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  1. Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
    Rooms We Love

    Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Eric Roth
    07.29.14

  2. The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants
    Green

    The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

    Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  3. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
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    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  4. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  5. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  6. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  7. Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden
    Green

    Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden

    Architect Cory Buckner has become Los Angeles’ resident A. Quincy Jones expert. Here, she shares tips on how to complement iconic modern architecture with water-saving tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  8. Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
    Green

    Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet

    With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  9. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  10. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
    Green

    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  11. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
    How To

    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  12. Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture
    Product

    Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture

    Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.

    written by: Jane Szita
    07.11.14

  13. Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door
    Green

    Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door

    In New York, you can get virtually anything delivered, but The Sill, a houseplant shop delivery service, is tops.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.14

  14. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
    Green

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  15. 13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces
    Latest

    13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces

    Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  16. Streamline Your Home Office with These Products
    Product Reviews

    Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

    Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  17. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
    Product Reviews

    Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

    Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  18. Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean
    House Tours

    Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean

    A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the spirit of its surroundings.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    07.08.14

  19. Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

    Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  20. Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania

    A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Engelhardt
    07.07.14

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