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10 Inspired Dining Rooms

Ah, the holiday season—a time for warm spirits, an endless stream of guests, and to put your entertaining skills to the test. If you're hosting the big meal this year and have decided to upgrade from your ramshackle table and mismatched chairs, here are a handful of dining rooms for design inspiration. Will good furniture make the spread taste better? Debatable. But it might make guests more inclined to forgive your overcooked bird if that misfortune befalls you.
November 5, 2014
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Kitchen and Bath Trend to Watch: Warm Metals

Warm metals have hit peak popularity in furniture and lighting—and now the kitchen and bath industry.
November 5, 2014
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You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome

SCAPE employed computer-aided modeling and custom millwork to reinvigorate an apartment in an Art Deco building in Rome, Italy.
November 5, 2014
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5 Modern Row House Renovations in New York

Renovating a row house without disrupting the continuity between it and its neighbors is no easy feat. Here, we examine five row houses across New York City that were successfully modernized, while still respecting the surrounding architecture.
November 5, 2014
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Robots and Richard Nixon: The Mind-Bending Video Work of Artist Nam June Paik

Pioneering video and performance artist Nam June Paik made his mark on the art world in the late twentieth century by exploring technology's grips on popular American culture. The Korean artist, who moved to New York City in 1964, even helped developed new technologies, such as an early video synthesizer developed in collaboration with Japanese engineer Shuya Abe. His contributions to the art world ranged from sculptures made of miscellaneous technological equipment, to closed-circuit video loops (one well-known work features a Buddha statue facing both a camera and the resulting video projection). A retrospective of his work is now on view at the Tate Modern. Click through the slideshow to see some of the artist's influential works.
November 5, 2014
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The Nest Thermostat's Improved Features

In the realm of home automation, Nest Labs has been leading the way for new products. For the version 4.3 software update for its popular Learning Thermostat, the Palo Alto-based company has developed new features to improve functionality and increase energy savings.
November 4, 2014
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Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme

Penny tile imbues a San Francisco bathroom with a sophisticated, spa-like feel.
November 4, 2014
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French Archives Building Wrapped in a Dazzling Gold Shell

A renovation of the Marne departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés resulted in a golden annex that drastically expands archival storage space, while adding a modern face to a space geared toward the past.
November 4, 2014
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10 Creative Ways to Store Firewood

So you're fortunate enough to have a fireplace or wood-burning stove at home, but where to place fuel for the flames? Look no further than our guide on carryalls and storage for kindling.
November 4, 2014
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