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5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

From a mindful cabin in the Ozarks to an isolated retreat in the eastern Washington desert, these five homes show that great design can exist totally off-the-grid.
April 1, 2015
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To Paris with Love: Modern Homes in the City of Light

In honor of Eiffel Tower Day, we celebrate our favorite modern homes in Paris.
April 1, 2015
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Monochromatic Color Palettes Are the Ultimate Modern Design Tool

With stunning photographs by Pia Ullin, Monochrome Home shows how restrained color palettes of inky blues, black, white, and neutrals create a sophisticated, modern interior. Written by Hilary Robertson and published by Ryland, Peters & Small, the tome offers a glimpse into high-design homes along with detailed sourcing information and practical advice on how to execute the looks yourself.
March 30, 2015
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A Look at Nooks: How Modern Families Eat Breakfast

These five homes make way for the most important meal of the day at a time when it's increasingly eaten on-the-go.
March 23, 2015
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8 Tips for Designing on a Budget

Living on a budget is a simple fact of life, for most. Who says that should equate to missing out on good, modern design for the home? Not us.
March 22, 2015
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Warm Up to Induction Cooking with These Clean Cooktops

Can’t stand wasted heat in the
March 21, 2015
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Brooklyn Home Keeps its Historic Bones While Getting a Much Needed Interior Update

A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.
March 21, 2015
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Centuries-Old Buddhist Temples Seen Through a Modern Lens

Executed with a level of restraint and precision rarely seen outside the modern era, Kyoto's Zen Buddhist temples and gardens are as breathtaking today as they were a thousand years ago. In a new book, View, Kyoto, and gallery exhibit, Dutch visual artist and photographer Jacqueline Hassink painstakingly captures these spaces' architectural and spiritual serenity.
March 20, 2015
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New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their communities. What they came up with bodes well for the next generation of architecture.
March 19, 2015