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  1. An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
    Houses We Love

    An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta

    On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft an affordable modern home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    01.08.14

  2. 5 Creative Approaches to Slatted Wooden Screening
    Finishing Touch

    5 Creative Approaches to Slatted Wooden Screening

    In the right hands, wooden slatted screens can become a high-design—as well as highly practical—accent in architecture, creating interest inside and outside the home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.13

  3. Cheap and Chic: 3 Creative Interiors Featuring OSB
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    Cheap and Chic: 3 Creative Interiors Featuring OSB

    These three interiors make oriented strand board (OSB), a cheap material made of wood fragments, look luxe. For more examples of humble materials used in a high-end way, see our post on plywood in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.08.13

  4. Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood
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    Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood

    As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.03.13

  5. A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands
    A Great Idea

    A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers Superuse Studios have built a house almost entirely out of locally-sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas. Here's a look at how...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    06.07.13

  6. New Products From Aldo Bakker
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    New Products From Aldo Bakker

    Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental Dutch designer (and self-proclaimed "control freak") Aldo Bakker, who we previously profiled in our May 2012 issue. The son...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.05.13

  7. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
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    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

  8. Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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    Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

    Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.13

  9. A Magnetic Coffee Table
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    A Magnetic Coffee Table

    In Brussels last spring, we had the opportunity to visit Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers. Afterwards, we posted about some...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.13

  10. New from Pia Wüstenberg
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    New from Pia Wüstenberg

    We last highlighted Pia Wüstenberg's work in our May 2012 issue, when we called her one of design's rising stars; previously we called out her innovative recycled paper lights, which she created by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.13

  11. A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin
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    A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin

    Built in 1950, Lloyd and Kirsten Thompson's Austin house had "some inherent mid-century charm and good flow," says architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective. An addition, however, had...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.28.13

  12. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
    Houses We Love

    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  13. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
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    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  14. An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
    My House

    An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

    An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.01.12

  15. Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill
    Home Work

    Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

    We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.12

  16. Preview "The Modern Family" Video
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    Preview "The Modern Family" Video

    If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San Francisco and our recent spotlight on the preservation of a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.12

  17. How to Throw a Great Party in Six Steps
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    How to Throw a Great Party in Six Steps

    We captured the highlights of a recent party at Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery's Los Angeles house for our September 2012 story "American Pastoral." As evidenced in the magazine and our...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    08.13.12

  18. Sneak Peek: 'A World Apart'
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    Sneak Peek: 'A World Apart'

    Our July/August 2012 issue, on newsstands now, turns the spotlight on designers' own homes across the globe. One of my favorite projects in the issue is Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp's home in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.28.12

  19. Q&A with Pakistan's First Female Architect
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    Q&A with Pakistan's First Female Architect

    As profiled in our "Women of Influence" roundup in our July/August 2012 issue, Yasmeen Lari is the closest thing Pakistan has to a design superhero. After years working as an architect,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.12

  20. Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design
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    Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design

    In recent years, the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has taken aggressive measures to protect their products against knockoffs and counterfeits across the globe. They have rounded up and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.13.12

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