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7 Solar Powered Homes

These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and make going green look good.
November 26, 2013
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7 Bright Ceramics for Your Table

Frosty days and holidays necessitate cups of tea and endless table settings. Click through to see our take on the classic cup and saucer.
November 26, 2013
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9 Modern Family Spaces

Dens and family rooms don’t need to mean the Bradys and shag carpeting. As the following clever family spaces prove, there are many ways to accommodate everyone in high style.
November 26, 2013
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New Zealand Goes Modern Part Two

From a remote and sustainable beach house, to a compact prefab vacation home, to an affordable hillside abode, we add three new stunning residences to our previously explored topic, New Zealand Goes Modern.
November 26, 2013
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A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become popular the world over, as extra-deep soaking tubs are incorporated into modern bathrooms and backyards. Here's how it's done.
November 26, 2013
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Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on silhouettes, Dávila excises structures from photographs leaving nothing but a void. It's easy to fill in the blanks for some—like the Great Pyramid at Giza—but others—like the Burj al Arab—are a bit more obscure. In the following slideshow, spy 10 of the projects in There But Not by Jose Dávila, published by powerHouse Books. Get your thinking caps on and see how many you can identify.
November 26, 2013
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Material Focus: Custom Walnut Designs

From a warm slab countertop to a modern dining table and chairs, we love homes that customize their interiors with walnut accents.
November 26, 2013
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All in the Family: 7 Spaces Designed by Couples

They say the family that designs together stays together. OK, nobody says that, but there may be something to it. Harmony at home can enhance the creative process if these projects from Dwell's archives, all of which were tackled by couples, are any indication.
November 26, 2013
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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table

For the enthusiastic entertainer, the plucky party planner, or the Host/ess with the mostess we've got a fantastic round up of gifts for anyone in your life that loves to throw a good dinner party and takes as much care with the tablescape as they do the food and drink.
November 25, 2013
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