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  1. Product Spotlight: Soma Water
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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,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.09.13

  2. Products We Love: Winter Blues
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    Products We Love: Winter Blues

    Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting. What makes the hue so appealing for early 2014 is a tendency toward the deeper end of the spectrum, with an...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.14.14

  3. PuraVida Washbasin

    PuraVida Washbasin

    The bathroom is evolving into a sanctuary and calm retreat, and the furniture you choose helps set the mood. PuraVida is Duravit's second collaboration with Phoenix Design, and the series&mdash...

    $850.00

  4. Rainbow Trivet

    Rainbow Trivet

    Designed by Ding3000, the Rainbow trivet is an exercise in space-saving design. It neatly folds up into its namesake shape to help keep drawers tidy and opens up to become the perfect perch for...

    $30.00

  5. Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
    Renovation

    Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment

    In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.12.14

  6. Rhombins Organizer

    Rhombins Organizer

    Keep desktop clutter under control with these modular organizers manufactured in Petaluma, California. This compartmentalized vessel can serve as a makeshift pot while also holding writing...

    $39.00

  7. Ruuturouva Canvas Basket

    Ruuturouva Canvas Basket

    Keep your keys, pens, knitting, or change handy in this eye-catching catchall from textile legend Marimekko.

    $29.00

  8. Scandinavian Designed

    Scandinavian Designed

    Having just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, I have Scandinavian design on the brain. Though the region arguably experienced its golden era in the mid-20th century, with the work of icons like...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.12.11

  9. Setting the Stage
    My House

    Setting the Stage

    Blessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Philip Newton
    01.16.09

  10. Silestone Quartzite

    Silestone Quartzite

    Based in Spain, Cosentino produces the granitelike Ocean series of Silestone quartzite surfaces, shown here in Pacific.

  11. Ski Lift
    My House

    Ski Lift

    This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    photos by: Bjorn Wallander
    01.15.09

  12. Slumped Vases

    Slumped Vases

    Known for creating pieces that blur the line between functional design and art, designers Andi Kovel and Justin Parker's Slump Vases for Esque are colorful, memorable, and just plain fun to use....

    $348.00

  13. Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria
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    Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria

    Most homeowners would avoid living within striking distance of an avalanche, but Marcell Strolz and Uli Alber embrace Alpine extremes. They built a house that could weather even the fiercest storm....

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Richard Powers
    12.30.09

  14. Squak Mountain Stone

    Squak Mountain Stone

    Pros Squak started as a grad school project on sustainable design. The hand-cast slabs are made of recycled paper and glass bound with low-carbon cement. Rugged and rough around the edges, we wer...

    $32.00

  15. Stainless Chef
    House Tours

    Stainless Chef

    Designer John Picard isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, or washing the sand off his feet in the bathroom. This ecological pioneer’s half-lot home is designed for...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    07.27.09

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. The Jonathan
    House Tours

    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  19. ThinkGlass

    ThinkGlass

    ThinkGlass has exceeded all boundaries when it comes to the art and science of glass craftsmanship. Through their technological prowess, the renowned glass studio has perfected the creation of...

    04.27.12

  20. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
    Renovation

    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

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