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The Psychology of Seating

At a time when everyone is talking about working from home versus working in the office (thanks, Yahoo!), does it really matter where you sit? Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, says yes.
April 23, 2013
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Office Wares by Daniel Emma

Established in 2008 by Daniel To and Emma Aiston, industrial design studio Daniel Emma strives to "create the unexpected from simple objects using simple forms," calling their designs—which range from desk objects to wall hooks—"just nice." Before Daniel Emma was established, the pair worked for talents such as Marc Newson, Thorsten Van Elten, and Committee and participated in exhibitions internationally. In 2010, Daniel Emma was awarded the Blueprint Most Promising Talent at 100% Design London in 2010 and the Bombay Sapphire Australian Design Discovery Award, the most prestigious design award in the Land Down Under. Below, a sampling of the South Australian duo's office-friendly picks.
April 15, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: Desk Rail

Cluttered desk? Can't ever find a pen? Rat's nest of cables? If so, the Desk Rail might just be the thing for you. But to see this product by a pair of young Austin, Texas designers through to market, you're gonna have to cough up a little cash, Kickstarter cash.
April 12, 2013
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An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.
April 12, 2013
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Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade

To shield an addition and new courtyard for a bungalow in greater Melbourne, architect Anthony Clarke fitted its facade with strips of rough-sawn Victorian ash.
April 10, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Soma Water

Bulky plastic pitchers. Little black flakes of charcoal in the water. Remembering to change the filter on time. Surely there's a better (read: stylish, sustainable) way to enjoy crisp, clean, filtered water? Enter Soma Water, makers of the beautiful glass carafe and 100% compostable coconut-based water filter, delivered right to your door via subscription service so you'll always replace the filter on time.
April 9, 2013
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Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador

A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight, invigorating breezes, and sweeping views of lush woodlands.
April 9, 2013
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Stylish Sicilian Bedroom

Architect Francesco Moncada's surprisingly modern renovation in Syracuse, Sicily, is home not just to himself, his girlfriend, and his brother, but to a suite of clever design moves. In Renovate Today!, our latest special issue, we take a look at the myriad types of flooring he used to create a contemporary home in an 18th-century building. Now check out the bedroom.
April 8, 2013
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Kitchens Have Needs

Kitchens are the heart of the home, so make sure yours is up to date with these eight accessories every modern kitchen should have.
April 5, 2013
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