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Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME

Classier than the name would have you imagine, this understated fan from Big Ass Fans is injected with circuitry that makes it nearly autonomous. Under the Haiku fan’s minimalist exterior, sensors monitor the room’s humidity and temperature to keep air flowing for an ideal interior climate. Available for pre-order, $1,045.
July 8, 2014
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10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.
July 8, 2014
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Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean

A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the spirit of its surroundings.
July 8, 2014
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3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now

Three mattress companies offer innovative updates along with domestic production.
July 8, 2014
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Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.
July 8, 2014
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Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting app and accompanying scale start with a recipe and serving size and then walk through the instructions as you add each component. Available for pre-order, $80.
July 7, 2014
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Mr. Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft

Though Plycraft was later known for making facsimiles of Eames lounge chair designs, the company hired designer George Mulhauser for a line of original seating called "Mr. Chair"—here we take a closer look at the midcentury piece.
July 7, 2014
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This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys

Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars. When having a friend call your missing phone doesn’t work, you can use Tiles, matchbook-sized transponders that use Bluetooth 4.0 to relay their location to an app. Available for pre-order, $20 each.
July 7, 2014
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iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when the ideal temperature has been hit, which means you’re free from hovering over the flames and imprecisely prodding steaks with your fingers. Available online, $99.
July 7, 2014
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