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  1. 5 Unique Home Floors
    House Tours

    5 Unique Home Floors

    Don’t overlook things underfoot; these five floors are an integral part of their homes' design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.22.13

  2. Prepare to be Floored
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    Prepare to be Floored

    From decorative tile to rustic brick to futuristic glass, these five homes feature myriad creative uses of textures and materials.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.19.13

  3. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  4. Imm Cologne 2014 Presents Interior Innovation Awards
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    Imm Cologne 2014 Presents Interior Innovation Awards

    The annual Imm Cologne Fair showcases innovative design from over 1,100 international brands. The following 15 products received the show's Interior Innovation Award, which celebrates the best in...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.23.14

  5. A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
    Houses We Love

    A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

    A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    11.18.13

  6. Cubes Rug

    Cubes Rug

    Smith looked to stained glass windows for this abstract take on ancient art. He also used a special looping method to create crisp edging. 

    $7236.00

  7. Old Yarn Bal Kilim

    Old Yarn Bal Kilim

    This particular collection, from an Australian rug company with an eye for subtle color variations and rich materials, uses yarn unraveled from vintage kilims. 

    $6875.00

  8. Halo-Halo tiles

    Halo-Halo tiles

    The Italian designer, who worked alongside Sottsass and other avant-garde Alchimia and Memphis group members, has designed a series of nine graphic mosaic tiles that can be arranged at will.

    $324.00

  9. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

  10. E.B. Bradley Co.

    In business since 1929, E.B. Bradley Co. is a wholesale distributor of hardware, surfacing products, finishes, and substrates to the woodworking industry.  Cold press laminating services are...

    06.11.13

  11. Wild for Tiled
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    Wild for Tiled

    A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.30.13

  12. A Look Inside a Marble Factory
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    A Look Inside a Marble Factory

    We're reporting from Almeria, a province in southwestern Spain where surfaces company Cosentino is headquartered. For the past couple of days, we've gotten a first-hand look at how the company...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.13

  13. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  14. Industrial Evolution
    House Tours

    Industrial Evolution

    A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    04.21.09

  15. A Mama's Touch
    Profiles

    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  16. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  17. Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options
    Product Reviews

    Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options

    There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring. Take stock of these sustainable wood options that let you tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.03.09

  18. Model Worthy
    Renovation

    Model Worthy

    The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving cleavers and spilling sauce.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  19. Startin' Spartan
    My House

    Startin' Spartan

    When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    11.22.10

  20. S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011
    Travel Reports

    S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011

    This week we headed to Las Vegas for S2, a combination the Surfaces and StonExpo trade shows. We walked miles through the exhibition spaces at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and here present...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.11

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