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Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons

Two idiosyncratic Andrew Geller structures get a new lease on life as part of a modern-day family compound designed by Hamptons architects Bates Masi.
July 14, 2014
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Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, $159.
July 14, 2014
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Architecture Across Germany

German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.
July 14, 2014
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Innovative Wireframe Storage Solution

Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the Coverboy wire system has your walls covered. Available in two Dwell Store exclusive sizes and colors, the Coverboy can be used to store magazines, mail, LPs, plates, and more.
July 14, 2014
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Whimsical Floating Lamps

Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both based in the Netherlands. They also make floating shelves, like the Floating Smartphone Display, that are mainly produced for brands looking to attract attention at trade shows, but are available for home use as well. Available online, from €980.
July 14, 2014
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Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it adjusts for efficiency or comfort accordingly. There are two options: a seven-mile radius for suburban homes, and a 500-foot radius for apartment-dwellers. Available from Lowe's beginning in August 2014 for $279.
July 14, 2014
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7 Modern Homes in France

Vive la France! Take a desktop tour of the best in contemporary French architecture and interior design with a stroll through the Dwell archives.
July 14, 2014
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Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
July 14, 2014
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Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
July 14, 2014
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