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A Loft-Like Floating Home on the San Francisco Waterfront

Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
November 16, 2015
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Editor's Picks: 10 Gifts for a Mini Modernist

Learning about design begins with a basic understanding of the natural environment, the creative process, and (of course) having fun! From innovative learning apps to tools that literally dig into nature, these ten gifts are ideal for stimulating play and exploration. Find more gift ideas, from textiles to furniture, in our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now.
November 16, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: The Changing Modern Home

Every Monday,
November 16, 2015
Summer house in coastal Norway on a rocky site

6 Amazing Waterfront Residences Around the World

The book Seaside Living (Images Publishing) features incredible beachfront properties. For a dose of architecture envy, check out a few of the jaw-dropping homes here.
November 16, 2015
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7 Easily-Portable Lights for Indoors and Outdoors

With the days getting shorter, homes may be suffering from an acute (and depressing) lack of illumination. These seven lights (which range from cutting-edge LEDs to old-fashioned candles) can quickly remedy any shortage of brightness, both within and without any dwelling.
November 16, 2015
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A Floating Theater Hides Within this Art Deco-Inspired Modern Museum

Located on the edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)'s new building was once an industrial facility housing offices and printing presses. With its renovation and addition by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, it now hosts luminous galleries, a massive outdoor LED screen, and more.
November 16, 2015
Loft House open-plan kitchen and living room

5 Open-Plan Home Renovations

These homeowners chose to improve circulation and visibility by opening up their cooking, dining, and living areas.
November 16, 2015
Solid brass spoons and combs by The Things We Keep, from $88

Editor's Picks: 10 Modern, American-Made Gifts

We surveyed all 50 states of the good ol' USA to share these winning products for the holiday season. For hundreds more gift-giving ideas, pick up our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, now on newsstands.
November 15, 2015
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Awesome Modular Furniture for Customizing Your Home

In celebration of our December/January issue, which is dedicated to all things prefab, we've assembled a guide to new modular furniture and shape-shifting classics that provide tons of flexibility.
November 14, 2015