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This Modern Mailbox Was Made for Midcentury Lovers

You might not expect a mailbox to have a story behind it, but most mailboxes are not the Midcentury Modern Mailbox from modbox USA. The Kickstarter-funded box was inspired from founder Greg Kelly’s frustration that there weren’t any mailboxes that complemented his newly renovated midcentury modern home. He decided to design his own mailbox, celebrating original modern mailbox designs from 1950s and 1960s.
March 20, 2015
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Centuries-Old Buddhist Temples Seen Through a Modern Lens

Executed with a level of restraint and precision rarely seen outside the modern era, Kyoto's Zen Buddhist temples and gardens are as breathtaking today as they were a thousand years ago. In a new book, View, Kyoto, and gallery exhibit, Dutch visual artist and photographer Jacqueline Hassink painstakingly captures these spaces' architectural and spiritual serenity.
March 20, 2015
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5 Homes with Unbeatable Views

Panoramic views of lakes, mountains, and deserts greet the residents of these homes each day.
March 20, 2015
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This Designer Has Carved a Spoon Every Day For a Year

For almost a year now, Stian Korntved Ruud has set aside some time each day to carve a wooden spoon.
March 20, 2015
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8 Ways to Design With Tubular-Steel Furniture

What do Marcel Breuer's Cesca chair, Eileen Gray's Bibendum chair, and Charles Pollock's CP Lounge have in common? It's all in the material: tubular steel. "I considered such polished and curved lines not only symbolic of our modern technology but actually to be technology," Breuer said. While wood patinas and leather cracks and ages, slick industrial steel is capable of retaining its just-new luster for decades (with a quick polish, of course). Herewith, eight examples of how to incorporate tubular steel pieces into your modern abode.
March 20, 2015
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9 Modern Dwellings in the Midwest

From Kansas City to Minneapolis, these residences bring modern to the Midwest.
March 20, 2015
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High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat

A prefab structure in the woods supports a client's yoga practice.
March 20, 2015
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New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their communities. What they came up with bodes well for the next generation of architecture.
March 19, 2015
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A Spacious Toronto Triplex Responds to Rising Urban Density

A third story packs a wealth of new spaces and functions into this renovated Toronto home.
March 19, 2015
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