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March 22, 2013
Happy Friday! We've wrapped up our top seven stories for you right here. From kitchen storage solutions to creative renovations to the future of landscape architecture, we've got all your design needs covered.

10 Kitchen Counter Storage Solutions

Disorder is the enemy of modern design, so we've put together 10 of our favorite kitchen storage solutions to help keep your counters clean and clutter-free.

Originally appeared in 10 Kitchen Counter Storage Solutions
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The iT House is an exploration of the couple's architectural ideas, built with the help of friends over many weekends away from Los Angeles. It brings the precise and the cool together with the wild and untamed.

Best Modern Desert Houses

Few climates offer the extreme heat and extreme cold (all in one day) of the desert. Throw in the fact that they're sparsely populated, offer few municipal services, and are often in the middle of nowhere and you've got the perfect recipe for innovative, off-the-grid architecture. In our Elements Issue, we took a look at homes designed for all climes; here are our favorite modern houses in the desert.

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Originally appeared in iT House, Joshua Tree
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6 Small Kitchens Big on Style

Living large in a small space? We've got loads of inspiration to help you make the most of it. From smart counter storage solutions to great appliances designed for small kitchens, to the inviting modern kitchens featured here, we've got you covered in the cocina.
Originally appeared in 6 Small Kitchens Big on Style
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Modern backyard patio with contemporary furniture

5 Creative Renovations We Love

Updated, transformed: These five creative renovations, from a bustling neighborhood in Singapore to a Wyoming suburb, propel the past into the present.
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Originally appeared in Straight and Narrow
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modern,house, bridgman, michigan

A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.
Originally appeared in A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
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Christopher polly architect portrait exterior

Space Race

From a metal-clad prefab module in Wyoming to an accordion-doored home in Canada, take a breath of fresh air with these five homes that make use of expansive windows.
Originally appeared in Space Race
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Photograph of Portland Open Space Sequence.

Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.
Originally appeared in Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
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rosendahl grand cru jar container

10 Kitchen Counter Storage Solutions

Disorder is the enemy of modern design, so we've put together 10 of our favorite kitchen storage solutions to help keep your counters clean and clutter-free.

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