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5 Relaxing Rooftops and Roof Decks

These five rooftops and roof decks are so immaculately designed, you'll almost forget to take in the view.
February 26, 2015
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With Input from Alessi, Students Put a Modern Spin on the Standing Desk

Design students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Italy in January to present their winning prototype, Kabu, to Alessi President Alberto Alessi.
February 26, 2015
chebogue schoolhouse exterior

1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin

Joining Shobac—a historic farm in Nova Scotia now filled with cabins available for rent—is a 1830 schoolhouse converted into a two-bedroom cottage. Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the one-room schoolhouse hails from the town of Chebogue. MacKay-Lyons purchased the decrepit structure—it had closed in 1950 and fallen into misuse—to save it from demolition, and restored and transported it to the Shobac site.
February 23, 2015
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Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers

These spaces aren't for the bashful.
February 20, 2015
belgian renovation interior bedroom

Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair

Think of a sling chair as having the comfort of a hammock with a dressed up sensibility. From Brazilian classics to contemporary interpretations, the following are seven hot seats.
February 20, 2015
Brass lighting by Raymond Barberousse.

5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home

Brass is back. See how its warm glow can brighten practically any room or object.
February 19, 2015
modern wood-clad houses

7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel

Great for adding texture to a yard or driveway, gravel is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscaping choice.
February 17, 2015
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8 Clever Uses of Curtains

The right window dressing can turn virtually any room into a beautiful space. Here are some examples of deftly deployed drapes and curtains.
February 3, 2015
allsteel reframe exterior

Upcycling Cubicles into Modern Temporary Housing

Carole Nicholson of Allsteel will join us at Dwell on Design Los Angeles to discuss her innovative ReFRAME recycling initiative.
February 2, 2015
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