is decorated in mid-century furniture upholstered in vibrant reds and oranges, grounded by a brick wall covered in suspension shelves, and accented by real, live chirping birds. 
January 19, 2012
Mezzadro Stool By Castiglioni For Zanotta

Retail Therapy from MoMA

If you can't get enough of design history's classics, then you're in luck: MoMA just added re-issues of six iconic pieces from their permanent collection to their store. The pieces are discounted for museum members, so now's as good of a time as any to take one of these home (and renew your membership, too). I'm eyeing the Mezzadro Seat (and the Eames DCM, and the Aalto stool...), but there's plenty more to be had in their store.
January 13, 2012
Japanese-inspired design home renovation

New McDonald

For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as a sanctuary of peaceful, Japanese-inspired design.
January 8, 2012
Adam Hills and Maria Speake of Retrouvius

Protect and Conserve

Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business, Retrouvius.
January 7, 2012
attractive table lamps for different budgets

8 Bright Modern Table Lamps

Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.
January 3, 2012
Exterior of modern barn house in England

Barns Ennobled

Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of agrarian minimalism.
December 29, 2011
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