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7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.
July 21, 2014
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5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more information about the designers and their products.
July 21, 2014
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5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since its inception, BAGGU has expanded, now producing bags in several fabrics and styles. Check out five of our favorite BAGGU styles, available at the Dwell Store.
July 18, 2014
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Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the slideshow for tips on how best to prepare for your historic home overhaul. This article originally appeared on Porch.com.
July 18, 2014
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Modern Weekend Ski Home

A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
July 18, 2014
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The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.
July 18, 2014
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How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.
July 18, 2014
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4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.
July 17, 2014
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Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result is tender chicken and silky eggs. Besides bringing you closer to molecular gastronomy, it’s far more glamorous than a Crock Pot. Mellow’s sous-vide cooker takes the connectivity found in thermostats and smart alarms and uses it to make an autonomous cooking system that won’t burn down the house. Available for preorder, $400.
July 17, 2014
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