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8 Small Space Bath & Wardrobe Solutions

Continuing our small spaces series today, we offer tips for the very smallest rooms of all: The bathroom and the closet. From washroom accessories to a build-your-own closet, we've put together eight great solutions for your small bathroom and wardrobe needs.
February 8, 2013
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An Airy Renovation in Sydney

In the Sydney, Australia, neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls to the rear of the house, deftly organizing windows, and repurposing elements of the original structure, Polly has created a residence that's attuned to its environment. Here, we call out the project's key design moves, architectural elements, and furnishings.
February 7, 2013
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Cool Cladding

From raw metal to classic cedar, these six structures employ creative cladding to heighten their modern cred (and curb appeal).
February 6, 2013
Kwiecinski and the architects at Centrala followed one rule when putting together the Hardbox: No panel could be the same color or shape, nor could they alter design details like moldings or keyholes.

Handled With Care

In Warsaw, Poland, a resident breathes new life into an old apartment by dismantling, then reassembling, his late grandmother's hodgepodge of wooden furniture and creates a self-contained do-it-all solution that puts the "apart" in apartment. Story by Audrey Tempelsman.
February 6, 2013
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All About Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of each day for many families, a custom catching on in the West as homeowners ask their architects for spa features such as soaking tubs and wet-proofed floors to maximize bathroom space and create a haven for relaxation. Tubs are traditionally made of Hinoki - used for centuries to build Shinto temples. Its American cousin is Port Orford Cedar, and both woods are prized for their antiseptic properties – sushi chefs use them for chopping boards. Both also release a wonderful lemon ginger scent in a cloud of relaxing steam as the tub fills. Hinoki oil is a staple of aromatherapy and some people say it helps congestion and asthma. Other popular woods are sweet-smelling Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Western Red Cedar, as well as sustainably-harvested teak, a dark wood with a neutral scent.
February 5, 2013
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6 Great Appliances for Small Kitchens

The world is shrinking, dear readers, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping. With the latest micro-apartments going up in San Francisco as we speak, the need for space-saving product design seems to be the only thing getting bigger. Click through the first of our small space series for six clever and chic space-saving kitchen appliances.
February 5, 2013
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Open Kitchen Shelving Ideas That Work

When done right, open kitchen shelving is a storage approach that's both visually attractive and highly functional—favorite pieces and tools are elevated to display status, and everything is within easy reach. When done wrong, an open storage plan can quickly make for a cluttered mess. The trick is all in the clever use of space. Here, six kitchens with open shelving solutions that work.
February 5, 2013
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Modern Family at Dwell on Design

With considering the ever-expanding children's market in the modern design realm, the plethora of visitors, tiny people, and exhibitors at The Modern Family Zone at Dwell on Design was not surprising in the least. Sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints and Vitra, the Modern Family area featured artists and furniture manufacturers, as well as Play-Doh and finger-paint makers. Photos by Alexis Tjian, Ashley Schoenknecht and Kristen Terry.
February 4, 2013
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A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut

A creative twist on the traditional shingle clads a Connecticut home.
February 4, 2013