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July 5, 2013
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Modern prefab shed in Finland

TINY ARCHITECTURE: 5 MODERN OUTBUILDINGS

Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone, even if it's just in your backyard.

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Originally appeared in Shedded Bliss
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Marshmallow sofa, clock, white lamp

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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Originally appeared in How to Design with White
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6 AMAZING REPURPOSED DESIGNS

From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.

Originally appeared in 6 Amazing Repurposed Designs
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5 COOL MODERN COURTYARDS

What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping walls and a view back into the living spaces. Here are some of our favorites.

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Modern kids bedroom with wooden connecting bunk beds

9 GREAT BUNK BEDS

Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.

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photograph by Mark Mahaney,all rights reserved
Originally appeared in A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey
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Red locker storage with hanging E27 pendant lamps

8 PENDANTS, AND HOW TO HANG 'EM

The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.

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Originally appeared in Paint it Black
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Modern living room interior design

HUMBLE BEAUTY: 4 CREATIVE USES OF PLYWOOD

As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through the slideshow to see more examples of creative, modern uses of plywood.

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Originally appeared in Rock the Boat
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Modern prefab shed in Finland

TINY ARCHITECTURE: 5 MODERN OUTBUILDINGS

Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone, even if it's just in your backyard.

Photo by Arsi Ikäheimonen.

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