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2013

America the Beautiful

Incredible Modern Design Across the USA
July/August 2013,
Vol. 13
Issue 08.
the big screen facade

Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen

Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.
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Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.
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Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation

The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
ampy stool rec

Salone Satellite Top Pick: AMPY Stool by Jerri Hobdy

In 2013, Salone Satellite—Salone Internazionale del Mobile’s younger companion, for which a jury led by Marva Griffin Wilshire selects exhibitors younger than 35—showcased six intrepid U.S.
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6 Noteworthy Designs from Salone Satellite 2013

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.
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Modern Steel House in Seattle

On the sandy shores of Fauntleroy Cove in Seattle, renowned firm Olson Kundig Architects crafts a subtle home with striking steel accents.
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A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico

Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable design.
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40 Years in the Making: Mural by Milton Glaser

For the first time since 1975, designer Milton Glaser's graphic, Pop-colored mural encircling the base of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building in Indianapolis has been restored.
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Modern Marsh House in South Carolina

In South Carolina's Lowcountry, a contemporary house soars amid the oaks and alligators.
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Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.
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Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow

An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.
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5 More Pieces from American Designer Paul Isabella

A new collection of wooden furniture and home goods from Minneapolis design studio Isabella Furniture.
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American Made Design: Moran Woodworked Furniture

A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested…
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American Made Design: Dust

A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested…
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Made in America: 7 Great Products from the Midwest

In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.
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American Made Design: Galbraith & Paul

A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested…
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Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.
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Made in America: 7 Products from the West Coast

In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.
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Made in America: 7 Products from the Northeast

In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.
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Made in America: 8 Great Products from the South

In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.
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Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin

Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens.
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The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.
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A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight

American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.
Smart home products for the living room

Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.
Science of upkeep products

Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being

When it comes to hygiene, fitness, and a sound rest, technology is here to help.
Modern home office products

Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.
Smartest home kitchen products

Must-Have Products for the Modern Kitchen

You’re out of excuses for preparing a subpar meal. Keep family and guests sated with the help of appliances and equipment that will make you think you have your own sous-chef.
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Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products

Use computers and robots to keep your cars purring and gutters clean, all without setting aside an entire Sunday afternoon.
Home automation in the 21st century

4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.
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