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March 15, 2013
From our favorite blogs on living small, to airstreams, inspirational backyards, a woodland retreat, secret gardens, a sunny workspace, and an off the grid beach house, we've been bringing you the latest in modern design all week. Here, we're selected a few of our most popular stories from this week. Enjoy!

A Guide to 7 (Not So Tiny) Small House Resources

Small is the new big, and people everywhere—here and abroad, in cities and off-the-grid—are finding clever ways to pare down and live well in small spaces. (Sometimes,extremely small spaces.) We recently devoted an entire issue of Dwell to small spaces, and after the popularity of last week's spotlight on the Tiny House Swoon blog, we've delved into the blogosphere to bring you a not-so-tiny guide to tiny house living.

Originally appeared in A Guide to 7 (Not So Tiny) Small House Resources
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8 Cool Airstreams

Renovated, updated: These aren't your grandpa's airstream trailers. We've rounded up eight of the coolest Airstreams around for your viewing pleasure. And while you're at it,take a peep at seven more Airstreams here!

Originally appeared in 8 Cool Airstreams
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Outdoor gardening in Los Angeles, California

5 Inspirational Backyards

Although snow still covers many a garden, spring is rapidly approaching and the plans for lush landscapes are being laid. Here, we pick five homes with great gardens for spring planning (or dreaming). More greens? Check out 10 more outdoor gardens here.

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Originally appeared in L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
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Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods"Simple forms and natural materials were key to the design of this home," says Jim Rill, principal of Rill Architects who, along with project manager James Murray, designed a home that draws attention to the wooded surroundings and takes into account the owners’ openness to innovation.

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Secret Garden

In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain, in just 200 square feet. 

Originally appeared in Secret Garden
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Misewell studio

A Bright Work Space in MilwaukeeBack in December 2010 we profiled furniture designers Vincent and Paul Georgeson of Misewell. Not only did we love their designs but we were also smitten with their work space. Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, the brothers used to hang out in their father’s basement woodshop, fascinated by the process of building things. Now they spend their days in a beautiful light-filled studio, surrounded by their own designs (and dog Penny).

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Originally appeared in Furniture Design: Misewell
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Bach to Nature

Two doctors wanted their typical New Zealand home to function as simply as it looks.

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Originally appeared in Bach to Nature
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A Guide to 7 (Not So Tiny) Small House Resources

Small is the new big, and people everywhere—here and abroad, in cities and off-the-grid—are finding clever ways to pare down and live well in small spaces. (Sometimes,extremely small spaces.) We recently devoted an entire issue of Dwell to small spaces, and after the popularity of last week's spotlight on the Tiny House Swoon blog, we've delved into the blogosphere to bring you a not-so-tiny guide to tiny house living.

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