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6 Instances of George Nelson Designs in Modern Homes

Trained as an architect, George Nelson was Herman Miller's Director of Design from 1945-72, overseeing its expansion into the modern furniture design for which its renowned today. Thanks to his efforts at Herman Miller, his own design studio (George Nelson Associates, Inc.), and his writing, Nelson was a key force in bringing modern design to the wider American public.
September 11, 2015
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7 Examples of the Iconic Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW) in Modern Homes

Charles and Ray Eames were pioneers of molded plywood design, applying the technology to craft strong, lightweight casts for the American military during WWII. After war, they designed the sleek and unmistakably modern Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW). While it's been produced over using a vast array of materials and upholstery over the decades, it's still fundamentally unchanged today.
September 10, 2015
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How to Do Unconventional Window Patterns

An asymmetrical fleet of windows can spice up a home's facade, while subtly protecting its residents' privacy.
September 8, 2015
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7 Modern Homes with Hans Wegner Furniture

Hans Wegner helped foster the popularity of Danish design and its signature functional-yet-warm modernism. Along the way, he designed hundreds of chairs, many of which went into mass-production. See just a few in these contemporary residences.
September 3, 2015
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6 Instances of Patricia Urquiola-Designed Pieces in Modern Homes

Patricia Urquiola is Spanish by birth but the soul of her design is Italian: she studied under Italian greats and opened her studio in Milan. Since then, she's worked with countless brands and operated as an architect as well. Check out these 6 rooms sporting her furniture,
September 1, 2015
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How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
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9 Tile Ideas To Upgrade Your Home

Tile makes the perfect finishing touch for these modern homes.
August 26, 2015
In this kids’ bunk room, Maca Huneeus designed walnut beds with built-in storage and fabric headboards, and covered each one in hand-knit blankets by Marcela Rodriguez-Chile.

Soft Focus: Our Favorite Poufs, Cushions, and Other Cozy Places to Crash

Because sometimes you just need a soft place to land.
August 26, 2015
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How to Do a Color-Coded Home Library

The Dewey Decimal System may keep your books organized, but it won't earn you any points for style.
August 26, 2015