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These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe

The Notion is among the recent home security systems that uses multiple types of sensors to monitor threats like water damage or burglary. The central hub connects to Wi-Fi and draws information from separate units spread throughout the house. It will be available in July 2015.
November 3, 2014
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6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas

We chop, we stir, we eat on it—the countertop is one of the most utilized elements of a kitchen. These homes respect the highly trafficked surface by creating it out of brilliant materials, from smooth gray basalt to reclaimed elm.
November 3, 2014
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A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.
November 3, 2014
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8 Ways to Use Steel

Homeowners may shy away from steel, often found in skyscrapers, for its cold, minimal reputation. From facades to garden walls, these projects show that the material can be just as inviting as its cozier counterpoints like wood or stone.
November 3, 2014
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Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway

Glass walls and a slide-away wall connect this rural escape with the outdoors.
November 2, 2014
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Emerging Designers Dream Up Solutions for the 21st-Century Office

A design competition organized by Unbranded Design and Herman Miller solicits new concepts for today's changing office.
November 1, 2014
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A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles

Architect Peter Grueneisen of Nonzero Architecture takes on revamping a classic.
October 31, 2014
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Homes with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Giant windows are the best way to take in a landscape. These homes soak up their surroundings with floor-to-ceiling glass.
October 31, 2014
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A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area

At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.
October 31, 2014