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  1. Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City
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    Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City

    Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    05.13.09

  2. Fertile Grounds
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    Fertile Grounds

    Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.10

  3. A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
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    A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach

    For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks. But with some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house stands tall against the threat of rising tides.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    03.11.10

  4. Linus Bikes
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    Linus Bikes

    As cities with hills steeper than black diamond ski slopes go, San Francisco is exceptionally bike-friendly. Drivers are trained (most of the time) to look for cyclists before opening their car...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.07.09

  5. Designy-ness vs. Design
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    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  6. Reviving Neutra with Hive Living
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    Reviving Neutra with Hive Living

    We recently received a letter from a reader, Kristy Krone, after she read the article Hive Design in our September issue, which takes a peek at a rooftop apiary above a Toronto hotel. Krone, a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.17.09

  7. Motel 6 Makeover
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    Motel 6 Makeover

    It's been said more than once since the recession began that a down economy breeds creativity, born from heightened resourcefulness. On an individual level, this often means more DIY projects and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.21.09

  8. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
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    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  9. Salvage Love
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    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  10. 4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints
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    4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints

    If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you a headache, the fumes probably will—unless you pick from the growing array formulated to be easy on the body, the planet, and not least the eyes.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    04.03.09

  11. One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off
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    One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off

    Design competitions are all the rage these days, with the Internet making it easy to gather and disseminate good ideas from creative thinkers the world over. Recently World Kitchen—a brand...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  12. Sweet Nothing
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    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  13. Inhabitat's BKLYN Best in Show
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    Inhabitat's BKLYN Best in Show

    Our friends at Inhabitat just released a great 5-minute video from their walking tour of the green goods at BKLYN Designs. At the end of the tour they announced their editors' choice for Best in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.15.09

  14. Canteen
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    Canteen

    Great Britain has never had a reputation for great food—it is, after all, the nation where a dish called mushy peas is purportedly a good thing. But designer-cum-restaurant- entrepreneur...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.13.09

  15. Post Bale
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    Post Bale

    Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch all the way to the Appalachians. With four picture-perfect seasons...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  16. Sierra Club Green Home
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    Sierra Club Green Home

    In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social networking was something people did by riding horse-drawn buggies...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.04.09

  17. 12 Design-smart Food Containers
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    12 Design-smart Food Containers

    Packed-up leftovers and stacked-up pantries are rarely the pride of the kitchen, but hiding them out of sight puts perishables precariously out of mind. A display-worthy set of design-smart...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Maren Caruso
    02.09.10

  18. Green Pocket Tiles
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    Green Pocket Tiles

    If you aspire to have a little kitchen garden for herbs and baby greens, these Green Pockets would be an elegant place to start. The small planters affix to the wall, interspersed with flat tile to...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.04.09

  19. Stair Lust
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    Stair Lust

    Somehow stairs have become the object of "design porn" of late, and while it seems as likely that lamps or sofas or kitchen cabinetry could feature in lusty internet photos, stairs prove...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.18.09

  20. Aerial Modernism
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    Aerial Modernism

    Some of the most famous modern buildings are now preserved as public landmarks, which anyone can visit and tour. Others remain private, viewed only through architectural photography and magazine...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.20.10

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