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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
Modern geometric house with roof deck

Braver's New World

A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.
December 29, 2011
Modern interior with original brick wall

Arch Support

Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.
December 29, 2011
specialty shop in amsterdam

The Wood Life

Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.
December 28, 2011
nativity girard

A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the holiday season. They're a study in contrasts (the Bauhaus set couldn't be more minimal, the Girard more ornate) and price. I'll let you guess which one costs about $35 and which goes for $800.
December 20, 2011
Modern glass shed home in Finland

Shedded Bliss

A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
December 19, 2011
backyard studio

Backyard Retreat

When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of salvaged 100-year-old barnwood by West Salem-based Barnwood Naturals that makes the facade of this Bernard Maybeck-inspired design as unique as it is enviornmentally friendly.
December 6, 2011
Prefab house in Muskö, Sweden

An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.
December 4, 2011