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Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall.
June 17, 2015

Flip Through This New Book on a Leading London Graphic Design Studio

Published this month by Unit Editions, an independent press specializing in visual culture, "Spin: 360º" features projects from over 20 years of work by London-based studio Spin. Here are a few highlights from the impressive 520-page tome made for graphics lovers.
June 11, 2015
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This Glowing Library Addition is Every Writer's Dream Escape

A garage is replaced with a three-story space for reading, writing, and contemplation.
May 14, 2015
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This Japanese-Style Box Home Boasts a Two-Story Bookcase

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.
May 3, 2015
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6 Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level

Some people prefer to read books on their tablets or e-readers. This slideshow isn't for them. In the following images, see how clever architects and designers have found ways to incorporate books into the homes of people who love the printed word.
March 5, 2015
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8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.
November 10, 2014
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Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist

In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
October 1, 2014
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Modern Lake House in Missouri

Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.
September 12, 2014
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3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public space of Park Muzeon and its Bauman Garden, these ‘objects’ reimagine the book’s natural habitat while offering shelter to books and booklovers alike.
January 28, 2014
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