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March 29, 2013
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Backyard fireplace area with a long steel-and-ipe bench and Willy Guhl Loop chairs

 

A SURFER'S SMALL MODERN BACKYARD

We've called out our outdoor furniture favorites before, but the deft use of these Loop chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit puts them squarely on our list. Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes's small house in Manhattan Beach, California, makes their extra bit of outdoor space—a 15-by-30-foot backyard—all the more critical. Along with the help of architect Michael Lee, they've outfitted the space in concrete, bamboo, ipe, and stones, alongside a modest suite of modern furnishings.

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Originally appeared in Basic Instincts
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BILL GATES ANNOUNCES CONDOM DESIGN CONTEST

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to use—and therefore more likely to be used.

Originally appeared in Bill Gates Announces Condom Design Contest
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Modern bedroom office with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

 

ELECTRIC SLIDES

Sliding glass doors and walls take center stage in these 10 homes that seamlessly transition between indoors and out.

 

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Originally appeared in Malibu Canyon House with a View
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Andy and Regina Rihn lean on their other blue-clad affordable design, a 1958 AMC Rambler Super station wagon, in front of their house in Austin, Texas.

 

BEST WESTERN: OUR FAVORITE MODERN HOMES IN TEXAS
In our latest regional round-up—hope you caught our posts on New England andBelgium—we turn our attentions to Texas, an outsize state with a notorious maverick streak. From an affordable clutch of row houses in Houston to a cool-kid ranch with mid-century bones, this quintet of homes proves that when it comes to modern design, you might wanna mess with Texas.
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Originally appeared in A Lot for a Little
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Van Gogh tribute living wall in Trafalgar Square London

 

DAY OF THE LIVING WALL
Why limit our oxygen-releasing flora friends to the indoors when you can flank them on buildings of all proportions, thanks to the highly-skilled hands of a botanist? Take a step outside to see six amazing living walls from Portugal to London.
Originally appeared in Day of the Living Wall
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Modern kitchen with marble countertop and pink dining chairs

 

 
Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.
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Originally appeared in Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)
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The Lotus Temple in Delhi, India

 

TOP 10 PLACES TO STUDY ARCHITECTURE
Every year, thousands flock to major architectural landmarks around the world in appreciation of human engineering. We cross deserts to glimpse the pyramids. We climb mountains to set foot in Machu Picchu. A structural wonder worthy of a pilgrimage exists on every continent. Click through the slideshow to see the top 10 places to study and admire architecture.
Originally appeared in Top 10 Places to Study Architecture
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Backyard fireplace area with a long steel-and-ipe bench and Willy Guhl Loop chairs

 

A SURFER'S SMALL MODERN BACKYARD

We've called out our outdoor furniture favorites before, but the deft use of these Loop chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit puts them squarely on our list. Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes's small house in Manhattan Beach, California, makes their extra bit of outdoor space—a 15-by-30-foot backyard—all the more critical. Along with the help of architect Michael Lee, they've outfitted the space in concrete, bamboo, ipe, and stones, alongside a modest suite of modern furnishings.

Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

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